After Annexation Ukrainian And Russian Forces Clash In Crimea

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 5:59 am

Though the people of Crimea overwhelmingly voted to join Russia not everyone in the region is happy about it. Many ethnic Tatars boycotted the election in hopes of denying it legitimacy as their small numbers would not effect the outcome. And some in the Ukrainian military forces in Crimea wanted to continue to assert authority. [...]

GOP Splits In Two Over Civil Liberties And Drones

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:03 am

Only a few months after being defeated in the Presidential Election the Republican Party is having an identity crisis. The party has split in two over the issue of civil liberties and presidential power. The split came to a head when Senator Rand Paul filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination for 13 hours. In response [...]

Godfather of Tea Party Slams NRA School Safety Plan

By: Tuesday December 25, 2012 5:59 am

Trouble in paradise. Outgoing Texas Congressman Ron Paul, often described as the Godfather of the Tea Party, attacked the NRA’s school safety plan. In a statement on his website Paul condemned the NRA’s endorsement of Big Government policies: The political right, unfortunately, has fallen into the same trap in its calls for quick legislative solutions [...]

GOP Platform Approved; Romney Formally Nominated

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 2:22 pm

The Republican Party has formally adopted their platform, amid a smattering of No votes and a bit of tension on the convention floor, which was for the most part safely shunted to the sidelines. The platform document can be found here. But we already know plenty about it, based on leaks and even an untimely [...]

Republican Platform Includes Endorsement of Commission to Study Return to the Gold Standard

By: Friday August 24, 2012 9:35 am

The Republican Party platform includes an endorsement of a commission to study the return of America to the gold standard, a gift to Ron Paul supporters who have steadfastly supported the 19th century-era idea. Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an [...]

Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed Bill Passes House Easily

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 6:10 am

In addition to the strangely filibuster-free passage of the Democratic tax cut plan in the Senate, the House did some legislating yesterday as well, which reminded us just how far we’ve come in a few short years. Before the bailouts, Ron Paul put up his bill to audit the Federal Reserve almost every year. And [...]

Bill to End Conflict of Interest at Federal Reserve Is First Step to Operationalizing Fed Audit

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 8:17 am

Elizabeth Warren has been talking about the conflict of interest inherent in having Jamie Dimon sit on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Timothy Geithner even recognizes a problem, though he limits it to the appearance of impropriety rather than the impropriety itself. Now there’s actual legislation to go [...]

Looks Like Bachmann, Perry Out After Iowa

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 6:55 am

I mostly agree with Jon Walker’s take on the Iowa caucus results, and the eight-vote victory for Mitt Romney. It’s not clear Rick Santorum, to this point completely un-vetted by conservative or traditional media, will have the staying power or the resources to hang with Romney. I thought of half a dozen things off the [...]

Will the Iowa Caucuses Get Determined By a Flawed Poll?

By: Monday January 2, 2012 11:12 am

Tomorrow’s Iowa caucuses are the big political story of the day, and try as I might to ignore them, it’s difficult. The latest polls show a three-way race between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. In political terms that’s great news for Romney, because the other two candidates in Iowa don’t have the funding [...]

Occupy the Iowa Caucuses Protest Various Campaign HQs

By: Thursday December 29, 2011 10:12 am

The “Occupy the Iowa Caucuses” movement on display in the kickoff primary state over the past several days shows that these protests can raise awareness and even make a difference without a physical space for occupation. Here are some of the more recent events: • Protesters demonstrated at Mitt Romney’s campaign HQ, demanding that he [...]

The SuperPAC Negative Attack Strategy on Display in Iowa

By: Wednesday December 28, 2011 8:56 am

The latest poll out of Iowa shows Ron Paul hanging on to a tenuous lead, with Mitt Romney close behind and Newt Gingrich further back. This has led to every candidate in the race, many of whom still have an opportunity for a good showing in Iowa, training their guns on Paul, shifting the negative [...]

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