Those hoping for a US withdrawal from Afghanistan after 18 years of pointless war and a new peace deal with the Taliban are going to be disappointed. According to press reports, the US will be keeping more troops in Afghanistan than it is removing. Will
Donald Trump has said that trade negotiations between the US and China will resume ‘very soon’, following two ‘positive conversations’ with Beijing over the weekend. Bear in mind, that announcement came after both sides imposed additional import tariffs on each other’s goods on Friday. While
As we prepare for our yearly Ron Paul Institute Conference in Virginia, we hope that you enjoy this interview from 1988 when Ron Paul ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket. See Also: (Ron Paul) – Ron Paul Rewind: Freedom Doesn’t Come From Government
The US government claim that US sanctions do not affect medicines and humanitarian assistance to Iran is a bold-faced lie. They make the manufacture of medicines in Iran nearly impossible and they make the cost of medicines beyond the reach of Iranians by disrupting the
Lew Rockwell, founder of The Mises Institute and publisher of the enormously popular LewRockwell.com, joins today’s Liberty Report to discuss his upcoming speech at the Ron Paul Institute Washington conference and the importance of Rothbard to antiwar thought. We also discuss the headlines of the
Extreme spending … extreme debt … extreme welfare … extreme militarism … extreme Socialists … extreme Cronyism … All at same time! The biggest bubble to ever exist is heading for disaster.
Yesterday’s Fed rate cut was much too little for President Trump, but moving toward zero or negative rates only hastens the coming economic collapse. Long-time financial management expert Jeff Harris joins today’s Report to discuss what the collapse might look like and what people might
Ron Paul speaks with World Alternative Media:
America will never become Socialist? That’s probably true, but Socialist policies are not on the outside, looking in. The U.S. has far too many of them! Both Socialism & Corporatism have to go. Free Markets & Liberty must replace them. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul)
Days after the UK – at US request – seized a tanker filled with Iranian oil near Gibraltar, a UK tanker in the Persian Gulf has made an abrupt u-turn and abandoned its mission to transport Iraqi oil to Europe. Now sheltering in Saudi waters,
As Iran exceeds limits on its stockpile of enriched nuclear material, the Trump hawks are screeching that Iran has broken the JCPOA nuclear agreement. They don’t want Americans to know that Iran’s reaction to the initial breach of agreement by the US is legal under
Somehow even more sanctions are going to be slapped onto Iran today, with the Administration admitting they increase suffering of the civilian population. If the US claims it does not want to punish the Iranian people, why does it keep punishing the Iranian people? See
Former NY Police Department narcotics detective John Baeza at the Ron Paul Institute May conference on “Winning the War on the War on Drugs,” speaking of his conversion from drug warrior to anti drug war warrior. Harrowing tales of undercover drug buys!
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken the extraordinarily unusual move of traveling to Miami to meet with (and browbeat?) heads of US Centcom and Special Operations Command. Are military leaders balking as neocon plans for “tactical assault” seem to be gaining ground? Where’s Trump?
RPI Director Daniel McAdams opens the Ron Paul Institute’s “Winning the War on the War on Drugs” conference last month with a short discussion of how the “regime changers” use the drug war to drum up support for interventionist US policies abroad. See Also: (Dr.
Six years ago undercover CIA officer and NSA contractor Edward Snowden came out from the shadows to reveal that he was responsible for the greatest leak of secret government information in US history. Americans learned that the government was not spying on terrorists to keep
While President Trump continues to pile up one bad trade policy after another, Fed Chairman Powell indicated that he’s ready to pile on too! More money printing, more debt creation and more QE look to be in America’s future. Look out below! See Also: (Dr.
A determined father was not about to give up trying to find out how his entire family plus four cousins were killed one morning last fall. The US denied conducting any raids in the area. Then the bomb fragments were found. How many times has
Will Trump remember the organization he praised so much on the campaign trail?
Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted a condemnation of Syria and Russia’s assault on the Idlib province. Yet even the US government special envoy for Syria admitted on video that Idlib is home to the largest concentration of al-Qaeda fighters. Are Trump’s advisors feeding him
Ron Paul Liberty Report – You can’t tax your way to prosperity…but you can surely tax your way into poverty. Instead of drastically shrinking government involvement in the U.S. economy, and making America more competitive, the Trump Administration chose to increase government intervention. Tariffs have
It may be in Afghanistan or Iraq, Vice President Mike Pence told the graduating class at West Point, or it may be Korea or South China Sea or even against Russia, but one thing you can be sure of: You will see combat. Why constant
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on May 29, 2019 – Trump ignores Congress to sell more weapons to the Saudis…
Robert Mueller resigned today as Special Counsel investigating Trump Campaign collusion with Russia. Though he found no collusion, his parting shot was aimed directly at Russia for “interference” in the election. His evidence? Allegations of a grand jury. Meanwhile, John Bolton swears that Iran is
Jailed Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is reportedly “too ill” to even speak at a scheduled extradition hearing today. He is said to be “gravely ill” and even near death. If Assange is worth more dead than alive to the governments he has embarrassed by publishing
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on May 27th, 2019 – The best way to support our troops is to bring them home as quickly as possible.
Jesse Ventura and producer Brigida Santos discuss the aggression of US foreign policy and look at the country’s current conflicts including hot wars, cold wars, economic wars and proxy wars. They also break down the history of the 1953 coup in Iran–the C.I.A’s first successful
The so-called “greatest economy ever” is anything but. With each passing day, the dreaded “Stagflation” comes closer into view. Rising prices coupled with a recession is the worst of both worlds for the powers-that-shouldn’t-be at The Fed. Central planning is always doomed to failure. Economic
Just over a week since it was floated that 120,000 US troops could go to the Middle East to confront Iran, now we are hearing that the president wants 10,000 troops. Where will they be based? Are they to go up against Iran’s military? Or
Incoming US Defense Secretary Shanahan has informed us that Iran’s nefarious intentions toward the US and its allies in the region have been put on hold thanks to the deployment of a US carrier strike group and a handful of B-52s to the region. Details
The treacherous government of Ecuador has opened Julian Assange’s private quarters at its UK embassy up to US investigators, who have seized Assange’s legal defense documents, medical records, and electronic devices. In what kind of court is the prosecution allowed to see the defendant’s case
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on May 21st, 2019 – Watch out for red flags!
A small rocket was fired in Baghdad’s Green Zone (the US Embassy neighborhood) yesterday and the Trump Administration has been quick to take advantage of the apparent attack to blame Iran. There was little damage and no casualties, but Bolton is using it to maximum
The Federal Reserve, by manipulating interest rates and creating money out-of-thin air, produces economic bubbles that must always end in painful economic busts. Have you ever noticed that Fed officials never actually acknowledge any of this? They never warn Americans ahead of time and everyone
The last time negotiations were planned between Venezuelan government and opposition forces, opposition leader (and US puppet) Guaido launched his ill-fated coup and the talks were scuttled. Today a new effort, brokered by Norway, is being launched to solve the conflict without further bloodshed. What
The ducks are lining up for the warhawks aiming for Iran. Today the State Department announced that all non-essential personnel should leave the US Embassy in Baghdad. US allies are wondering where are these “increased threats”? Are the neocons about to get their Iran war?
