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Trump’s “No Coercion” Sham

TRUMP’S “NO COERCION” SHAM by James Bovard In his State of the Union address on February 5, Donald Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for his declaration, “America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.” But this uplifting sentiment cannot […]

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Democratic Debate Night #2 – Cheers & Jeers

My take on the gun-grabbing, governnent-loving, tax-exalting, climate-fearing, and severely amnesiac #DemDebate Round 2… Second Democratic debate with 10 candidates seemed more vacuous than the first round of 10. Nobody asked Rep. Swalwell about his plan to use nuclear weapons to punish gun owners who refused to surrender their AR-15s. Lots of wailing about police […]

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USA Today: Supreme Court Turns FOIA Into a Fraud

USA Today, June 27, 2019 The Supreme Court rewrote FOIA into the Freedom FROM Information Act by James Bovard, Opinion columnist This Supreme Court decision doesn’t help those on food stamps. All it does is protect the interests of the federal government and business. This week the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can keep secret […]

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Democratic Debate Night #1 – Cheers and Jeers

#DemocraticDebate Rep. @TulsiGabbard did superbly on the Iran question – dignified, incisive, and far smarter than other pols or most of the American media — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 27, 2019 #DemDebate Rep. @TulsiGabbard great answer on Afghanistan & debunking another candidate's BS on 9/11 — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 27, 2019 [email protected] calls for […]

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On the Eve of an Iranian War Catastrophe?

For most of the advocates of bombing Iran, their only "combat experience" consisted of having their lunch money stolen in elementary school. — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 21, 2019 I've been writing about lying politicians & government boondoggles for 35+ years. And I don't trust politicians simply because they want to start warring – the […]

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Warring as Lying Throughout American History

As the Trump administration lurches (wobbles?) towards war with Iran, it is worth recalling how prior U.S. wars  were permeated by official falsehoods. Bombs don’t make politicians trustworthy.  Instead, warring and lying are practically two sides of the same coin. Here’s a couple book reviews I did on books dealing with foreign policy perfidy and […]

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MP3 – Obama’s Forgotten Frauds on the Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had fun recapping Obama’s forgotten frauds and crimes on Scott’s radio show at the Libertarian Institute..  Trump’s shenanigans are reviving Obama’s reputation but don’t fall for the media bait-and-switch. I appreciate how Scott always brings out my positive thinking on our political establishment.   The 27 minute interview wraps […]

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