President Trump signaled over the weekend that he would withdraw from the 1987 INF nuclear treaty which prohibited missiles and missile launchers with a range from 500KM to 5,000KM. Is leaving the treaty in the US interest, as Trump claims? Who's cheating? What are the real reasons Trump's getting out? China?
The economy is not a machine, and the Fed is not a mechanic. Terms like an "overheating" economy," and "stepping on the gas," or "slamming on the brakes," are all nonsense. The idea that that anyone is capable of "running the economy" is a pure fairy tale. Ron Paul discusses this very popular myth.
The United Arab Emirates hired a US-based private military contractor company run by an Israeli-American to provide American military-trained special forces to assassinate members of a Yemeni political party. What's wrong with this picture?
The attacks on free speech are not coming from uniformed government officials shutting down newspapers. But that doesn't mean they are not coming from the government. How are "social media" companies and government working together to turn us into a nation of sheep?
Nikki Haley was among the most outspokenly pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian US diplomat in history. She took Washington's previous policy of unwaveringly backing Israel at the UN to a whole new level. With Nikki gone, will US policy become more even-handed in the Middle East?
President Trump's threat of "severe" repercussions if the Saudis are found to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi were met with more threats from the Saudi side, including from a media figure close to the royal family who warned of high oil prices and a shift of alliances. Meanwhile Secretary of State Pompeo is in the air heading to Saudi Arabia to get to the bottom of the missing journalist.
The Fed created what Presidential Candidate Trump accurately described as a "big, fat, ugly bubble." Curiously, as President, Trump re-branded the ugly bubble as 'the greatest economy in American history.' But now that the bubble is losing air, the President is flipping back to calling the Fed "crazy." What's the truth behind all of the flip-flops?
The disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey has led to a global outcry against the Saudi government and particularly against crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman. The Senate has sent a letter to President Trump demanding US action. There is a very good reason to break with the Saudis, but it has little to do with a possibly murdered journalist...
"Clear Sky 2018" opened yesterday, bringing NATO troops and equipment into Ukraine for a joint military exercise. US Air Force jets will operate over Ukraine in a show of force against what is claimed to be an "imminent threat" of Russian attack. Will Trump be sucked further into the mess created by Obama's 2014 coup?
The strange disappearance of Saudi "critic" and Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi has led even Washington's neocons to come down hard on the Saudi government and particularly crown prince MBS. Is a shift in US/Saudi relations in the works?
Yesterday marked the 17th year of what they called "Operation Enduring Freedom," the invasion of Afghanistan. But the longest war in US history has not produced freedom. It has only been enduring. It's a slow-motion lost cause, but Washington keeps pumping money and military in.
Senator Bernie Sanders wants to cap the amount of assets that big financial institutions hold. But how does Sanders, or government, or anyone know how big a company should be? Such laws would be totally arbitrary, would not prevent financial crises and bailouts, and would leave the root of our broken monetary system in place. Ron Paul discusses on today's Liberty Report.
The International Court of Justice, a UN body tasked with settling disputes, has ruled that parts of new US sanctions on Iran are illegal. Specifically, sanctions on humanitarian items, food, and spare parts for civil aviation. Washington has condemned the unanimous ruling and vows to ignore it.
Annoyed that the Saudis refuse to increase oil production, President Trump yesterday threatened Saudi Arabia that US military protection could be withdrawn and that the Saudi regime wouldn't last without it. Is the US military a mercenary force? And what's really behind spiking oil prices?
As often happens, the US trade war with China is heating up and spilling over to the military realm. Recent skirmishes in the South China Sea are just part of the increasing militarization of the dispute. How hot will the dispute get? Is there anyone in the Trump Administration who will cool it down?
The US Secretary of the Interior told an audience in Pennsylvania recently that one option open to the US to slow Russian energy exports is a naval blockade. The Russian senate replied by stating the obvious: such a move would be an act of war. Why the threats and bluster? What's the endgame?