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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  • The "Easy" Answer To The Bipartisan National Debt Racket
    The national debt racket is not a Trump or Biden thing. It's not a Republican or Democrat thing. They all perpetuate it. But all rackets come to an end, and it's important that as many people as possible understand what must come next, so that this "system" is never adopted again. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Are Antifa Riots 'Domestic Terrorism'?
    While the media continues to push the phony narrative that right wing domestic terrorists are going to descend on state capitals, yesterday saw the emergence of actual left wing rioters in the form of Antifa, which attacked in Portland and Seattle. Federal property was reportedly targeted. Will the press report this as "domestic terrorism" as they reported on the 1/6 Capitol melee? And, more interestingly, as the rioters screamed anti-Biden slogans: will the Biden Administration move against thi [...]
  • The Surreal Inauguration
    As 25,000 US National Guard troops from across the country are deployed in a Washington, DC, that looks like a ghost town, surely one of the strangest US presidential inaugurations in history will take place. With DC as literally a military-occupied zone, protecting an empty city for a virtual inauguration, is this all security theater? A warning? A taste of things to come? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Big Tech Censorship: Can Freedom of Speech Be Saved? -- Ron Paul on The Rubin Report
    Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Dr. Ron Paul, libertarian and former Congressman, about Big tech censorship, threats to freedom of speech, and his being caught up in the social media purge which resulted in him being temporarily censored on Facebook. Ron will discuss the power of social media censorship to silence platforms like Parler, sitting presidents like Donald Trump as well as any voices outside the mainstream. He will also discuss how the Joe Biden cabinet is packed with people w [...]
  • Fascism: When Big Government & Big Business Work Hand-in-Hand
    Benito Mussolini said that "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." When surveying modern events, along with events over the last century, is this not the major problem that we face today? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence
    By Ron Paul​With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th “violent coup attempt” at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don’t look to the mainstream media to report on this, however. Some of the same politicians and bureaucrats denouncing the ridiculous farce at the Capitol as if it were the equivalent of 9/11 have been involved for decades in planning and executing real coups overseas. [...]
  • The 'Virtual' Inauguration: Is The Threat Real, Or Overblown?
    Washington, DC has been turned into a war zone for this week's "virtual" presidential inauguration, with 20,000 National Guard troops and mass closures of bridges, roads, and the Metro. Is there a real threat of another "insurrection," or is there some over-hyping going on? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Who Are The Worst Perpetrators of Violence?
    The choice that every individual must make, and the resulting civilization (of lack of civilization) that results from the choice, is always the same. It's either peace, voluntary cooperation and exchange -- or force, violence, politics, and war. Every epoch is marked by the choices that are made. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Dealing With Big Tech Censorship - With Jeff Deist
    We're very pleased to have Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute, join us to discuss ways of dealing with Big Tech censorship. Be sure to visit https://www.Mises.org [...]
