The US National Debt Load is Second-Worst in the World

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 25, 2016   The US National Debt Load is Second-Worst in the World   The US Office of Management and Budget last month released its latest numbers of US federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product. According to the OMB, the federal debt is now at 100 percent, which […]

The US National Debt Load is Second-Worst in the World

The big defense contractors are lining up behind Hillary Clinton

The big defense contractors are lining up behind Hillary Clinton

By Against Crony Capitalism August 25, 2016   The big defense contractors are lining up behind Hillary Clinton     I am currently editing a collection of past essays and last night I was editing the “neocon” chapter. I noticed that we argued multiple times in 2014-2015 that with the rise of Rand Paul the neocons, […]


Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams August 25, 2016   Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying ‘The surveillance program itself is a privacy nightmare come to life and precisely what we have warned against for years,’ civil liberties group says     Revelations that Baltimore police are spying on residents from the air—which the department […]

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying

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What Should We Do About Crimea?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 25, 2016   What Should We Do About Crimea?   Is Crimea about to explode? The mainstream media reports that Russia has amassed troops on the border with Ukraine and may be spoiling for a fight. The Russians claim to have stopped a Ukrainian sabotage team that snuck […]


Just Another Brick in the Wall

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 24, 2016   Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall   We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone… All in all it’s just another brick in the […]

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.

Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.

By Brandon Turbeville Activist Post August 24, 2016   Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.     On Wednesday morning, Turkey abruptly launched an all-out military assault on Syria, sending in tanks, troops, and engaging in airstrikes, in concert with airstrikes from the United States, to the northern portions of Syria near the Turkey-Syria border under […]


Associated Press: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Associated Press: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

By Against Crony Capitalism August 24, 2016   Associated Press: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State     (From The AP)   More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups […]


Toward a More Perfect Union

Toward a More Perfect Union

By Robert Ringer RobertRinger.com August 24, 2016   Toward a More Perfect Union     A visitor from another galaxy might be puzzled as to why so many Americans are so hung up on the issue of skin color. Given that slavery in the United States was abolished more than 150 years ago, you’d think that […]


Can Russia Survive Washington’s Challenge?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org August 24, 2016   Can Russia Survive Washington’s Challenge?   News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this time, there is not enough information for me to answer. Speculation in advance of […]

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Dr. Paul Gordon, a 61-year-old communist and “medical school professor” at the University of Arizona, recently finished peddling across America on his bicycle.

An Exercise in Progressive Arrogance  

By Becky Akers LewRockwell.com August 24, 2016   An Exercise in Progressive Arrogance     Dr. Paul Gordon, a 61-year-old communist and “medical school professor” at the University of Arizona, recently finished peddling across America on his bicycle. Not only had he long dreamed of such an odyssey, but he also turned it into a “’listening […]


The Blessing of Cash

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises Institute August 24, 2016   The Blessing of Cash   Starting today, the Royal Bank of Scotland will become the first bank in the U.K. to impose a negative interest rate on depositors. The negative rate will apply only to corporate customers, including mutual fund managers and pension funds, holding deposits […]

The Blessing of Cash

Venezuela’s Latest Response to Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries

Venezuela’s Latest Response to Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries

By Against Crony Capitalism August 24, 2016   Venezuela’s Latest Response to Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries     If there is one thing that is ubiquitous in socialist countries it is lines. Lines for food. Lines for health care. Lines for transportation. Lots of lines. But the Maduro government in Venezuela, embarrassed by […]


Did Washington Just Declare a ‘No Fly’ Zone in Syria?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 23, 2016   Did Washington Just Declare a ‘No Fly’ Zone in Syria?     Reading between the lines in today’s Pentagon press briefing, a bombshell US policy shift is becoming more apparent: Syrian forces and their Russian partners are being told that conducting military operations in some […]

Did Washington Just Declare a 'No Fly' Zone in Syria?