The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Give thanks for capitalism. One of the many things children are not taught in government schools is that the first Thanksgiving   celebrates the Pilgrim’s saving themselves from starvation by abandoning a system of communal property for a [...]

This Week in Congress Wrap Up

Senator Rand Paul’s bill to deny arm sales to Bahrain was tabled by a vote of 77-21. You can see the vote here. Senator Paul delivered a must-watch speech on his bill here. I heard from a friend on Capitol Hill that House leadership was [...]


Today, November 14, the U.S. House will consider H.Res. 1142, the “rule” bill allowing for debate on HR 6784, which removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. The House Rules Committee inserted a provision declaring that “the [...]

Russell Kirk at 100

October 19 marked the centennial birthday of one the most consequential scholars and writers of the 20th century: Russell Kirk. Kirk’s The Conservative Mind: from Burke to Eliot was, along with FA Hayek’s Road to Serfdom,  Ludwig Von [...]

Dairy Lobby Using Tariffs to Milk Taxpayers

The National Milk Federation recently released a pair of studies showing that dairy farmers will lose more than $1 billion a year thanks to President Trump’s tariffs.  The study is being used to boost support for additional federal aid to [...]

Ron Paul Flashback: Why Can’t We Sue the TSA for Harassment?

As this is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, with millions of Americans boarding airplanes -- and thus subjecting themselves to the TSA’s “screening” -- this seems like a good time to revisit Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron [...]

This Week in Congress Update

Here is the roll-call vote on the rule for H.R. 6785, which also removed the passage from the resolution ending US involvement in Yemen. The rule passed by a vote of 291-187. The following Republicans voted No: Justin Amash [...]

This Week in Congress

The parties will also begin appointing committee and subcommittee chairs. I’ll have a full analysis of the House and Senate leadership committee chairs when they are finalized. The Senate will be considering the Coast Guard Reauthorization [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is resigning at President Trump’s request. Sessions’ announcement is hardly surprising, since Trump has openly criticized him for failing to defend him against allegations that Trump’s 2016 Presidential [...]

James Bovard: Believe Women Who Have Been Assaulted By the TSA

Libertarian journalist James Bovard is calling on Congress to put an end to sexual assault…by the TSA. In a recent column Bovard recounts some stories from females who allege they have been assaulted by the TSA. Campaign for Liberty [...]