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Bernie Sanders Wants to ‘End the Drug War,’ But …


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), soon after his presidential run announcement this year, proclaimed his advocacy for ending the war on drugs. Many people would take such a declaration as indicating Sanders, as president, would work to stop the United States government from arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating people for the possession, use, transfer, or production of now-illegal drugs.
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Schools Operating Mini-NSAs to Surveil Students


Argued as needed to prevent mass shootings, government schools across America are operating surveillance programs targeting students. Like surveillance pursued by the United States government’s National Security Agency (NSA), the schools, with the assistance of private companies, are extensively tracking the activities of all students, including students’ social media posts, emails, and use of programs such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office.
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Vince Vaughn Discusses Libertarianism and Ron Paul


When Vince Vaughn is not acting in or producing a movie, there is a good chance he is reading about, or otherwise giving some thought to, political ideas. Interviewed recently by host Tom Woods at the Tom Woods Show, Vaughn described his political views as tending toward constitutionalism and libertarianism and recounted that he learned about and ultimately met libertarian communicator and former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul due to looking into the Federal Reserve. Abolishing the Federal Reserve has long been a major part of Paul’s agenda.
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Red Flag Laws Are Far from Harmless


When President Donald Trump presented on August 5 a collection of proposals for government actions to counter mass shootings, advancing red flag laws was part of the package. Briefly describing such laws that operate in several states, Trump said, “we must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms, and that, if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process.” That description — taking guns only from people who “pose a grave risk to public safety” and only after a judgment has been made in accordance with due process — would make red flag laws sound to many people like a rather harmless means to protect the public from extreme harm. However, the truth is very different.
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Neocons See Hong Kong as China’s ‘Soft Underbelly’ – Daniel McAdams

Are suggestions that the US government is involved with the Hong Kong protest just more Beijing paranoia? RPI's Daniel McAdams points out that US support for the Hong Kong separatists goes back years and US government officials' ties to the protest leaders are widely and openly established. How far is China willing to go to shut down the US-backed regime change operation? RPI's Daniel McAdams speaks to RT America about it...
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ISIS Comeback in Syria and Iraq? McAdams on RT America

Is ISIS really making a "comeback" in Syria and Iraq? RPI's Daniel McAdams talks to RT America about a new Pentagon Inspector General report finding that ISIS is transitioning from a territory-holding entity to an insurgency. US news media is seizing upon the report to argue that the US cannot continue its withdrawal from Syria, but do they really want the US to forever illegally occupy Syrian territory?
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President Trump’s Response to Shootings Includes an Internet Crackdown


After any mass shooting, you can expect many politicians to jump in front of reporters and voters to herald support for cracking down on the ability of people to obtain, keep, and carry guns. President Donald Trump fits that mold, expressing his continuing support for imposing red flag laws to deprive people of their guns in his Monday statement in response to killings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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More Afghan Civilians Killed By US Than By Taliban! Will Trump Withdraw?

According to a new report, the US and its allies have killed more Afghan civilians in 2019 than the Taliban. Most of these US killings are the result of airstrikes. The Trump Administration is pushing negotiations between the US-backed Afghan government and the Taliban, no doubt recognizing that a US withdrawal has become an election issue... Watch today's Liberty Report...
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Want to Travel? First Answer Some Questions from a Virtual Policeman


Yes, the harassment travelers in American airports are forced to undergo for security, or, as some people call it, “security theater,” can become worse. Travelers already arrive early to stand in long lines before having their carry-on baggage inspected and their bodies scanned by machines of questionable safety. In some cases, travelers are frisked. All this despite there being no reason to suspect the particular travelers have committed or will commit a crime. “It’s all for your safety,” a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee may say if asked why the mass harassment occurs day in and day out.
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