Even though Congress has given the Defense Department more money than either the Pentagon or the President asked for, Defense Secretary Mattis warned that our very survival was in jeopardy because we are not spending enough on the military. But spending is not the issue…it’s
President Trump’s speech yesterday at the United Nations got rave reviews from neocons like John Bolton and Elliot Abrams. The US president threatened North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Yemen, and Iran. Are the neocons on a roll?
According to recent media reports, President Trump is planning to lift the restrictions on the CIA’s use of drones worldwide. Will this new “counterterrorism” strategy create more terrorists than it kills?
Why is the Pentagon spending billions of dollars purchasing Soviet and east European weapons to ship to Syrian rebels? A blockbuster Bulgarian investigative report exposes the lies and illegality of the purchases and shipments; several mainstream investigations corroborate the Bulgarian report. Investigative Reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva
We’re witnessing a battle between authoritarian groups in America. The “Alt-Right” and Cultural Marxists are fighting to control a government that is bankrupt, doesn’t follow the Constitution, and controls a foreign empire that is running on fumes. Ron Paul describes our dilemma.
Politicians are known to be avid liars. Why is that? The obvious reason is because there are no ramifications. When a politician campaigns, he’s not under oath or contract. Legally, he can say whatever gets the votes. Once a government moves beyond the protection of
The US Senate has voted 61-36 to kill the amendment, proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) which would repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has forced a debate and vote on his amendment to repeal the authorization for the 2001 war on Afghanistan and 2002 authorization for war on Iraq. His colleagues in the Senate are pulling out all stops to avoid even a debate
The federal debt ceiling has been raised about 100 times. Obviously, the ceiling was never real, but the debt certainly is. Chatter of the debt ceiling repeal indicates that government doesn’t even want restriction of debt to cross anyone’s mind anymore. Have they discovered financial
As we prepare for our yearly Peace Conference hosted by The Ron Paul Institute, please enjoy this flashback speech on America moving from a foreign policy of peace to military empire.
Despite flooding in Texas, Ron Paul was able to call in an audio Liberty Report. The crooked monetary system and Federal Reserve are in the spotlight.
The war hawks surrounding President Trump – and the president himself – are determined to start a war with North Korea that will take millions of lives. It is an entirely trumped up war based on the usual war propaganda. Trump threatens a trade blockade
Raising prices on products at times of emergency is widely considered an unethical and often illegal practice. But prices are how markets regulate scarcity. Is it possible that what some call “price gouging” is actually helpful to those caught in natural or other disasters?
President Trump announced that he would be removing the restrictions placed by President Obama on transferring military equipment to civilian police departments. Is this being “tough on crime,” as he likes to claim, or is it all about controlling the population and undermining civil liberties?
Due to Hurricane Harvey, we are unable to broadcast the Liberty Report today. In lieu of the program, this is a speech that Dr. Paul gave earlier this year at The Ron Paul Institute/Mises Institute joint conference in Lake Jackson, TX.
Due to Hurricane Harvey, today’s Liberty Report is audio only. Ron Paul discusses the storm and thanks everyone for the warm wishes that have been expressed over the last several days.
US and allied interventionism in the Middle East has produced results in most cases the opposite from what was ostensibly promised. An Iraq government close to Iran, a Syria saved from a jihadist takeover by Russia and Iran, and so on. Israel was firmly aboard
The US Senate’s Intelligence Authorization bill contains language that declares Wikileaks to be a “hostile non-state intelligence service.” If passed, it would put that publisher of important whistleblower revelations in the US government’s crosshairs. What might they do? Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins us
The Pentagon took the unprecedented step of denouncing neo-Nazi extremists involved in the protests at Charlottesville. But what about Washington’s support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine? Or for radical jihadists in Syria? Saudi Arabia? Afghanistan in the 1970s?
Get your tickets for our big September conference here: RonPaulInstitute.org/conference Did you watch President Trump’s big Afghanistan speech last night? We did. And we’ll break it down in today’s program. Why did he flip-flop on pulling out of the longest war? Are his conclusions sound?
