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Gun Grabbing Would Result in a Federal Rout

American Conservative, August 30, 2019 Democrats’ Gun Buy-Back Plan Would Backfire Horrifically Those who support policies that would lead to mass carnage should be called out, not applauded for their moral courage. By James Bovard Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons has become “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to […]

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Democratic Debate Night #1 – Cheers and Jeers

#DemocraticDebate Rep. @TulsiGabbard did superbly on the Iran question – dignified, incisive, and far smarter than other pols or most of the American media — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 27, 2019 #DemDebate Rep. @TulsiGabbard great answer on Afghanistan & debunking another candidate's BS on 9/11 — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 27, 2019 [email protected] calls for […]

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Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles

Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles by James Bovard Former President Barack Obama is again busy lecturing Americans on politics. His speeches have contained many snappy lines that would deserve attention if they came from an untainted source. But Obama as president was guilty of many of the things against which he now warns his fellow […]

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Enraged Readers Cheer Federal Killings of Gun Owners

My Hill oped, “Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge,” has spurred more than 600 comments.   Some commenters mistakenly asserted that the Bundys or their supporters had fired upon the feds.  Didn’t happen – but that assumption sufficed to justify advocating preemptively killing many people.  Some commenters believe the federal snipers should have slain any private citizen touting […]

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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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