Ron Paul’s Liberty Report, The Hill, Counterpunch, Kim Iversen, Truthout

I have added feeds for some news sources (Ron Paul’s Liberty Report & Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos), “Save the Cat” Novel Writer Tips (excellent advice for novel writers) that will report on news and writer tips you can’t get in American mainstream news or that offer a perspective often missing from mainstream news. I do not completely agree with Ron Paul or Counterpunch on everything, but most of what’s at mainstream news is group think and I like to think for myself. Ron Paul disagrees with some of the leftist positions, but I want all intelligent arguments heard and encourage readers to draw their own conclusions. I have deliberately chosen sources that appear well thought out and are not propaganda. I disagree with Counterpunch more than I agree with them, but every now and then they hit the nail on the head and they deserve a hearing, even if they are liberal leaning and counter to much of what I believe as an evangelical. I tend to agree with Ron Paul about eighty percent, but feel I need to allow some liberal voices here to balance him out.


Ron Paul’s Liberty Report

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  • Biden/Putin Summit: Why Media And Politicos Get It All Wrong
    Most of the media and politicians of all stripes are apoplectic that President Biden sat down with his Russian counterpart without wrestling him to the ground or pounding him. The reaction by US elites - from Trump to CNN - to the largely successful summit tells us everything that's wrong with US foreign policy. Also today: Biden does say the stupidest thing ever at the summit. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • The Real January 6th 'Insurrection'?
    Yesterday Fox News' Tucker Carlson reported on an explosive investigative article appearing in the conservative news website "Revolver News" regarding the high number of "unindicted co-conspirators" who were deeply involved in the Capitol breach and who acted alongside others who face decades in prison but were not themselves charged. Is this yet another case of the FBI infiltrating and even leading a "terror plot" that they later "foil"? Also, conveniently, the White House yesterday released a [...]
  • Biden/Putin Showdown: Fireworks...Or Duds?
    Joe Biden will meet his Russian counterpart for the first time as president. Will this meeting herald a new stability in US/Russia relations, or will it devolve into US lectures and Russian counter-lectures? Can Joe hold his own with Putin? Also today: Andy Slavin is a very bad and evil person. And parents are fighting back against "woke" school districts. [...]
  • The Lessons of Waco
    By Ron Paul​April 19 was the 28th anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes in modern American history: the massacre of 76 innocent men, women, and children by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) in a military-style assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.The assault followed a botched raid on the Davidian compound (staged at a time that it would distract attention from an ATF sexual harassment scandal) and a two-month standoff between the Davidia [...]
  • US Judge To TX Hospital Workers: 'Get The Shot Or Get Fired!'
    A US judge has ruled against 117 workers at Houston Methodist Hospital who sued their employer over a vaccine mandate. Even though the current status of the "vaccines" is experimental (not yet fully FDA approved), the judge nevertheless called the workers' concerns over safety absurd. What's next? Also today, new poll shows Democrats overwhelmingly favor forcing shots on the public. And the CDC announces "emergency meeting" after hundreds of cases of heart inflammation are reported among [...]
  • Mises & Austrian Economics: The LP Mises Caucus Interviews Ron Paul
    By Liberty Report StaffRon Paul looks back on his career and shares stories about his early encounters with libertarian icons and their works, his experiences with the LP, and the need for the liberty movement to have a positive culture.We hope you enjoy this LP Mises Caucus Podcast: [...]
  • Yellen: Inflation & Your Lower Standard of Living Is Good For Society
    Feeding fairy tales to American citizens is the modus operandi of Washington D.C. The latest on the economic front is a real doozy. When the (unconstitutional) Fed counterfeits dollars, it ultimately results in a rise in prices for goods and services. Americans suffer a lower standard of living by being forced to buy less with the dollars that they worked for. Does this immoral process sound like it's 'good for society' to you? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • SecDef Austin: 'Start ACTING Like China Is Top Enemy!'
    A 100 day review of US policy toward China has determined - surprise! - that not only is China the top threat, but that the Pentagon needs to stop jawboning the threat and start acting on it...whatever that means. The policy review was conducted by a former employee of the Center for a New American Security...which is funded by weapons manufacturers and foreign governments including Taiwan! Also today: Has Fauci jumped the shark with his "I am Science!" pronouncement? [...]
  • Massie: 'Fire The CDC!' - Us: 'Then End It!'
    Rep. Thomas Massie has called for the entire CDC top leadership to be fired over its "constant stream of lies" during the past year of coronavirus. That's a great idea. But after that, we need to take a hard look at why we have a CDC at all. Do we need a highly-politicized, centralized entity making pronouncements they pretend are laws binding us to do as they say? Also today: good news on how to stop vaccine passports; free weed in Washington - but there's a catch; and the plexiglass profiteeri [...]
  • It Doesn't Take A Majority For Liberty To Prevail -- Just A Tiny Minority That's Armed With The Truth
    By Chris RossiniMan is free, which means he can choose to seek out that which is true and align his life with it; or he can resist that which is true and foolishly fight against it.Since it is true that man is free, those who fight against it seek to wipe out the freedom of others. For those who choose this path, the ultimate goal is always the same: "to rule the world," "to fix the world," "to control the world," "to dominate the world," etc., etc.Instead of fixating on the one thing that they [...]

Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos

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The Hill


Counterpunch

  • Roaming Charges: False Summit
    In reading the transcripts from the post-summit press conferences, nearly every question from the US media was an attempt to goad Biden into making even more belligerent comments about Russia and, once FoxNews got the microphone, China, than he was already inclined to do. The press hasn't changed all that much since the days of Hearst. In fact it's probably worse, since there was still a muckraking tradition, even in Hearst's papers, and the beat reporters themselves were largely working class then. If the administration shows any reluctance to escalate a confrontation, then the media is more than willing to light a match for them and then hide in the green room at CNN as it all goes up in flames. More The post Roaming Charges: False Summit appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Anti-Critical Race Theory and Neo-McCarthyism
    Like many other bills now making their way to law in red states across America, H.B. 327 in Ohio would outlaw what its proponents label as “critical race theory” which they define as teaching that the “United States is fundamentally racist or sexist” or that anyone “is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.” Unlike similar measures in other G.O.P. controlled states, H.B. 327 very specifically applies its prohibitions to Ohio’s large public university system, threatening any institution that allows such teaching with a reduction of one quarter of its state funding. More The post Anti-Critical Race Theory and Neo-McCarthyism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity?
    The modern system of austerity took shape in the mid-1970s and we are still in its grip. Austerity is meant to trap us in a destructive double-bind; the race to the bottom for millions of people is also the race to the top for the few. The cost? More than $50 trillion. The human cost in misery, death, and despair? Devastating yet uncounted. More The post The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendment
    Years pass, and journalist Julian Assange languishes in a British jail. His crime? Truthful reporting of U.S. military atrocities in Iraq, reporting that sparked a lust for vengeance among U.S. politicos and military men. With Assange, the American empire would manage what imperialists couldn’t with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who slipped through their fingers by wisely More The post Julian Assange Rots in Jail as U.S. Slaughters First Amendment appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Angela Davis, America’s Best-Known Black Radical, Joins the Country’s Most Radical Union
    This Saturday, June 19th, celebrated among African Americans as Juneteenth, Angela Davis will be inducted into Local 10, the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Happening at Local 10’s legendary hall near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, in what used to be the busiest port on America’s West Coast, More The post Angela Davis, America’s Best-Known Black Radical, Joins the Country’s Most Radical Union appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • That Little Power Elite Moment is Already Over
    Concerns over the white-supremacist neofascism of the Republican Party were overblown, a “Marxist” told me last January, because Trump had never won the allegiance of all but a small fraction of the nation’s corporate and financial ruling class. Had I not read the latest Noam Chomsky interview, the “Marxist” said, in which Chomsky expressed what More The post That Little Power Elite Moment is Already Over appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How the Federal Government Crushed Racist Organizing
    According to data collected by the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center), white racist organizing in the U.S. saw a continued decline in 2020 from its peak in 2008, in the pit of the Great Recession. While unemployment skyrocketed due to pandemic shutdowns, the Federal response through the CARES Act prevented anything like the scale and More The post How the Federal Government Crushed Racist Organizing appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Dear PETA, Israel’s Animal Rights Record is Anything but Praiseworthy
    Last Wednesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) praised Israel for being the first country to ban the sale of animal furs. Laws like these are obviously worthy of praise, however, in the case of Israel, any praise, especially regarding its ethics towards animals, is completely misled. Throughout Israel’s short history, they have More The post Dear PETA, Israel’s Animal Rights Record is Anything but Praiseworthy appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Is 20th Century Social Democracy Really the Best we Can Do?
    Predictions are difficult to make, especially, as the old joke goes, when they are about the future. Particularly fraught have been predictions of the demise of capitalism. Conventional wisdom would have us believe that because capitalism remains the world’s dominant economic system, predictions of the system’s demise are not only wrong, but destined to be More The post Is 20th Century Social Democracy Really the Best we Can Do? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Conflict in the Hinterlands: the Fragmented Geography of the Cold Civil War
