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My Carping on Obama’s State of Union 2016 Speech

Obama warns of people who "use the Internet to poison the minds of individuals" – -Heck, but I enjoy sending out tweets! — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 13, 2016 Obama says a prez with "gifts of Lincoln… might have better bridged the divide" between Americans. So burning down Atlanta would help? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) […]

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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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Reason’s J.D. Tuccille on the D.C. Devil’s Dictionary

Reason’s J.D. Tuccille, the author of the highly-recommended High Desert Barbeque,  wrote the following on the USA Today D.C. Devil’s Dictionary piece: ‘Freedom — whatever rulers have not yet benevolently prohibited’ When discussing government, cynicism just can’t go far enough J.D. Tuccille|Apr. 14, 2015 1:51 pm That definition in the headline comes courtesy of occasional […]

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USA Today: My Devil’s Dictionary

USA TODAY    April 13, 2015 Tax-time devil’s dictionary of DC lingo by James Bovard Having trouble with the ‘Washingtonese’ around April 15? Look no further for a translation. April 15 is the day each year when Americans are most likely to slander Washington. Unfortunately, the city’s nebulous nomenclature deters citizens from recognizing exactly how well […]

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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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My Wash. Times Op-Ed: Obama’s Cynicism Racketeering

Washington Times, May 19, 2014 Obama’s indiscriminate charges of cynicism Americans have good reason to doubt the president’s good intentions by James Bovard As his poll ratings sink, President Obama is ratcheting up his denunciations of cynicism. However, Mr. Obama’s crusade to rid the nation of cynicism is going badly. A presidency built on restoring […]

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