The United Nations (UN) is showing their commitment to the ongoing struggle for women’s rights throughout the world by including an Islamic dictatorship on their Commission on the Status of Women. They recently announced that Saudi Arabia would be added to the body. The UN had previously made the Saudi Arabian ambassador, Faisal bin Hassan Trad the head of a key human rights panel a couple years back. This outraged watchdog groups, but the UN was oblivious to those concerns and apparently considers Saudi Arabia to be a crucial vanguard for human rights for their organization. Saudi Arabia is an undemocratic Wahabbist kingdom whose leaders believe in a strict interpretation of the Koran. “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, in a public statement. “It’s absurd.” According to a Human Rights Watch report released in late 2015, women are not permitted on the streets of Saudi Arabia unless they are accompanied…
In a time where naked parasitic leftism is running wild, libertarians are faced with a choice. They can either stand and fight against this menace, or wave the white flag of surrender. This seems like it would be an easy choice for any lover of liberty, but if you listen to certain voices within the movement, cowardice is the most noble of options. “The left-wing combatants claim to be anarchists, and yet are furthering the state,” commentator Dan Sanchez wrote in a FEE column. “The right-wing combatants claim to be for liberty, and yet are putting liberty in danger. If these conflicts continue to escalate, no matter which side “wins,” liberty will lose.” Sanchez’s commentary is indicative of the academic, elitist, ivory tower mindset that plagues the libertarian movement. This mindset fosters passive inaction and stagnation. It has gotten especially pernicious since Ron Paul retired from public life. Isolated in his bubble, Sanchez and others like him have forgotten what the people need right now. They don’t need a…
On Friday, we published an article titled ‘Cato VP Attacks Ron Paul, Calls His Ideas a “Hideous Corruption Of Libertarian Ideas”‘ written by senior contributor Alex Witoslawski. As the article was beginning to gain traction and go viral, Facebook decided to censor it—issuing temporary bans for anyone who merely shared the writing. Dozens of people have reported being censored immediately after sharing the article. Some of the error warnings suggested that malware could have been involved, but that was a deception. Rather than admitting to their practice of muzzling speech, Facebook apparently gives random error messages to baffle users and throw them off the trail. Most of the people afflicted were put out of commission for two days, unable to share links to content on the social media platform. From a strictly libertarian perspective, Facebook has the right to act in completely abhorrent and disgusting ways. Conversely, we have the right to expose the truth about this entity and work to build consumer pressure against their reprehensible policies until…
President Trump is wavering on many key campaign promises, including his call to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that permits illegal immigrants who have been in America since they were children to stay in the country without prosecution. This is not acceptable for Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who says that a lawsuit may be in order if Trump refuses to enforce immigration laws. “Is [Trump] going to force us to go back to court again?” King asked in an interview with the Daily Caller. King went on to say, “It is impossible to return the respect of the rule of law in regards with immigration.” King is dismayed with Trump’s reversal on DACA, and his anguish is shared by grassroots Trump supporters around the country. Trump’s lack of results on the immigration issue and reports of turmoil inside the White House have given his supporters cause for alarm. King is allied closely with Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, who is seemingly in Trump’s dog…
Rumors of Milo’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. After a media hit job forced the controversial tech journalist to resign from his post at Breitbart, Yiannopoulos is officially back and more inflammatory than ever. He announced today that he will be hosting “Free Speech Week” at University of California-Berkeley. “Free speech has never been more under threat in America — especially at the supposed home of the free speech movement,” Yiannopoulos said in a press release posted on his Facebook. “I will bring activists, writers, artists, politicians, YouTubers, veterans and drag queens from across the ideological spectrum to lecture, march, and party.” He did not give a date for when his week of festivities will commence, but regardless of the specifics, there will assuredly be a serious amount of push-back from ANTIFA and other leftist agitators. When Milo attempted to give a speech earlier this year in Berkeley, the town was set in flames while police refused to do anything about to keep the peace. Milo is undeterred by…
Although Trump has already bombed Syria and is posturing aggressively on Iran and North Korea, recent comments indicate that he will be taking a less militarist stance on Libya. He announced at a press conference that he sees no further role for the United States regarding the African nation. “I do not see a (US) role in Libya,” Trump said during a joint press conference yesterday with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. “I think the United States has right now enough roles,” Trump said. This came immediately after Gentiloni said that the United States’ role in Libya is “critical.” Trump snapped back to make it clear that the tragic circumstances in Libya are no longer the concern of his administration or the American people. President Obama’s intervention into Libya, backed by the North American Treaty Organization (NATO), turned the country into a haven for radical Islam after disposing secular dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Recent reports of slave markets being prevalent in the area have horrified the world, prompting…