    When the U.S. had its first great break-up in 1861, the geography was fairly well defined. The core area of the Southern slaveocracy versus the rising industrial North. There were conflicts within the border states that stuck with the Union. “Copperhead” confederacy sympathizers existed in pockets of the North. But the lines of battle were More The post Conflict in the Hinterlands: the Fragmented Geography of the Cold Civil War appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism: How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel 
    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is as much American as he is Israeli. While other Israeli leaders have made their strong relationship with Washington a cornerstone in their politics, Netanyahu’s political style was essentially American from the start. Netanyahu spent many of his formative years in the United States. He lived in Philadelphia as a More The post On Trumpism and Netanyahu-ism: How Benjamin Netanyahu Won America and Lost Israel  appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Get Me Water First
    Occasionally, you come across an article, a book, or a film with exceptional power to capture your imagination, influencing your ideas or life, or, at least, reminding you of a time when you, too, were obsessed by similar concerns and hopes. This happened to me recently by a film with the magic and tragic title, River’s More The post Get Me Water First appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Disease as a Weapon: Has the US Blocked Vaccines For Venezuela?
    According to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 75% of vaccines distributed since Feb. 2021 went to the 10 richest countries of the world. At the G7 sorority meeting last week the leaders pledged to “share” up to 2 billion doses of their “surplus” vaccines. The WHO has declared it is not enough since 11 More The post Disease as a Weapon: Has the US Blocked Vaccines For Venezuela? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Israel-Palestine: a New Chapter Begins
    I have the impression of being in the film Back to the Future, and to relive all the battles lost by the Palestinians and their allies amongst the anti-annexationist Israeli Left. Consider, for example, the colonisation of the Sheikh Jarrah quarter in East Jerusalem, back in the news. I filmed the arrival of the first More The post Israel-Palestine: a New Chapter Begins appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Saving the Grizzlies of Jackson Hole
    Protecting threatened grizzly bears is about managing people. This simple truth is reinforced by the travails of Grand Teton’s renowned grizzly matron, known by her number “399,” and her many descendants. Today, despite her fame and protections offered by the federal Endangered Species Act, 399, along with other celebrated grizzlies living in the Jackson Hole More The post Saving the Grizzlies of Jackson Hole appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Biden, China and the New Cold War
    After Donald Trump’s clown shows, it was nice to have a U.S. president who at least takes world issues seriously while representing the country at the various summits over the last week. But that is a low bar. While we want adults in positions of responsibility, we have to ask where those adults want to More The post Biden, China and the New Cold War appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: a Trail of Unrestrained Malice
    Residents of Sheikh Jarrah’s resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against Gaza so terrifying, it drew widespread condemnation (the US government excepted). The Palestinian dead, injured and homeless are still being tabulated, while eviction processes of Sheikh Jarrah’s Arab inhabitants continue, even as we learn More The post Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: a Trail of Unrestrained Malice appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Marx in the Afterlife, According to Bob Dylan
    On Rough and Rowdy Ways, the album Dylan released as he turned 80, there’s a song called “My Own Version of You” in which he shows us Karl Marx burning in Hell and getting the skin whipped off his back (along with Sigmund Freud). Stand over there by the cypress tree Where the Trojan women More The post Marx in the Afterlife, According to Bob Dylan appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Why Democracies in G7 & NATO Should Reject U.S. Leadership 
    The world has been treated to successive spectacles of national leaders gathering at a G7 Summit in Cornwall and a NATO Summit in Brussels. The U.S. corporate media have portrayed these summits as chances for President Biden to rally the leaders of the world’s democratic nations in a coordinated response to the most serious problems More The post Why Democracies in G7 & NATO Should Reject U.S. Leadership  appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Amazon’s “The Boys:” The Superhero as Cypher for the Times
