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Barrons: Supreme Neglect of Liberty at Highest Court

  BARRON’S, September 21, 2015 Supreme Neglect of Liberty at the High Court By James Bovard Author James Bovard writes how America’s highest court has turned a blind eye to fundamental rights. In its recent landmark decision on gay marriage, five Supreme Court justices proclaimed that “the Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach…to […]

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9/11 and the Triumph of Leviathan

This is the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and America continues to suffer from the political exploitation of that day.  When Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil  came out in 2003, many people condemned that book as alarmist. The final sentence of the first chapter […]

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USA TODAY: Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade

USA TODAY, September 9, 2015 Washington’s latest hunger charade by James Bovard  USDA plays games with definitions to create fraudulent scare. ‘Food insecure’ is the new hungry. The Agriculture Department announced this morning that 48 million Americans lived in “food insecure” households in 2014.” Soon you’ll hear we’re suffering an epidemic of hunger. While the federal government […]

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Is Government Waste Incurable? One Case Study

U.S. NEWS The End of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation? Not So Fast By James Bovard The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation’s ship has sunk after Congress refused to bail out the federal agency that critics say serves no legitimate purpose. It stayed afloat for more than two decades thanks to lawmakers doling out millions of […]

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USA TODAY: Abolish the Sugar Program

USA TODAY, August 12, 2015 Rubio’s sweet but wasted bravery by James Bovard Fighting to kill jobs won’t win election America would be more prosperous if not a single sugar beet or sugar cane were grown anywhere in the United States because bankrolling sugar production in Florida makes as little sense as growing bananas in […]

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USA TODAY: How Disabilities Law Went Nuts

USA TODAY, July 27, 2015 How disability law went nuts by James Bovard And it has actually been a disaster at helping the disabled find work. Good intentions are no excuse for perpetual legal chaos. The Americans with Disabilities Act promised a bright new era of equality and freedom. Instead, it has spawned endless lawsuits […]

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USA TODAY: Congress Must End Coverup on 9/11 Attack

USA TODAY, July 6, 2015 We need to know: Did Saudis help fund 9/11 attacks? by James Bovard Classified 28 pages of 9/11 report need to be released. Do Americans have the right to learn whether a foreign government helped finance the 9/11 attacks? A growing number of congressmen and senators are demanding that a […]

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