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Want to end the wars? Then End the Fed

Last September, the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity held an important conference on the warfare state. My favorite speech of the day (second to Ron Paul's) was Paul-Martin Foss' talk on the relationship between central banking and [...]

After Aleppo: We Need a New Syria Policy

Over the past week, eastern Aleppo was completely brought back under control of the Syrian government. The population began to return to its homes, many of which were abandoned when al-Qaeda-linked rebels took over in 2012. As far as I know, the [...]

Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense

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 [...]

Regardless of How America Votes, Americans Want a Different Foreign Policy

I have said throughout this presidential campaign that it doesn’t matter much which candidate wins. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are authoritarians and neither can be expected to roll back the leviathan state that destroys our civil [...]

Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In [...]

Will Obama’s ‘Good War’ in Afghanistan Continue?

Last week, as the mainstream media continued to obsess over the CIA’s evidence-free claim that the Russians hacked the presidential election, President Obama quietly sent 300 US Marines back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. This is the [...]

Trump’s Promised ‘New Foreign Policy’ Must Abandon Regime Change for Iran

President-elect Donald Trump told a Cincinnati audience this week that he intends to make some big changes in US foreign policy. During his “thank you” tour in the midwest, Trump had this to say: We will pursue a new foreign policy that [...]

What To Expect In The Lame Duck: Increased Defense Spending

Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama may conclude his time in office by increasing defense spending by $6 billion dollars to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (didn't the peace president end those wars?). The Pentagon requested that [...]

Obama’s Pivot to Asia Hits a Roadblock in the Philippines

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 [...]

After Peres, Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

The death of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres last week marks the last of the Zionist “old guard” who successfully fought for a UN mandate to establish the state of Israel in what was formerly British Palestine. Much [...]