Presidency

Biden Reaffirms Support for Regime Change in Venezuela, But Says US Could ‘Calibrate’ Sanctions

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President Joe Biden held a call with Juan Guaido and discussed possible sanctions relief for Venezuela. The White House recognizes Guaido as the country’s interim president, though he holds no power in Caracas.  Biden phoned the opposition leader from Air Force One while en route to the Summit of the Americas conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, with a White House summary of the call stating that the president underscored “the United States’ recognition of and support for the 2015 democratically-elected National Assembly and Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela.” Guaido first...

Iran Sells Oil to Venezuela as Washington’s Negotiations with Caracas and Tehran Appear Frozen

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Venezuela has begun importing heavy crude from Iran as the White House maintains severe economic sanctions on both countries. While the Biden administration has sought to increase ties with Tehran and Caracas, recent development suggests that a deal with either government is unlikely.  Documents from Venezuela’s state oil company show that 200,000 barrels of Iranian heavy crude oil arrived in mid-April. A second shipment - double in size - is currently being discharged at the Jose port. Iran is also delivering diluting agents to Venezuela, helping Caracas access its reserves.  The...

2/24/22 Greg Palast on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Scott interviews Greg Palast about the situation in Ukraine. They discuss the political, economic and religious context behind Putin's actions. Discussed on the show: Support KPFK Investigative reporter Greg Palast covered Venezuela and oil for BBC Television and The Guardian during Hugo Chavez’s presidency. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a movie available on Amazon Prime. A documentary of Palast’s work for BBC-TV, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, is available as a free download at Palast’s site, GregPalast.com. This...

Biden to Deploy National Guard to Confront American Trucker Protest

Inspired by the movement created by Canadian truckers, anti-Covid lockdown and vaccine mandate protests are springing up around the world. The American iteration has been dubbed the ‘People’s Freedom Convoy’ and is set to kick off Wednesday, when truckers will begin a trek to the nation’s capital timed for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.  As in Ottawa, however, they may face a harsh crackdown when they arrive. Rather than embracing the Bill of Rights, the Biden administration seems to be adopting the policies of Justin Trudeau's regime in Canada. The Pentagon announced...

Ukraine: Diplomacy More Likely Than Russian Invasion

Ukraine continues to send a much different message than what US officials are saying concerning a potential Russian invasion. On Sunday, an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said a diplomatic solution to the current tensions with Russia is more likely than a military conflict. “An honest assessment of the situation suggests that the chance of finding a diplomatic solution for de-escalation is still substantially higher than the threat of further escalation,” said presidency advisor Mykhailo Podolyak. On the same day, Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security...

Episode 676: The Life Of Libertarian Hero John Randolph Of Roanoke w/ Patrick Newman

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50 Minutes Suitable For All Ages Patrick Newman is a Professor of economics at Florida Southern College and a Mises Institute Fellow. He is the author of the new book, "Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849." Patrick comes back on the show to talk about the extraordinary life of former congressman and senator, John Randolph of Roanoke. Becoming active during the presidency of Jefferson, Randolph held rabidly anti-federalist positions and was not shy about expressing them. Today's Sponsors Start investing with iTrustCapital today and get a $100 Funding Reward...

COI #180: Did Biden Miss His Chance to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

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On COI #180, Connor Freeman – writer at the Libertarian Institute – returns to the show to discuss Biden’s failure to engage in diplomacy with Iran. Connor breaks down recent reports that Biden refused an Iranian offer to commit to reviving the JCPOA for the remainder of his presidency. The offer – a massive concession from Tehran – was rejected. Connor also explains how Israel’s aggression towards Iran is killing any last hopes for diplomacy.  Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

COI #171: How the Pentagon Influences Corporate Media

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On COI #171, Matthew Hoh returns to the show to discuss his experience with the mainstream media after becoming a whistleblower in the early Obama presidency. Hoh appeared in and on the most important US print and television outlets. However, because he was speaking out against the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon quickly worked to discredit Hoh. America’s top news outlets caved to Pentagon pressure without pushback and deprived Americans of Hoh’s important viewpoint.  Matthew Hoh is a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network...

News

News Roundup 8/16/2022

US News Journalists Charles Glass and John Goetz and attorneys Margaret Kunstler and Deborah Hrbek sued the CIA headed by former Director Mike Pompeo. The plaintiffs had meetings with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and were spied on. Reuters Russia...

News Roundup 8/15/2022

US News ICE set up a fake college to entrap students to break immigration laws. Reason Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned of the dangers of the US policy toward Russia and China in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. AWC Russia At a conference in...

Blog

Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

Kennedy Tonight

Tonight I'll be back on Kennedy Nation talking central banking and war. Update:

The Scott Horton Show

8/8/22 Bonnie Kristian on America’s Ongoing War in Somalia

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Bonnie Kristian about her new book and an article she wrote recently on America’s war in Somalia. After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan last summer, Somalia is now America’s longest war. Though Trump temporarily shifted...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #308: Moving Closer to Nuclear War

On COI #308, Kyle Anzalone discusses warnings that the world is close to annihilation. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Why Democratic Socialists Are Wrong About “Profit”

https://youtu.be/Eg9OIssCmsc One of the most incredible attributes of free markets is the ability to harmonize our self-interests with the interests of greater society. Contrary to the popular demonization of profits as extraction of surplus value, profits in freed...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Justin Raimondo’s American Epitaph Ep. 222

https://youtu.be/8yNp_Rqr1AE On July 4, 2022, I reflect on the United States' fall from republic to failing empire. In doing so, I get a little help from Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo. Episode 222 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by:...

Year Zero

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Tweet Heard Around the World w/Cam Harless

Cam joined me to discuss the essence of women and being bi. The Mad Ones Cam twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

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