Former United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage officially squelched rumors that he will run for the House of Commons this year. He announced in a Telegraph op/ed today that although the prospects may be tempting, he will not be running for a United Kingdom parliamentary seat. Farage, who still serves as a member of the European Parliament for South East England, was expected by many observers to run for office after he engineered the stunningly successful Brexit vote last year. That victory gave him a great deal of political capital, but Farage is not ready to cash it in on a return to British politics quite yet. “I have decided that I will not stand in this election but fight for Brexit in Europe,” Farage said. The reasoning behind his decision is to ensure that the Brexit goes through appropriately without any deceptions. Farage has worked for decades on this project, and wants to keep international bureaucrats from sabotaging his hard work. “I have a front row…
Due to threats of violence from leftist groups, the University of California-Berkeley has canceled Ann Coulter’s speech scheduled for later this month. The hard-right polemicist is unfettered though, and says her speech will go on with or without government permission. UC-Berkeley issued a series of demands required for Coulter to speak on their campus, according to Young Americans for Freedom, the event sponsors. “Coulter, we were informed, would be required to deliver her speech in the afternoon; only students would be allowed to attend; and the speech location would not be announced until close to the event,” Spencer Brown wrote in a YAF article. Coulter complied with all of these demands provided that Oakland police would do their jobs and the University would denounce any violence or disruptions to her speech as intolerable. In response, UC-Berkeley decided to cancel the event completely. “This is as clear-cut a case as it gets that public universities are using taxpayer dollars to shut down conservative speech, while allowing liberal speech only,” Brown…
Fresh off of his demonstration of power last weekend, Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman is ready for the next phase of his resistance plan. Anticipating that there will be many more conflicts between patriots and ANTIFA in the days to come, Chapman has combined forces with controversial Libertarian Party member Augustus Invictus to develop a legal guild of sorts. “The point of this organization is to protect the rights of all persons engaged in protests like the one at Berkeley this weekend,” Invictus said in a Facebook post detailing the new project. “The Antifa have a network of left-wing attorneys who advise them of their rights and help them to escape criminal culpability when they commit acts of violence against law-abiding citizens.” Invictus and Chapman aim to defend the rights of patriotic protesters against left-wing agitators. Both men have drawn frequent ire from the left due to their activism. Invictus and his supporters have been attacked by ANTIFA during rallies, and terror threats forced a libertarian festival to be shut…
Analysts from the Tax Revolution Institute (TRI), a Washington D.C.-based libertarian thinktank, are attempting to read the entire federal tax code outside the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building. They will read for 14 straight hours today through the convoluted minutia of the documents, hoping to finish reading it in its entirety when the day is concluded. They are calling their display the “Tax Day Reading of Our Glorious Tax Code” and it is already underway. The livestream of this demonstration can be found here. “Complying with the tax code costs the United States a cool trillion dollars per year. That’s the entire GDP of Mexico,” TRI Communications Director Robin Koerner said in a Liberty Beacon op/ed. In the fiscal year 2016, the federal government confiscated an incredible $3.27 trillion from taxpayers, which set a new record. Income taxes contributed a staggering $1.55 trillion to that total, nearly half of the revenue collected. This still wasn’t enough to cover the operating costs of the federal government, as they still ran…
Although the University officially canceled the event, that is not going to stop controversial ethnonationalist Richard Spencer from speaking in Auburn, AL tonight. He will be giving his speech only a few days after the brouhaha in Berkeley amidst a tumultuous battleground of fiery left and right wing forces. “An injunction has been filed,” Richard Spencer said in an interview with the Auburn University student newspaper. “We feel the law is on our side. I think it’s very clear. The Supreme Court has been unequivocal in terms of supporting people in situations like ours.” Spencer was set to speak in a university building, but Auburn University canceled last week due to security concerns. Thus, he will be giving his speech instead at a campus “free-speech zone” at from 7pm to 9pm tonight where he will spread his identitarian message to his alt-right followers. ANTIFA is expected to have a heavy presence at the event as well, and clashes are anticipated. “What I’m going to do now is I’m going…
The Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Nevada has proposed an elaborate sabotage campaign based on far leftist tactics – to take down their own conference! David Colborne, Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, used the official website of state party to propose a sabotage campaign of their own Party’s conference to deny certain libertarian undesirables their right to organize within the Party. Although he was not mentioned specifically in the article, many links clearly indicate that the “polarizing” figure referenced by the article is Augustus Invictus. In his post titled “The Max Power Way” on the LP of Nevada blog, Colborne blamed Invictus for hiding “behind pregnant women” after ANTIFA leftists threatened a pregnant woman who is apart of his political circle. From there, Colborne suggested that the established leadership of the Libertarian Party of Florida sabotage their own conference in order to preserve “the status quo indefinitely.”
