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Ambassador Michael Oren Worries About Growing US Non-Interventionism

The outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the US is worried about what we are doing here at RPI.

Ambassador Michael Oren, who was born in New Jersey, has top academic credentials, plenty of foreign policy experience, and really gets around. He grew up in the US and while an American he served in the Israeli Army; fought in the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982; served as Israeli liaison to the US Sixth Fleet; was President George W. Bush's special American envoy to Israel's 60th birthday celebration; taught at Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Tel Aviv.
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US Mass Spying Targets Mexico Presidents to Advance the Drug War

In contrast to the counter-terrorism narrative used to defend the US government's mass spying program, unfolding revelations suggest the program's Latin America efforts are focused on much besides terrorism. First, evidence arose that the US spying program, alone and in coordination with spying programs of other nations, is engaging in industrial espionage against Brazilian companies and the Brazil government's mines and energy ministry. Now, new revelations suggest that the US spying program targeted current and former Mexican presidents, along with other high level Mexican government officials, for surveillance to advance the war on drugs.
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Introducing 'Background: A Deeper Look'

Today the Ron Paul Institute premiers a new feature on its website. Background: A Deeper Look will take readers behind the current headlines, behind breaking news and analysis, to have a look at the history, philosophy, and context of the events we are following. Our aim is to bring readers an altenative but credible perspecitve to corporate media's coverage of the events of our day, but it is also important to explore the antecedents and philosophical bases for our analysis.
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Be Afraid: New Homeland Security Chief OK'd Drone Strikes on Americans

If the ubiquitous voice of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in the metro (or Walmart, etc) demanding that you say something if you see something wasn't frightening enough, if TSA's cancer rays and gropings were not outrageous enough, if Homeland Security military vehicles on US soil were not disgusting enough, Obama has a real treat in store for you.
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October Ron Paul Freedom Report Out

Some RPI readers may not be aware that Dr. Paul also publishes a monthly "Freedom Report" through his FREE Foundation. This printed report consists mostly of Dr. Paul's collected weekly columns with quotes and other items of interest as well. You can have a look at the online version of the October Freedom Report here. Also, if you would like to have Dr. Paul's weekly column e-mailed to you directly each week, you can sign up here.
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Bravo Malala!

It was supposed to be an approval ratings-boosting photo-op with the youngest ever nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize, but as any parent knows kids can be hard to control. They have a tendency to blurt out inconvenient truths at the most inconvenient of moments.

So it was when 16 year old Malala Yousafzai, who had been shot by extremists in Pakistan over her vocal support for girls' education, was at the White House on Friday to meet the president and first lady along with their daughter of simillar age.
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Cop in Tank: Freeze, Drop that Steak!

In the continuing rise of SWAT, police in Napoleon Dynamite's hometown now have a tank. William N. Grigg, in his latest article at Pro Libertate, explores the small Idaho town's acquisition of the military armored vehicle at no cost and the ominous US government program that is helping militarize police departments all over the country.
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Why Only Pro-War Pundits Allowed in US Corporate Media? Ask WaPo

The Washington Post finally realized today that virtually every pundit allowed space in its paper and allowed time on the mainstream corporate news is an advocate for war, and that, further, each of them seem to have a personal stake in the promotion of war. Today the Post reported on a new study by the Public Accountability Initiative which found that:
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Lions of Liberty Roar With RPI's Daniel McAdams

RPI's Daniel McAdams speaks with Marc Clair of the Lions of Liberty. Working for Ron Paul, the origins of the Ron Paul Institute, the left-right coalition behind the Ron Paul Institute, the great value of counting Dennis Kucinich among our advisors, the Ron Paul Channel, Syria, Iran, Africa, blowback, and more.
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