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The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute December 8, 2017   The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense   Before the US Constitution of 1787 was ratified, its proponents have claimed a centralized and powerful American state was necessary for the purposes of military defense. But, as the Anti-Federalists of the time pointed out, the older constitution (known […]

The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

By Against Crony Capitalism December 8, 2017   Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit     This audit is headed by Grover Norquist’s brother. So there is a glimmer, a sliver, of hope that some good might actually be done here. We’ll see. Talk about a colossal undertaking.   (From The Hill)   Department of Defense (DOD) […]


Daniel Ellsberg Just Made a Stunning Admission About His Role at the Pentagon

By Darius Shahtahmasebi The Anti-Media December 8, 2017   Daniel Ellsberg Just Made a Stunning Admission About His Role at the Pentagon     Daniel Ellsberg is a whistleblower and activist most famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971. His release of those papers exposed U.S. involvement in Vietnam and eventually led to the end […]

Daniel Ellsberg Just Made a Stunning Admission About His Role at the Pentagon

What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 8, 2017   What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem   Corruption. Graft. Intolerance. Greed. Incompetence. Ineptitude. Militarism. Lawlessness. Ignorance. Brutality. Deceit. Collusion. Corpulence. Bureaucracy. Immorality. Depravity. Censorship. Cruelty. Violence. Mediocrity. Tyranny. These are the hallmarks of an institution that is rotten […]

What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem

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By Robert Ringer RobertRinger.com December 7, 2017   People of the Lie     I’ve written about The Big Lie many times over the years, and it’s more in evidence today than ever before in our nation’s capital.  Shock and disgust over sexual harassment in government, Hollywood, and the corporate world is a Big Lie.  Tax […]


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Is Flynn’s Defection a Death Blow?

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com December 7, 2017   Is Flynn’s Defection a Death Blow?     Why did Gen. Mike Flynn lie to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak? Why did he not tell the FBI the truth? As national security adviser to the president-elect, Flynn had called the […]


Man, Economy, and Sexual Harassment

By Christopher Westley Mises Institute December 7, 2017   Man, Economy, and Sexual Harassment   When reading about the curious case of Garrison Keillor, the public radio icon fired for what he considers an innocent misunderstanding—or was it payback for his defense of Senator Al Franken?—I noticed a line in a comments section about where today’s raging response to sexual harassment […]

Man, Economy, and Sexual Harassment

David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on

David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on

By Against Crony Capitalism December 7, 2017   David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on   “And we use the “illegal” word purposefully to underscore that the only ultimate justice here is for Obama’s rogue CIA director to be locked-up.” This is where David Stockman is best – pulling […]


Good News: Young Americans Want a New Political Party

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 5, 2017   Good News: Young Americans Want a New Political Party   Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties […]

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The US and the Global Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

The US and the Global Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

By Ulson Gunnar New Eastern Outlook December 5, 2017   The US and the Global Artificial Intelligence Arms Race     Artificial intelligence (AI) is already widely used by tech firms worldwide for everything from search engines to social media. It is also increasingly being developed for other applications including monitoring systems and decision making. Experimental platforms […]


Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds

Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds

By Rory Hall The Daily Coin December 5, 2017   Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds     I sent this to Chris Powell, GATA, and he ask, what about the “convertibility”? Apparently, Venezuelan President Madura is following China’s lead but instead of a subtle rollout over time as to not cause […]


Nervous About Traffic Stops? I Am. You Should Be, Too

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 5, 2017   Nervous About Traffic Stops? I Am. You Should Be, Too   We’ve all been there before.   You’re driving along and you see a pair of flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. Whether or not you’ve done anything wrong, you get a sinking feeling […]

What Went Wrong in Charlottesville: At All Levels, Government Is Still the Problem