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USA Today Budget Oped Stirs Rage

OK, so not everybody likes that “Trump budget cuts bankroll new waste” oped in USA Today.  Here’s some tweets it evoked – @TestoneDavid @JimBovard @AnnCoulter HAHA All the White Supremacists in the WH and representing the Repub Party Thanks for the laugh this AM pic.twitter.com/61BtlNYish — C Eric (@HillbillyCoonas) March 19, 2017 "boondoggles" white people… […]

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USA Today: Trump Budget Cuts Bankroll New Waste

USA TODAY, March 19, 2017 Trump budget cuts bankroll new waste by James Bovard  Trump proposes to devote almost all of the savings from cutting domestic programs into the Pentagon.  President Trump’s proposed budget takes a big step towards draining the swamp in Washington. This is the first time since the Reagan era that a […]

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Another Chicago Section 8 Boondoggle?

Glenn Minnis, a reporter with Chicago City Wire, interviewed me earlier this week on a proposed Section 8 housing project in Chicago. Here’s the article the published today: Chicago City Wire – Ald. Arena’s Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values in Jefferson Park, says expert Crime Glenn Minnis | Mar 17, 2017 […]

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Meddling to Spread Democracy is Doing God’s Work

Journalist Martin Sieff asked my views yesterday about US democracy promotion efforts such as the National Endowment for Democracy. I said that the interventions are “justified because ‘God wants democracy to win.’ The US government is simply doing God’s work — or doing what God would do if he knew as much as US government […]

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Which Train Crash is Better?

March 12 – here’s another variation on the Canva design – xxxx OR OR OR – quote is from Freedom in Chains (1999) The top quote was produced with software at Canva – an excellent design site.  

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FEE: Sugar Racketeering Ravages Our Food, Health, and Prosperity

Foundation for Economic Education, March 09, 2017 Why Americans Pay Triple the World Price for Sugar by James Bovard Washington is once again massively screwing up the American sugar market. Because American farmers cannot compete with foreign sugar growers, the federal government has maintained an array of sugar import quotas and/or tariffs for most of […]

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FFF: My Blowup at the Enviro Checkpoint

The Future of Freedom, November 2016 MY BLOWUP AT THE ENVIRO CHECKPOINT by James Bovard As I sat in a seemingly endless line of cars at the Maryland vehicle-emissions check-point, the engine in my 1999 Ford suddenly growled, shuddered, and conked out cold. Maybe it was karma for my decades of scoffing at harebrained government […]

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