The Office of the United States Trade Representative published its updated objectives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, including its priorities in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter of the multilateral trade agreement. The updated language reflects the underlying, ongoing problem with the executive agency’s misplaced priorities on negotiating international trade deals.
Jerad Miller, a felon and reported advocate of crystal meth use who — along with his wife, Amanda, fatally shot two Las Vegas police officers and an armed citizen who tried to intervene on Sunday — is anything but the patriotic Constitutionalist he purportedly fancied himself.
This essay, written by Frank Shostak, was originally published at Mises.org. Most commentators are of the view that the massive monetary pumping of the Fed during 2008 prevented a major economic disaster. The yearly rate of growth of the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from 3.9 percent in January 2008 to 150.9 percent by December of […]
The House’s USA Freedom Act is a good indication that Congress is still engaged with NSA reform, but the bill must be strengthened and clarified to ensure that it accomplishes one of its main intentions: ending mass collection.
Recently, Republican leaders in Congress unveiled a “tax reform” plan that they claimed would provide the American people with a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system. While this plan does lower some tax rates and contains some other changes that may make next April a little less painful for Americans, there is little in […]
Government’s interjection into the ongoing debate about what constitutes “real” media took another turn this week, when advocates for a nonprofit seeking to assert its 1st Amendment protections appealed to overturn a lower court’s narrow interpretation of what constitutes journalism.
In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have been killed in the violence. Although the U.S. government generally condemns a country’s use of military force against its own population, especially if they are unarmed protesters, this time the U.S. Administration blamed the victims. […]
The Obama regime, wallowing in hubris and arrogance, has recklessly escalated the Ukrainian crisis into a crisis with Russia. Whether intentionally or stupidly, Washington’s propagandistic lies are driving the crisis to war. Unwilling to listen to any more of Washington’s senseless threats, Moscow no longer accepts telephone calls from Obama and U.S. top officials.
Americans have a nasty habit of creating political demigods, untouchables of one political group or another who, by order of the respective base, shall suffer no critique. Such is the status that former President Ronald Reagan currently enjoys in many conservative circles.
Among Republican Party name brands with possible aspirations to seek the 2016 Presidential nomination, so far only Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have made known their opinions on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management.