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USA TODAY: My Recommendations for Biden Covid Policy

USA TODAY asked its Board of Contributors for Covid policy recommendations for Biden. Here are my two cents: Stop the lockdowns and shutdowns Biden should condemn the lockdowns and shutdowns that have caused vast economic and social damage (soaring drug abuse, suicides, depression) while failing to prevent more than 100 million Americans from becoming infected […]

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Let’s Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom

Mises Institute, January 19, 2021 Let’s Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom Tags U.S. History 1 min agoJames Bovard The Washington Post is outraged that Donald Trump has sullied one of Washington’s most hallowed honors—Presidential Medals of Freedom. After the White House announced plans to bestow the medals on two Republican members of Congress and […]

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Thumping Covid Crackdowns and Inauguration Inanities on Chicago Radio

I joined Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer this morning to smack around Covid nonsense, Inauguration excesses, and other malarkey in the news. Hopefully my raspy early morning voice wasn’t too much of a distraction. Dan  tweeted out a line from the show: The COVID Enthusiast: someone who hates you […]

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Our Mail-in Elective Dictator

American Conservative, January 18, 2021 Our Mail-In Elective Dictator The surge in mail-in voting is a sea change for American democracy regardless of whether widespread fraud occurred. by  Jim Bovard When Joe Biden is sworn in as president, he will solemnly pledge to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” But the […]

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MP3 Fighting Treason with Hell-raising Host Ernie Hancock

Freedoms Phoenix hellraising host Ernie Hancock and I had fun this morning smacking around treason and controversies over the 2020 presidential election.  My coffeemaker malfunctioned so my recall on the 1790s Alien and Sedition Acts was almost as bad as a PBS historian.  That coffee sho Two-thirds through the show, I commented, “The only thing […]

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Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt

American Conservative, January 15, 2021 Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt Hatred is at an all-time high in Washington. Will Congress step in to become the arbiters of truth?   by  James Bovard “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the question used in congressional hearings […]

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Congressional Hypocrisy and the Coming Crackdown

American Institute for Economic Research, January 13, 2021 Congressional Hypocrisy and the Crackdown James Bovard The political hysteria unleashed by last week’s clash at the Capitol between police and Trump protestors poses a growing danger to Americans’ constitutional rights. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer ludicrously compared the ruckus to Pearl Harbor – a “day of […]

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