Featured Articles

Congressional Incompetence in Its Trump-Shooting Investigation

Congressional Incompetence in Its Trump-Shooting Investigation

Members of Congress are besides themselves over the testimony of Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle regarding the near-assassination of former president Trump. They are upset that Cheatle was unable to provide them with adequate explanations as to what appears to be incompetence at best and willful blindness, conscious indifference, or complicity at worst on the part of the Secret Service. But if incompetence is the right explanation, it is matched by the incompetence of Congress in its...

read more
Why the U.S. Secrecy Surrounding Evan Gershkovich?

Why the U.S. Secrecy Surrounding Evan Gershkovich?

Last Friday, a Russian court, operating in secret, convicted Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in a Russian penal colony. Ever since Gershkovich’s arrest in March 2023, I have written extensively about the case. The Journal and U.S. officials have responded to the verdict and sentence in the same way they have responded ever since Gershkovich’s arrest. They deny that he is a spy and say that he was simply doing his job as a...

read more
During the Crisis, Free Speech Worked Brilliantly

During the Crisis, Free Speech Worked Brilliantly

There is only one major social media platform that is relatively free of censorship. That is X, once known as Twitter, and owned by Elon Musk, who has preached free speech for years and sacrificed billions in advertising dollars in order to protect it. If we don’t have that, he says, we lose freedom itself. He also maintains that it is the best path to finding the truth.  The crisis that broke out after the attempt on Donald Trump’s life put the principle in motion. I was posting regular...

read more
Succession by Defenestration: How Biden’s Withdrawal Could Trigger a 25th Amendment Fight

Succession by Defenestration: How Biden’s Withdrawal Could Trigger a 25th Amendment Fight

Below is my column in the Hill on the withdrawal of President Joe Biden from the 2024 election. After weeks of Democrats and the media raising the alarm of his mental capacity, Biden finally gave up his public refusal to step aside. Harris will now be the nominee through succession by defenestration, or being tossed from a window. Yet, there remains a lingering question of Biden’s capacity to serve for another six months as president. Here is the column: President Joe...

read more
Republican Platform Ignores Real Causes of Inflation

Republican Platform Ignores Real Causes of Inflation

The 2024 Republican platform promises that, if Donald Trump returns to the White House and Republicans gain complete control of Congress, they will reduce inflation. The platform contains some proposals, such as reducing regulations and extending the 2017 tax reductions, that may help lower prices in some sectors and spur economic growth. However, the GOP platform does not address how the Federal Reserve’s enabling of spendaholic politicians contributes to price inflation. Other than an...

read more
Neoconservatism by Another Name

Neoconservatism by Another Name

In the thirty years since the end of the Cold War, conservatives of various stripes have, with decidedly mixed results, sought to shape the parameters of the national debate over the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. These include such foreign policy blueprints as the Wolfowitz Doctrine (1992); the Project for the New American Century’s “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” (2000); Condoleezza Rice’s “Campaign 2000: Promoting the National Interest” (2000); and Mitt...

read more
Taking Rights Seriously

Taking Rights Seriously

“If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,and only one person were of the contrary opinion,Mankind would be no more justifiedIn silencing that one person,Than he, if he had the power,Would be justified in silencing mankind.”-- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) The world is filled with self-evident truths -- truisms -- that philosophers, lawyers and judges know need not be proven. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Two plus two equals four. A cup of hot coffee sitting on a table in...

read more
Media Flubs Chance to Avert Trump Shooting

Media Flubs Chance to Avert Trump Shooting

Were there signals of a possible assassination attempt that were missed? My research suggests there were. These signals were not out in the open, staring us in the face. Identifying them would have required putting together a series of clues and observing the constellation that they form: that of conditions ripe for something like an assassination. Who missed the signals? Who's to blame for the ensuing tragedy? Isn't this level of lawlessness a real threat to the functioning of our democracy?...

