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Supreme Court’s Latest Constitutional Disaster of Biblical Proportions

The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision upholding a federal law banning “material support” to terrorist organizations is a disaster for preserving free speech or limiting federal power. Once again, the Obama administration proudly championed repression, and the court agreed with the Obama team. Raw Story has a good collection of quotes bashing the decision here. David […]

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Podcast: Brian Wilson Interview on Worldwide Downfall of Democracy

Talk Show mastermind Brian Wilson and I had fun today discussing the worldwide downfall of democracy. This trend has gone so far that it might even affect Toledo. Brian took the high road – preferring to discuss Berlusconi’s Italian corruption rather than Singapore culinary prohibitions. You can download or listen to the @ 15 minute […]

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Campaign for Liberty’s Review of Attention Deficit Democracy

Anthony Gregory has a generous review of Attention Deficit Democracy posted today at the Campaign for Liberty website: There are few writers who pay more attention to the political follies of our time and who provide their readers with more meticulously documented reasons to be outraged than James Bovard, whose new book, Attention Deficit Democracy, […]

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The Worldwide Downfall of Democracy

From the July issue of the American Conservative – my review of a fine new book – Global Undemocratic Revolution Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security, John Kampfner, Basic Books, 294 pages By James Bovard Freedom for Sale is the best synopsis of the recent collapse of restraints on government […]

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Obama and Attention Deficit Democracy

for the Future of Freedom Foundation today…. OBAMA AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DEMOCRACY by James Bovard In his commencement address at the University of Michigan on May 1, President Obama warned that public ignorance subverts self-government. Obama declared: “When we don’t pay close attention to the decisions made by our leaders, when we fail to educate […]

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“Misplaced Words” – the New Defense for Political Lying

The New York Times on Monday night nailed Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for lying about claiming to have served in Vietnam. Blumental, a Senate candidate, responded indignantly. Here’s the update to the story: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a Democrat running for the United States Senate, said on Tuesday that he took “full […]

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Audit the Fed Dammit

Nation magazine columnist John Nichols has an excellent piece today on why Obama should reverse his position and support Auditing the Fed. Nichols mentions that Sen. Bernie Sanders will offer an amendment this week to attach ‘Audit the Fed’ to the so-called banking regulation reform bill: The Sanders amendment would require the Fed to name […]

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