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Will the Federal Reserve Raise Interest Rates?

On the Wall Street Journal, we read: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen , sounding upbeat about the economy, laid the groundwork for interest-rate increases later this year. “The employment situation in the United States has been improving on many dimensions,” Ms. Yellen told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, her first of two days of […]

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Ron Paul: “RIP, Internet?”

From the Ron Paul Institute, as written by Ron Paul: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted three-to-two to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that – without the vote of Congress, the peoples’ branch of government – a […]

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Ron Paul: Obama Seeks “Blank Check” For War.

From the Ron Paul Institute, as written by Ron Paul: Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS “and associated persons and forces” anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he […]

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Elizabeth Warren, Friend of the Big Banks?

On the Wall Street Journal, we read: A critical question for Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to expand oversight of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate decisions is whether he could win support from the central bank’s leftist critics in Congress. But one of the Senate’s most prominent liberal Democrats says she’s not on board. Sen. Elizabeth Warren […]

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White House Telling “Big Lie” on Unemployment?

On Fox News, we read: The chairman of the venerable Gallup research and polling firm says the official U.S. unemployment rate is really an underestimation and a “big lie” perpetuated by the White House, Wall Street and the media. What CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton revealed in his blog Tuesday about how the Labor Department […]

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Omen? Baltic Dry Index Lowest in 29 Years.

On, we read: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI), an obscure economic indicator that monitors the health of the world’s economy by tracking the price of shipping dry goods over oceans, has fallen to its lowest level in 29 years. The index, compiled daily by London-based Baltic Exchange, is a daily number that tracks the […]

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Ron Paul: “The Failed ‘Yemen’ Model.”

Written by Ron Paul, as posted at the Ron Paul Institute: Last September President Obama cited his drone program in Yemen as a successful model of US anti-terrorism strategy. He said that he would employ the Yemen model in his effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But just a week […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful.

It has been nearly 7 years since the Great Recession of 2008. Some people have recovered, but many have not. When I say “recovered”, I mean recovered the lifestyle they had pre-2008. Whether willingly or unwillingly, there are many people who have downgraded their lifestyle. How do I know this? Examine the below chart – […]

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Marco Rubio, Cuba, and Schizophrenic Conservatism.

On Fox News, we read: To hear former Texas Republican congressman and longtime conservative rock star, Ron Paul, tell it, Marco Rubio is clueless when it comes to the power of the free market.  “It’s like talking to a stone wall,” said Paul.  Paul is aware of Rubio’s ongoing verbal sparring with his son, Rand. […]

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Eulogizing King Abdullah…

On the NY Times, we read: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who came to the throne in old age and earned a reputation as a cautious reformer even as the Arab Spring revolts toppled heads of state and Islamic State militants threatened the Muslim establishment that he represented, died on Friday, according to a statement […]

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