The Ron Paul Dilemma for Liberals

By: Friday January 6, 2012 1:26 pm

Ron Paul is such a dilemma for many liberals because he doesn’t fit nicely into the current narrow political continuum. It is easy for liberals to ignore how bad Democrats are on many issues because Republicans are almost always equally as bad on those issues or marginally worse.  This makes comparing a Democrat to a [...]

A President Alone Can End the Federal Drug War

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 2:23 pm

If an individual was elected president and was determined to radically scale back the federal drug war, she or he could. This is not some crazy theory; it is a simple fact based on the actual design of our drug laws. Dramatically curtailing the federal drug war can be done as an action of the [...]

Pictures from the DC October 2011 Rally

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 1:34 pm

I spent my morning at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC for the beginning of the October 2011 rally. While the event was heavily focused on ending the highly unpopular and expensive wars, it is also about economic justice and stopping the corporate control of government that is destroying the country for the other 99 percent. This was a protest not just against the Republican policies that started under George W Bush, but also the policies that Barack Obama chooses to continue and expand on a daily basis.

Ron Paul, Walter Jones Write Letter Opposing Obama’s NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade Deal

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 9:07 pm

Ron Paul (R-TX) and Walter Jones (R-NC) wrote a letter to their colleagues urging opposition to KORUS, President Obama’s NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade deal

Ron Paul Introduces American Traveler Dignity Act, Encourages TSA Opt Out Day

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 7:41 am

Ron Paul introduces legislation that aims to “protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by Federal Transportation Security Administration employees”: The argument from the executive branch is that when you buy a ticket you have sacrificed your rights, and it’s the duty of the government to make us safe.  And that isn’t the cases.  You [...]

Can the Internet Fix Politics?

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 10:16 am

(The following is the text of my speech at the Personal Democracy Forum on Thursday June 3, 2010 in New York City — jh) Thank you to Andrew and Micah for inviting me to be here today, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak on today’s topic: “Can the internet fix politics?” Which raises the [...]

Chris Hayes on Audit the Fed: “The Single Greatest Act of Bipartisanship Since Obama Took Office”

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 8:33 pm

Subbing for Rachel Maddow Tuesday night, Chris Hayes on the passage of Audit the Fed: CHRIS HAYES:  Something truly remarkable happened in Washington today.  The United States Senate passed something, by the way of a 96 to 0 vote — 96 in favor, 0 against.  Which means Democrats and Republicans voted together, for the same [...]

Burr & McCaskill Flip-Flop For Wall Street on Audit the Fed

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 8:07 am

Richard Burr and Claire McCaskill are signaling that they will flip-flop on Audit the Fed in order to protect Wall Street’s secret bailouts from scrutiny. Burr and McCaskill are among 67 Senators who either voted for or cosponsored Audit the Fed in the past year. Wall Street was asleep when Alan Grayson and Ron Paul’s [...]

Q: Why Don’t Tea Parties Care About Wall Street? A: Because Fox Didn’t Tell Them To

By: Friday April 23, 2010 7:41 am

Cenk Uyger has a very good point about the lack of…er, anything coming out of the tea parties in the wake of Wall Street’s excesses: If you remember, the Tea Parties were originally formed to protest the bailouts. They were so mad at the Wall Street bankers who destroyed the economy and then took our [...]