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FFF: Trump and the Right to #Resist

Future of Freedom Foundation TRUMP AND THE RIGHT TO #RESIST by James Bovard Since Donald Trump’s election, it has become fashionable for his opponents to use a #Resist hashtag on their social media postings. Public demonstrations have become more fashionable than at any time since the Vietnam War. Federal agencies are actively working to thwart […]

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The Hill: Bitter Lessons 25 Years After FBI Final Assault at Waco

  The Hill, April 16, 2018 Bitter lessons 25 years after Waco, Texas, siege By James Bovard, opinion contributor Twenty-five years ago today, FBI tanks smashed into the ramshackle home of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. After the FBI collapsed much of the building atop the residents, a fire erupted and 76 corpses were […]

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Syria: Trump as a Lynch Mob with Cruise Missiles

A few more tweets…. Careful analysis of bomb blast evidence proves Trump's missile strike on Syria was a big success https://t.co/we20mT1len — James Bovard (@JimBovard) April 15, 2018 What damned phrase of George W. Bush will @realDonaldTrump repeat next? Maybe "Bring 'em on!" uttered by GWB on 7/3/2003 – prior to Iraqi militants killing thousands […]

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USA TODAY: College Students Aren’t Starving, They’re Fat

 USA TODAY, April 11, 2018  Starvation issues in universities? The real college problem is obesity. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist A new report claims college students are ‘food insecure’ and starving. But better research shows they’re overweight and lazy. Starvation might be stalking among college students, according to shocking headlines in Newsweek and elsewhere, and The Washington Post warns of […]

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The Disaster of Federal Farm Policy

Mises Institute THE DISASTER OF FEDERAL FARM POLICY by James Bovard Someone once defined metaphysics as searching in a dark room for a black cat that isn’t there. For the last 35 years in Washington, I have been searching for rational government policies. And, like that black cat, I’m starting to doubt that it is […]

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If the Government Lies to You…

If a government official lies to you, it’s public service. If you lie to them, it’s a felony. From my recent Mises Institute spiel. Thanks to Frank Monaco for making the jpeg!   And here’s the speech where I tossed out those lines –

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Thomas Hobbes’ Forgotten Warning for Leviathans

On Thomas Hobbes’ birthday, this warning should be heeded by the Leviathans that now rule most of the world: “When men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.” I used that line as the header quote for the final chapter of Freedom in Chains (1999). Now if only I […]

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