US warships and B-52s moved to Iran’s borders to counter an “unspecified threat” to US interests. President Trump warns of massive destruction should Iran make a wrong move. Are neocons about to get their war on Iran? Former CIA officer and political analyst Phil Giraldi
Retired New York Police Department undercover drug detective John Baeza spent years in the drug war trenches. He tells the Liberty Report how he came to believe that the drug war was doing more harm than good. Baeza will be a featured speaker at the
Trillions of dollars in Pentagon spending have just disappeared into thin air. The Pentagon failed its first ever audit last year. There is so much off-the-books spending that no one has a clue where it’s going. US troops show up in Niger and Congress has
Published on May 10th, 2019 – Mox News
According to a new Washington Post article, President Trump is frustrated with his national security advisor, John Bolton for promising the Venezuela regime change would be a cakewalk. He’s concerned about being boxed into a corner, says an anonymous source. We know the president loves
Pompeo and Bolton are hoping that one of two false pretexts will push Trump to war on Iran. First the bogus intel report from Israel that Iran was poised to attack and second the disinformation that Iran is pulling out of the JCPOA treaty. Will
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on May 7th, 2019 See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump Threatens China Trade War…’Art Of The Deal’? President Trump is threatening additional billions in tariffs against Chinese imports while sending warships up to China’s declared territory in the
Bolton announced yesterday that the US was deploying a carrier strike force to the Middle East to convey the message to Iran that the US doesn’t want war. Makes perfect sense…
Authoritarians are forever trying to surveil and manipulate humanity to their desired ends. Advances in technology have surely made it easier in many respects. A very big goal, from the point of view of any true authoritarian, would be the abolition of cash. All economic
After designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, will the US make a physical attempt to shut down any oil export by citing the oil business’s relationship with the Iranian Guard? Will Iran make good on its threat to shut down the Hormuz Straits, which
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido’s coup yesterday failed to get off the ground. The military did not join him and protests were barely seen outside a few of Caracas’s wealthy neighborhoods. Frustrated and furious, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded by threatening direct US
At dawn, US-backed and self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, announced the “final phase” of his coup against the Maduro government. While defections from the military are minor at this point, it is unknown whether the coup will reach critical mass. In the US, both
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Apr 30th, 2019 – Maria Butina got caught up in the insanity of US partisan politics. That shouldn’t land her in prison.
Saudi Arabia recently executed 37, most of them Shiites, for, among other minor crimes participating in a political protest. At least two victims were under 18 at the time of their “crimes.” President Trump has spoken of our “shared values” with the Saudis. Is this
The economy is booming, we are told. Unemployment is nearly non-existent! Jobs for everyone! But at the same time homelessness is on the rise, leading several major US cities to declare an emergency over the problem. Why the discrepancy? Are government stats wrong?
A shock call from President Trump to head of the Libyan National Army, “Field Marshall” Hafter, praising him for keeping the oil safe in eastern Libya, has upended US policy. Now the US supports both the UN-appointed government in Tripoli and Hafter’s forces fighting against
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton have vowed to strangle Iran and cut off all oil exports. They claim it’s because of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles and its support for terrorism. In a recent speech at Texas
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Apr 22nd, 2019 – The axiom still stands — Truth Is Treason In An Empire of Lies
Benjamin Franklin said that: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” How prescient and true. Once theft and redistribution by government is considered acceptable, the downward spiral of civilization begins. It can last for
Today’s extraordinary release of the Mueller Report tracks closely with Attorney General Barr’s recent summary: no collusion between the Trump campaign or any American with the Russians to help get Trump elected. Do not expect this to improve relations with Russia, however. There are poison
President Trump has vetoed the second bill of his presidency. Both vetoes have strengthened the Executive Branch at the expense of the Legislative Branch (and the Constitution). Yesterday’s veto of S.J. Res. 7 means there will be no foreseeable end to US participation in the
The timing was hardly “coincidental.” Not long after a trip by Vice President Pence to “convince” Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange, a $4.2 billion IMF loan appears on the scene. Then Ecuador follows through and delivers the Wikileaks publisher to face the wrath of
Capitalism created the greatest prosperity that the world had ever seen in early-America. But by the late 1800’s, a litany of American presidents declared that the age of “laissez-faire” was over. Government would intervene into every corner of life. And..ever since…it has! The horrendous consequences
UK Metropolitan Police were allowed into the Ecuadorian Embassy today to violently arrest Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, after the Ecuadorian government cancelled his asylum. He’s already been convicted in the UK court this morning, but the real show trial awaits him after extradition to the
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Apr 9th, 2019 See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump Declares Iran Guard ‘Terrorist’ – War To Follow? For the first time ever, the United States has declared a foreign country’s military force a “terrorist organization.” Iran’s Revolutionary
The sudden resignation of often-scapegoated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has reignited the fierce debate over border control and immigration. Will Trump find someone who will “get tough” enough on the border? Will pursuing the same policies produce different results?