read more
Media Now Embarrassed For Covering Up Biden’s Weakness

Media Now Embarrassed For Covering Up Biden’s Weakness

It is both a little bit funny and a little bit sad, even a little pathetic, when a very old man tries to show he is as strong and active as a much younger man. President Biden often tries to carry his arms and take a couple of quick steps when he comes on stage to make it look almost like he is running. And because there have been many comments and reports about how weak his voice is, President Biden has begun to shout at times during his speeches, something he never did as a much younger man....

read more
Assassination Accomplishes Nothing

Assassination Accomplishes Nothing

I was a few minutes into my talk at FreedomFest when former President Trump was almost assassinated. It was ironic because my talk was about the U.S. national-security establishment’s assassination of President Kennedy. While my talk specifically focused on the CIA’s production of a fraudulent copy of the famous film of the assassination by Dallas businessman Abraham Zapruder (the subject of my book An Encounter with Evil), I ended it by emphasizing why the JFK assassination is so...

read more
‘Operation Jupiter’ and a Revolution in the Making

‘Operation Jupiter’ and a Revolution in the Making

Brussels Élites let out their long sigh of relief – the French Right was blocked. Markets complacently shrugged; “everything must ‘change’ to remain the same.” The Centre will find a way! Macron successfully had blocked the “populist” Right and Left through mandating a Centrist tactical defensive line to be dug, obstructing both political poles. And the tactical blockade was a success. The “Right-wing” Le Pen party – out of 32% of votes cast – won 125 seats, (just 22% of the Legislature)....

read more
A Time of Shame and Sorrow: When It Comes to Political Violence, We All Lose

A Time of Shame and Sorrow: When It Comes to Political Violence, We All Lose

“Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily—whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence—whenever we tear at the fabric of life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.”— Robert F. Kennedy on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (1968) There’s a subtext to...

read more
Elon Musk is Right: End the Online Censorship Racket

Elon Musk is Right: End the Online Censorship Racket

Below is my column in the Hill on the recent report of the House Judiciary Committee and the disclosure of yet another effort to silence opposing viewpoints by squeezing the revenue of individuals or groups, including Elon Musk and Joe Rogan. Here is the column: Few Americans have ever heard of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, let alone understand how it shapes what they read and hear in news and commentary. That may soon change. An alarming new report of the House Judiciary...

read more
Republican Platform Ignores Real Causes of Inflation

Why We’ll Never Know What Really Happened in Butler, PA

Just days after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, theories are flying from all directions. Many who ridiculed the “conspiracy theories” of conservatives are now suggesting the whole event was a set-up to boost Trump in the polls ahead of the election. Others suggest it was the “deep state” or even foreign actors who organized it. Former US Navy Seal and founder of Blackwater, Erik Prince, claims that “The fact that [the Secret Service] allowed a rifle armed shooter...

read more
Trump, Orban, Putin: Why are all the ‘dictators’ hellbent on peace?

Trump, Orban, Putin: Why are all the ‘dictators’ hellbent on peace?

One of the greatest farces of these modern times is that those who scream the loudest about democracy and human rights are the very same people who violate international norms at every opportunity. In the June issue of The New Republic, a left-leaning US political journal, a scowling Donald Trump was featured on the cover sporting a Hitler moustache above a caption that read: “American fascism, what it would look like.” “We chose the cover image, based on a well-known 1932 Hitler campaign...

read more
Supporting Israel Is Big Business in the United States

Supporting Israel Is Big Business in the United States

In a recent article discussing how US Treasury Department tax breaks are exploited by groups that raise money in America in support of the Israeli so-called Defense Forces (IDF), I concluded that it does not require any particular brilliance on the part of even a casual observer to realize that both politically and economically Israel and Israelis are not treated like everyone else by governments at various levels in the United States, quite the contrary in many cases. Nevertheless,...

read more

Saturday, August 31

Liberty Platform

RPI Conference

Peace & Prosperity Blog

Donate to The Ron Paul Institute Today!

Support our upcoming set rebuild. We plan to improve our reach by amplifying the message.