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FFF: How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 3

Future of Freedom Foundation How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 3 by James Bovard June 30, 2017 Barack Obama took office in 2009 amidst the worst recession since the early 1980s. He had more faith in government spending than any White House occupant since Franklin Roosevelt. He speedily pushed through a stimulus bill through Congress […]

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Standards for Bombing Vs. Jay-walking

Will Trump launch another missile attack on Syria based on less evidence than required to issue a jaywalking ticket in New York City?  A New York City cop couldn’t get away with “somebody (who I won’t identify) told me you was on 7th Avenue yesterday afternoon – near where a jaywalking incident took place” to […]

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USA Today: Syria is Trump’s Biggest Foreign Folly

USA Today, June 26, 2017 Donald Trump is reckless on Syria. It’s his most dangerous foreign policy folly. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist  Trump said Obama’s ‘horrendous leadership’ on Syria could start World War III. He’s made things even worse. Last year on the campaign trail, crowds roared when Donald Trump denounced his opponent as […]

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My Last Father’s Day Letter (2001)

I was sorting through the clutter on a kitchen desk this morning and stumbled across the letter reposted below.  I wrote this shortly after my father had been diagnosed with the leukemia that would finish him off the following February.  This was the kind of letter that it is easy to put off writing – […]

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Comey vs. Trump: The Credibility Illusion

Comey boasts that the FBI "is, and always will be, independent" & then details how he kowtowed to AG Lynch on downplaying Clinton email case — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 9, 2017 Media portrays Comey vs. Trump battle as question of credibility. Why assume either one is trustworthy? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 9, 2017 […]

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USA TODAY Letters Expose my Communist Tendencies

USA Today ran letters today thumping my food stamp article (“Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor“).  Here’s my fav: People on food stamps have ligitimate [sic] needs: Your Say The government paying for people’s food is socialism. However, the government choosing the allowed food to buy with food stamps is […]

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Food Stamp Fury: “Wretched, Regressive Drivel”

OK, so  not everybody liked my story in yesterday’s USA Today (“Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor“).   It is evoking a passionate response – including  “Wretched, Regressive Drivel,” “heartless out of touch human being,” “a real cesspool,” “vile,” “Shame on USA Today… blatant disinformation,” “libertarian idiot,” “story is filled with […]

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