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FFF: America’s Cluster Bomb Congress

The Future of Freedom Foundation placed online today my article from the August 2014 issue of the Future of Freedom – America’s Cluster Bomb Congress by James Bovard Tens of thousands of Americans have been bushwhacked by a single arcane sentence in a 673-page law Congress enacted six years ago. The IRS is seizing both […]

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Election Epigrams for Democracy’s Big Day

America is now an Attention Deficit Democracy where citizens’ ignorance and apathy allow politicians to do they please. The worst violation of voting rights occurs when election winners trample the law and the Constitution. Trumpeting the importance of voting deludes people into thinking that they have a leash on the government. Ballot Buffoonery: Modern democracy […]

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Elections as Execution Day for Rights & Liberties

President Obama and a heap of other politicians are imploring us to view voting as the ultimate expression of our freedom and self-government. The reality is that the vast majority of politicians will do as they damn well please after Election Day. Edward Snowden’s revelations should have been a battering ram to use against the […]

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Counterpunch: Obama’s Hypocritcal Crusade Against Extremism

Counterpunch, October 28, 2014 Obama’s Hypocritical Crusade Against Extremism by JAMES BOVARD In his speech last month to the United Nations, President Obama summoned foreign leaders to join his “campaign against extremism.” Obama has repeatedly invoked the “extremist” threat to justify attacking abroad and seizing more power at home since taking office in 2009. But […]

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Obama’s Great Syrian Bombing Scam

Obama loves to preen as if he is spreading peace, freedom, and democracy with his bombs.  But there is no reason to presume that bombing Syria is not as idiotic as it appears. Thus far, the Establishment media is largely playing a lapdog role. A Washington Post headline today proclaims: “Obama the reluctant warrior, cautiously […]

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Podcast with Brian Wilson on Syria, Iraq, and Damn Political Rascals

Libertarian talk show hellraiser Brian Wilson had me on his Libertas Media Project show yesterday and the podcast is now live online.  We had fun paying respects to Obama, expressing “shock and awe” over the president’s ISIS solution, and feigning wonderment at the continued conning of the American people. You can listen to the show by […]

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Cartoon Obliterates Obama’s War on ISIS Fantasy

Obama’s “war” against ISIS has as much chance of succeeding as he has of finding unicorns to join his anti-ISIS “coalition.” Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles beautifully captures the absurd premise underlying Obama’s latest war.   Perhaps most of the members of the House of Representatives who voted to support the “war” yesterday are simply clueless about the […]

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