It’s Christmas. A time of year intrinsically linked to baby Jesus, a manger, some ancient wise men, choirs of angels and what is mostly an unflattering representation of the Roman Empire.
Roman PR has been faltering on other fronts as well, as this segment demonstrates… Read more
Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are in a dead head in the Iowa Republican presidential nomination caucus, the NYT reports, with about 89 per cent of precincts counted. Both had 24.6 per cent of the vote with Ron Paul not far behind on 21.1 per cent. Google, which has more results in from the Story County than other tally sources, has Romney with a slight lead with 29,326 votes compared to Santorum’s 29,277.
To understand why Rick Perry this week picked a fight with Ben Bernanke and why media pariah Ron Paul continues to attract a cult following, it helps to know what happened on the evening of June 20, 1790 at a New York dinner party.
Thomas Jefferson, fresh from his stint as American minister to France, had the day before literally bumped into Alexander Hamilton, who looked “somb[er], haggard, and dejected beyond comparison,” according to the future President’s writings. Read more
Roll up, roll up.
See a Federal Reserve economist call anti-Fed campaigner and congressman Ron Paul a “pinhead” in the course of reviewing Paul’s 2010 book, End the Fed. Read more
Onetime presidential hopeful and current Republican congressman Ron Paul has an interesting piece of legislation wending its way through the US capitol. HR1206 calls for “a complete audit of the Federal Reserve and removes any significant barriers towards transparency in our monetary system” says Paul’s website.
This bill now has nearly 170 cosponsors, with support from both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a companion bill in the Senate S 604, which will hopefully begin to gain momentum as well. I am very encouraged to see so many of my colleagues in Congress stand with me for greater transparency in government.