Another classic from Oliphant…. The question from the little kid on the left side – – “Mommy – is politics a trick or treat?” – – if only more adults thought to frame the issue that way….
Archive | October, 2010
Demolition Derby Democracy, Crash #4283
The real irony is that people expect from progress from elections. (cartoon by Tom Toles, Washington Post)
“De-Sacralizing Democracy” Refuted
The Campaign for Liberty reposted my FFF article on “De-Sacralizing Democracy to Save Liberty.” The first comment, from last4ever from Salisbury, MD, was tell-tale: [quotes from my article in italics; his rebuttal is non-italicized] “The combination of ignorant voters and conniving politicians is far more likely to ruin than to rescue this nation.” (Duh!, your […]
Pentagon’s Biggest Lie? “No Surprises” Expected from WikiLeaks
So the pre-leak spin by the Pentagon is that they have already disclosed everything important that will be revealed in the next WikiLeaks document super-dump. Obama’s Pentagon apparently believes that Americans are as gullible – if not mutton-headed – as the Bush Pentagon believed. No surprises expected in WikiLeaks Iraq war dump: Pentagon WASHINGTON | […]
MP3 of my Lou Dobbs Radio Show interview on DARE
I had fun yesterday bantering with the guest host Dom Giordano on the Lou Dobbs Radio Show about DARE. We agreed to disagree on whether it was a good thing to put police on a pedestal… To hear the show, click on the MP3 here – the-lou-dobbs-show-james-bovard-10-19-10
On Lou Dobbs Radio Show/Network Today (10/19) at 4:09 pm
I’ll be on the Lou Dobbs Show today at 4:09 pm (Eastern time) talking about the latest Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) debacle. [UPDATED WITH THE TIME CHANGE]
Me & Mother Jones: Libertarian or Rapper?
Mother Jones has an article in their September/October issue challenging readers to guess whether one-line quotes (or antics) are from Rappers or from libertarians. They used the first sentence of the last chapter of Lost Rights: “America needs fewer laws, not more prisons.” When I wrote that book, I guessed that the above line would […]