Ron Paul

Will Persian Gulf ‘Tanker War’ Become a Shooting War?

RON PAUL, WEEKLY COLUMN The UK got a taste of its own medicine this week as Iran seized a British tanker, the Stena Impero, just...

Save Liberty, Shut Down the Government

RON PAUL, WEEKLY COLUMN Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill...

Americans Are Going to Be Disappointed in Election Outcome

BY RON PAUL It is a sad commentary on the state of political life in the United States that our political conventions have become more...

Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE While much of the world focused last week on whether or not the Federal Reserve was going to raise interest...

Obamacare’s Best Allies: The Courts and the Republicans

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE By ruling for the government in the case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court once again tied itself into...

Janet Yellen is Right: She Can’t Predict the Future

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE This week I found myself in rare agreement with Janet Yellen when she admitted that her economic predictions are likely...

New Military Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE On Friday the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee US involvement in more wars...

NSA Spying Ruled Illegal, But …

Will Congress Save the Program Anyway? RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA’s metadata collection...

After 100 Years It’s Time to End the Fed

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK A week from now, the Federal Reserve System will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Resulting from secret negotiations...

After 100 Years It's Time to End the Fed

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK A week from now, the Federal Reserve System will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Resulting from secret negotiations...

Hobby Lobby Case is About Rights, Not Contraceptives

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK One of the most important cases the US Supreme Court will consider this term is Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit challenging the...

You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years. The Iranian leadership is too fanatical, they...

Federal Reserve Steals from the Poor and Gives to the Rich

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen's nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms....

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK Thanks to more documents leaked by Edward Snowden, this time to the Washington Post, we learned that a secret May...

The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery

BY RON PAUL The dramatic recent events in Cyprus have highlighted the fundamental weakness in the European banking system and the extreme fragility of fractional...

Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers

BY RON PAUL One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama’s budget is the use of the “chained consumer price...

Middle of the Road in Healthcare Leads to Socialism

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK The ever-expanding role of government in healthcare provides an excellent example of Ludwig Von Mises’ warning that “The Middle of...

Homeschooling: The Future of Liberty

BY RON PAUL A common feature of authoritarian regimes is the criminalization of alternatives to government-controlled education. Dictators recognize the danger that free thought poses...

What Cannot Be Said About Iraq


BY RON PAUL October was Iraq’s deadliest month since April, 2008. In those five and a half years, not only has there been no improvement...

The Homeschooling Revolution

BY RON PAUL Opposing infringement on parental control of education and promoting alternatives to government-run schools is a vital task for the liberty movement. When...

A Welcome US/Saudi Reset

BY RON PAUL Last week it was reported that Saudi Arabia decided to make a “major shift” away from its 80 years of close cooperation...

Internet Sales Tax Could Crush Small Businesses – Ron Paul

BY RON PAUL One unique aspect of my homeschool curriculum is that students can start and manage their own online business. Students will be responsible...

New Fed Boss Same as the Old Boss

BY RON PAUL The news that Janet Yellen was nominated to become the next Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System...

Capitol Hill Creeps Abolish the Debt Ceiling

BY RON PAUL Washington, DC, Wall Street, and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the...

Ron Paul: New Years Resolutions for Congress

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul As I prepare to retire from Congress, I’d like to suggest a few New Year’s resolutions for my colleagues...

Government Security is Just Another Kind of Violence

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown, Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of...

Right to Work is Part of Economic Liberty

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul Many observers were surprised when Michigan, historically a stronghold of union power, became the nation’s 24th “Right to Work”...

Ron Paul: Expanding Covert Warfare Makes Us Less Safe

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul Earlier this month we learned that the Obama Administration is significantly expanding the number of covert Defense Intelligence Agency...

Ron Paul: Headed Toward the 11th Hour Compromise

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul As the year draws to an end, America faces yet another Congressionally-manufactured crisis which will likely end in yet...

Ron Paul: In Praise of Price Gouging

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul As the northeastern United States continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, we hear the usual outcry against individuals and...