    Our superheroes have always reflected the spirit of the times.  Superman first appeared in the 1930s, its creators were the children of Jewish immigrants, and by the time of the Second World War, the Caped-Kryptonian was an avid anti-fascist, battling Nazi sympathisers and even going as far as to throttle Adolf Hitler himself.  In the 1960s, the More The post Amazon’s “The Boys:” The Superhero as Cypher for the Times appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Ilhan Omar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Everything In Between
    Whether or not one deems The Squad sufficiently socialist, no member of Congress has been as brave as Ilhan Omar, the young Somali American congresswoman, and one of two squad members to break the glass ceiling on Muslim women’s congressional representation in a groundbreaking 2018 election. Omar has been abandoned by her own party, and More The post Ilhan Omar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Everything In Between appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Reagan’s Bitter Legacy for Women
    Ronald Reagan, the most anti-woman president of the 20th century, was buried 17 years ago this June. Too bad his policies weren’t buried with him. Unfortunately, they’re still very much alive today. The Reagan “vision” for America, with its disproportionately negative impact on the female half, is now firmly embedded in Republican dogma. The 40th More The post Reagan’s Bitter Legacy for Women appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Kick ’em When They’re Down: BLM Pushes Sage-Grouse Toward Extinction
    An apt motto for BLM’s Sage-grouse habitat management across the West would be Kick ‘Em When They’re Down. The agency’s grazing program is dead set on locking in everything that’s bad for the birds. Cattle water projects and fences ripping apart habitats continue to proliferate across public lands. The livestock industry is driving this. Grazing More The post Kick ’em When They’re Down: BLM Pushes Sage-Grouse Toward Extinction appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Urgent Need to Educate America about Climate-Related Migration
    The Biden administration has made some admirable moves and gestures toward addressing the immense challenges posed by climate-related migration. But it hasn’t adequately educated the American people about the issue, hamstringing its own efforts to advance an ambitious immigration agenda, including the creation of a path to citizenship for the 10.5 million residents who are More The post The Urgent Need to Educate America about Climate-Related Migration appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs
    Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a “full scale attack” on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed More The post 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Hedge Fund Devils
    Arriving with very little fanfare on Amazon Prime, the Italian TV series “Devils” is easily the most penetrating narrative drama on “banksters” I have ever seen. Set mostly on the trading floor of New York London Investment Bank, an obvious fictional version of Goldman Sachs, it stars Alessandro Borghi as Massimo Ruggero, who manages the More The post Hedge Fund Devils appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • About That “Border Crisis”
    Next week, I’m going to travel across a bunch of imaginary lines drawn on the ground by politicians. Those lines are called “borders,” and in the case of my upcoming trip they separate areas known to most as Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and New More The post About That “Border Crisis” appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • To Save Planet, Solve Twin Crises of Climate Change and Species Loss Together
    The natural world is undergoing two enormous crises that are currently threatening the natural world: climate change and biodiversity loss. These crises are intertwined. Climate change is cur­rently impacting 19 percent of species listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s catalog of endangered species. We are currently experiencing the More The post To Save Planet, Solve Twin Crises of Climate Change and Species Loss Together appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It’ll Be a Shock to the System. Again.
    Cleveland has been spiraling downward. It’s one of the poorest cities in the country, beset by worsening violent crime, poverty and decaying infrastructure. Now, 42 years after the end of his first term as mayor, Dennis Kucinich is ready for his second. Kucinich won a race for mayor of Cleveland at age 31 and promptly More The post If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It’ll Be a Shock to the System. Again. appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • No, the Capitol Riot Was Not a Dress Rehearsal for a Coup d’Etat
    So many articles have been published asking whether the January 6 assault on the Capitol was “a dress rehearsal for a coup d’etat” that the question has become a cliché even in mainstream media. However, such speculation is misplaced. The Capitol riot, whatever it was, was not a dress rehearsal for a coup d’etat. The reason, More The post No, the Capitol Riot Was Not a Dress Rehearsal for a Coup d’Etat appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

Kim Iversen


Truthout