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Syria: Trump as a Lynch Mob with Cruise Missiles

A few more tweets…. Careful analysis of bomb blast evidence proves Trump's missile strike on Syria was a big success https://t.co/we20mT1len — James Bovard (@JimBovard) April 15, 2018 What damned phrase of George W. Bush will @realDonaldTrump repeat next? Maybe "Bring 'em on!" uttered by GWB on 7/3/2003 – prior to Iraqi militants killing thousands […]

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USA TODAY: Don’t Partner with Tyrants to Fight Terrorism (2002)

I was sweeping away some clutter today and came across this clip of one of the first pieces I wrote for a national paper on the War on Terrorism.   Most editors saw me back then as hopelessly cynical, but Chris Collins at the USA Today editorial page gave me a shot.  She was always great to work with.   […]

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The Hill: Trump’s Liberal Critics Increasingly Unhinged?

The Hill, November 14, 2017 Do Trump’s liberal critics seem increasingly unhinged? By James Bovard, opinion contributor Last week’s anniversary of Trump’s election sparked widespread teeth-gnashing by the nation’s pundits.  Trump is supposedly the gravest threat to American democracy since the secession of the Confederacy. His presidency, probably, continues to be a boon for antidepressant […]

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USA TODAY: End Democracy Promotion Balderdash

USA Today, August 10, 2017 Hey, guess what? Donald Trump has a good foreign policy idea by James Bovard Let’s get our own house in order before we start imposing democracy on others. The Trump administration’s foreign policy often resembles a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or a loose cannon on a ship deck. But every […]

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FFF: Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters

From the Future of Freedom Foundation Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters by James Bovard July 14, 2017 Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 as a peace candidate. He signaled that he would fundamentally change America’s course after the reckless carnage unleashed by the George W. Bush administration. However, by the end of Obama’s presidency, […]

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Standards for Bombing Vs. Jay-walking

Will Trump launch another missile attack on Syria based on less evidence than required to issue a jaywalking ticket in New York City?  A New York City cop couldn’t get away with “somebody (who I won’t identify) told me you was on 7th Avenue yesterday afternoon – near where a jaywalking incident took place” to […]

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