There are a number of incongruent ideologies jockeying for influence within the Trump White House. Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner has emerged as one of the most powerful early on. Despite receiving a great deal of flak from conservatives and libertarians for his supposedly progressive outlook, there may be an issue where his influence on the White House can be appreciated: criminal justice reform. According to a New York Times report, Kushner is pushing for criminal justice reform on issues such as ending mandatory minimums. However, he is faced with resistance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a long-time drug warrior who favors harsh sentencing. Kushner’s agenda is possibly being undermined by Trump staffers who question his credentials, the report claims.
Although he was arrested for his role in the melee, Kyle Chapman, a.k.a. the Based Stickman, is declaring the free speech rally that he helped organize in Berkeley on Saturday to be a smashing success. “We have effectively defeated ANTIFA. We have got them driven back all the way away from the park… They tried to attack us earlier, we destroyed them and ran them all the way down the street,” Chapman said.
Yesterday, a series of rallies took place throughout the country to protest President Donald Trump’s unreleased tax returns. While this has been a non-issue for many months now for most Americans, the specious nature of these protests have caused many people to cry foul—even the President himself. Trump tweeted the following on Easter Sunday, “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!” On the Tax March website, the usual suspects are listed as partners for the march. At the top of the list is MoveOn.org, a notorious left-wing outfit funded by billionaire George Soros. Other familiar leftist entities credited with helping to organize the march include the SEIU, Indivisible, the National Education Association, Color of Change, and the American Federation of Workers.
The Trump administration is changing course from the policies of his predecessor in a number of stark ways, perhaps most drastically when it comes to climate change. President Trump boasts that America is once again open for business, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s dismay regarding the Paris climate agreement reflects those sentiments. “Paris is something that we need to really look at closely,” Pruitt said on a “Fox & Friends” broadcast. “It’s something we need to exit in my opinion… It’s a bad deal for America. It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030. We front-loaded all of our costs.”
Kyle Chapman, known popularly as the ‘Based Stickman’ or ‘Alt-Knight’ after a well-publicized beatdown of ANTIFA put him in the news, is heading back to Berkeley for round two. This time, he has some serious backup. He will be joined by Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone, Vaughn Neville, and others for a Patriots Day rally scheduled for Saturday. Heavy leftist opposition is anticipated for the rally. Chapman has already been assaulted this week while filming a publicity shot for the rally in a public park. In the video, Chapman was stalked and harassed by ANTIFA thugs before a fight ensued. Chapman posted that he was arrested for his role in the incident. Nevertheless, he remains undeterred and is ready for this weekend’s demonstration.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was signed into law last year to give recourse to the victims of terrorism to actually sue the alleged perpetrators. This has put Saudi interests under the gun for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as a multi-billion dollar lawsuit has been filed against them. Over two dozen U.S. insurers affiliated with Travelers Cos (TRV.N) have filed a massive $4.2 billion dollar lawsuit against the Saudis, according to a Reuters report. Defendents include Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE, National Commercial Bank 1180.SE, aviation contractor Dallah Avco, the Mohamed Binladin Co, the Muslim World League, and other philanthrophic organizations that supposedly “aided and abetted” the culprits of the 9/11 attacks.
