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Jon Utley’s Lifetime Fight for Freedom Recognized With New Award

Jon Utley, one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom and antiwar activists in the nation, received a well-earned Lifetime Achievement Award from American Conservative magazine at their Washington dinner last week.    Jon has been in the forefront of the antiwar movement since 1990, when he spearheaded a group to oppose George H.W. Bush’s war […]

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Lost Rights 25th Anniversary

This is the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty, which  St. Martin’s Press described as a “bestseller” for at least a decade after its release.  Thanks to everyone who bought the book and double-thanks to everyone who whooped it up.  I especially want to thank folks who wrote […]

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Sen. Richard Lugar, R.I.P.

Former senator Richard Lugar died yesterday at age 87.   He was from Indiana and he understood farm policy far better than most members of Congress.  I briefly met him a time or two; he and I were both speakers at a farm credit conference in Nashville in the early 1990s. (My other memory of that […]

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George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery by James Bovard After former President George H.W. Bush died late last year, he was widely hailed as a great leader and patriot. At the National Cathedral funeral service, biographer Jon Meachan declared that Bush was a “twentieth-century Founding Father.” The minister of Bush’s church in Houston compared […]

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Airmen from the 375th Security Forces Squadron participate in active shooting training Jan. 29, 2014.  The Airmen went through the hallways searching for the person who was acting out the role of an active shooter.  In 2009, Fort Hood, Texas, experienced an active shoooter incident and more recently so did the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., so the 375th SFS trains on how to respond to them.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)

Hysteria Over School Safety Won’t Keep Us Safe

Mises Institute, April 19, 2019 Hysteria Over School Safety Won’t Keep Us Safe by James Bovard Numerous Indiana elementary school teachers were shot in January as part of a “safe schools” training program. According to the Indiana State Teachers Association, sheriff deputies ordered teachers “into a room four at a time, told them to crouch […]

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Carping on the Mueller Report

More to follow…. When reading #MuellerReport, remember that FBI chief @Comey torpedoed an offer from Julian Assange to provide key details on the DNC emails leak https://t.co/xos4MvIAfs — James Bovard (@JimBovard) April 18, 2019 Record-setting Canonization? The 195,000-word #MuellerReport became holy writ within hours. Remember that prosecutors did not prove their case before an impartial […]

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