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FFF: Trump and the Right to #Resist

Future of Freedom Foundation TRUMP AND THE RIGHT TO #RESIST by James Bovard Since Donald Trump’s election, it has become fashionable for his opponents to use a #Resist hashtag on their social media postings. Public demonstrations have become more fashionable than at any time since the Vietnam War. Federal agencies are actively working to thwart […]

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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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The Hill: Gun Crackdowns Ignore Waco & Other ATF Atrocities

The Hill, March 7, 2018 Gun crackdowns have already led to too many federal abuses by James Bovard President Trump declared last week that the law enforcement should “take the guns first, go through due process second.” But the history of federal firearms enforcement shows that due process is often a mirage when federal bureaucrats […]

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The Hill: Hollywood hoopla ignores media’s history of servility

The Hill, March 2, 2018 Hollywood hoopla ignores media’s history of servility by James Bovard Much of the media nowadays is portraying itself as heroes of the #Resist Trump movement. To exploit that meme, Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg rushed out “The Post,” a movie depicting an epic press battle with the Nixon administration. But regardless […]

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The Hill: George W. Bush’s Forgotten Crimes Against Democracy

The Hill, February 15, 2018  George W. Bush doesn’t deserve the media’s efforts at rehabilitation by James Bovard  “Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results,” former President George W. Bush declared in a presumably well-paid speech last week in the United Arab Emirates, a notorious Arab dictatorship. Bush is being exalted […]

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USA TODAY: Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past

USA TODAY, February 2, 2018  Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past by James Bovard The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is once again at the center of a political scandal. President Trump claims the FISA court wrongfully approved secret spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, while prominent Democrats claim Republicans are guilty […]

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