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Wash. Times: Obama’s Liberal Spending Panacea

Washington Times, February 16, 2015 Obama’s liberal spending panacea The president ignores the crushing impact of more debt By James Bovard President Obama recently denounced the “mindless austerity” that threatens his dream of spending $4 trillion in the coming year. In lieu of the current sequestration restrictions on federal spending, Mr. Obama promises “smart investments […]

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Anarchy, Regicide, & Beer: Another Brian Wilson Podcast

Brian Wilson and I had a rowdy chat on his Libertas Media Podcast this afternoon.  After his great opening bit, I didn’t have the heart to tell Brian that Raging Bitch is no longer my favorite beer.  After a discussion of Freedom in Chains and a  foray into the Shenandoah Valley for “redneck ethnic cleansing,” […]

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Counterpunch: Americans’ Fatal Freedom Apathy

 COUNTERPUNCH, January 28, 2015 Surrendering Liberty America’s Fatal Freedom Apathy by JAMES BOVARD According to our civic folklore, Americans are more devoted to freedom than any other nationality on earth.   But it is increasingly appears that this dogma is a relic of bygone times. A Gallup poll last July asked a thousand Americans: “Are you […]

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That State of the Union Political Fantasyland

My carpings from Twitter — @jimbovard Has there been an honest State of the Union #SOTU address since Grover Cleveland left office? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 21, 2015   #SOTU Obama’s pledge to "properly constrain" drones proves that he was targeting clueless viewers who cannot politically add 2 & 2 — James Bovard (@JimBovard) […]

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Wash. Times: No Halo for Holder on Forfeiture Reform

Washington Times, January 20, 2015 No halo for Holder on forfeiture fix The top lawman who condemns seizures previously championed them By James Bovard Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Friday that the Justice Department would cease sharing confiscated private property with state and local police agencies under its Equitable Sharing program. Asset […]

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Bill of Rights Day Our Anti-Politician Day

Make Bill of Rights Day America’s Anti-Politician Day  by James Bovard Today is the 223rd anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights — the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Bill of Rights Day should be the preeminent Anti-Politician Day on the American calendar. Instead, it has become simply another pretext for rulers […]

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USA Today: Govt. by Cromnibus – blind, deaf, & dumb

USA TODAY, December 12, 2014 Government by Cromnibus – blind, deaf and dumb: Column by James Bovard The Know-Nothing Party Rules Us All “You can lead a man to Congress but you can’t make him think,” quipped Milton Berle in 1950. Last night’s House of Representatives’ approval of the 1,603 page, $1 trillion Cromnibus bill […]

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