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I Should Be Hanged, Blown Up, or Banished: Reader Feedback

Last week’s  articles in USA Today spurred lots of helpful suggestions from thoughtful readers.  Admittedly, not everyone liked the articles. Oughtsix, a commenter on a gun discussion board, was outraged by the “Ruby Ridge Lessons for Fighting Extremism” article’s subhead (““When the government tries to squash anti-American ideas it doesn’t like, the results are often destructive of […]

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USA Today: Trump’s Fearmongering is White House Tradition

USA Today, February 8, 2017 Hey, wait a minute, Trump’s fear-mongering isn’t new by James Bovard Stoking public fear is a bipartisan White House tradition to boost presidential power. President Trump is being reviled for wildly exaggerating the peril of Muslim refugees. Some commentators fret that his rhetoric signals a new fascist era descending on […]

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Freedom Fighter & Hellraising Author Claire Wolfe’s New Blog

My ol’ buddy Claire Wolfe has a zesty new blog here. Claire has done some of the best writing on freedom since her bestselling 1996 book, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution. Claire is hardline and very savvy on firearms and freedom – and plenty of other issues. She updates her blog much more […]

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FFF: Presidential Fear-Mongering versus Freedom

from the Future of Freedom Foundation – PRESIDENTIAL FEAR-MONGERING vs. FREEDOM by James Bovard After the San Bernardino massacre late last year, Barrack Obama made a rare speech from the Oval Office. His most memorable line was his declaration that “freedom is more powerful than fear.” That epigram might have made John F. Kennedy’s speechwriters […]

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USA TODAY: Leave More Empty Seats for Obama Victims

USA TODAY, January 12, 2016 First Lady’s box should be empty at State of the Union speech by James Bovard Saving seats for the dead would require a lot more room for victims of Obama’s policies. The White House announced that there will be a seat left vacant in the gallery during Obama’s State of […]

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Obama’s Latest Anti-Gun Nonsense and Hypocrisy

“I taught constitutional law, I know a little bit about this,” President Obama lectures us.  And then he says: “We understand there are some constraints on our freedom in order to protect innocent people.” And the best way to protect innocent people is to assume that gun owners as a group are guilty. I think […]

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USA TODAY: Budget Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

USA TODAY, December 17, 2015 BUDGET BILL LEAVES NO BOONDOGGLE BEHIND by James Bovard Republican congressional leaders are like a football coach who believes the secret to winning is to punt early and often. House Speaker Paul Ryan and others are claiming victory over the 2,000-plus page appropriations bill, but this is a “no boondoggle left […]

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