Five Minutes Five Issues: Israel Boycott, Uruguay Marijuana, Revolving Door, NH Marijuana, RPI Conference

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Throws Rocks at US Glass House

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte illustrated on Friday the wisdom of the aphorism that “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

Reuters reports that Duterte said that America is “lousy,” that he would never again visit America, and that “it would be good for the US Congress to start with their own investigation of their own violations of the so many civilians killed in the prosecution of the wars in the Middle East.” Duterte made his comments in reaction to United States House of Representatives Member James McGovern (D-MA) stating opposition to Duterte, who has garnered much attention due to the many killings in the name of the war on drugs he is pursuing in the Philippines, coming to America to meet with President Donald Trump.

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The Dangerous Rush to Prosecute Donald Trump and His Associates

No, no, no, no, and no, responds George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley to the calls, arising out of the “Russiagate” fixation, to prosecute President Donald Trump and his campaign and presidential administration associates for a list of crimes — treason, espionage, conspiracy to commit a crime, obstruction of justice, and election fraud.

Considering each crime in turn in a Tuesday The Hill editorial, Turley finds the basis for the accusation lacking in each case. Further, Turley warns that “broadening the scope of the criminal code and handing the government wider discretion in criminalizing speech and associations” in order to take down Trump and his associates carries great danger.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Marijuana Bureaucracy, WaPo Conflict, Drug Decrim, Ronald Wayne, Thoreau Birthday

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Ron Paul Explains the Libertarian Option on Larry King’s Politicking

Host Larry King engages libertarian communicator Ron Paul in a wide-ranging discussion of current issues in a new episode of King’s Ora TV show Politicking. In the interview that starts with a discussion of foreign policy and moves on to domestic issues including healthcare, Paul presents libertarian proposals across the board. The 26-minute interview provides a good exploration of Paul’s ideas, with King asking thoughtful questions and then giving Paul plenty of time to discuss the details.

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US Senate to Take Off Less Time from Abusing Our Rights

Each year we could look forward to the traditional August recess for some relief from legislators in Washington, DC passing more laws to grow government at the expense of liberty. Not so much this year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that this summer the United States Senate will stay in session for the first two weeks of its planned August recess.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Trump-Putin Meeting, Roy Moore, Wisconsin Taprooms, Catalonia, Texas Prisons

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Trump Sends in the Gun Confiscation Cops

Chicago police are keeping busy confiscating “illegal guns.” Last year through the summer, the confiscations were occurring at a rate of one every 59 minutes according to Chicago Police Department figures related by Mark Berman in an October 2016 Washington Post article. This summer, the Chicago police will have some assistance from the United States government in racking up impressive gun confiscation numbers.

Following through on a plan that began its development during the Obama administration, the Trump administration and Chicago Police Department announced last week the sending of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force, involving an additional 20 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents plus equipment, to Chicago to aid city police, as well as state and US prosecutors, in a crackdown on illegal guns and the people who possess them.

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Ron Paul: ‘Most Wars Are Fought on Inflated Money’

When Ron Paul first ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1974 a major purpose of his campaign was to educate people regarding monetary policy. To this day, monetary policy remains a focus of Paul’s educational efforts. In a new interview at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Mises Weekends, Paul and host Jeff Deist focus on monetary policy, including both Paul’s critiques of current US monetary policy and Paul’s recommendations for a better system centered on sound money.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: NATO Eternal, Book Snoops, Phone Searches, War Power, Gold States

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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