The Trump administration is weighing different options regarding Syria at the present moment after a chemical weapons attack widely attributed to the Assad regime. The biggest chasm has developed between White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster over whether or not to start a ground war in the region. According to a Bloomberg View report, McMaster is advocating a full-scale invasion of Syria, with 50,000 ground troops. Conservative journalist Mike Cernovich had previously warned that McMaster, in league with the disgraced former CIA Director David Petraeus, was pushing for sending as many as 150,000 conventional forces to Syria. Bannon believes that this would create a “new Iraq war” and has derided McMaster to his colleagues for his proposal.
In a startling turn of events, President Donald Trump has thrown his anti-globalist mandate to the wind. In just one day, Trump reversed his stance on labeling China a currency manipulator, announced his support for expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), indicated his willingness to keep Janet Yellen at the helm of the Federal Reserve, and affirmed his support for the Import/Export bank. “The secretary-general and I had a productive discussion on what more NATO can do in the fight against terrorism,” Trump said at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday. “I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change and now they do fight terrorism… I said it was obsolete. It is now longer obsolete.” Additionally, Trump claims he is “now open” to keeping current Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen in her post. “I do like a low-interest rate policy, I must be honest with you,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. In another…
In an incredible display of tone-deaf arrogance, corporate media stalwart Andrea Mitchell complained about dishonesty and a lack of access from the Trump White House. Mitchell’s boisterousness even drew the ire of a Russian bureaucrat during a State Department press conference today. “I have never seen anything like this where people just flat-out lie,” NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell said in a recent Politico interview. “You know, black is white and white is black, and they mislead you. It’s really disconcerting to see the podium in the White House briefing room being used to mislead or misdirect or obfuscate.”
Even though he failed to win the Democratic Presidential nomination last year, Bernie Sanders won a large national platform to spread his message. His message is typically seen as populist and anti-establishment, but on the issue of Syria, Sanders is lining up next to Hillary Clinton and the military industrial complex in calling for regime change. “Let’s all recognize that, in a world full of disgusting dictators, Bashar Assad maybe ranks at the top… We’ve got to work with countries around the world for a political solution to get rid of this guy and to finally bring peace and stability to this country,” Sanders said in a Meet the Press interview this weekend.
The neoconservatives are once again emboldened after Trump’s military strike on Syria last week. Former George W. Bush advisor Elliott Abrams is offering some unsolicited advice for President Trump: Dump Steve Bannon as chief political strategist. “He’s not a good influence on the president,” Abrams said to a reporter during a Politico interview. He apparently smiled ear-to-ear while discussing the prospects of Bannon’s removal. Furthermore, he is a firm proponent of Jared Kushner’s increased influence in the White House. Kushner is Trump’s son-in-law and the head of the new White House Office of American Innovation.
Donald Trump faced the first true test of his Presidency this past week, and failed abysmally. After a chemical attack in Syria that was attributed without any real evidence to President Bashir al-Assad, Trump threw his relatively non-interventionist stance in the trash immediately to appease the neocons and other Washington D.C. swamp rats, launching airstrikes against the Syrian government. While Trump faltered, a truly masculine leader with big hands reacted like a professional. Vladimir Putin refused to budge to the neocon war machine and throw Assad under the bus at their behest. He refused to feed into the globalist propaganda narratives pushing the world toward conflict. He didn’t care that the western media was making him or Assad out to be bogeymen. Putin urged for restraint while Trump was rushing to war. He stood strong under the pressure while Trump whimpered. Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu that “it was unacceptable to make groundless accusations against anyone without conducting a detailed and unbiased investigation.”
In the wake of President Trump’s missile strikes in Syria, many observers are alarmed over the possibility of the United States being involved in another full-blown war. However, the Trump Administration is indicating that this strike is more of an isolated incident than a substantiative change of policy. “I would not in any way attempt to extrapolate that to a change in our policy or posture relative to our military activities in Syria today. There has been no change in that status,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “I think it does demonstrate that President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line and cross the line on violating commitments they’ve made and cross the line in the most heinous of ways.”
