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Defining Despotism Down

American Institute for Economic Research, October 27, 2020 Defining Despotism Down James Bovard The simultaneous defining down of both democracy and despotism is 2020’s darkest legacy. Voters are recognizing that their ballots merely choose elective dictators who can exempt themselves from the Constitution simply by pronouncing the word “emergency.” At the same time, despotism is […]

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Podcast: “Why I Write” on Just Add Liberty

Big thanks to Rachel Watson-Kennerly for having me on her new Just Add Liberty podcast. We had fun smacking politicians and talking about journalism. I enjoyed the chance to kick hell out of Washington ways and the lame “Go Team Go!” standard for Washington writing. (My comments on writers refers specifically to Washington writers.) “After […]

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Will Democracy’s Myths Doom Liberty?

Mises Institute, October 23, 2020 Will Democracy’s Myths Doom Liberty? by James Bovard The Supreme Court declared in 1943, “There is no mysticism in the American concept of the State or of the nature or origin of its authority.” In reality, the cardinal doctrines of contemporary democracy are layer upon layer of mystical claptrap. The […]

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Waco Whitewash King Vindicates Prez Debates

American Conservative, October 23, 2020 Waco Whitewash King Vindicates Presidential Debate Commission by James Bovard John Danforth, a key player in the cover-up of misconduct at Waco, has some rich ideas about faith in government and the 2020 election. “Trump’s attack on the debate commission is an attack on the election itself,” blares the headline […]

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Trump-Biden Final Debate: My 2 Cents

This was the most substantive presidential debate thus far, much better than the first one or the VP debate. Will Trump’s effort to make the “laptop from hell” into a major news story even for liberal outlets succeed? Seeing Biden defend himself by invoking his reputation for honor wasn’t an ideal retort. Biden seemed fairly […]

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“Choose Your Liar” Democracy

American Institute for Economic Research, October 22, 2020 “Choose Your Liar” Democracy by James Bovard The final weeks of a presidential campaign is one of the best opportunities to view political perfidy in spectacular colors. While the media lectures Americans about their civic duty to vote to save the nation, the candidates continue conniving nonstop […]

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MP3 Video Chicago Talk Radio on Covid Shutdown Insanity

Radio hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson and I had fun smacking Covid-crackdown nonsense this morning on Chicago’s AM 560. Amazing how much wreckage that mayors and governors have inflicted in the name of public safety. Watch the interview below or at YouTube –  my interview starts about 7 minutes in (thanks, JdL)  

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