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USA Today: Don’t Trust White House on Syria

I wrote the story below in September 2013, when the Obama White House was tottering on the verge of attacking the Syrian government.  The Trump White House deserves no more trust than Obama received on this topic.  Bombing Syria before hard facts are confirmed is for the U.S. government to act like an international lynch mob.  […]

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World War One Quote Jpegs from USA Today article

Here’s a few quote jpegs from my USA Today oped, “Woodrow Wilson Made Democracy Unsafe for the World” – I welcome suggestions on improving this and other quote jpegs. Thanks again to Canva.com for their software for laying out the type & background.  

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USA Today: Woodrow Wilson Made Democracy Unsafe for the World

USA Today, April 4, 2017. Woodrow Wilson made democracy unsafe for the world: James Bovard by James Bovard Let’s stop kidding ourselves. The U.S. role in World War I had disastrous consequences. This week is the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to Congress seeking a declaration of war against Germany. Many people celebrate […]

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Uncle Sam Shooting Down My Quote?!?

I wrote the following sentence almost a quarter century ago. It is the last sentence of the first chapter of Lost Rights (St. Martins, 1994). Daunting to think how many additional rights & liberties Americans have lost since then…. Thanks to Canva.com for the background & text layout & Not sure of the best music […]

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Talk Show Legend Fred Fiske, RIP

Fred Fiske, a radio host who was on the air in Washington for 64 years, died earlier this month. Fred often had me on his talk show program on WAMU FM, a 50,000 watt public radio station, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was one of the kindest, most decent folks I ever encountered […]

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My Sasquatch Cameo? Another Quote JPEG

from the final chapter of Freedom in Chains (St. Martin’s, 1999) – Here’s the original version of this jpeg that I saw online today. The photo makes me look a bit like Sasquatch, so I tweaked it. I appreciate whoever crafted this jpeg!  first saw this jpeg this morn, tweeted by @ScrewedbyState. A Google reverse […]

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CP: Peanuts Prove Congress is Incorrigible

COUNTERPUNCH, March 29, 2017 Peanuts Prove Congress is Incorrigible by James Bovard The history of federal peanut policy illustrates why Congress could never competently manage a lemonade stand. The feds sabotage farmer productivity, screw consumers, and sow chaos around the world – all for campaign contributions. Federal spending for peanut subsidies has increased eightfold since […]

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