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George W. Bush as Moral Savior? Remember his Lies and Atrocities

Mises Institute, June 4, 2020 The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush’s Many Atrocities by James Bovard Former president George W. Bush has returned to the spotlight to give moral guidance to America in these troubled times. In a statement released on Tuesday, Bush announced that he was “anguished” by the “brutal suffocation” of […]

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Will Trump Declare Martial Law?

American Conservative, June 3, 2020 Civil Liberties Trump’s Finger on the Martial Law Trigger by James Bovard Giving the military total power would be a political nuclear bomb, provoking more unrest than we have now. |12:01 am Jim Bovard President Trump may be veering closer to declaring martial law in response to rioting in many […]

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Who Inflicted More Damage, Looters or Politicians?

NOTE: AIER website is currently down so I am redirecting traffic to my posting of this article I did for them today. American Institute for Economic Research, June 1, 2020 The Real Looters are the Politicians James Bovard – The brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police spurred widespread protests which have been followed […]

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Politicians’ COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Mises Institute, May 28, 2020 Politicians’ COVID Mania Ravages Maryland by James Bovard Lea esto en Español  by James Bovard Maryland politicians have destroyed more than four hundred thousand jobs in dictatorial responses purporting to thwart the coronavirus pandemic. “Nearly one in five Maryland workers have filed for unemployment” compensation, theBaltimore Sun reported. The situation […]

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Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Libertarian Institute, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day: Remembering the Political Lies that Spurred Mass Killing by Jim Bovard | May 25, 2020 On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized scourging of politicians. During the last 70 years, their lies have resulted in […]

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Hacksawing the Economy: Lockdowns as Civil War Amputations

Mises Institute, May 19, 2020 Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons by James Bovard Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. Politicians and government health officials’ justification for decreeing shutdowns of vast swaths of American life has been deterring the spread of COVID-19. According to […]

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Will the Political Class be Held Liable for Their Pandemic Wreckage?

  Will the Political Class Be Held Liable For What They’ve Done? James Bovard – May 21, 2020   Politically-dictated lockdowns and prohibitions have recently destroyed tens of millions of American jobs. Politicians have effectively claimed a right to inflict unlimited economic damage in pursuit of zero COVID-19 contagion. The perverse incentives driving the policy […]

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