Big Government lives on the public believing in Big Lies. The lies are all meticulously maintained by a gargantuan propaganda apparatus that encompasses government schools, government-licensed mainstream media, Hollywood, major sports, and on and on…From time-to-time heroic individuals slip through the cracks and alert the
If NATO were a person, it would be five years past retirement age. In fact NATO should have retired back in the early 1990s when its reason for existence – the Warsaw Pact – ceased to exist. Instead, new missions had to be created and
Should middle America be thankful for all the “jobs” provided by the military in areas like the National Guard? That’s the argument of some pro-war progressives. It’s dead wrong. The massive military budget is driven by the idea that “debt doesn’t matter” – a false
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Apr 2nd, 2019 – Sanctions are an act of war. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Rep. Ro Khanna Wants To Help Trump Be The Peace President In an extraordinary Breitbart profile, progressive US Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)
Sanctions are the foreign policy of choice for the United States. There are sanctions on sanctions and sub-sanctions. Sanctions on countries, companies, individuals, and more. While we have long argued that sanctions never work and only make life miserable for civilians, they also empower an
A corrupt monetary system must infuse corruption throughout the entire society. America’s monetary system run by the Federal Reserve, which is a Congressionally-created monopoly that has the power to create money out-of-thin-air, is the poster boy of institutionalized corruption. Sound money is the only way
This week marks four years of Saudi bombing in Yemen. US participation in the destruction of Yemen began under Obama, but sadly President Trump has done nothing to end the slaughter. While hospitals are bombed and two-thirds of the population faces starvation, US lectures to
A Russian military transport arrived in Venezuela this past week bringing tons of aid and also nearly 100 Russian military advisors. Reportedly this included cybersecurity experts. Moscow claimed this was pre-planned and related to a nearly 20 year old cooperation agreement with Caracas. US neocons
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 26th, 2019 – The “science is settled” on climate change and we need to eliminate air travel? Sounds like a pretty bad deal to Ron Paul. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump’s Syria Envoy: ‘War Will
The two-plus year great hoax has come to an end. Trump is not Putin’s puppet, as the vast majority of the mainstream media and Democrats have claimed. There was no “collusion” with Russia. So after so much wasted time and money, where do US/Russia relations
With each passing month, we’re greeted with more evidence of a fact that The Federal Reserve has no idea what it’s doing. For many of us, this is not the least bit of a surprise. Central planning of the economy cannot work. Yet, never ones
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 21, 2019 – Is the CIA behind the suspicious power outage in Venezuela? It wouldn’t be their first dirty trick. See Also: (Ron Paul) – ‘Shock & Awe’? 16 Years Later, Who Won The Iraq War?
The Trump Administration has requested a huge increase in the US spy budget, including a whopping $23 billion for the “black” budget. The reasons given are the increasing threats from Russia and China. Does all this spy spending really protect us…or is it just welfare
The president has backpedaled yet again. Instead of seeing American troops return home from Syria “very soon,” as President Trump promised, his neocon advisors have made sure that it’s not going to happen.
