Politics

Impeachment…or CIA Coup?

You don’t need to be a supporter of President Trump to be concerned about the efforts to remove him from office. Last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment proceedings against the President over a phone call made to the President of Ukraine. According to the White House record of the call, the President asked his Ukrainian counterpart to...

The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019

The Libertarian Institute is proud to announce the publication of the brand-new book, The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019! It's the heroic Dr. Paul at his very best on war, peace, economics and individual liberty. We know you're going to love it.

Bread and Circuses of a Dying Empire Ep. 126

With a nod to Mike Maharrey and Alan Mosely of the SportsBall Podcast (it's OKAY to like sports), I talk about how my recent return to watching the Green Bay Packers disgusted me. I also talk about how the corruption and commercialization of sports is akin to the corruption at the heart of the US government. Episode 125 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast...

Coming to Palestine by Sheldon Richman

The Libertarian Institute is proud to announce the publication of our latest book, Coming to Palestine, by our heroic executive editor, Sheldon Richman. In this incredible volume of essays, collected over 30 years, Sheldon Richman exposes the true history of Israeli dispossession of the Palestinians. Coming to Palestine turns the typical story most Americans have been told about Israel's founding...

When the Government Comes for Your Guns – Branch Davidian Edition

“We determined, that at the compound, machine guns were being manufactured and explosive devices. Our goal through this investigation, was to execute a search warrant on that house to obtain those illegal weapons.” (Waco, ROE, 32:07)  “In addition, it (ATF) had reason to believe that Koresh and his followers might pose a danger not only to themselves, but to the surrounding community.” (Ibid., 32:24)  “In a...

Americans’ Estrangement Threatens the Empire

Introduction When aiming to answer the question of “what is going on with America?” one must look first at what the underlying feelings currently held by Americans, by asking the first question: “what do Americans agree on?” The contemporary feeling is overwhelmingly one of estrangement, felt from those in all facets of American life. This feeling, an internal feeling of...

‘They’ll Never be Communism in Murica’

Yeah, about that.  The average “social media patriot” is enamored with pointing their finger at the stage full of democratic presidential candidates and hurling accusations of them desiring socialism and communism in their “Free Murica.” There’s a huge problem with their allegations in relation to them not wanting communism; it’s already here, and has been for over a century.  Looking at the “Ten Planks...

Pressure-Release Valves in Participatory Fascism

Almost every nation in the world has adopted a system of participatory fascism, whereby nominally representative governments can abridge and restrict someone’s nominally recognized private-property rights. Participatory fascism may enjoy the appearance of popular legitimacy, but its formal procedures for relief from government abuses are too slow, cumbersome, costly, and ineffective to do anything reliably except to give those...

Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran Over Saudi Strike?

The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in that country ousted the Saudi-backed dictator. Four years later Yemen is in ruins, with nearly 100,000 Yemenis killed and...

An Amiable Contrarian – The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004-2019

The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004-2019 When Ron Paul left Congress after failing to win the GOP nomination in 2012, it seemed as though the movement that formed around his two historic presidential campaigns would continue to thrive. After all, his son Rand Paul was a popular first-term senator and an early frontrunner for 2016. But then came Donald...

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