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FFF: Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket by James Bovard The December 2013 Future of Freedom contained my article “A Supreme Rebuff for USDA’s Ruinous Raisin Regime.” The legal case surrounding that controversy kept percolating in the courts for another 18 months. The Obama administration won a big victory […]

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USA TODAY: Budget Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

USA TODAY, December 17, 2015 BUDGET BILL LEAVES NO BOONDOGGLE BEHIND by James Bovard Republican congressional leaders are like a football coach who believes the secret to winning is to punt early and often. House Speaker Paul Ryan and others are claiming victory over the 2,000-plus page appropriations bill, but this is a “no boondoggle left […]

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FFF: Obama’s Cynicism Racketeering

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Obama’s Cynicism Racketeering by James Bovard Barack Obama captured the presidency in part because of his appeals to “hope and change.” But after more than six years in power, he is now spending far more time denouncing cynicism. As usual, the worst example of cynicism is citizens who […]

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Free FFF Books on Gun Control Today

The Future of Freedom Foundation is offering two free Kindle books on gun control.  The Tyranny of Gun Control includes a few essays I wrote on the topic in the 1990s, as well as essays by Sheldon Richman, Jacob Hornberger, and Richard Ebeling.   FFF is also offering a free copy of Scott McPherson’s zesty new book, […]

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Wash. Times: Obama’s Freedom & Fear Farce

Washington Times, December 10, 2015 Talking freedom but practicing fear by James Bovard The president employs scare tactics to diminish liberties The most memorable line in President Obama’s Oval Office Sunday speech was his declaration that “freedom is more powerful than fear.” That epigram might have made John F. Kennedy’s speechwriters beam. But it is […]

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Obama’s Anti-Gun Rights Terrorism Spiel

  pre-speech tweet: So will Obama explain tonight how banning semi-automatic firearms will reduce global warming? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) December 7, 2015 post-speech: I am bummed that Obama did not tie 30-round ammo clips to the melting of Greenland's glaciers. — James Bovard (@JimBovard) December 7, 2015 WPost headline: "Obama seeks to ease terror […]

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Wash. Times: TSA Bombs the Holidays

Washington Times, December 3, 2015 TSA screens holiday travelers once again, with feeling by James Bovard Flyers must surrender their privacy with their boarding passes If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. TSA is one of the biggest hassles many Americans […]

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