Liberty at the Movies: The Last Jedi

Since Solo, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, currently sits at number one in the box office (though underperforming expectations both at the box office and critically), this seems a good time to look back on last year’s Star Wars [...]

Open Skies Update

Some good news: The Trump Administration has decided against ending or limiting “open skies” agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Instead, the UAE countries must submit to several conditions, such as preforming an annual audit that [...]

America’s Incredible Shrinking Influence

Just two weeks after President Trump pulled the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, issued 12 demands to Iran that could never be satisfied. Pompeo knew his demands would be impossible to meet. They were [...]

Update on Congress and Farm Bill Fall-Out

Some good news, S. 204, the Right to Try Act passed the House by a vote of 250-169. You can see the roll-call vote here. The House also passed S. 2155, the bill making modest changes to Dodd-Frank. This bill was passed with a closed rule, so [...]

Haspel is Not the Problem. The CIA is the Problem.

As a general rule, when Dick Cheney favors a foreign policy position it’s best to be on the opposite side if you value liberty over war and authoritarianism. The former vice president’s enthusiastic endorsement of not only Gina Haspel as CIA [...]

Ron Paul: What Has QE Wrought?

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul gave a special message on the effects of the Federal Reserve’s “Quantitative Easing” (spoiler alert it is not good). While the piece is now several months old, it remains a must-read and/or [...]

NDAA Update

The House and Senate are out of session this week for the Memorial Day recess. Before leaving town last week, The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 351-66. 59 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted no. The seven [...]

Good News: Twin 33 Trucking Update Moves Through Transportation Committee!

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 THUD appropriations bill that moves forward with updating a 35-year old federal regulation that would allow Twin 33 trailers to be used by freight shipping [...]

This Week in Congress

The House is in session Monday through Thursday. They will be considering S. 2155, legislation making changes to the Dodd-Frank bill. This was the bill Senator Rand Paul attempted to attach Audit the Fed to in the Senate. There was interest in [...]

UPDATE: Raw Milk Goes Down, Temporary Defeat of Farm Bill

Unfortunately, Representative Massie’s raw milk amendment to the Farm Bill was defeated by a vote of 79-331. You can see the roll-call vote here. But there is some good, albeit temporary, news. The Farm Bill also went down in defeat today, [...]