Praise for Prof. Walter Block from a Three-Time Student

It is great to see exuberant praise for Walter Block, a Loyola University economics professor and Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member, at Loyola University’s The Maroon on Sunday. In an editorial, Loyola student Nathan Fryzek offers several reasons fellow students should enroll in one of Block’s classes, including the “main reason” that Block’s classes “are just so darn fun.”

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Yemen Vote, Legalizing Marijuana, Women Working, Democracy Promotion, Checkpoint Alert

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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Walter B. Jones Restoring Power to Congress Act Would Repeal the 2001 AUMF

In his work opposing United States wars overseas, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), before his death Sunday, put much effort into seeking a repeal of the 2001 authorization for use of military force (AUMF) that has been used by successive presidents as a basis for intervention and war across the world in the name of fighting terrorism. In the week before Jones’ death, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Walter B. Jones Restoring Power to Congress Act (HR 966), with Jones as the original cosponsor, that would repeal that AUMF and thus eliminate a reason used for presidents to intervene overseas without particular congressional approval.

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Where Greens and Libertarians Can Agree

On Saturday, officers of the Maine state Green Independent and Libertarian parties held a press conference announcing the parties’ ten areas of agreement. The two parties note in a joint statement that the ten areas of agreement are related to the parties’ effort to work together in areas where they agree. The ten areas of agreement regard pursuing a more peaceful foreign policy, greater respect for individual rights, a more open elections process, and an end to corporate welfare.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Staying in Syria, Tulsi Gabbard, Acres of Hemp, Marianne Williamson, Mushroom Decrim

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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Five Minutes Five Issues: Pence Video, YouTube Suppression, Stone Raid, DNA Databases, Diplomatic Relations

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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Six Weeks in Jail for Possessing Laundry Detergent

A disturbing story out of Florida recounts that Matt Crull spent six weeks in jail on a drug trafficking charge after police claimed, based on drug field test results, that a substance in Crull’s van was heroin. Crull was released this month after further testing indicated the substance was actually laundry detergent.

While the mistreatment of Crull is terrible, it is important to understand that his experience is far from unique. In fact, for some people the situation is worse: Seeing little hope for vindication in the judicial system, they plead guilty and are sentenced due to shoddy drug field test results.

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Ron Paul Challenges ‘Ironic’ Advancing Democracy Reason for Imposing New President on Venezuela

Ron Paul is not impressed by the convoluted reasoning presented by the United States government in support of its effort to impose a new president on the people of Venezuela. In his first answer in a Friday interview at RT focused on this ongoing “regime change” effort, the peace advocate and former presidential candidate predicted this effort would be difficult and would lead to violence and, possibly, a civil war. Paul then proceeds to criticize as “ironic” the US trying to justify its seeking to impose its choice of a president on Venezuelans as promoting democracy.

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