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USA Today: Trump as Dictator?

USA Today, October 18, 2017 Donald Trump didn’t create danger of presidential dictatorship, he inherited it by James Bovard Americans nowadays have a bad attitude towards presidents. Many people are denouncing Donald Trump as a dictator. But the real problem in this nation is the dictatorial illiteracy that has allowed modern presidents to commandeer far […]

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Fear-Mongering and Servitude (2011)

Freeman, June 2011 Fear-Mongering and Servitude  by  James Bovard In his 1776 essay, “Thoughts on Government,” John Adams observed, “Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve […]

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USA TODAY: End Democracy Promotion Balderdash

USA Today, August 10, 2017 Hey, guess what? Donald Trump has a good foreign policy idea by James Bovard Let’s get our own house in order before we start imposing democracy on others. The Trump administration’s foreign policy often resembles a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or a loose cannon on a ship deck. But every […]

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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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