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Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech at DNC

Hillary tribute video: "How many ways will she light up the world?" Blowing the hell out of Libya, Syria, Iraq is a start #DemsInPhilly — James Bovard (@JimBovard) July 29, 2016 Hillary tribute video – Bill Clinton refers to the "golden years of our lives" – They haven't snared enough millions yet? #DemsInPhilly — James […]

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How Dependency Destroys Democracy – Mises Institute

From the new issue of the Mises Institute  The Austrian newsletter Jan. 2016- How Government Buys Your Support by James Bovard In Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops […]

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FFF: The Failure of the Americans with Disabilities Act

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – The Failure of the Americans with Disabilities Act by James Bovard The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted 25 years ago. It promised a brave new era of equality and freedom. Instead, it has spawned endless lawsuits and absurd federal decrees while harming some of the people it […]

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My Carping on Obama’s State of Union 2016 Speech

Obama warns of people who "use the Internet to poison the minds of individuals" – -Heck, but I enjoy sending out tweets! — James Bovard (@JimBovard) January 13, 2016 Obama says a prez with "gifts of Lincoln… might have better bridged the divide" between Americans. So burning down Atlanta would help? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) […]

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FFF: Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket by James Bovard The December 2013 Future of Freedom contained my article “A Supreme Rebuff for USDA’s Ruinous Raisin Regime.” The legal case surrounding that controversy kept percolating in the courts for another 18 months. The Obama administration won a big victory […]

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Playboy: The Prison Industrial Complex

Vox has a great chart today on the soaring rate of prison incarceration in recent decades.  This is one of the most striking renditions I have seen of this particular seachange in the relationship of government to the American people.  Hillary Clinton bemoans high incarceration rates but the Clinton administration plowed almost $8 billion into […]

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The Ravages of Bad Federal Dietary Advice

Horrendously-misguided federal dietary advice may have played a key role in one of the biggest public health disasters in recent American history. The federal government is in the process of revising in its dietary guidelines.  The Washington Post recently had a long piece on how the anti-whole milk  bias in prior federal guidelines helped spur an […]

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