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Washington Post: Should Laughter be a Federal Crime?

Washington Post, May 3, 2017 Arresting someone for laughing may sound funny, but it’s no joke  I was once kicked out of the Supreme Court for laughing. The charges against Desiree Fairooz are serious business. By James Bovard The Justice Department is prosecuting a woman who laughed during a Senate hearing to confirm Jeff Sessions […]

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Debt Limit Talks: “Squeal Like a Pig,” the Establishment Said

Tom Toles’s excellent cartoon below captures the soul of the debt limit talks. Anyone who is not cynical is probably heading for the chopping block. My good friend and talk show hellraiser extraordinaire Brian Wilson has an excellent article tomorrow at LewRockwell.com on the real meanings behind the key terms flung around in the current […]

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Idolizing Absolute Power: Assassination Bloodlust

From today’s Counterpunch – Assassination Bloodlust Idolizing Absolute Power by JAMES BOVARD The Christian Science Monitor published a piece I wrote last month wrote opposing allowing the U.S. government to kill Americans without a warrant, trial, or any judicial niceties. The article, “Assassination Nation: Are there any limits on President Obama’s license to kill?,” spurred […]

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MP3 of Interview with Antiwar’s Scott Horton on Idiot Libyan Policymakers

From Antiwar.com: “James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses his article, “Uncle Sam’s big plans for your hard-earned tax dollars;” the two-party “consensus of rascals” on US foreign policy; the “best and brightest” government policymakers who are blinded by arrogance, tunnel vision and echo chambers; and the confusion about whether disastrous foreign policy decisions […]

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Good Government Guns II : My Treason

The satire I reposted yesterday was spurred by this article I wrote for American Spectator. It’s always satisfying when a piece spurs a Brooklyn philosophy professor to urge that I be prosecuted for treason……[thanks to WRSA for that photo….] The American Spectator June, 2000 HEADLINE: Good Government Guns Private owners will be handed semiautomatic Play-Doh. […]

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Why the Tea Party Should Despise George W. Bush

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today this article from the September issue of Freedom Daily – (also on Counterpunch) Why the Tea Party Should Despise George W. Bush by James Bovard The Tea Party movement is challenging politicians and political establishments in many parts of this country. Many Tea Party supporters define themselves […]

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The Crime of Lying to the FBI???

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is a four-star sleazeball. But the feds had their chance to put him away and they failed to convince a jury on all charges except lying to the FBI. This is one of the “crimes” that best illustrates the mirage of the Rule of Law in the U.S. FBI agents […]

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