Ron Paul Pleased with how President Trump Handled Himself at Trump-Putin Meeting

International peace and trade advocate Ron Paul, in a new RT interview, praised how United States President Donald Trump handled himself at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Says Paul, “I was sort of pleased with the way Trump handled himself.” In particular, Paul comments that Trump emphasized the benefit of “peaceful negotiations,” something Paul supports.

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Stephen Cohen Challenges ‘Mob Violence’ Reaction to Trump-Putin Meeting

American media, pundits, and politicians’ condemnation of United States President Donald Trump meeting this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin is deafening. Russia scholar Stephen F. Cohen presented a powerful analysis of this reaction in an interview with host Tucker Carlson at Fox News. “The reaction by most of the media, by the Democrats, by the anti-Trump people, is like mob violence,” Cohen says to start off his insightful analysis.

Continuing, Cohen comments that never in his life has he seen such a reaction to “the president of the United States doing what every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt did in 1943 with Stalin — meeting with the head of the Kremlin.” And, starting with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, adds Cohen, each president “has met with the leader of the Kremlin for one existential purpose — to avoid war between the two nuclear superpowers.”

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Ron Paul: Education, Not Politicians, Key for Liberty in the Long Term

Though Ron Paul ran for president three times and served in the United House of Representatives, he does not put his hope in politicians. In a new in-depth interview with host Patrick Bet-David at Valuetainment, Paul argues that education is key for moving toward greater respect for liberty. In contrast, says Paul, politicians are “very unimportant overall long term.” Paul explains that he believes changing people’s views is “the only thing that counts” given that “the government that we have is a reflection of the prevailing attitudes of the people.” Change the people’s views and you change government.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Nassim Taleb, Military Spending, Bag Ban, North America Marijuana, Price of Oil

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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Saudi Arabia Issues Sweeping Pardon for Its Military Members Engaged in War on Yemen

On Tuesday, the Saudi Arabia government issued a pardon providing its military members involved in the Saudi Arabia-led and United States-supported war on Yemen with sweeping protection from potential penalties. The war on Yemen has been responsible for creating great destruction and suffering through extensive bombings, as well as fighting on the ground and a blockade. In addition to deaths and injuries caused directly by military actions, the ongoing attack on Yemen has brought about large increases in malnutrition and disease through the destruction of homes and infrastructure, as well as the blocking of imports needed to sustain Yemenis’ health. The issuing of the pardon can be seen as giving Saudi Arabia military members a “green light” to increase the brutality.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: United States, Charges Dropped, Search Warrant, Schedule One, Jefferson’s Day

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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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Plan to Put Metal Detector Checkpoints in Schools across Texas

In a March 31 article, I wrote about invasions of privacy being implemented by school districts in Texas and Florida. Plans included allowing students to carry only clear backpacks and subjecting students to security checkpoints complete with metal detectors. The justification offered is students’ safety and, in particular, protection against potential mass murders.

Now, Texas’ lieutenant governor is pushing to take this sort of invasion of students’ privacy statewide, starting with a fall semester rollout of metal detectors in a school district in which a mass murder occurred recently.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Troop Withdrawal, Carter Foiled, Marijuana Votes, Booting Assange, RPI Conference

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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