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FFF: Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia by James Bovard When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. They began to be set up around the nation shortly after 9/11 as federal-state-local partnerships to better […]

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Carping on Trump-Clinton Second Debate

Trump said a number of things tonight that mortified me – and I vehemently disagree with him on a lot of issues. But I also vigorously oppose the media’s campaign to coronate Hillary and to portray her as Joan of Arc. Below – my running commentary on tonight’s debate – – Were those outraged by […]

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Bill Clinton’s Heroic Hokum on Hillary

Will Bill Clinton once again break the "lies per minute" record at a national convention? #DemsInPhilly — James Bovard (@JimBovard) July 27, 2016 Bill Clinton – "Drop Hillary in any trouble spot & she will make it better" – Tell that to the Libyans, Syrians, Yemenis #DemsInPhilly — James Bovard (@JimBovard) July 27, 2016 Bill […]

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FFF: Presidential Fear-Mongering versus Freedom

from the Future of Freedom Foundation – PRESIDENTIAL FEAR-MONGERING vs. FREEDOM by James Bovard After the San Bernardino massacre late last year, Barrack Obama made a rare speech from the Oval Office. His most memorable line was his declaration that “freedom is more powerful than fear.” That epigram might have made John F. Kennedy’s speechwriters […]

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My CSPAN Washington Journal Interview on the War on Terror

Here’s the link for the  video of today’s CSPAN Washington Journal interview on our farcical War on Terror. Host Greta Brawner was great & the callers added spice. I appreciated the chance to talk about how the War on Terror illustrates Attention Deficit Democracy – our government run amok & trampling rights & liberties & the […]

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On CSPAN Washington Journal Wednesday 9:15 AM – Call Ins Welcome

I’m scheduled to be on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Wednesday, May 25, starting around 9:15 a.m. to roughly 10 a.m. (EDT).  I will be discussing the Reason article on our farcical $4 trillion War on Terror. The callers drive this program.  In the past, C-SPAN has sometimes offered different phone numbers for Republicans and Democrats to […]

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2001: Asset Forfeiture Outrages – Bush’s Reform Opportunity

The Justice Department has resumed racketeering with the “equitable sharing” racket – helping local and state police agencies plunder innocent citizens who are stripped of their property.  The Washington Post condemns the revival with an editorial aptly headlined: “The Feds Get Back in the Stealing Business.” For over 20 years, reformers have exposed horrendous abuses; several […]

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