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Alexander Cockburn, RIP

Alexander Cockburn, one of the best and most courageous writers of our time, has passed away after a two year fight with cancer.  I was a huge fan of his writings from the Kosovo/Serbian war onwards. He saw through and skewered the Clinton/Albright BS on that disgraceful, unprovoked NATO aggression as well as anybody.  I […]

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FBI: “A Stasi for America”

Following is a review essay I wrote for the American Conservative – A Stasi for America By James Bovard A ripple of protest swept across the Internet in late March after the disclosure that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was teaching its agents that “the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law […]

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Obama’s Bogus Economic “Boom”

As President Obama’s reelection machine begins whooping up the economic recovery, we need to recognize the paucity of his achievements. From an interview this morning with Press TV: American people have lost their faith in the U.S. government even after President Barack Obama took office in early 2009, says James Bovard, policy advisor for The […]

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Liberals Love Obama’s “Liberty Drones”

New Washington Post polling data reveal that liberals strongly approve of Obama’s drone assassination policy – even when it is used to kill American citizens. Overall, 83% of Americans approve of Obama’s drone killing policy. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is raising hell about the administration’s secrecy – demanding that they at least release the confidential […]

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Whittling on an Epigram List for WikiQuotes

Spurred by feedback from that Daily Bell interview, I whittled out a list of my favorite epigrams from books gone by and popped them onto a page on Wiki Quotes. I think this is the first time I added anything to a Wikipedia or WikiQuotes (at least as far as I can remember). I figure […]

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MP3 of Playing Whack-A-Federal-Mole on the Brian Wilson Show

WSPD’s Brian Wilson and I had a hoot yesterday flogging hell out of the Patriot Act and its noxious progeny. Dang, hard to believe this stupid act is 10 years old. It has almost outlived my idealism. You can listen to or download the show by clicking here brian-wilson-patriot-act-bash-10-27-2011

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