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Wash. Times: 20 Years of Dictatorial Democracy?

Washington Times, November 3, 2016 TWENTY YEARS OF DICTATORIAL DEMOCRACY? by James Bovard The 2016 election campaign is mortifying millions of Americans in part because the presidency has become far more dangerous in recent times. Since 9/11, we have lived in a perpetual emergency which supposedly justifies routinely ignoring the law and Constitution. And both […]

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Wash. Times: Hillary’s Anti-Transparency Bargain

Washington Times, October 27, 2016 Hillary’s Anti-Transparency Bargain by James Bovard President Obama recently condemned the Republican Party, claiming that its “central principle” is to suppress voting. But, while his administration piously pledges to protect voting rights, it has almost guaranteed that Americans will be blindfolded on Election Day. While the Justice Department will deploy […]

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Barron’s: Obama’s Farm Fiasco

Barron’s, August 20, 2016 Farmers Should Farm for a Living by James Bovard And politicians should stop dishing out the pork. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that spending for federal farm-commodity programs will increase eightfold from 2015 to 2017. Since the 1930s, Congress has rarely missed a chance to shower rural America with more […]

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Carping on the Prez Campaign, Drone Killings, Metro terrorism, etc.

Due process 2016-style Newly-released documents show that Obama must both wink & nod before drones kill US citizens https://t.co/O7DSYK8QCo — James Bovard (@JimBovard) August 7, 2016 WPost oped sez release of 28 pages on 9/11 won' t"stop conspiracy theories" – 'cuz they show govt. lies? @28Pages https://t.co/pho0b9b00f — James Bovard (@JimBovard) August 4, 2016 FBI […]

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FFF: Obama’s Forgotten Victims

Future of Freedom Foundation Obama’s Forgotten Victims by James Bovard The White House kept one seat vacant in the gallery during Obama’s State of the Union Address in January “for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice.” This was part of Obama’s crusade for new federal restrictions on firearms ownership. But […]

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Obama’s Hillary Tub-Thumping

I'm looking forward to Obama explaining how Hillary persuaded him to bomb Libya and unleash murderous chaos in that nation #DNCinPHL — James Bovard (@JimBovard) July 28, 2016 Obama: "We don't look to be ruled." So is he renouncing every decree he inflicted since 2009? #DNCinPHL — James Bovard (@JimBovard) July 28, 2016 Obama wraps […]

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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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