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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  • Twenty Years On, We’ve Learned Nothing From 9/11
    By Ron PaulNothing upset the Washington Beltway elites more than when in a 2007 presidential debate I pointed out the truth about the 9/11 attacks: they attacked us because we’ve been in the Middle East, sanctioning and bombing the civilian population, for decades. The 9/11 attackers were not motivated to commit suicide terrorism on the Twin Towers and Pentagon because they dislike our freedoms, as then-President Bush claimed. That was a self-serving lie.They hated – and hate [...]
  • AUKUS: Banging The China War Drum
    The US, UK, and Australia have announced a new alliance aimed at "countering China's influence." The deal includes cancelling an Aus/French deal for French submarines and the Australian purchase of US nuclear subs instead. Who, aside from the military contractors, benefits from ramping up war footing? Also today, ramping up virus fear tactics and a strange NYT Tweet on effectiveness. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • General Milley & The Deep State: The Real Insurrectionists
    Who are the real insurrectionists? Yesterday's release from an upcoming Bob Woodword book in the last days of Trump claiming that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Milley, had established secret back-channel contacts with the commander of China's People's Liberation Army outside the chain of command looks, if true, to be far more of an insurrectionist move than the protesters of Jan 6th. Who really runs things? Also today, more Fauci hypocrisy, strange numbers out of Israel, and... [...]
  • Blockbuster! New Study Finds Half Covid Hospitalizations For Asymptomatic Or Mild Illness!
    The mainstream publication The Atlantic has written about a blockbuster new study undertaken by Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools along with the VA which found that the most important measure of covid intensity may be misleading: half of the "Covid" patients hospitalized were found to have no symptoms or mild symptoms. The implications - especially as hospitalizations are used to justify ever-more restrictive measures - are enormous. Also today: Fauci says no jab no flight and rebellion within t [...]
  • Red State Rebellion! Majority Of US Governors Say NO! To Biden Vax Mandate
    Governors of 27 states (thus far) have announced that they would oppose President Biden's announced dictate that any company with 100 or more employees must force vaccines or weekly testing. Biden has announced that he would "roll over" governors who get in the way...but are the storm clouds of rebellion gathering? Also today: Fauci stumped on CNN over "natural immunity." And - UK shocker: Vax passport dropped amid widespread rebellion in parliament. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).pus [...]
  • Biden: "This is not about freedom or personal choice." It's all about TYRANNY!
    President Biden's overreach has reached unprecedented levels. He gave an outrageous speech yesterday, which laid out an outrageously unconstitutional "plan." The marriage of Big Government & Big Corporations is now on full display. Don't miss today's Liberty Report! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Authoritarianism Pandemic is the Real Threat
    By Ron PaulCook County, Illinois, Judge James Shapiro reached a new low in covid tyranny by forbidding Rebecca Firlit from seeing her 11-year-old son until she receives a covid vaccine. Judge Shapiro is not alone in abusing judicial power to force individuals to get vaccinated. Judges across the country have ordered defendants to get covid vaccines, sometimes as a condition of avoiding prison. This outbreak of judicial tyranny is a symptom of the authoritarianism pandemic that is the real threat [...]
  • ACLU Flips! Vaccine Passport Obsession Accelerates
    Prior to Covid, the American Civil Liberties Union denounced mandates and coercive measures to fight pandemics. One should expect nothing less, of course. But recently, in a bizarre statement, the ACLU flipped and stated “Far from compromising them, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties.” They couldn't be more wrong. Don't miss today's Liberty Report! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • The Failure of Centralized Power Is Leading To "A Great Unraveling"
    All crises are local. For eighteen months it has mattered whether you live in Florida or New York; whether you live in Sweden or Australia. The idea that a single nucleus of centralized power can "manage" the world is unraveling before our very eyes. Don't miss today's Liberty Report! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • FOIA Reveals That Fauci Lied...Rand Vindicated?