The German Foreign Minister has said the US should coordinate its Afghan policy with the EU, to avoid a new surge of Afghan migrants into Europe. But former Congressman Ron Paul says the deeper the US gets involved in the country, the more attacks America
Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger joins the Liberty Report to preview President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy that will be unveiled tonight. Should we expect a radical departure from the last 16 unsuccessful years?
It’s been almost a decade since the last Federal Reserve financial crisis. They thought that unprecedented money printing (by the trillions) would fix things. It only made things much worse, promising an even bigger financial crisis to come. Ron Paul keeps the focus on the
More than two years after a Saudi-led coalition began attacking Yemen, the country is a wasteland. Thousands of airstrikes, scores of children killed, epidemics, misery. Who’s really responsible and what can be done?
How to solve the issue of free speech and hate speech? Some use violence to silence speech they do not like. Others use intimidation or shouting down. Many Republicans and Democrats takes sides based on political preference rather than principle. What’s the libertarian view on
There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key positions that have been customarily filled by
Late last week President Trump threatened US military action against Venezuela because “people are dying” there. CIA director Mike Pompeo amplified Trump’s statement by claiming that Venezuela is a threat to the US because the Cubans, Russians, Iranians, and Hezbollah are all there. Why are
See those people over there? They’ve racked up $20 Trillion in debt. You should really loan them your hard-earned money. Their debt is considered “the world’s safest financial asset.” Sound like a good deal? Ron Paul on the world’s biggest deadbeat, today on Myth-Busters!
According to a recent Pew Poll, the United States is viewed by the rest of the rest of the world as the greatest threat to world peace. Is the rest of the world tiring of the US global military empire, and how might it end?
Yesterday’s nuclear brinkmanship between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un may have terrified much of the rest of the world, but the military industrial complex rubs its hands with glee. Profits are way up since the first Korean long-range missile test in July.
The UN Security Council resolution putting more sanctions on North Korea over the weekend is fueling the flames of neocon dreams of pre-emptive war. Will they actually be so insane? Bet on it.
Rep. John Duncan, Jr. was one of just three Members to vote against the new Russia/Iran/North Korea sanctions bill. He’s also the last Republican in the House who voted against the 2003 Iraq war. Doesn’t being conservative mean being pro-war ? Not at all, as
This week, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled: “Sobering news for $15 minimum-wage boosters.” It turns out that the sobering news is that the minimum wage ends up hurting the very people it’s supposedly intended to help. Ron Paul explains why on today’s Myth-Busters!
President Trump held a tense meeting with his generals last month, where he complained that after 16 years of war, we’re losing Afghanistan. Some tell him to escalate (again), others suggest withdrawing. How can we win?
The Russian Sanctions have been signed. They’re terrible for Trump … Terrible for America … Terrible for Europe … and a real setback for the peace that Americans voted for. Ron Paul discusses below:
This morning President Trump signed the Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill, which restricts his ability to improve relations with any of the three countries absent explicit Congressional approval. Is the deep state in total control of US foreign policy?
The Trump White House is working on a new National Security Strategy for the United States according to one of his aides. It will be something totally new, he promised. Should we believe him? What should it look like to really put America first?
When it comes to pushing a neocon foreign policy of confrontation and militarism, Washington is bipartisan. Both parties have boxed in President Trump and his campaign promises of better relations with Russia. Both parties are united in pushing a new Cold War with Russia. Where
The ideas of protectionism and mercantilism are as old as the hills. When implemented, they distort the market and create tremendous economic problems. Nevertheless, there’s always a litany of excuses for government to tilt the tables in one direction or other. Ron Paul goes through
House Members and Senators have rushed to co-sponsor a bill that would make boycotting Israel a felony, punishable by up to a million dollar fine and 20 years in prison. Faced with the fact that such a bill is clearly an attack on the First
President Trump has suggested he will sign the new Russia, North Korea, Iran sanctions bill that the House will vote on tomorrow. Accepting the bill will be a huge surrender for a president elected to improve relations with Russia. Can he ever recover?
Former Marine Intelligence Officer and former UN Chief Weapons Inspector for Iraq, Scott Ritter, joins the Liberty Report today to explain why in his vast intelligence and WMD experience he believes the “Russia hacking” US Intel Report is bogus and why the “Assad used gas”