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Walter Block: US Government Should Ignore, Not Overthrow, ‘Evil Dictators’

Ron Paul Institute Academic Board Member Walter Block has some clear advice regarding what the United States government should do about “evil dictators” around the world: Ignore them. After all, Block, an economics professor at Loyola University and prominent libertarian scholar, writes in a Tuesday lewrockwell.com blog post, there is “no country, no groups of individuals with the power, or the intention,” to invade or conquer America.
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US Government’s Top Pharmaceutical Official Promoting Eliminating Vaccination Exemptions

With the expansion of state governments’ crackdown on vaccination exemptions facing significant obstacles after, in 2015, California eliminated nearly all vaccination exemptions for children in government schools, private schools, and day care, Alex Newman writes at The New American that Scott Gottlieb, the head of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has been publicly suggesting the US government mandate that states restrict or eliminate vaccination exemptions for children.
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US Has Foreign Policy of ‘World Domination’ – Daniel McAdams

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make Russia’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty official. Russia continues to insist that they have not been in breach of the treaty, despite repeated accusations from US leaders. Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss the development and other US foreign policy blunders around the world, which McAdams traces to the influence of National Security Advisor John Bolton.
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Making Marijuana Legalization More Freedom-Friendly

It took 45 years after the 1933 termination of the United States government’s alcohol prohibition for the US government to legalize beer home brewing and, then, another 35 years until in 2013 the last two American states legalized home brewing. In comparison, of the ten states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, only the Washington state government prohibits home growing of marijuana, and for years the US government has backed off from prosecuting people complying with the liberalized state marijuana laws.
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Senators to Reintroduce Bill to End US Involvement in Yemen War Next Week

Having seen a successful Senate vote late last year and a successful House vote earlier this month both come to naught on ending the Yemen War, the Senate is reportedly planning to try again. Officials say that the fresh Senate bill will be introduced next week.

To successfully get the bill to the White House, identical versions need to pass in both the House and the Senate. Last year this was impossible because the former House leadership kept changing the rules to duck votes. This year, it may depend on whether or not they can keep Israel out of it.
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Lawrence Wilkerson: US Intervention in Venezuela is About Profits for the Rich, not Democracy and Freedom

College of William & Mary Professor Lawrence Wilkerson describes the current effort of the Donald Trump administration to overthrow the Venezuela government and oust Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro as a continuation of the United States effort begun in 2002, when Wilkerson was chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell in the George W. Bush administration, to overthrow the government of Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chávez. Over those 17 years, Wilkerson asserts, the real reason for the US intervention has been to help the rich, not the oft-repeated excuse of seeking to promote democracy and freedom.
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Hard for US to ‘Sell Regime Change’ in Venezuela – Daniel McAdams

The Canada-founded "Lima Group" of Latin American countries dedicated to the overthrow of the Venezuelan government held an all important meeting in Colombia yesterday, coming on the heels of the weekend's unsuccessful push by US-appointed "interim president" Juan Guaido to lead a mass demonstration to recover US "humanitarian" aid just on the Colombia/Venezuela border. In what is likely a blow to US neocons desperate to gain traction with their plans for a US military-led regime change operation in Venezuela, the Lima Group explicitly rejected the use of military force to deal with the Venezuela "crisis." RPI Director Daniel McAdams joins RT America to offer his insights as to what is next for a US government dedicated to overthrowing the Venezuelan government...
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Conservatives, China, and the USA

A usually good conservative magazine has an article titled: “China’s New Aggression on the World Stage.” The text under the title reads: “China has long used Western capital to challenge the might of the West. Now it is moving forcefully, making demands of companies and countries, expanding its influence.” Yes, China is an authoritative state. But it is hard to take articles like this seriously.
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