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Major Terrorism Alert: Are They Crying 'Wolf'?

What should we make of the latest worldwide US government terrorism threat warning? Amidst the dramatic -- and well-covered in the mainstream media -- shuttering of several US embassies for at least a day or so, Americans are suddenly told to be very afraid. The media is so excited by this dramatic story that they have seemingly forgotten all about the latest NSA spying revelations.
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New RPI Feature: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

We are pleased to announce a brand new feature here at the Ron Paul Institute. As part of "Congress Alert," our continuing effort to pick apart -- beyond the usual superficial talking points -- the legislation that is most important to our misssion, we are going to provide a glimpse of the essence of the Floor debates. We will provide the good, the bad, and the ugly as delivered to us by our Representatives and Senators in Washington, D.C. In their own words...
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James Comey Won't Improve the FBI

Expect business as usual at the FBI after Monday’s Senate confirmation of James B. Comey, Jr. to be the Bureau's new director. Comey had previously served as George W. Bush’s Deputy Attorney General. Every indication is that Comey will lead the FBI in the same trajectory it has traveled under Director Robert S. Mueller's leadership since September 2001—a trajectory the American Civil Liberties Union outlines as dangerous to liberty in the succinct report "The Ten Most Disturbing Things You Should Know About the FBI Since 9/11."
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RPI Director Interviewed in RIA Novosti (Russia)

Russian media interview with RPI Director Daniel McAdams on US foreign policy. RPI has several hundred readers in Russia according to Google Analytics. In the interview, McAdams discusses US interventionism in the "color revolutions" and "Arab spring" phenomena. Russian speakers can read the interview here.
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Greenwald Previews New Blockbuster NSA Story

Guardian newspaper journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on ABC News "This Week" program yesterday to preview a story he will be publishing this week on just how widespread is the NSA spying on Americans. His revelations may shock you.
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The Rise of SWAT

In a KERA Radio interview this week, investigative reporter Radley Balko provides an informative overview of the the history of police SWAT teams in the United States. Balko addresses factors that have contributed to the rise of SWAT including the war on drugs, civil asset forfeiture, joint task forces, and the providing of US government grants and surplus military equipment to state and local police.
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