  • Corporatism = Government & Corporation Marriage, Free Markets = Government & Corporation Divorce
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Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos

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The Hill


Counterpunch

  • New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now
    Today the New York Times rediscovered its previous auto safety news beat that blossomed in the 1960s after my book, Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) caused an uproar in Detroit. Reporter Christopher Jensen told New York Times readers about a new report by a coalition of six automotive safety groups demanding that the new Biden Administration recharge the moribund, industry-dominated National Highway Traffic More The post New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • I Assert the Right to Live Free From Disinformation
    For those of us who classify ourselves as Nones—about 27 percent of the population, a broadminded, semi-coalition of nonreligious people—we must often remind the God-fearing that our goal is to live free from the fake martyrdom of those who say their right to worship and proselytize their faith is being denied. The allegation of censorship More The post I Assert the Right to Live Free From Disinformation appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Geography of the Nomos
    The Geography of the Nomos Walking to the gore through a geography of madness Built by the cult of the Nomos’ Civilization Ensnaring the globe In screaming roads At least back to Ur, The herdsman’s home Old Abraham, the nomeus Appeals to the Nomos Secure me (se curas, Rejection of care) declares That he’s prepared More The post The Geography of the Nomos appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump’s Empire
    As the Trump administration recedes into memory and Joe Biden takes the reins of the warfare state, it’s important to reflect on the changing nature of American militarism over the last decade. Trump received a lot of attention for his proclamation that “we are ending the era of endless wars.” But this was more rhetoric More The post Trump’s Empire appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Mad Dog Time
    In mid-January, Britain achieved the gruesome distinction of becoming the world leader in the Covid-19 death rate. No other nation is seeing a greater proportion of its people die of the disease, not even the Covidapalooza of the United States. It is now beyond any doubt that Boris Johnson’s Tory government has been following a More The post Mad Dog Time appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated
    Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in the city of Manaus, Brazil, came to local and federal government officials a week before the calamity led to the deaths by asphyxiation of patients afflicted with COVID-19. No modern state—such as Brazil—should have to admit that it did nothing when these warnings came in and simply allowed its own citizens to die for no reason. More The post Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Roaming Charges: New Days, Old Ways
    It's healthy for a culture to celebrate the fall of its tyrants, even petty ones like Trump, particularly when they're evicted by popular action, however contrived and constrained the mechanisms compelling their removal are. In the end, Trump limped out of DC exposed, humiliated and impotent, and back to the rising swamps of south Florida with process servers hot on his trail. Negation is a powerful, if, alas, all-too temporary, political aphrodisiac. Enjoy the buzz while it lasts, soon the thrill will be gone. More The post Roaming Charges: New Days, Old Ways appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Why Biden May Be Less Evil Than Obama and Clinton – and Why This May Not Matter All That Much in the End
    Biden seems less plagued by narcissism than Clinton and Obama, both of whom were heavily caught up in that common politico affliction. Narcissism, over the top and off the charts with Trump, is an enemy of the heartfelt concern for others that decent policy requires. More The post Why Biden May Be Less Evil Than Obama and Clinton – and Why This May Not Matter All That Much in the End appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How Capitalism’s Dogged Defenders and Propagandists Defend It From Criticism
    The more victims and critics of capitalism coalesce and thereby strengthen one another, the more that economic system is questioned and challenged. That in turn provokes capitalism’s defenders. They increasingly resort to attaching qualifying adjectives to capitalism and deflecting criticisms onto them. They say that the capitalism they support is a particular kind of capitalism. Their support depends on whether or not certain adjectives are attached to capitalism. More The post How Capitalism’s Dogged Defenders and Propagandists Defend It From Criticism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Economy Was Broken Before the Pandemic Hit
    With a new government taking office, optimism regarding the capacity of government to ‘work’ again abounds. The Biden administration is making a host of program proposals that if enacted, will benefit a lot of people. However, as laid out below, the meta-problem of a crashed, dysfunctional economy that was patched over in 2009, but never repaired, persists. This was the subtext of rising political tensions before the pandemic arrived. In fact, most readers will be surprised by how off-kilter ‘the economy’ was a decade into an alleged recovery. More The post The Economy Was Broken Before the Pandemic Hit appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • America Installs a Pope
    Can someone explain to me why, when a mob carrying spears and wearing Davy Crockett hats breaks into the Capitol, “our democracy is under assault” by insurrectionists and seditionists, while when another group takes over the Capitol with the likes of A-Rod and Bill Clinton, and lines the streets of Washington with storm troops, our democracy has suddenly been “restored”? More The post America Installs a Pope appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Homegrown Fascists
    Donald Trump’s seditious incitement to insurrection on January 6 was the political equivalent of date rape. Just as a sexual abuser attempts to see how far he can force things, Trump tested the limits of how much violence he could get away with. (And how much threatened violence – who can doubt that the mob More The post Homegrown Fascists appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Complex Life Threatened
    Throughout the world, scientists are speaking out like never before. They’re talking about an emergency situation of the health of the planet threatening “complex life,” including, by default, human life. It’s scary stuff. On this subject, America’s green NGOs prefer to address the danger by sticking to a middle ground, don’t scare people, too much More The post Complex Life Threatened appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Private Sector is “Efficient” Only at Extracting Money From Public