    As Covid authoritarianism continues, breakthroughs of truth, courage and peaceful resistance abound. A FOIA request has revealed that Fauci lied about funding gain-of-function research. Massive resistance around the world against "vaccine passports" continues on. But there is also plenty of absurdity as the UK vaccines minister said that children could override their parents on getting the vaccines. Don't miss today's Liberty Report! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]

Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos

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The Hill


Counterpunch

  • Harriet Washington, “Medical Apartheid”
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  • The Dangerous Exaggeration of the Threat
    Threat perception is central to decision making regarding war and the use of force; alliance politics; and the role of deterrence.  Exaggerations of threat make war more likely and  weaken the ability of an alliance to function effectively and rationally.  Since the end of World War II, the United States has consistently exaggerated the threat, particularly with regard to the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  Once again, the United States is embarking on a campaign of exaggerated threat perception as politicians and pundits exaggerate the “threat” of a so-called “resurgent” Russia and a so-called “aggressive” China. More The post The Dangerous Exaggeration of the Threat appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • History’s Light on the Dark Road Ahead
    During the days of the U.S.’s exit from Afghanistan, I have been inching through the U.S. Army’s own massive history of The U.S. Army in the Iraq War: a wide window on the ignorance and arrogance that has led the U.S. into one bloody quagmire after another. Based on hundreds of documents and interviews, the two-volume history starts off with long mea culpa—an acknowledgment of the naiveté that led the U.S. into a chaotic and bloody occupation of the land where human civilization began. More The post History’s Light on the Dark Road Ahead appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Why Stop at Roe?
    Donald Trump will likely go down in U.S. history as one of the worst, if not most corrupt, presidents.  Sadly, his reactionary legacy will live on much, much longer than his one term in office.  His three Supreme Court appointments – Neil Gorsuch (2017), Brett Kavanaugh (2018) and Amy Coney Barrett (2020) – have joined with the Court’s two arch conservatives -- Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito – and one moderate -- John Roberts – to forge the most conservative Court since the 1930s. More The post Why Stop at Roe? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Social Security: Long May It Wave
    As the 45th president fades from the political scene, the Republican Party and assorted centrists are returning to the hackneyed themes of yesteryear, one of which is the supposedly dark cloud over Social Security. As Senator Daniel Moynihan pointed out years ago, if people are led to believe the program is in trouble, they will More The post Social Security: Long May It Wave appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Austria’s Ibizagate
    I was in Austria in the summer of 2019. Landing in the Alpine university town of Klagenfurt, I soon found out that Austria, probably one of the last places on earth one would expect to have a major political scandal, was in fact in the middle of one. The scandal broke when video footage emerged of More The post Austria’s Ibizagate appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Bitcoin the Messiah: El Salvador Goes Crypto
    In a particular deli store in South Melbourne, a tongue-and-cheek message is attached to the cash register.  “Bitcoin accepted there,” it proclaims brightly.  Naturally, it is nothing of the sort, a teasing ruse for the punters and those casting an eye in the direction of the store.  Cold hard cash remains king, albeit one with More The post Bitcoin the Messiah: El Salvador Goes Crypto appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Lessons of 9/11
    Now, more than ever, it is necessary for the U.S. to be smart about our narrative and the appraisal of our role in the world. On the one hand, many of the poorest people on Earth live in such desperate circumstances that they often feel understandably angry that so little seems to be available to More The post The Lessons of 9/11 appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Arizona Mystery: Did Cyber Ninjas Botch Another 2020 Presidential Recount Attempt?
