You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?

December 2, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years. The Iranian leadership is too fanatical, they are not rational actors, they are “not like us.” One US official even recently said that deception is part of the Iranian DNA. But just over a week ago negotiations between the five permanent…

A Welcome US/Saudi Reset

October 29, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Last week it was reported that Saudi Arabia decided to make a “major shift” away from its 80 years of close cooperation with the United States. The Saudi leadership is angry that the Obama administration did not attack Syria last month, and that it has not delivered heavy weapons…

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

August 20, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Thanks to more documents leaked by Edward Snowden, this time to the Washington Post, we learned last week that a secret May 2012 internal audit by the NSA revealed 2,776 incidents of “unauthorized” collection of information on American citizens over the previous 12 months…

Why Are We At War In Yemen?

August 12, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Most Americans are probably unaware that over the past two weeks the US has launched at least eight drone attacks in Yemen, in which dozens have been killed. It is the largest US escalation of attacks on Yemen in more than a decade. The US claims that everyone killed…

Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying?

August 5, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong objection were so determined to do something after the attacks of 9/11 that they did not seem to give it too much thought…

A House Divided Over NSA Spying on Americans

July 29, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Last week’s House debate on the Defense Appropriations bill for 2014 produced a bit more drama than usual. After hearing that House leadership would do away with the traditional “open rule” allowing for debate on any funding limitation amendment, it was surprising to see that Rep. Justin Amash’s…

Bernanke’s Farewell Tour

July 23, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Last week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered what may well be his last Congressional testimony before leaving the Federal Reserve in 2014. Unfortunately, his farewell performance was full of contradictory comments about the state of the economy and the effects of Fed…

A Look Back at the Monstrosity Known as the Department of Homeland Security

July 21, 2013 in TOR Blog

Traces of Reality | The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity recently re-posted an article penned by Dr. Paul titled “The Homeland Security Monstrosity,” written well over a decade ago now, way back in November of 2002. The day the Senate passed the bill establishing DHS…

New Egyptian War: Americans Lose, Again

July 8, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | Why is it that all sides in this Egyptian civil war seem so angry with the United States? Because the United States has at one point or another supported each side, which means also that at some point the US has also opposed each side. It is the constant meddling in Egyptian affairs that has turned Egyptians against us…

If You Like The Surveillance State, You’ll Love E-Verify

July 1, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | From massive NSA spying, to IRS targeting of the administration’s political opponents, to collection and sharing of our health care information as part of Obamacare, it seems every day we learn of another assault on our privacy. Sadly, this week the Senate took another significant, if little-noticed, step toward creating an authoritarian surveillance state.