The CIA, Media Manipulation, the Rise of Secret Government and the Deep State

When and how did the “secret government” arise in the US? It could easily be traced to the creation of the CIA after World War II.  Former congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) recently conducted an interesting interview with author and founder of Salon.com, David Talbot about his new book, the Devil’s Chessboard which is about the “secret government” and the story of former CIA spymaster Allen Dulles. The two men discuss the dangers of “secret government” and the need for accountability while Read more […]

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Electability, Bernie Sanders Edition

Electability. How I hate that concept. Unless you are talking about constitutional requisites for holding office, that is. Otherwise, electability is a stupid manipulation. Electability is a self-fulfilling prophecy built entirely on the commoditization of ideas. And vanity. Let’s not forget vanity. The world didn’t used to look at itself so much. Now that’s all the world does. You go to Facebook and twitter, see what’s trending. Corporations create their products after a careful assessment Read more […]

Presidential Candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) Stirring Father’s Day Tribute to Ron Paul

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) campaign for President is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean he can’t take a few minutes to deliver a Father’s Day message and tell the country about his father, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). In a short but stirring tribute, Senator Paul describes his own childhood and the important part his father played in Rand Paul’s development. It’s so nice to hear the all-American story that the Paul family can bring to the table – so unlike the elitist coastal, Read more […]

Fox News Doing to Rand Paul Exactly What They Did to His Father

Back in 2008 and 2012, people talked about how Ron Paul could never win. He wasn’t “electable,” people thought he was extreme, nobody knew who he was, etc. Most people didn’t realize that the only reason they thought any of that was because Fox News and the rest of the main stream media waged war on Paul his entire candidacy, poisoning the average American against him. And now they’re doing the same thing to Rand Paul: Once again, Fox News forgot to include Sen. Rand Paul in their coverage Read more […]

Rand Paul Says GOP Hawks Have Helped ISIS Grow Stronger

With words closely echoing his father’s foreign policy concerns, Rand Paul has said that the GOP penchant for making war has actually created the current ISIS crisis: In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Paul was asked about the criticism he’s received from GOP hawks like South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Arizona Sen. John McCain, who have argued that America’s failure to arm moderate rebel groups in the Syrian civil war created space for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Read more […]

Is the US the Biggest Threat to Middle East Stability?

An opinion piece in Forbes by Doug Bandow claims that the biggest threat to Middle East stability is actually the intrusive involvement of the US military: The situation is serious, but Washington policy is almost beyond parody. Announced Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. was “not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines, international boundaries and other countries.” This from a government which routinely bombs, invades, Read more […]

Can Rand Paul Win in 2016? Does it Matter?

Political analyst Dick Morris thinks Rand Paul doesn’t have what it takes to win in 2016. Morris points out three ideological layers of conservative voter values, and he thinks Rand Paul wins in only one of those: The Republican Party is a three-layer cake consisting of economic libertarians, evangelical believers and national security advocates. Huckabee in 2008 showed you cannot win only as an evangelical. He is showing signs of having learned that lesson in his current bid. McCain showed the Read more […]

Rand Paul Suffering from the Catch-22 of Idealist Politics

It turns out that the most die-hard Ron Paul fans are already jumping off the Rand Paul 2016 bandwagon. Rand Paul is apparently a little too mainstream for most of them—too willing to take moderate positions where his father never compromised: “He’s moderating on most of them, not taking a real clear stance on a number of them,” said Ivers [who ran Ron Paul’s Iowa presidential campaign]. “The strategy of sending a blended message is one that has risk.” That was never an issue for Read more […]

Surprise, Surprise – Liberal and Moderate Republicans Back Jeb Bush

Once again the RINO’s have come out to discuss what they saw at CPAC. I’m always a little perturbed by these guys coming and hanging out with us at CPAC, pretending to be our friends and then drifting back to New York, LA or other major media markets to badmouth us. David Brooks for example says that CPAC attendees aren’t really conservatives – they’re actually the hardest of the “hardcore.” He then went on to praise Jeb Bush among all of the candidates and obviously prefers the most establishment Read more […]

Clear Winner in Middle East Conflicts: Military-Industrial Complex

In an interview with Abby Martin on Breaking the Set, former Senator Ron Paul explained the rationale for what he calls our “bellicose” policy in the Middle East, and explains that the military-industrial complex is the only clear winner: Abby Martin: . . . You were put in the middle of this, where you have the Establishment basically pushing us, giving us these two options, this false dichotomy—either arm rebels or bomb people. I mean, why is it that those are the two options when it comes Read more […]

What’s Eating the Republican Party?

According to some social conservatives, the Republican Party is going libertarian. According to libertarians, the Republican Party is centrist. According to centrists, the Republican party is polarizing. What exactly is going on in the Republican Party? No one is giving a straight answer on that. After two failed candidates for the office of president, the Republican party is scrambling to find its identity. Will it try to capture the young voters who lean toward independent politics and libertarianism? Read more […]