    Did the Cyber Ninjas botch another attempt to recount Maricopa County’s 2020 presidential ballots—an attempt that, so far, has escaped wide media coverage? It appears, at the very least, that a contract signed on July 28 by the Cyber Ninjas—the lead contractor in the Arizona Senate Republicans’ election review—and Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Boston-based More The post Arizona Mystery: Did Cyber Ninjas Botch Another 2020 Presidential Recount Attempt? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Victims of Endless War
    That day in September 2001 and today, the day on which I write, are carbon copies. There were many victims, as there have been for millennia. Our species at its worst, though not always, has the propensity for violence that predates recorded human history. Despite attempting to make aggression limited by a set of rules, we most More The post Victims of Endless War appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • You Reap What You Sow
    It’s that time of year in Montana when summer winds down, the nights get cooler, leaves begin to wear their fall colors and “harvest season” is in full bloom. Humans, not unlike the grizzly bears, are preparing for the Montana winter ahead, enjoying the fruits of their labors on the land while the hunters prepare More The post You Reap What You Sow appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Israel and Yom Kippur: Time for a Day of National Atonement?
    Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Falling in the month of Tishrei, it marks the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. According to tradition, it is on Yom Kippur that God decides More The post Israel and Yom Kippur: Time for a Day of National Atonement? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • House Tax Proposal Falls Short of Making Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share
    The House Ways and Means Committee has just unveiled their proposalto pay for President Biden’s Build Back Better plans. This is an important step towards restoring a fair and balanced tax system and a making at least a down payment on much-needed investments in health care, vaccine distribution, child care, labor protections, and more. It More The post House Tax Proposal Falls Short of Making Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • State of the Union: A Dress 
    AOC’s dress was on its way to meet Ronald Reagan’s cowboy hat for lunch at the commissary (of the costume department of the Smithsonian Institute) when Melania’s jacket appeared in the hallway. “Just where do you think You’re going?” it asked, in a heavy Slovenian accent. “I’m going to Tax the Rich,”replied AOC’s dress. “I More The post State of the Union: A Dress  appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Montana Puts Yellowstone Wolves in the Crosshairs
    Missoula, Montana Starting today, iconic Yellowstone wolves crossing the boundary of Yellowstone National Park into the state of Montana face slaughter by trophy hunters with high-powered rifles, including within federally-designated Wilderness areas. Wolves living in Glacier National Park face a similar fate when they exit the national park. Last month, Montana not only eliminated any cap More The post Montana Puts Yellowstone Wolves in the Crosshairs appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Abort the Illegitimate Court: End the Filibuster and Pack it
    Democrats cannot disgrace the Supreme Court by packing it (adding seats to it). It is already a disgrace. After the Court overturned Roe v. Wade in Texas on September 1, 2021—in a devious, single page, 5-4, shadow decision—three of its members blasted their five colleagues in the majority for ignoring their “obligations to protect not only the rights of women, but also the sanctity of [the Court’s] precedents and of the rule of law.” Such a Court needs no help disgracing itself. The ‘lofty’ Court is and always has been a lowly political tool, resting on an illegitimate foundation since Marbury v. Madison (see below). More The post Abort the Illegitimate Court: End the Filibuster and Pack it appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • It Took a Village of Hippies: the Founding of Greenpeace
    A great deal has been written about the beginnings of Greenpeace. The running gag being that you can find a founder in every bar in Vancouver.  I would posit: that is not far from the truth.  Without the strength of the counterculture in Vancouver and the various communities of activists engaged in numerous causes coalescing More The post It Took a Village of Hippies: the Founding of Greenpeace appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Winner in Afghanistan: China
    The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don’t be fooled. It couldn’t be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp. “Remember, this is not Saigon,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a television audience on August 15th, the day the More The post The Winner in Afghanistan: China appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Case for Legalizing Psychedelics
    Aside from issues that rightly dominate print headlines and social media, there is an inconspicuous national movement arising: legalizing psychedelics. This movement may cause many boomers to smirk as they conjure up memories of Dr. Timothy Leary, the iconic advocate for using psychedelics. He coined the phrase, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Such skepticism More The post The Case for Legalizing Psychedelics appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own ‘Independence’ from the US?