    There is nothing that capitalists won’t grab if they see a possibility to score a profit. Not even the most basic needs for human life, such as water, are exempt. A favorite tactic for grabbing what had once been in the public domain and converting it into private profit is the “public-private partnership.” A tactic More The post Private Sector is “Efficient” Only at Extracting Money From Public appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned ‘Jenin Jenin’
    On January 11, the Israeli Lod District Court ruled against a Palestinian film-maker, Mahmoud Bakri, ordering him to pay hefty compensation to an Israeli soldier who was accused, along with the Israeli military, of carrying out war crimes in April 2002, in the Palestinian Jenin refugee camp located in the northern occupied West Bank. The More The post Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned ‘Jenin Jenin’ appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Why the Hammonds’ Livestock Shouldn’t be Allowed on Public Land
    On the Trump administration’s last full day in office, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt reached down into the Bureau of Land Management, seized control of the decision-making process for four Oregon grazing allotments, and issued new  permits to Hammond Ranches, Inc., the same family that lost their grazing privileges to these allotments in 2014 for violating More The post Why the Hammonds’ Livestock Shouldn’t be Allowed on Public Land appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Persecution of Hazaras
    “Persecution of human beings shall be forbidden.” – Article 29, Afghanistan Constitution (2004) In January 2021, Deash (Islamic State) marked the new year by murdering eleven Hazara coal miners in Quetta, Pakistan. The world press covered the story ruminating that the murders sprout from the Shia-Sunni schism because the Hazaras are Shia and Daesh is More The post The Persecution of Hazaras appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How the Weather Was
    It began snowing the night before, and by the time Mike Mewshaw, Tom Trainum and I set out to crash John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball more than eight inches had fallen and the city was practically immobilized. At dawn, soldiers had had to use flamethrowers to clear the snow from Pennsylvania Avenue for the noontime More The post How the Weather Was appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Biden on Biodiversity: the Silence and the Promise
    On January 6, 2021, as many of us in the United States were glued to TV watching the horrors of the insurrection against the U.S Capitol, the AFP News in France posted, on its Facebook page, an infographic built with data provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which “confirmed the extinction More The post Biden on Biodiversity: the Silence and the Promise appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy
    It’s hard not to be appalled and scared by the reality denial of Donald Trump’s followers. Their willingness to insist an election was stolen, with no evidence whatsoever, is difficult to understand for those of us who like to think that people respond to facts and logic. I don’t have any easy answers to get More The post Trump Crazy and Intellectual Crazy appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Farmers’ Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture     
    With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Given that India is still an agrarian-based society, renowned journalist P Sainath says what is taking place can be described More The post Farmers’ Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture      appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Do You Remember Cuba’s Dedication to Angola?
    Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano on April 25, 1974. Many former colonies had the opportunity to define their More The post Do You Remember Cuba’s Dedication to Angola? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • What Biden Can Do Without Congress (But Won’t)
    What if it could get done now? What if all (or many) of the largest problems within the United States could be solved now? What if the most exploited, the most troubled, the most chopped-up-masticated-and-drooled-out-by-the-American-machine populations could be helped right now? No Congress. No 10 years of “building up power” just to achieve a post-abuse More The post What Biden Can Do Without Congress (But Won’t) appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Information Paradox
    The black hole information paradox raises a lot of questions. When something goes into a black hole some theories state that ‘physical information’ could be gone. This means that physical states would evolve into the same state as each other. Why is this a paradox? Because the value of a wave function of an organism More The post Information Paradox appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Rich The Poor and Climate Change
    Only the most deluded denier can now question that the global climate is dramatically changing, and that the chaos is man-made. Extreme weather events – wildfires, drought, intense heat, hurricanes – are becoming more frequent, the impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, populations and infrastructure devastating. Fueled by the industrialized nations and the lifestyles of the More The post The Rich The Poor and Climate Change appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • COVID vs. World War II
    The Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a murderous crime committed against the American people. [1] The perpetrators of that crime should be prosecuted for it. Let us compare the sacrifices in lives paid by the American people during WWII, and during YEAR ONE of COVID-19. WWII (for the U.S.A.): 7 December 1941 More The post COVID vs. World War II appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Lies that Bind
    ‘It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist.’ -Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, speaking in the UK in 1969 ‘One nation solemnly promised to a second nation More The post The Lies that Bind appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Dodging Bullets
    After the election when it seemed clear that Biden/Harris had won, a friend, and a long time anti-fascist activist said, “looks like we dodged a bullet”.  I agreed. But the events of January 6 proved us to be, despite our longstanding denunciation of Trump as a fascist, and someone working to build up a fascist More The post Dodging Bullets appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Enough of the T***p! End the White House Trumpery!
