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USA Today: Woodrow Wilson Made Democracy Unsafe for the World

USA Today, April 4, 2017. Woodrow Wilson made democracy unsafe for the world: James Bovard by James Bovard Let’s stop kidding ourselves. The U.S. role in World War I had disastrous consequences. This week is the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to Congress seeking a declaration of war against Germany. Many people celebrate […]

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USA Today: Trump Budget Cuts Bankroll New Waste

USA TODAY, March 19, 2017 Trump budget cuts bankroll new waste by James Bovard  Trump proposes to devote almost all of the savings from cutting domestic programs into the Pentagon.  President Trump’s proposed budget takes a big step towards draining the swamp in Washington. This is the first time since the Reagan era that a […]

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MP3 of My Thumping Farm Subsidies on MetroFarm Radio

Michael Olson, the host of MetroFarm.com, and I had fun today thumping farm subsidies on his radio show this morning.  He seemed perhaps nonplussed at my call in the final minutes to abolish all subsidies and to strip power from politicians across the board. But what the heck – at least Brazilian cotton farmers will […]

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Thumping Boondoggles on Denver Radio with Ross Kaminsky

Ross Kaminsky, morning host on Denver’s 630 AM KHOW,  had me on his show this morning to pay disrespect to farm subsidies (spurred by Monday’s Wall Street Journal article).   We had fun talking about the cotton program payoff to Brazilian farmers, how the sugar program destroys jobs, and why politicians sabotage the public interest. Ross is […]

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Wall St. Journal: Living Off the Fat of Washington

Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2016 Living Off the Fat of Washington If Trump is going to ‘drain the swamp,’ he might start with wasteful ag subsidies. By James Bovard President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to “drain the swamp” in Washington could begin with the Agriculture Department. Federal aid to farmers is forecast by the Congressional […]

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FFF: FDR Farm Folly Lessons for ObamaCare

– From the Future of Freedom Foundation FDR Farm Folly Lessons for ObamaCare  by James Bovard As the Obama administration wreaks further havoc on health care, many people expect the politicians to recognize their follies and relent. However, history indicates that rulers will continue seizing new power regardless of how much wreckage results. The farm […]

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My 1983 “Feeding Everybody” / Food Stamp Failure article

Yesterday’s Washington Times’ “Obama’s Obesity Epidemic” article is spurring some controversy.  Rush Limbaugh quoted the piece and the liberal website Media Matters attacked his statements.  Media Matters also asserted that “Bovard mislead his readers about obesity studies to craft a false narrative that food stamp use is linked to childhood obesity.” But there is far more evidence of that link that was […]

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