Once again, we’re seeing that there’s really no philosophical differences between the two major parties. President Trump’s proposed budget of record spending and record trillion dollar deficits could just as easily have been put together by a Democratic administration. The national debt will ultimately be
Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) has stirred up both political parties with her comments on the Israel Lobby, has infuriated the Republicans with her aggressive line of questioning for Trump’s “regime change” expert Elliott Abrams, and has driven the Democrats mad with her criticisms of
Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 12th, 2019 – Washington hates our freedoms. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – War Drums: US Diplomats Ordered Home From Venezuela – With Special Guest Jim Jatras Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered all US diplomats to
Former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for acting as an unregistered agent for Ukraine. But looking at the media coverage of the case one would never know that “taking down” Manafort was not all about Russia
As is always the case, government “help” backfires on the very people that are purportedly being “helped.” The minimum wage law is a prime example. As government outlaws jobs below a certain dollar amount, low-skilled workers suffer tremendously and are forced into unemployment. Employees of
A surprise revelation from a staffer in House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office has everyone talking about whether the NSA has really ended its metadata collection of our phone calls and texts, which was authorized by the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. They say they
President George W. Bush’s vice president, Dick Cheney, is widely seen as the “real” president when it came to implementing an aggressive, neocon-approved foreign policy. Bush was seen as incurious putty in Cheney’s hands. Has Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton taken on that role
The last enclave of ISIS is being defeated in eastern Syria, yet the US reportedly dropped white phosphorus which killed a number of civilians. Are we making it worse? See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Weekly Update — Did Bolton Blow North Korea? Washington breathed
War is government at its very worst, not only in terms of destruction, but in the powers that it arbitrarily assumes as it capitalizes on widespread fear. Military conscription presumes that the government owns your body and may direct it as it pleases. Both men
The media is gloating today over the “failed” Trump/Kim summit. Was the summit really a failure? If so, who is at fault? The media and pundits as usual get it wrong. It was both a success and a failure, but not for the reasons they
Using “national emergencies” to rule by diktat is an old and unfortunate tradition among U.S. presidents. It is also unconstitutional. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – US/North Korea Summit: Will Trump Win Nobel Peace Prize? The Trump/Kim summit begins tomorrow, their second round of meetings.
The weekend stand-off between the US aid trucks on the Colombian side of the border and the Venezuelan government did not go quite as planned by the US. The aid did not get through, the military did not defect, and US-selected “president” Guaido was nowhere
In a free society, every individual has a right to their life, liberty and property. No one may initiate force (i.e., invade) the life, liberty or property of anyone else. This is the ideal that must perpetually be in our sights, despite the loud voices
Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on civil asset forfeiture – that states are bound by the Eighth Amendment – may be a step in the right direction, but it’s only a baby step. Police are still free to steal from individuals not even accused of a
In an astonishing Washington Times article this week, unnamed Trump Administration officials (who may or may not be called “John Bolton”) are claiming that Iran, which has been battling al-Qaeda in Syria for nearly four years, is actually secretly allied with al-Qaeda and therefore Iran
The Yemen vote in the House was a fitting “goodbye” to Ron Paul’s friend Walter Jones. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Whistling Past NATO’s Graveyard, With Special Guest Tom Luongo The recent Warsaw and Munich summits have proven disastrous to Trump’s foreign policy as
Sen. Rubio (R-FL) travelled down to the Colombia/Venezuela border over the weekend to threaten a US invasion of Venezuela if a US “aid” convoy is not allowed to cross the bridge. Rubio’s sudden concern for the humanitarian situation in Venezuela smacks of hypocrisy, as he
Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins News.Views.Hughes to blast the “total lie” that President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela “is blocking aid to his own people” and to discuss the clamor for regime change in Venezuela in the larger context of neocon warmongering around
Authoritarians always rely on “intellectual” justification when selling their schemes to the public. This is why you constantly hear the term “experts say” before your liberty and property are taken from you. Democratic Socialists have been latching onto “Modern Monetary Theory” in order to justify
Democratic US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) set off a firestorm on Sunday with a one-line Tweet on a third rail topic. The aftermath continues four days later. Canadian philosopher and public intellectual Marshal McLuhan famously observed that “the medium is the message.” How is messaging
While former Speaker Paul Ryan turned himself into a pretzel to prevent a War Powers challenge to Trump’s ongoing military action in Yemen, Speaker Pelosi is allowing a vote to the House Floor today. Has the House turned against the war? Or is something else
The Trump Administration is twisting arms in Europe and in the Middle East in its ongoing determination to crush Iran. It seems a singular obsession. But the push-back is coming from and EU that remains (for now) dedicated to the Iran nuclear deal and from