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FFF: Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters

From the Future of Freedom Foundation Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters by James Bovard July 14, 2017 Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 as a peace candidate. He signaled that he would fundamentally change America’s course after the reckless carnage unleashed by the George W. Bush administration. However, by the end of Obama’s presidency, […]

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FFF: How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 3

Future of Freedom Foundation How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 3 by James Bovard June 30, 2017 Barack Obama took office in 2009 amidst the worst recession since the early 1980s. He had more faith in government spending than any White House occupant since Franklin Roosevelt. He speedily pushed through a stimulus bill through Congress […]

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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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