Yesterday’s tragic attack in New York where eight innocent people were killed serves as a reminder that even with the surveillance state in place we are not any safer. How much does our interventionist foreign policy, which results in many more innocents killed overseas, contribute
PRIVACY and LIBERTY are both parts of the nature of every individual human being. We are all born with the LIBERTY to think in PRIVATE. Our minds are our individual kingdoms, where every thought happens in secret. POWER seeks to abolish both LIBERTY and PRIVACY.
The White House does not want the 9/11 authorization to be “updated.” They like it just the way it has been mis-interpreted for the last 16 years. Some in Congress insist we need a new authorization to clarify what, when, where, and how. Who’s right?
Published on Oct 30th, 2017
NATO reacted sharply to Turkey’s signing an agreement with Russia to purchase advanced missile defense systems, warning Turkey that it will be responsible for the consequences of such a move. Is the US military-industrial complex getting nervous, or are there larger geopolitical questions at hand?
The income tax should be 0%, just as it was for the first 137 years of American history. So tax cuts across the board are always a welcome development. However, tax cuts are just part of the big picture. What we need is a total
Who knew that the US had 1,000 troops in Niger? What are they doing there? The Pentagon won’t tell us, but Sen. Lindsay Graham assures us they are fighting for our freedom. Will Congress bother to notice as the war expands to Africa? Or will
Published on Oct 23rd, 2017
The US Air Force Chief of Staff announced that for the first time since the end of the Cold War, 26 years ago, the 60-plus year old B-53 bombers would be placed back on 24-hour watch, ready to take off and drop nuclear bombs at
Power despises independence. Whenever a region or state tries to break away, the larger power usually attacks. That’s how the U.S. was formed, by breaking away. It was subsequently attacked for daring to do so. Secession is a valuable tool for Liberty. Secede! Secede! Secede!
US-trained troops in the Iraqi army are facing off against US-trained troops in the Kurdish Peshmerga militias over Kurdish separatism and control of northern Iraq. What is at stake? Oil? Self-determination? Something else?
Changing rules of engagement, increased bombing runs, and granting field officers more authority to call in drone strikes has resulted in far more civilian casualties in the ongoing US wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Will this acceleration lead to quicker victory? Or is
Everyone is surely aware by now that all of our digital communications are being sent to government databases for storage. If our American ancestors could see it, they wouldn’t believe their eyes. We still, however, have the ability to use cash. All of our economic
Russiagate has “jumped the shark.” So says Robert Parry, investigative journalist and founder of ConsortiumNews.com. Parry joins today’s Liberty Report to discuss the current state of the mainstream media and the ongoing allegations of Russian interference in American political and social life.
Sec. 702 of the FISA Court Amendments is set to sunset at the end of the year. Congress is scrambling to find a way to give the Intelligence Community a way to continue spying on Americans in the name of “fighting terrorism.” Their new bill
The recent tragedy in Las Vegas has left us with many questions. Today Ron Paul discusses the knee-jerk reactions versus alternative ways of coming up with solutions that can improve safety in America.
Published on Oct 2nd, 2017
Streamed live on Sep 29th, 2017
Natural disasters are, and will always be, difficult to prepare for and bounce back from. Unfortunately, a mistaken belief and faith in government makes both preparing and bouncing back much worse than it has to be. Ron Paul helps to dispel the fantasy of government
The idea that America should militarily run and police the entire world is wrong and doesn’t work. Millions of people have died as a result of this idea. Ron Paul discusses the latest provocations with North Korea.
Despite the State Department’s official position of neutrality, President Trump could not help himself. After meeting with the Spanish prime minister he declared himself opposed to an independence referendum in Catalonia. Is it really his business?
President Trump has waded into the NFL controversy by suggesting that the football players who do not stand for the US national anthem should be fired. Is this an issue of First Amendment versus patriotism? Or there is something else…?
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