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Podcast: No Halo for George H.W. Bush

Nine minutes of heresy:  After former President George H.W. Bush died recently, many politicians and pundits sought to put a halo over his head and career, comparing Bush to Jesus and George Washington.  But America still suffers from his debacles at home and abroad. Americans cannot afford to deify deceased presidents whose precedents pose deadly […]

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President George H.W. Bush: DEA Agents are America’s “Greatest Freedom Fighters”

The late President George H.W. Bush promised “kinder, gentler” policies then revved up the drug war and vastly increased crackdowns across the nation.  Overfilled prisons are part of his forgotten legacy. Bush also hailed DEA agents as “the greatest freedom fighters any nation could have, people who provide freedom from violence and freedom from drugs […]

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The Hill: Another State of Democracy Report Ignores Cause of Plummeting Trust

The Hill, June 29, 2018 Another ‘state of democracy’ report ignores real cause of plummeting trust by James Bovard The 937th report on the crisis of democracy in the Trump era was released Tuesday. Half of Americans polled believe that the U.S. is in “real danger of becoming a nondemocratic, authoritarian country” and two-thirds believe democracy is […]

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USA Today: Trump as Dictator?

USA Today, October 18, 2017 Donald Trump didn’t create danger of presidential dictatorship, he inherited it by James Bovard Americans nowadays have a bad attitude towards presidents. Many people are denouncing Donald Trump as a dictator. But the real problem in this nation is the dictatorial illiteracy that has allowed modern presidents to commandeer far […]

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USA TODAY: Trump Jamboree Speech As Scouting Antidote

USA Today, July 28, 2017 Trump’s Boy Scout speech may have set kids on the right path by James Bovard President Trump telling Boy Scouts that Washington is a “sewer” could actually be an antidote to much of what they are taught on following authority. Much of the media was shocked and horrified by President […]

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My FFF Video on Asset Forfeiture & the War on Drugs

Since I posted on whiskey yesterday, equal time obliges me to post on marijuana today. The Future of Freedom Foundation is making a series of videos on the follies of the drug war. Jacob Hornberger interviewed me a few weeks ago and we had a good time swatting the feds. Here’s a direct link to […]

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Wash. Times: Janet Reno’s Authoritarian Legacy

Washington Times, November 9, 2016 Janet Reno’s Authoritarian Legacy by James Bovard Former Attorney General Janet Reno passed away on Monday. While the media is awarding her sainthood as the first female attorney general, her eight years in office were a disaster for Americans’ rights and liberties. Miss Reno paved the way for many federal […]

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