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FFF: World War One Still Haunts America

Future of Freedom Foundation How World War One Still Haunts America by James Bovard This year is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s pulling America into World War I. Many people celebrate this centenary of America’s emergence as a world power. But at a time when the Trump administration is bombing or rattling sabers at […]

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Photos from Juggalos Protest for Insane Clown Posse Vs. FBI

Here are other photos I took at Saturday’s Juggalos/Insane Clown Posse protest in Washington, which I wrote about here for the American Conservative. I had to work for this next photo. I told this lady that I liked her sign and asked her if I could photograph it. “Sure,” she sez. Then she holds the […]

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CLOWN REVOLT: Whoop! Whoop! Comes to Washington

American Conservative    September 19, 2017 Juggalo Blues: Their Beef with FBI No Laughing Matter Attempt of Left to appropriate clowns’ cause in DC fell short. By James Bovard • September 19, 2017 Credit: Jim Bovard Despite being billed as a showdown of competing political protests and rallies, the only political action on the streets of […]

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Janet Reno, American Saint

Facebook is no longer blocking my post after I changed headline to "Janet Reno, American Saint" & added new photo https://t.co/uT0f7mPF9n — James Bovard (@JimBovard) September 13, 2017 ** This is the same article as the prior blog post – except for the headline & featured photo. Facebook blocked me from crossposting a full link […]

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FFF: Janet Reno – Tyrant or Saint?

Janet Reno: Saint or Tyrant? by James Bovard September 13, 2017 When former Attorney General Janet Reno died last November, the media heaped praise on her as if she had been justice incarnate. Reno had long enjoyed sainthood inside the Beltway; the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia even created a Janet Reno […]

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On 9/11, Remember Not to Exalt Politicians

On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Americans must not forget how politicians exploited that day’s carnage to seize far more power.  The only 9/11 lessons that Washington politicians learned was to spend more money, violate more rights, and bomb more nations. The only “9/11 lessons” that Washington politicians learned: spend more money, violate […]

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I Should Be Hanged, Blown Up, or Banished: Reader Feedback

Last week’s  articles in USA Today spurred lots of helpful suggestions from thoughtful readers.  Admittedly, not everyone liked the articles. Oughtsix, a commenter on a gun discussion board, was outraged by the “Ruby Ridge Lessons for Fighting Extremism” article’s subhead (““When the government tries to squash anti-American ideas it doesn’t like, the results are often destructive of […]

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