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Ron Paul Speaks Up for Individual Rights on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

In the last three minutes of his 45-minute Tuesday interview on the C-SPAN Washington Journal call-in show, Ron Paul Institute Chairman Ron Paul made a brief and resolute statement regarding individual rights. The statement underlies much of Paul’s discussion during the program of matters ranging from the United States governments’ foreign interventions to the Federal Reserve to search and seizure abuses.
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War Is Over: US Out Of Okinawa!

Seventy years after the end of World War II and a quarter century after the end of the Cold War does it make any sense to still maintain tens of thousands of US military personnel on the tiny island of Okinawa? Particularly as neither the local population nor its political leadership wants what they consider an occupation force to remain? Isn't it time for the US to put an end to its nearly six billion dollar per year commitment to defend wealthy Japan? Perhaps that's why the neocons keep trying to provoke China: to provide a pretext for the continued US occupation of Okinawa. More today in the Liberty Report...
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Ron Paul: Second Party Needed to Counter Republican and Democrat Warmongers

Speaking earlier this month with host John Stossel on Fox Business, former United States House of Representatives Member and presidential candidate Ron Paul said that Americans need a second party rather than a third party. Paul elaborates that the Republicans and Democrats in charge “work together all the time” as if they are in one party instead of two. Focusing on foreign policy, Paul points to the coalition of “hawkish Democrats and also neocon Republicans” in favor of war as an example of the effective one-party system.
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Neoconned At State: 'Diplomats' Urge War

Recently, 51 State Department employees signed a memo urging the president to change his focus in Syria from fighting ISIS to fighting the secular Assad government. They argued that targeting Assad would weaken Assad's enemy, ISIS. The logic is not immediately apparent. They also dismissed any danger that a US attack on Russia's ally in Syria might annoy the Russians, who spent more than six months bombing ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria. Although these 51 represent a very small faction within the Department, the neocon war propaganda immediately latched on to it. It made front page news in the New York Times. This is likely a preview of a Hillary presidency. More on this important development in today's Liberty Report...
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State Department 'Diplomats' Demand War on Assad (and Russia)

In a move that the New York Times reports is nearly unprecedented, some 51 mid-level State Department employees have signed a letter calling for the Obama Administration to begin bombing the Assad government in Syria immediately

Demonstrating the reality that the "soft power" of diplomacy is in fact just a front for the "hard power" of bombs, these "diplomats" demanded the administration immediately initiate:
[A] judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed US-led diplomatic process.
Yes, to these supposed trained "diplomats," the "diplomatic process" consists of making final demands after the military has bombed your opponent to hell.
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You Can't Make This Up: Kerry and Saudi Prince Pledge to Fight Extremism After Orlando Shooting

Here is further proof that US foreign policy fact is stranger than fiction: one day after the Orlando shooting where some 50 patrons of a homosexual bar were gunned down, US Secretary of State John Kerry sat down to dinner with with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington, D.C. and, according to the State Department, "discussed this weekend's shooting in Orlando and expressed their shared commitment to continue their cooperation in combatting the spread of violent extremism, both regionally and internationally."
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No, There Are Not Hundreds of Mass Shootings Each Year in America

On the heels of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning, the media reports are coming out again of there being hundreds of mass shootings a year in America. For example, we have this headline at Vox: “After Sandy Hook we said never again. And then we let 998 mass shootings happen.” But, the truth is that the number of mass shootings in America is much, much less.

That 998 number from Vox amounts to about 23 mass shootings a month — a number that seems ridiculous. Indeed, it is ridiculous.
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Kucinich: Cowardly US Leaders Push Endless Cycle of War

There is a chilling account in today's Washington Post entitled, "A desperate woman’s email from Iraq reveals the high toll of Obama’s low-cost wars," detailing the civilian casualties caused by the US government in its pursuit from high altitudes of enemy combatants on the ground in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.
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