Neoconservatives could not be happier after President Trump bombed Syria last night in a retaliatory measure against President Bashir Al-Assad for alleged chemical attacks that were released on video for the world to see. “This is the challenge of Bashar al-Assad and then we’ve also got ISIS, so we’ve also got ISIS so we’ve got a long way to go,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said to MSNBC. “But, the signal that was sent last night is a very, very important one.” McCain wasn’t the only neocon jubilant with the prospect of more war. His great friend and fellow militarist Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was also delighted with Trump’s unauthorized and extrajudicial military strikes. “Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action. For that, he deserves the support of the American people,” Graham said in a press release. He went on to champion further measures that would decimate the Assad regime, and create a situation similar to what occurred after American intervention in…
Recent reports of a chemical attack that was allegedly perpetrated by Syrian President Bashir Al-Assad onto his own people has President Trump reconsidering his stance of neutrality in the Syrian civil war. He is even considering direct military action, a CNN report claims. “It crossed a lot of lines for me,” Trump said in a press conference regarding the recent chemical attack in Syria. “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal – people were shocked to hear what gas it was. That crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line, many, many lines.”
Ferguson, Missouri was ground zero for the police violence that set a national movement into motion. Nearly three years after the town was set ablaze after 18-year-old Mike Brown was killed by a police officer, substantiative reforms have been approved by the voters in the hopes of preventing deadly tragedies from happening in the future. 71 percent of Ferguson residents voted in favor of putting body cameras on police while only 29 percent opposed on Tuesday. It appeared on the ballot as “Prop. A-Body Cameras” and received overwhelming support. Body cameras on police has been an often-discussed reform in Ferguson for years, but a city-wide policy was never put into effect. The successful ballot measure will make sure that policy changes.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is calling for former National Security Advisor Susan Rice to “testify under oath“ after reports broke indicating that she used her power to spy on President Trump’s associates during campaign season. “I don’t think we should discount how big a deal it was that Susan Rice was looking at these, and she needs to be asked, did President Obama ask her to do this? Was this a directive from President Obama? I think she ought to testify under oath on this,” Paul said, according to a Hill report. “I think she should be asked under oath, did she reveal it to the Washington Post.”
After completing a widely publicized golf outing with President Trump, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is moderating his stance regarding the full repeal of Obamacare. Instead of demanding for subsidies to be fully repealed, Paul indicated that he would settle for a mere reduction in subsidies to make a passable bill. “I think the compromise could be keeping some of the underlying payments in Obamacare, some small percentage of them, in order to placate the people who want that, but not affirmatively putting it in the bill,” Paul said. “Conservatives want 100 percent repeal, let’s say moderates want 80 percent repeal. Let’s vote on 90 percent repeal and be done with it.”
Former national security adviser Susan Rice conducted unwarranted spying in an apparent attempt to influence last year’s election results, as sources have produced evidence that she frequently requested information from intelligence reports about individuals connected to the Trump Presidential campaign and transition team. “Smoking gun found! Obama pal and noted dissembler Susan Rice said to have been spying on Trump campaign,” Sen. Rand Paul tweeted today in response to the startling allegations.
The past week has not been encouraging for freedom lovers and liberty-minded individuals who hope to work with President Trump. Trump has effectively thrown the House Freedom Caucus under the bus after they refused to pass unpopular health care legislation. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was the baby of House Speaker Paul Ryan. It was crafted in back rooms, saved most of the harmful anti-market provisions within Obamacare, and would have put the GOP on the hook for the impending disaster. Trump should be thanking the House Freedom Caucus for helping to torpedo this mess. Instead, Trump has waged war against them.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated that regime change is no longer the official policy regarding Syria, where embattled President Bashar Al-Assad is fighting a civil war against ISIS and other Islamist factions. This is a serious departure in policy from the Obama/Hillary/Neocon doctrine of nation-building and extreme militarism, and Sen. John McCain is far from pleased. Although the Trump Administration is boosting drone strikes in the Middle East and actually has boots on the ground in Syria, that is not enough to satisfy McCain’s longing for war. In addition to the Trump regime furthering America’s overseas presence, McCain demands aggressive belligerence toward the Syrian regime as well.
