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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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USA Today: Safety Mandate Debacles Produce Widespread Carnage

USA Today, March 12, 2019 Ethiopia crash of Boeing 737 Max might be latest example of backfiring safety efforts by James Bovard, If software and sensors are to blame, then the Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences. Another Boeing 737 crashed Sunday in Ethiopia, killing all 157 aboard. […]

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90 Seconds of 2018 Quotes

Here’s a 90 second video of punchy (?) lines from my recent articles, including whacks against lying politicians, insane wars, loopy protestors, democracy debacles, Obama, John McCain, GWHW Bush. Background fiddle music is from 1920s. Experimenting here…

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Other Damn Near Surly 2018 Quotes

Some folks responded to Wednesday’s blog post by caterwauling that I only write surly pieces.  So here’s a half dozen quotes from last year’s articles that showcase my positive thinking. Thanks to Canva.com and Pixabay for royalty-free software & images.

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G.W.H. Bush Protectionist Follies, 1989-1992

Some folks thought I was too harsh on the late George H.W. Bush in my USA Today oped and on my Twitter comments. So here’s some of the articles I wrote on Bush’s protectionist debacles in the early 1990s. [The following piece was reprinted in two economics college textbooks] Wall Street Journal Wednesday, September 6, […]

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