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Bashing Congress in the New York Times on July 4th 40 Years Ago

A million years ago during the Carter administration, congressmen were calling for reviving military conscription because of the supposed failures of the All-Volunteer Force (started in 1973).  I wrote a satire calling for conscripting random citizens to be members of Congress because many of the existing representatives were dim-witted, mentally unstable liars incapable of performing […]

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USA Today: Supreme Court Turns FOIA Into a Fraud

USA Today, June 27, 2019 The Supreme Court rewrote FOIA into the Freedom FROM Information Act by James Bovard, Opinion columnist This Supreme Court decision doesn’t help those on food stamps. All it does is protect the interests of the federal government and business. This week the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can keep secret […]

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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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George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery by James Bovard After former President George H.W. Bush died late last year, he was widely hailed as a great leader and patriot. At the National Cathedral funeral service, biographer Jon Meachan declared that Bush was a “twentieth-century Founding Father.” The minister of Bush’s church in Houston compared […]

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Washington’s Biggest Fairy Tale: Truth Will Out

Washington’s Biggest Fairy Tale: “Truth Will Out” by James Bovard April 16, 2019 The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange “must answer for what he has done.” Unfortunately, Assange’s arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats […]

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MP3 – Roasting John McCain on the Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had fun yesterday correcting the record on the late Saint John McCain. McCain’s rascality stretched back at least 40 years.  The media portrayed  John McCain as a combination of Jesus and General Sherman, always ready to righteously bomb another country that failed to kowtow to Washington.  He should […]

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