Julian Assange and Wikileaks are continuing their dump of #Vault7 documents, a treasure trove of information that is displaying the true hacking capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Earlier today, Wikileaks exposed Marble, a sophisticated program giving the CIA the capability to leave a digital footprint mimicking a foreign government after conducting clandestine hacking operations. In their press release regarding Marble, Wikileaks stated the following, “Marble is used to hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA… It is ‘[D]esigned to allow for flexible and easy-to-use obfuscation” as “string obfuscation algorithms (especially those that are unique) are often used to link malware to a specific developer or development shop.’”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) provided some unique insight in how the ongoing conflict between the Freedom Caucus formed during a recent appearance on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, a FOX News program. Gohmert explained that it was establishment figures close to the President who got in his ear and told him to take a hard-line approach against the Freedom Caucus for refusing to support the American Health Care Act (AHCA). He explained exactly what took place behind the scenes. “The President agreed with us twice, and each time Priebus and Ryan said, ‘No, no, no, you can’t do that.’ He wanted to make a deal, he was ready to make a deal, and we were negotiating with Paul and Kevin McCarthy right up through Tuesday, and all of a sudden, they had a meeting and they decided we are so close to having the number we need, let’s… get the President to help us go to war with the people that defended the President when Ryan and those…
Liberty-minded conservatives are feeling a bit of solace after Sen. Rand Paul’s tweet on Sunday afternoon following a golf outing with the President, indicating that serious health care reform is right around the corner. “I had a great time today with [President Trump] and believe we are getting closer to an agreement on health care,” Sen. Paul said in the tweet. A fierce opponent of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Paul is giving hope that the legislature can craft something better for the American people with Trump’s assistance.
The Trump administration’s attacks on principled conservatives continue, as social media director has called for Rep. Justin Amash to receive a primary challenge to his House seat in 2018. “[President Donald Trump] is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. [Rep. Amash] is a big liability,” White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr. said in a Saturday morning tweet. “#TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary.” Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is a stalwart of the House Freedom Caucus, who has frequently found himself at odds with President Trump on a wide variety of issues. Amash even went so far as to call for President Trump to step down after his now infamous remarks regarding grabbing women were leaked to the media last October.
President Donald Trump is continuing his assault on the House Freedom Caucus after ‘Obamacare 2.0’ failed to receive a vote last week. However, the President is receiving serious backlash on social media from legislators as well as concerned constituents regarding his comments. This morning, President Trump tweeted the following, “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”
Leftist academic Noam Chomsky is a staunch critic of American imperialism and corporatism, but that still didn’t stop him from endorsing Hillary Clinton for President last year. Having failed in his Hillary advocacy, Chomsky is resorting to the conspiracy mongering that he has frequently derided throughout his career as a fear-mongering ploy against President Trump. “In order to maintain his popularity, the Trump administration will have to try to find some means of rallying the support and changing the discourse from the policies that they are carrying out, which are basically a wrecking ball, to something else… We shouldn’t put aside the possibility that there would be some kind of staged or alleged terrorist act, which can change the country instantly,” Chomsky said in a recent interview with AlterNet.
Judge Andrew Napolitano’s future as a FOX News analyst looked to be in serious jeopardy after he alleged that Trump was likely wiretapped by British intelligence. Just a week later, the pull-no-punches libertarian jurist is back on the network and offering no apologies regarding the work that facilitated his brief suspension. As reported by the Liberty Conservative, Napolitano was given an indefinite leave of absence on Mar. 20 after the Trump Administration referenced his claims, sparking a national firestorm. Despite the controversy, Napolitano refused to back down nine days later during his return appearance on America’s Newsroom.
The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a measure today that would audit the Federal Reserve, in spite of intense opposition from Democratic legislators and global banking sector. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017, more commonly referred to as “Audit the Fed.” It is the copy of legislation that Massie introduced in the past, based on Rep. Ron Paul’s signature bill that he introduced repeatedly over the course of his Congressional career.
The Trump Administration is escalating its presence in Northern Iraq to include over 300 additional U.S. troops from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in an attempt to beat back the presence of ISIS in the city. The move is slated to be temporary, but no timeline for withdrawal has been given. A Mar. 27 Military Times report on the escalation stated, “The paratroopers comprise two infantry companies and a route-clearance platoon from the division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, according to a U.S. defense official, who spoke to Military Times on the condition of anonymity.” They were scheduled to depart for their mission yesterday.
