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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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FFF: Supreme Court’s Dreadful Record on Constitutional Rights

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today the following article from the June issue of the Future of Freedom – The Supreme Court’s Dreadful Record on Constitutional Rights by James Bovard The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legality of the Affordable Care Act this past March. Several justices questioned whether a ruling […]

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Hunger Coalition Attacks my USA Today Hunger Piece

My USA Today oped on “Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade”  is being reprinted in newspapers around the nation. It popped up in a few places in New Jersey and spurred the response below from the director of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. This anti-hunger activist laments that “USDA found that some 17 million people across the […]

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USA TODAY: Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade

USA TODAY, September 9, 2015 Washington’s latest hunger charade by James Bovard  USDA plays games with definitions to create fraudulent scare. ‘Food insecure’ is the new hungry. The Agriculture Department announced this morning that 48 million Americans lived in “food insecure” households in 2014.” Soon you’ll hear we’re suffering an epidemic of hunger. While the federal government […]

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FFF: Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy

from the Future of Freedom Foundation – Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy by James Bovard Last summer, Attorney General Eric Holder solemnly declared, “The name ought to be changed. It’s an offensive name.” Holder observed that despite the organization’s “storied history,” it could “increase their fan base” by changing their name — “if they did something […]

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