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Justice Department Bans Justice for Torturers

The Obama Justice Department has apparently decided that, since torture is not a crime (at least not anything deserving of prosecution), then concocting legal doctrines that unleashed torturers around the world is also no offense. A Justice Department internal investigation has concluded that John Yoo and Jay Bybee were gulity only of “poor judgment” in […]

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Dump Bernanke and Audit the Fed

How much damage can one man inflict and still be treated like a saint and savior in Washington? Ben Bernanke’s career answers that question. The Establishment media has rallied around the current Fed chairman as if his reign was the triumph of wisdom and goodness – instead of a debacle of bursting bubbles and ruined […]

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Will Obama Out-BS Bush?

Obama’s speech from West Point tonight may drive the final wooden stake into liberals’ hope that their guy would create a Brave New Order in Washington and the world. The fact that Obama is following in Bush’s footsteps – talking to an audience of captive individuals who would be ruined for life by a single […]

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Dying for Crooks: US Troops in Afghanistan

Transparency International reported yesterday that Afghanistan is the most corrupt nation in the world – except for Somalia. Heckua achievement, if the only nation on earth that is more shady is one that is full of pirates… Karzai is making Marion Barry look like Mother Teresa. The Washington Post reported today that one of Afghanistan’s […]

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Obama and his “Leavening Hand”

Obama’s health care pitch on Wednesday night contained the usual howlers. One of the biggest hoots of the evening came in this riff – “Our predecessors understood… that the danger of too much government is matched by the perils of too little; that that without the leavening hand of wise policy, markets can crash, monopolies […]

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Obama and the Perilous Delusions of Democracy

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my article on “Obama and the Perilous Delusions of Democracy.” This was originally published in the April issue of Freedom Daily. OBAMA & THE PERILOUS DELUSIONS OF DEMOCRACY Freedom Daily April 2009 by James Bovard When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, there was euphoria across […]

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Barron’s: Obama’s Make-Work Jobs Harm Teenagers

Barron’s ran an article of mine on summer jobs boondoggles as a guest editorial in the issue hitting teh stands today. Here’s an outtake from the article (a subscription is required to see the full version on the online site). Playing At Work Isn’t Productive Barron’s July 20, 2009 by James Bovard LONG BEFORE THE […]

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