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MP3 of Freedom Fest Panel Flogging the War on Terror

Jacob Hornberger, Sheldon Richman, and I had fun flogging the war on terror during a Freedom Fest panel earlier this month. Since I was the token moderate on the panel, I went third. I started out my riff (@ 20 minutes into the tape) talking about how a TSA agent at Baltimore went berserk over […]

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Idolizing Absolute Power: Assassination Bloodlust

From today’s Counterpunch – Assassination Bloodlust Idolizing Absolute Power by JAMES BOVARD The Christian Science Monitor published a piece I wrote last month wrote opposing allowing the U.S. government to kill Americans without a warrant, trial, or any judicial niceties. The article, “Assassination Nation: Are there any limits on President Obama’s license to kill?,” spurred […]

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Bush, Torture, and the Rule of Law

from the March issue of Freedom Daily…. Bush, Torture, and the Rule of Law by James Bovard Last November, George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, hit the streets. And Americans could see firsthand the former president bragging about ordering torture. Bush wrote that when he was requested to approve the CIA’s waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh […]

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Obama’s Unlimited Right to Kill?

from today’s Christian Science Monitor – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com Assasination nation: Are there any limits on President Obama’s license to kill? As part of its war against violent extremism, the Obama administration now claims a right to kill Americans without a trial, without notice, and without any chance for targets to legally […]

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Latest Pro-War Power Grab

I was interviewed this morning (pre-coffee, unfortunately) by Press TV on a provision in a House bill that could make it even easier for presidents to start new war. Here’s their summary of the interview: ++++ The House Armed Services Committee has expanded the Bush-era “war on terror” bill, with amendments that would allow any […]

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MP3 of Interview with Antiwar’s Scott Horton on Idiot Libyan Policymakers

From Antiwar.com: “James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses his article, “Uncle Sam’s big plans for your hard-earned tax dollars;” the two-party “consensus of rascals” on US foreign policy; the “best and brightest” government policymakers who are blinded by arrogance, tunnel vision and echo chambers; and the confusion about whether disastrous foreign policy decisions […]

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