    Trump is gone, but not forgotten. The damage he’s done, the 25,000 or more lies he spewed out that led so many people to begin living in an alternative fact-free universe for the last five years, will stay with us for years unless his legacy is trashed and his millions of deluded followers wake up to More The post Enough of the T***p! End the White House Trumpery! appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Moving Past Hate: Lessons from the 1960s
    “Wasn’t that a time.” Some of you, ancient like me, might remember a song by that title, sung by Pete Seeger back in the fifties, by the Weavers, and also by Peter, Paul, and Mary. It contains a verse quite apropos today: The wars are long, the peace is frail The madmen come again There More The post Moving Past Hate: Lessons from the 1960s appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Future of War, American-Style
    Hard as it is to believe in this time of record pandemic deaths, insurrection, and an unprecedented encore impeachment, Joe Biden is now officially at the helm of the U.S. war machine.  He is, in other words, the fourth president to oversee America’s unending and unsuccessful post-9/11 military campaigns.  In terms of active U.S. combat, More The post The Future of War, American-Style appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Trump’s Bombast
    As the sun sets slowly on Trump’s presidency and we bid a not-so-fond farewell to the ex-resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, presumably leaving for exile at Mar-a-Largo, it’s worth reflecting: After all he’s said and done, what have we really learned from The Donald? By this, I don’t mean some sort of high-minded platitude, such More The post How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Trump’s Bombast appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Fossil-Fueled Fascism
    The year 2020 will be remembered in history for a deadly pandemic and a deep economic crisis that touched almost every country on earth. Hopes for a brighter 2021 were one of the few things most people could agree on. But just six days into the new year, these hopes were rudely shattered by images More The post Fossil-Fueled Fascism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • War is Not Innate to Humanity: A More Peaceful Future is Possible
    War and all of its brutality is attention-grabbing and memorable. Recollections of war and conquests tend to stick around and take up the spotlight in historical records. However, a war-centered narrative paints an incomplete picture of human history—and human nature. While there is a popular opinion in the anthropological community that war is an evolutionary, More The post War is Not Innate to Humanity: A More Peaceful Future is Possible appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty
    As a veteran concerned about issues of war and peace, I am happy to celebrate the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the important new international peace initiative. The “Nuclear Ban Treaty,” as it is also known, was approved 122-1 by the UN General Assembly in July 2017, a clear expression of More The post Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How Do We Heal Now?
    President-elect Biden frequently calls for “healing the soul of our country.” Lincoln wrote of “binding up the nation’s wounds.” Has the current exposure of our nation’s brokenness revealed an opportunity to give these words new meaning? Can we stop the bloodshed, diagnose symptoms, treat root causes? To heal is to return to an original state More The post How Do We Heal Now? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The New Year Will Be Worse Than the Old Unless We Can Defend Something Besides Capitalism
    We are both preachers and our faith tells us the well-being of any nation’s soul is tied to the welfare of its most vulnerable people. – William Barber and Liz Theoharis, What Biden and Harris Owe to the Poor, NY Times, 12/31/20 The virus has returned in full and terrifying force. But public goodwill seems not More The post The New Year Will Be Worse Than the Old Unless We Can Defend Something Besides Capitalism appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Message Progressives Should Send to Voters
    We’re living through a slow-motion societal collapse. We all feel it. The stress of working grueling hours and not making ends meet; the indignity of living in a society where, even in the middle of a pandemic, you can’t get decent healthcare without paying absurd amounts of money; the absurdity of a world where 100 More The post The Message Progressives Should Send to Voters appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Can We Ever Trust the Police Again?
