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USA TODAY: Facebook’s Vast Censorship Regimes

USA TODAY, October 27, 2017 Facebook censored me. Cross your country’s government and it might censor you too. by James Bovard Facebook said my post’s image of a violent FBI raid ‘incorrectly triggered our automation tools.’ But it wasn’t the first time an iconic image vanished. Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that […]

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FFF: World War One Still Haunts America

Future of Freedom Foundation How World War One Still Haunts America by James Bovard This year is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s pulling America into World War I. Many people celebrate this centenary of America’s emergence as a world power. But at a time when the Trump administration is bombing or rattling sabers at […]

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World War One Quote Jpegs from USA Today article

Here’s a few quote jpegs from my USA Today oped, “Woodrow Wilson Made Democracy Unsafe for the World” – I welcome suggestions on improving this and other quote jpegs. Thanks again to Canva.com for their software for laying out the type & background.  

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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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Germany Should Release Courageous Al Jazeera Journalist Ahmed Mansour

The German government seized one of Al Jazeera’s best known and most courageous journalists, Ahmed Mansour, this weekend at the behest of the Egyptian government.  Al Jazeera has done some of the best work of any media organization in the world exposing the abuses and oppression of the Egyptian government.  It is appalling that a western government […]

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Germans Recognize Danger of U.S. Surveillance

  Germans instinctively understand the danger of government surveillance far better than do many Americans.  (Or at least far better than Obama apologists.) This photograph is from a recent anti-Obama rally in Hanover – one of my favorite German cities. The “V for Vendetta” mask is especially appropriate.  

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Beer Sampling in Northern Germany 1986

To be honest, I don’t recall if this photo was taken before or after the beer that day. I do recall that I put a dent in the supplies of the Holsten brewery on the banks of the Elbe River. This is one of the dozen or so photos included in Public Policy Hooligan.

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