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USA TODAY: Obama Fueled the Cynicism He Now Denounces

USA TODAY, September 13, 2008 Barack Obama’s return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Who cares if Obama belatedly cheers for transparency and accountability? He should admit that he made the government more dangerous at home and abroad. Former president Barack Obama is back. […]

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17 Years of the War On Terrorism

Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, it is time to ask: Will America ever politically recover?  Politicians have exploited those day to seize so much power and launch attacks on so many foreign nations. Will this constitutional travesty never end? This is also the 15th anniversary of the publication of Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, […]

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If the Government Lies to You…

If a government official lies to you, it’s public service. If you lie to them, it’s a felony. From my recent Mises Institute spiel. Thanks to Frank Monaco for making the jpeg!   And here’s the speech where I tossed out those lines –

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New Book: FREEDOM FRAUDS: Hard Lessons in American Liberty

The Future of Freedom Foundation just released a new Amazon Kindle collection of my articles.  Freedom Frauds: Hard Lessons in American Liberty is available for only $2.99 – less than the price of a good cigar (so I am told – I wouldn’t know). There’s the story of how I got nailed by the police while searching […]

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FFF: Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom

Future of Freedom Foundation, Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom by James Bovard October 18, 2016 Some of my anarcho-libertarian tendencies arose thanks to the years I spent as a Boy Scout. Joining the Scouts was an easy decision, since my father was a Scoutmaster. Even without the family obligation, I might have signed […]

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Best Flash Summary of 2016 Presidential Race

This cartoon is the best flash summary I have seen of the 2016 presidential race. Even before the votes are counted, cynics have won. Critics have been castigating me for being cynical about government and politics since… hell, forever.  But this year is vivifying how our entire political system is speedily going off the rails. […]

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How Dependency Destroys Democracy – Mises Institute

From the new issue of the Mises Institute  The Austrian newsletter Jan. 2016- How Government Buys Your Support by James Bovard In Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops […]

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