MP3 of My Thumping Farm Subsidies on MetroFarm Radio

Michael Olson, the host of MetroFarm.com, and I had fun today thumping farm subsidies on his radio show this morning.  He seemed perhaps nonplussed at my call in the final minutes to abolish all subsidies and to strip power from politicians across the board. But what the heck – at least Brazilian cotton farmers will […]

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Appearing on FoodChain Radio at Noon Today

I will be joining Michael Olson of MetroFarm.com on his FoodChain radio show today at noon.  The program is syndicated nationwide –  details on local airings are in his release reposted here.    Should be lots of fun – except for USDA bureaucrats. Food Chain Radio Show #1087 Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist Drain the […]

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My Praise for Obama in FFF Libertarian Alternative Podcast

I had fun joining Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling on the Future of Freedom Foundation Libertarian Alternative podcast yesterday. I was bummed that Richard wasn’t wearing a Clemson National Champions hat (Richard is now a professor at The Citadel). We had fun rehashing some of the prime debacles of the last 8 years. Half way […]

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My 2 Cents on Obama’s Farewell Address

Obama: ""We have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists." Is he counting the wedding parties he droned? #FarewellObama — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 11, 2017 Obama invokes "The rule of law that holds leaders accountable." He favors resuming that on January 20, right? #FarewellObama — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 11, 2017 Obama quotes Washington's […]

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Peace Corps Vets Riled at My Expose

PeaceCorpsWorldWide  reposted a 2011 Future of Freedom Foundation article I wrote,  “The Forgotten Failures of the Peace Corps.”  Several former Peace Corps recruits denounced the piece: Andy Martin characterized the piece as “a one-sided hatchet job.” Leo Cecchini complained that my article was “a totally fatuous report devoid of any import. And this guy is a […]

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USA TODAY: Trump Must Expose Obama-Era Power Grabs

USA TODAY: Trump must expose Obama-era power grabs: Column By James Bovard, January 6, 2017 Opening the books on the outgoing administration would be a booster shot for democracy. President-elect Donald Trump will face pervasive doubts about his legitimacy from the day he takes office. His opponents will likely portray him as governing in unprecedented […]

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Wall Street Journal Publishes Retorts to My USDA Subsidy Bash

The Wall Street Journal today published several testy letters responding to my December 11 article, “Living Off the Fat of Washington.”  Here they are: Land-Rich Farmers Still Struggle to Survive Dec. 21, 2016 4:40 p.m. ET James Bovard is correct in several of his observations relating to the Agricultural Department’s outdated farm-subsidy programs, but off the […]

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