By Ron Paul This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives” voted for this big-spending budget because it allows Congress to repeal some parts of Obamacare via “reconciliation.” As important as it is to repeal […]
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by Ron Paul In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) told President Obama last week that his war funding request of $11.6 billion for the rest of the year was far too […]
By Ron Paul While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” to a sudden halt. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, while in Beijing, announced his country’s “separation” from the United States. He told his Chinese […]
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Africa recently, promising US aid to help get “clean” elections, spreading foreign aid to help fight Boko Haram (which got a big boost from the Libya intervention), and pushing for UN troops in South Sudan (a disastrous country midwifed by US intervention a few years ago).
Lew Rockwell talks to Sibel Edmonds about coups, the CIA, and the Empire.
World War II has been over for 70 years, yet the US military continues to occupy the Japanese island of Okinawa against the wishes of the island’s population and political leaders. The US spends billions of dollars per year on its military presence in Japan. WWII is over and the Cold War is over. Why […]
“Operation Anaconda” launched in Poland this week — the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold War. The Commander of the US Army in Europe told the Russians there’s “no need to be nervous.” Should they be? Would we be if Russia was doing the same in Mexico?
You may not know it, but Tom was once a neocon who considered the libertarian position of noninterventionism unrealistic and naive. But his mind was changed by none other than the late Murray Rothbard, who convinced Tom that peace and liberty cannot be severed, that empire abroad leads to socialism at home, and that foreign […]