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Obama’s Latest Four-Star Howler on Freedom

Prior to his trip to Russia, President Obama issued an appeal to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to “to strengthen the rule of law in Russia, which of course includes making sure that all those accused of crimes have the right to a fair trial and that the courts are not used for political purposes.” Of […]

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Celebrate Torture Day by Punishing Torturers

The Future of Freedom Foundation is shotgunning out this email today….. Celebrate Torture Day by Punishing Torturers by James Bovard, June 23, 2009 Since 1997, every June 26 has been formally recognized as the International Day of Support for Victims of Torture. Political leaders around the globe take the occasion to proclaim their opposition to […]

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The Latest Torture Coverup Scam

The Future of Freedom Foundation is shotgunning out an oped I wrote on the latest torture coverup. Alas, this subject continues to be hell on idealists. ***** The Latest Torture Cover-Up Scam by James Bovard, June 10, 2009 The Obama administration appears increasingly devoted to covering up the worst crimes of the Bush era. On […]

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Saluting AmeriCorps in IBD

Good ol’ AmeriCorps just can’t get as many salutes as it deserves. This is the first time I have seen the phrase “bogus idealism” in a headline. **** INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Rife With Bogus Idealism, Waste, AmeriCorps Doesn’t Need To Exist By JAMES BOVARD President Obama signed legislation Tuesday to triple the number of AmeriCorps […]

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Obama’s Double Standard on Atrocities & Evil

At a Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Capitol on Thursday, President Obama called for “fighting the silence that is evil’s greatest co-conspirator.” On the same day, Obama decided to oppose creation of a truth commission to vigorously investigate and expose U.S. torture crimes. This is another of those damn paradoxes of which Washington is full […]

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Obama Continuing Bush Coverups?

Though Obama thus far does not seem as bellicose as did George W. Bush, there are growing signs that his administration will continue the Washington tradition of covering up the crimes of his predecessors. The Obama administration is repeating the same arguments used by the Bush White House to justify whitewashing the illegal deletion or […]

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