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On Russian TV Talking About American Dictatorial Power

I was on Russian Television (the English language edition) last night talking about all the “emergency” declarations and power grabs by recent presidents. The interview on “The Alyona Show”  starts about 6 minutes into this YouTube segment here. It was ironic to be commenting on the danger of excessive presidential power on Russian TV…. Perhaps at some point […]

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My Early Optimism on the War on Terror & Civil Liberties

I had forgotten about the following riff until stumbling across it a few days ago. In late September 2001, Reason magazine asked a handful of folks “to discuss which civil lliberties they thought were most at risk in what has been called America’s first 21st century war.” They published the responses in an article entitled, […]

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Bogus Anti-Terrorist Crackdown on Financial Freedom

posted today by the Future of Freedom Foundation – from the October 2009 issue of Freedom Daily… The Bogus Anti-Terrorist Crackdown on Financial Freedom by James Bovard In the post–9/11 era, federal officials are treating cash as they would a suspected weapon of mass destruction. They have created legions of new restrictions and reporting requirements […]

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How Bush Redefined American Freedom

Posted online today by the Future of Freedom Foundation – from the September issue of Freedom Daily… HOW GEORGE W. BUSH REDEFINED AMERICAN FREEDOM by James Bovard George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine […]

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