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USA Today: Food Stamps are a Dietary Disaster

USA TODAY, June 1, 2017 Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor by James Bovard Food stamps foolishly fuel diabetes and obesity Perhaps the most controversial element of the Trump administration’s budget is the proposal to reduce food stamp spending by 25% or $193 billion over the next decade. Forty-four million people […]

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USA Today: Don’t Trust White House on Syria

I wrote the story below in September 2013, when the Obama White House was tottering on the verge of attacking the Syrian government.  The Trump White House deserves no more trust than Obama received on this topic.  Bombing Syria before hard facts are confirmed is for the U.S. government to act like an international lynch mob.  […]

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MP3 of My Thumping Farm Subsidies on MetroFarm Radio

Michael Olson, the host of MetroFarm.com, and I had fun today thumping farm subsidies on his radio show this morning.  He seemed perhaps nonplussed at my call in the final minutes to abolish all subsidies and to strip power from politicians across the board. But what the heck – at least Brazilian cotton farmers will […]

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My Praise for Obama in FFF Libertarian Alternative Podcast

I had fun joining Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling on the Future of Freedom Foundation Libertarian Alternative podcast yesterday. I was bummed that Richard wasn’t wearing a Clemson National Champions hat (Richard is now a professor at The Citadel). We had fun rehashing some of the prime debacles of the last 8 years. Half way […]

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My 2 Cents on Obama’s Farewell Address

Obama: ""We have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists." Is he counting the wedding parties he droned? #FarewellObama — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 11, 2017 Obama invokes "The rule of law that holds leaders accountable." He favors resuming that on January 20, right? #FarewellObama — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 11, 2017 Obama quotes Washington's […]

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FFF: Obama’s Fraudulent War on Corruption

Future of Freedom Foundation The Fraudulent Obama War on Corruption by James Bovard December 15, 2016 The Obama administration wants Americans to believe that it is fiercely anti-corruption. “I have been shocked by the degree to which I find corruption pandemic in the world today,” declared Secretary of State John Kerry at an Anti-Corruption Summit […]

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Did Anti-Trump Protestors Ever Object to Obama’s Wars?

Bombs hurt worse than mean words.  So folks are angrily protesting about Trump’s election. Why have almost none of these folks bothered protesting Obama’s wars? The US is bombing 7 nations right now – I would love to know how many anti-Trump protestors could name even 3 nations the US is bombing.  (Here’s a great […]

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