    Suddenly, the idea put forth by French President, Emmanuel Macron, late last year does not seem so far-fetched or untenable after all. Following the US-NATO hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan, European countries are now forced to consider the once unthinkable:  a gradual dismantling from US dominance. When, on September 29, 2020, Macron uttered these words: “We, More The post Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own ‘Independence’ from the US? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Gown is Designer Protest Meant to Dull Class Struggle
    The left is currently dividing very publicly over a viral clip on social media of AOC – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – arriving on Monday night at an exclusive gala event in New York in a slinky, white satin, off-the shoulder, Marilyn Monroe-style gown with large red writing across the back demanding: “Tax the Rich.” Maybe “divided” More The post AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Gown is Designer Protest Meant to Dull Class Struggle appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • A Forever Foreign Policy Debate
    It was predictable. As America’s longest war—the 20-year conflict in Afghanistan—wound down, a debate over the nation’s foreign policy wound up. One might assume that is just what the country needs: a thorough public examination of its doings abroad, the motives behind them, and the results realized. Unfortunately, this debate is a more restricted affair. More The post A Forever Foreign Policy Debate appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Debacle of “Nation Building” in Afghanistan and Iraq
    In one of his interviews before the Taliban retook Afghanistan, John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, blamed the American failure in Afghanistan on a change in Washington’s mission from anti-terrorism to “nation building.” In his view, Washington should just have held strategic sites in the country to keep terrorists off balance and not engaged More The post The Debacle of “Nation Building” in Afghanistan and Iraq appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Though Cracks Appear, Empire Remains in the DNA of the U.S.
    Again choppers land on an embassy roof to evacuate people in the face of an unexpectedly rapid enemy advance.  The Kabul 2021 collapse, so reminiscent of Saigon 1975, has spurred speculation about the end of the U.S. empire. The lost U.S. war in Afghanistan seems a coup de grace, piled onto another lost war in Iraq, More The post Though Cracks Appear, Empire Remains in the DNA of the U.S. appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Messianic Failure: Pursuing the GWOT Jabberwock
    Anniversaries can provide occasions for reflection and deep consideration.  Past errors and misjudgments can be considered soberly; historical distance provides perspective.  Mature reflections may be permitted.  But they can also serve the opposite purpose: to cake, cloak and mask the record. The gooey name GWOT, otherwise known as the Global War on Terrorism, is some More The post Messianic Failure: Pursuing the GWOT Jabberwock appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The 2nd Afghan War and Retreat from Central Asia
    We’ve just hit the 20th anniversary of the Afghan war. But which one? There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Qaeda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling elite. In the first war US forces invaded More The post The 2nd Afghan War and Retreat from Central Asia appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Why I’m Still Not Convinced by 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
    On 11 September 2019, I wrote an article for a UK-based online publication called The Canary titled On the anniversary of 9/11, let’s remember that conspiracy theories are counterproductive. The article sparked an unexpectedly large amount of debate and, sadly, an even larger amount of abuse from followers of the so-called “9/11 Truth” movement. In More The post Why I’m Still Not Convinced by 9/11 Conspiracy Theories appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • A Confederacy of the Malicious
    “Men that make envy and crooked malice nourishment, dare bite the best.” – William Shakespeare People are getting sick and dying because Republicans are focused on attacking President Joe Biden for violating individual freedom for mandating injecting vaccines to combat the coronavirus, a systematic undermining of a policy implemented to save lives. These extremist Trumpist More The post A Confederacy of the Malicious appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Plot to Destroy Sagebrush on the Bighorn
    The Bighorn National Forest is one of the hidden gems of the West. With peaks towering to over 13,000 feet and spacious flower-studded meadows, the forest is an underappreciated scenic and wildlife haven of the West. Because it is often overlooked, the Forest Service management capitulates to the desires of the livestock industry. As an More The post The Plot to Destroy Sagebrush on the Bighorn appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Inflation Moderates in August
    One-time declines held down inflation in August but will likely get back to around a 2.5 percent rate in the core. When supply constraints relax, lower car prices will dampen inflation. Rents remain a huge question mark with the end of the eviction moratorium possibly being a big factor. + The overall CPI was up More The post Inflation Moderates in August appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

Kim Iversen


Truthout