After the Freedom Caucus stopped House Majority Speaker Paul Ryan’s health care bill from even receiving a floor vote, conservatives and libertarians were elated, but serious consequences may be on the way if White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s words are any indicator. Conservatives and libertarians hoping their health care victory would result in Trump embracing their agenda have reason to be concerned. Some very choice words made by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon regarding the Freedom Caucus to the mainstream media cast serious doubt on the likelihood of an alliance forming between limited government advocates and the White House.
Infowars founder Alex Jones, best known for his bombastic pronouncements of government conspiracy, is apologizing for his coverage of PizzaGate, a theory deduced from Wikileaks disclosures which allege that Comet Ping Pong, run by the well-connected James Alefantis, was the hub of an elite child sex-trafficking network. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” Jones said. “We apologize to the extent our commentaries could be construed as negative statements about Mr. Alefantis or Comet Ping Pong, and we hope that anyone else involved in commenting on Pizzagate will do the same thing.”
Terror threats from ANTIFA leftists have put next weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Liberty Festival in jeopardy. After left-libertarians released a call to arms vowing resistance, bomb threats were allegedly called in to the Hilton in Harrisburg, who were forced to cancel the event. “To me, it is horrifying that in the United States a fringe group can get away with its threats of violence, but such is the world in which we live,” event organizer Steve Scheetz said in a public Facebook post explaining the situation. The entire controversy arose after a debate was scheduled between former Libertarian Party Senate hopeful Augustus Invictus and Will Coley of Muslims for Liberty on the issue of border security. ANTIFA-aligned left-libertarians took umbrage with the fact that Invictus, who they allege to be a fascist without any clear evidence, was allowed to speak at the event. Instead of finding a like-minded group that doesn’t respect the values of free speech and free expression, they declared war against the event instead. But not every libertarian…
The House Freedom Caucus scored a big political victory yesterday, as their fierce opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) prevented the controversial legislation from even bring brought up for a vote on the floor. “I applaud House conservatives for keeping their word to the American people,” Senator Rand Paul said in a statement. In spite of legislating from a different chamber, Paul was in the corner of the House Freedom Caucus from the start urging members to stand strong and even giving them pointers from President Trump’s signature book The Art of the Deal in a well-received publicity stunt.
Billionaire internationalist and philanthropist David Rockefeller died Monday at the age of 101. One of the most influential men of his time, Rockefeller had a direct hand in shaping global politics for many decades, but now his legacy looks very much uncertain. Rockefeller was the Chief Executive Officer of The Chase Manhattan Bank for many years and cultivated a vast fortune through international banking. He had an estimated value of $3 billion at the time of his passing. Additionally, he gave billions of his money to charitable causes that have endeared him to millions across the world. However, it is his political legacy that has drawn ire from critics across the spectrum.
After ISIS took credit for a knife and vehicle attack in Britain killing four innocent people on Wednesday, London mayor Sadiq Khan offered words of sympathy, but critics are focusing their ire on a controversial statement that he made last year about terror attacks being ‘part and parcel of living in a big city.’ The attack was allegedly committed by Khalid Masood, a UK native with a criminal record called by ISIS to be “a soldier of the Islamic State.” Police believe Masood’s killing spree was an act of terrorism, according to an ABC News report. In a post-attack statement, Khan urged vigilance.
The Libertarian Party has officially chosen “I’m THAT Libertarian” as the next slogan for their biannual national convention in remembrance of 2016 Presidential hopeful Marc Feldman, who passed away last year. He gave an impassioned speech that was widely seen as one of the highlights of the conference. At a tumultuous and divisive Libertarian National convention that caused bitter divisions within the party, Feldman’s unifying, passionate message was an across-the-board hit. A relative unknown at the time going up against several noteworthy competitors with national profiles, Feldman stole the show with his closing remarks – even his rivals were laughing and applauding. Tragically, he would pass away a month after the convention of natural causes at the age of 56.
FBI Director James Comey announced Monday that the agency will be pursuing an investigation regarding Russian influence on the last year’s Presidential election, including any possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump. This comes after reports that Democrats are backing away from their Russia claims. “I’ve been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” FBI Director James Comey said to the House Intelligence Committee. “That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”