Archive | May, 2021

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Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die by James Bovard 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 the unnecessary deaths of almost 100,000 American soldiers and […]

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Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

American Institute for Economic Research, May 26, 2021 Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity? James Bovard “It’s like we created another industry in our state. The amount of money is staggering,” Andrew Schaufele, director of Maryland’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates, happily declared last week. The Biden stimulus plan is deluging governments across America […]

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Bogus January 6 Commission Poses a Real Threat to Freedom

Mises Institute, May 25, 2021 The Bogus January 6 Commission Poses a Real Threat to Freedom by James Bovard “Truth will out” is the most popular fairy tale in Washington. Members of Congress are clashing over whether politicians will appoint an “independent” commission to reveal the facts behind the January 6 Capitol ruckus. Proponents are […]

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George W. Bush’s Bogus Bloody Afghan Halo

American Conservative, May 25, 2021 Afghanistan: George W. Bush’s First Disastrous War It was a misguided effort from the start, built on lies and false idealism, and it has left a bloody legacy. |by James Bovard Former President George W. Bush is bewailing President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Bush […]

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Bashing Congress and Red Light Cameras on Chicago Radio MP3

I was on Chicago’s Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson today to thrash red light cameras and the push for an “independent” commission to investigate the January 6 ruckus at the Capitol.  Red light cameras have become ATM machines for politicians, enabling them to automatically plunder the citizenry.  Once cameras were installed, Chicago […]

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Trust Washington Again Since Trump is Gone? MP3

The Mises Institute produced an audio version of my piece, “The Media Wants You to Trust Washington Again Now That Trump Is Gone.” Here’s the final graph of that piece:  As I warned in a 2018 op-ed in The Hill, “Perhaps the biggest whopper in Washington nowadays is the assumption that the government and the […]

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