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RPI’s Daniel McAdams: ‘The American Public Has Been Weaponized by Propaganda Since 9/11’  

By RPI Staff Ron Paul Institute October 17, 2017   RPI’s Daniel McAdams: ‘The American Public Has Been Weaponized by Propaganda Since 9/11’     President Trump’s “de-certification” of Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal. CIA torture sites in Afghanistan. PATRIOT Act. FISA Amendments. Saudi Arabia. Israel. Syria. Mass surveillance. How does Rex Tillerson drag […]

RPI's Daniel McAdams: 'The American Public Has Been Weaponized by Propaganda Since 9/11'

House Members Make the Case for Ending US Participation in the War on Yemen

House Members Make the Case for Ending US Participation in the War on Yemen

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute October 12, 2017   House Members Make the Case for Ending US Participation in the War on Yemen     Three members of the United States House of Representatives wrote in a Tuesday editorial at the New York Times about their legislation (H.Con.Res. 81) that would use the authority of […]


Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 9, 2017   Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?   President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the […]

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Don't Fall for Tax Reform

Don’t Fall for Tax Reform

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 30, 2017   Don’t Fall for Tax Reform   Please don’t fall for tax reform. It’s a con, and a shell game. It’s a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure […]


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Rand Paul’s Senate Vote Rolls Back the Warfare State

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 19, 2017   Rand Paul’s Senate Vote Rolls Back the Warfare State   Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American people. Most Senators were not too happy about the reminder, which […]


We’re All to Blame

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com September 13, 2017   We’re All to Blame     The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most […]

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What We Lost on September 11th

What We Lost on September 11th

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 13, 2017   What We Lost on September 11th   The cliché is true: September 11, 2001, represents a defining American moment. Generation X and Millennials suddenly had their own day of infamy, just as their parents and grandparents had Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination. 9/11 marked the end […]


Congress Exploits Hurricane to Raise Debt Ceiling

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 11, 2017   Congress Exploits Hurricane to Raise Debt Ceiling   Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously counseled politicians to never let a crisis go to waste. Sadly, this week President Trump and congressional leaders of both parties showed that they have taken this advice to […]

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Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com September 11, 2017   Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress   Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, “At least he gets things done!” And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress, which […]


Will Congress and Trump Declare War on WikiLeaks?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 31, 2017   Will Congress and Trump Declare War on WikiLeaks?   The Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed its Intelligence Authorization Act for 2018 that contains a chilling attack on the First Amendment. Section 623 of the act expresses the “sense of Congress” that WikiLeaks resembles a “non-state hostile […]

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Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 15, 2017   Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!   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 […]


The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 8, 2017   The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.   What is it like to vote against war in a conservative Congressional district? Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) found out that you can vote your conscience, explain it to your constituents, and continue to get elected. And educate […]

The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

Congressional Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward, “At best for her that is gross misapplication of public funds that could merit resignation alone,”

Congressional Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward, “At best for her that is gross misapplication of public funds that could merit resignation alone,”

By Against Crony Capitalism August 2, 2017   Congressional Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward, “At best for her that is gross misapplication of public funds that could merit resignation alone,”     A quaint little story that some in the news don’t feel warrants much attention. We think it does. (From The Washington […]