Archive | May, 2014


FFF: How I Learned Not to Shovel

From the February 2014 issue of FFF’s Future of Freedom – HOW I LEARNED NOT TO SHOVEL by James Bovard The Obama administration has touted government jobs and training programs as one of the solutions to America’s high unemployment rate. Such programs can teach young people invaluable lessons — especially about the unreliability of political […]

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My Wash. Times Op-Ed: Obama’s Cynicism Racketeering

Washington Times, May 19, 2014 Obama’s indiscriminate charges of cynicism Americans have good reason to doubt the president’s good intentions by James Bovard As his poll ratings sink, President Obama is ratcheting up his denunciations of cynicism. However, Mr. Obama’s crusade to rid the nation of cynicism is going badly. A presidency built on restoring […]

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An FBI Birthday Card You Don’t Want to Receive

The Greg Abbott campaign crafted this birthday card for their supporters to send to Wendy Davis, his Democratic opponent in the race for the U.S. Senate in Texas.  I’m not sure that they wish Wendy well. The card could also be sent to, which is now conducting a fundraising drive. was investigated by the FBI […]

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Anniversary of Federal Charges Dismisssed Against Ellsberg / Pentagon Papers

On this day in 1973, all federal charges were dismissed against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers release.  Most whistleblowers have not been as lucky since Obama took power. Here’s a piece I wrote in 2008 that was spurred by Ellsberg’s excellent memoir: COUNTERPUNCH, July 24, 2008  Leaking Crimes of State: Daniel Ellsberg’s Lessons for […]

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