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NSA Spying Mania and the Deep State Podcast

J.G. Michael and I had a zesty conversation on NSA, illegal spying, Tucker Carlson, and the Deep State on Wednesday.  Here is his summary of our exchange and the 39 minute audio file of his Parallax Views show: On this edition of Parallax Views, controversial Fox News personality Tucker Carlson caused an uproar recently when […]

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Congress Is Still Unfit to Govern

Congress Is Still Unfit to Govern by James Bovard “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap,” Napoleon is reputed to have said more than two centuries ago. Boundless ignorance is also not a handicap, as Congress demonstrated last December by approving a 5593-page bill without reading it. Plenty of activists and editorial pages howled over […]

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USA TODAY: Neither Trump Nor Biden Deserve Honeymoon from Cynicism

USA TODAY,  October 31, 2020 Neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden deserve a honeymoon from cynicism by James Bovard “The biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism,” declared former president Barack Obama two years ago. But as we enter the final days of another demagoguery-drenched presidential campaign, it is time to give cynicism the credit it […]

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Mail Slowdowns Started 50 Years Before Trump

American Institute on Economic Research, August 18, 2020 Mail Slowdowns Started 50 Years Before Trump by James Bovard Democrats and much of the media are screaming bloody murder over President Trump’s latest Postal Service reforms. Trump recently approved an extra $10 billion in federal credit for the floundering mail service. But because he is balking […]

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Impeachment Reminder of Our Toxic Foreign Aid

Future of Freedom Foundation Impeachment Reminder of Our Toxic Foreign Aid by James Bovard June 26, 2020 Foreign aid to Ukraine helped spur the Democrats’ effort to impeach and remove President Trump earlier this year. Ukraine was supposed to be on the verge of great progress until Trump pulled the rug out from under the […]

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USA TODAY: Presidents Perennially Ignored Federal Law on Police Carnage

USA TODAY, June 11, 2020 Under four presidents, the Feds neglected duty to collect statistics on police killings Why has the Justice Department failed to follow a law from 1994? by James Bovard The brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been condemned by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. […]

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Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Libertarian Institute, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day: Remembering the Political Lies that Spurred Mass Killing by Jim Bovard | May 25, 2020 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 […]

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