Lew Rockwell calls for grassroots campaign to draft Ron Paul for House Speaker

Lew Rockwell calls for grassroots campaign to draft Ron Paul for House Speaker

Ludwig von Mises Institute founder Lew Rockwell published a blog post on Saturday calling for a grassroots campaign to pressure the U.S. House of Representatives to elect former Congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul to the position of House speaker. According to Rockwell, Ron Paul Peace and Prosperity Institute executive director Daniel McAdams, who also served as Dr. […]

Regulated out of existence

Regulated out of existence

It’s something reported on many times in the past – government agencies trying to regulate Off-Grid living out of existence. Throughout the country, local zoning officials have made it impossible for people to go off the grid, in many cases even threatening them with jail time for not hooking into local utilities. Because of zoning […]

College and offense-screening: a message from the White House

College and offense-screening: a message from the White House

In light of President Obama’s (quite admirable) recent comments on college as a place for the open exchange of ideas, could his administration call off its rules pressuring colleges to adopt unconstitutional speech codes? [Hans Bader, Glenn Reynolds, USA Today] “University of California considering recognizing a ‘right’ to be ‘free from … expressions of intolerance’” […]

What’s with the Clinton campaign?

What’s with the Clinton campaign?

Sam Smith – Since covering my first Washington story over 55 years ago, I have never seen a leading candidate for president of either party running a campaign as lackluster in action and response as that of Hillary Clinton’s so far. Part of this is clearly the media’s fault: Google lists 30 times as many […]

Majority of Americans think Congress is corrupt, out of touch

Majority of Americans think Congress is corrupt, out of touch

Members of Congress are increasingly losing the trust of many Americans, as a majority view representatives as out of touch, focused on the needs of special interests, and corrupt. Gallup’s annual governance poll, conducted from Sept. 9 to 13, found that 79 percent of Americans think members of Congress are “out of touch with average […]

The U.S. shouldn’t try to copycat its way to educational success

The U.S. shouldn’t try to copycat its way to educational success

It is common to hear how the United States lags behind so many other countries when it comes to standardized testing results. The response has been to put more effort into improving testing scores in an effort to match South Korea or Singapore. Unfortunately, trying to measure up to the best test-takers does not necessarily […]

A Sanders/Paul debate ahead of the primaries would certainly shake things up

A Sanders/Paul debate ahead of the primaries would certainly shake things up

  Alternative news outlet Truth in Media is circulating a petition to organize a town hall-style debate between Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and GOP hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. The idea to put two of the 2016 presidential campaign’s more contrarian options on the stage together before their electoral fate […]

Support for Common Core continues to wane

Support for Common Core continues to wane

A survey providing insight on how Americans view education issues was released last month. The data revealed declining support for Common Core state standards (CCSS) and there appears to be a trajectory of increasing opposition from both sides of the political aisle. Consecutive surveys show support for the Common Core Standards has decreased every year […]

China manufacturing PMI sinks to 78 month low

China manufacturing PMI sinks to 78 month low

If you think a global economic rebound is just around the corner, then please note China Manufacturing PMI is in contraction, and at a 78 month low. Key Points Flash China General Manufacturing PMI at 47.0 in September. 78-month low Flash China General Manufacturing Output Index at 45.7. 78-month low In support of the idea […]