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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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On the Eve of an Iranian War Catastrophe?

For most of the advocates of bombing Iran, their only "combat experience" consisted of having their lunch money stolen in elementary school. — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 21, 2019 I've been writing about lying politicians & government boondoggles for 35+ years. And I don't trust politicians simply because they want to start warring – the […]

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Warring as Lying Throughout American History

As the Trump administration lurches (wobbles?) towards war with Iran, it is worth recalling how prior U.S. wars  were permeated by official falsehoods. Bombs don’t make politicians trustworthy.  Instead, warring and lying are practically two sides of the same coin. Here’s a couple book reviews I did on books dealing with foreign policy perfidy and […]

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John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy

Future of Freedom Foundation John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy by James Bovard When Sen. John McCain passed away in August, he was lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil-rights activist, hailed McCain as a “warrior for peace.” In reality, McCain embodied a toxic mix of […]

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Podcast: No Halo for George H.W. Bush

Nine minutes of heresy:  After former President George H.W. Bush died recently, many politicians and pundits sought to put a halo over his head and career, comparing Bush to Jesus and George Washington.  But America still suffers from his debacles at home and abroad. Americans cannot afford to deify deceased presidents whose precedents pose deadly […]

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Radio: #MeToo, Libertarian Wranglings, Mid-Term Elections, & Political BS on the Ernie Hancock Show

My old friend Ernie Hancock and I had fun this morning on his FreedomsPhoenix radio show wrangling over the #MeToo movement, the Kavanaugh nomination circus, the latest libertarian movement conniptions, and a heap of other topics.  Happily, Ernie’s enthusiasm for the pending midterm congressional election was not contagious. You can listen or view the show […]

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Seymour Hersh and the Decline of Knockdown Journalism

The American Conservative Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed. By James Bovard • August 17, 2018 Journalist Seymour Hersh in 2009. Credit: Institute for Policy Studies/Flickr Seymour Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir, Sy Hersh. Knopf, June […]

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