    Having lived and protested in the streets of D.C., I was shocked to see the U.S. Capitol breached by insurrectionists denying the outcome of last year’s presidential election. As an activist, I’ve gotten scrutiny visiting the Capitol just for wearing politicized attire. So it was truly remarkable to watch as a predominantly white mob, encouraged More The post Can We Ever Trust the Police Again? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Post-Covid, We Should Take a Leaf Out of Cuba’s Book and Abolish Professional Sports
    2020 saw multiple professional sports leagues struggle as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In March, the NHL paused its 2019-2020 regular season while Major League Baseball cancelled spring training games. In June, the NBA then temporarily suspended its 2019-2020 season in order to “safeguard the health and well-being of NBA fans, players, team and More The post Post-Covid, We Should Take a Leaf Out of Cuba’s Book and Abolish Professional Sports appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • It’s Funny, But It’s No Joke!
    “Man, it’s hard doing comedy”. What? That was Chris Rock on January 12th talking with Stephen Colbert. Two of America’s funniest comedians were struck silent by the infamy at the U.S. Capitol days before. Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon were similarly muted that week. Apart from a few jabs at the ‘MAGA monsters’, our energized More The post It’s Funny, But It’s No Joke! appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Workers Need Paid Sick Leave, ASAP
    Late last year, Congress allowed federal mandatory emergency paid leave benefits to expire. That left millions of American workers more vulnerable to catching — and spreading — COVID-19. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed in March 2020, required certain employers to provide employees two weeks leave at regular pay if they were experiencing COVID-19 More The post Workers Need Paid Sick Leave, ASAP appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Making New friends: Meet an Iranian
    There has never been a more opportune time than now for each of us to do our part to develop peace between nations. With the current ubiquity of online communications spanning the globe, every person with access to a PC or smartphone can share their experiences and insights in seconds, to those near and far. More The post Making New friends: Meet an Iranian appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Killing Nora: The Real Reason Trump Should Have Been Impeached
    It’s pretty much an open secret at this point that all American presidents are certifiable war criminals, even the supposedly good ones. Thomas Jefferson killed the Indians he admired and raped his slaves when he wasn’t busy denouncing slavery. FDR put an entire race in concentration camps and even that dovish hayseed, Jimmy Carter, was More The post Killing Nora: The Real Reason Trump Should Have Been Impeached appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Hey, Joe, Where You Goin’ With That Pen in Your Hand?
    On his first partial day as president,  Joe Biden issued 17 “executive orders, memorandums and proclamations” — two more than America’s first five presidents issued over their 36 years in office. Ol’ Joe obviously walked off the inaugural stage with his honeymoon plans well-laid. While I don’t personally respect presidential honeymoons for either party, I More The post Hey, Joe, Where You Goin’ With That Pen in Your Hand? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Dedicate Presidents’ Day to Healing? Not This Year.
    On February 15, Presidents’ Day, Americans must liberally apply sanitizer all over the office of the presidency. While custodial staff deep cleaned every nook and cranny of the White House before the Bidens moved in, after enduring four years of a tyrannical president injecting poison into the body politic we citizens also have to play More The post Dedicate Presidents’ Day to Healing? Not This Year. appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Time I Got Coffee With Hollywood Satanists
    In the interest of stemming the QAnon conspiracy theories about Satanist pedophile rings in Hollywood, I’d like to share my experience with actual Satanists in Hollywood. The truth is so much more boring than the (completely false) conspiracy theories. It’s worth starting with the original Satanic panic of the 1980s. I recommend the account relayed More The post The Time I Got Coffee With Hollywood Satanists appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

Kim Iversen


Truthout