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China Isn’t the Only One Who Flaunts Court Rulings

Ever since an international tribunal in the Hague ruled against China last July in a dispute over ownership of islands in the South China Sea, the U.S. mainstream press has lambasted China for refusing to comply with the Court’s ruling. For example, three days ago a New York Times editorial pointed out that China, which had challenged the ...

Trump Exposes Gitmo Hypocrisy

In his inimitable way, Donald Trump has stirred up the mainstream establishment again, this time with a remark on Gitmo. In response to a reporter’s question, Trump said that he would be “fine” with prosecuting American citizens in the Pentagon’s tribunal system at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Not surprisingly, the mainstream press is going ballistic but, in the process, is also ...

The Ron Paul Conference

If you haven’t already registered for the Ron Paul Institute’s Peace and Prosperity Conference, now would be a great time to do so. When I spoke to RPI’s executive director Daniel McAdams about the conference a few weeks ago, he said that tickets were going fast and that space was limited. The date is Saturday, September 10, 2016. The ...

U.S. Hypocrisy on Due Process with Duterte

The U.S. government is upset over Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to win the war on drugs. U.S. officials are criticizing Duterte for killing suspected drug-law violators without providing them due process of law. Ever since he was elected president of the country, Duterte has unleashed a state-sponsored reign of terror that includes extra-judicial executions of people suspected of ...

The Military Base Dole

During my recent visit to my hometown of Laredo, Texas, as I was heading out of town toward Corpus Christi, I passed by the former site of Laredo Air Force Base. Serving as a training base for new pilots, the base was a prominent part of Laredo life when I was growing up. During that time, public officials and much ...

Presidential Coins Are Pathetic

I recently came into possession a $1 “presidential coin,” issued by the U.S. Mint. Although this particular series of coins, which honor American presidents, started in 2005, it was the first time I have seen one of the coins. My reaction to the coin: Pathetic, mostly because it has a gold-like color to it, which, presumably, is supposed to harken ...

Police State Along the Border

Several days ago I made a short visit to my hometown of Laredo, Texas, where I was reminded of the police state that federal immigration officials and drug-war officials have long imposed and enforced against people living or traveling along the border. I rented a car in San Antonio and traveled south to Laredo, which is ...

Captain Khan Died for Islam

In my article “Captain Khan Did Not Die for His Country,” I pointed out that Army Captain Humayun Khan, the U.S. soldier who died in Iraq and whose parents attacked Donald Trump at the Democratic national convention, did not die for his country, did not die to keep us safe, and did not die defending ...
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