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Blago Is Free

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Feb 20, 2020

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On Tuesday, February 18, President Trump with excellent judgment commuted the 14 year prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, aka “Blago.”
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Drug War Obtuseness

Jacob G. Hornberger Feb 20, 2020

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Sometimes I wonder how super-smart people can be so obtuse when it comes to the drug war. A recent example of this phenomenon is Ioan Grillo, a contributing editor for the New York Times. Grillo is the author of two books on the drug war: El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency, which was translated into five languages and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and his new book Gangster Warlords.

Clearly, Ioan Grillo is a super-smart person.

The problem is that he, like so many other super-smart people in the mainstream press, is also super-obtuse when it comes to the war on drugs.

Grillo thinks he has found a way to win the war on drugs. In an op-ed entitled “Dismantling Mexico’s Narco State,” he says that the secret is for the Mexican and US governments to start targeting for criminal prosecution Mexican government officials who protect the drug cartels. The corruption within the Mexican government would then be ended, which would mean an end to the official protection for the drug cartels and drug lords, which would enable law enforcement to finally — finally — shut them down. Victory in the drug war!

Why, that’s ingenious! Why didn’t anyone come up with this brilliant idea before now?

Maybe because it is so ludicrous.
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Show Trial Ends: Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 months in Prison, While Judge Rants About Trump

Patrick Henningsen Feb 20, 2020

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Today, the long-time friend and Trump campaign consultant Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in a federal prison for multiple charges relating to his Congressional testimony and Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued Stone’s sentence after his lawyers had first requested that he receive no prison time.

After the sentence was handed down, Stone refrained from making a personal statement to the court.

Normally, one might refrain from criticizing a judge too harshly, but this was no ordinary closing remarks performance, as Judge Jackson seemed to go on forever, attempting to address all of her critics, and seemed compelled to want to justify the premise of the legal proceedings.
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Send In The Clowns: Deconstructing The Nevada Democrat Debate
President Trump must have been thrilled at the horrible circus that was the Democratic Party debate in Las Vegas last night. Rather than offer substance, it descended into a cacophony of accusations and insults. Bloomberg himself remarked that the whole thing would only end up getting more votes for Trump. Watch today's Liberty Report...
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Rubber-Stamping Gun Grabbing
Proponents of red flag laws in states or countrywide often assert that the laws protect targeted individuals’ due process rights.
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Ron Paul Gives Donald Trump’s Presidency a ‘C-Minus’ Grade
During a new Fox News interview, Watters’ World host Jesse Watters asked former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul to give President Donald Trump a grade based on Paul’s evaluation of Trump’s actions as president concerning three major policy areas.
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Ron Paul Sees ‘Politics as Usual’ Continuing Despite Partisan ‘Vitriol’ Among DC Politicians
With recent presidential impeachment proceedings as well as the insults flying between Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC, many people may jump to the conclusion that the politicians of the opposing parties cannot work together on major policy matters and gridlock is at hand.
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Mike Pompeo: God’s Holy Warrior?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on the record as an Evangelical Christian. In various interviews he claims to rely on the Bible as his guide and inspiration. Reportedly Mr. Pompeo was the driving force behind President Trumps recent execution by drone of Iran’s’ second highest ranking public official, General Qasem Soleimani.
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