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Biden’s “Burn-Rate” Rescue Act

American Institute for Economic Research, March 17, 2021 Biden’s “Burn-Rate” Rescue Act James Bovard In the Biden era, federal competence has been defined down to mailing government checks to people who didn’t earn them to buy votes for politicians who don’t deserve them. A Washington Post headline whooped that Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act “showers […]

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TSA’s New Mask Mandate: Typhoid Marys to the Rescue

American Institute for Economic Research, February 8, 2021 TSA’s New Mask Mandate by James Bovard The Transportation Security Administration announced last week that it will be fining travelers up to $1,500 for failing to wear a proper facemask. The TSA could also heavily fine people for wearing a facemask improperly and maybe also for some […]

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Covid Bailout Proves Congress is Unfit to Govern

USA Today, December 23, 2020 11th-hour COVID-19 relief deal proves again that Congress is unfit to govern by James Bovard “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap,” Napoleon reputedly said more than two centuries ago. Boundless ignorance is also not a handicap, as Congress demonstrated Monday night by approving a 5,593-page bill with no time […]

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Have I Always Been Hated? Maybe Only Since 1984

People sometimes ask me: “Have you always been hated?”  I’m not sure – I can’t vouch for my early years before I started writing.   But, despite my unceasing efforts to appease critics, my articles have provoked torrents of rage and loathing for more than a third of a century. After a Washington Post columnist in […]

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Ukraine and Biggest Absurdity of Impeachment

American Renewal  / Daily Caller, January 29, 2020 Impeachment’s Biggest Absurdity: Our Toxic Fixation On Useless And Corrupting Ukraine Aid by James Bovard The campaign to convict and remove President Donald Trump in the Senate hinges on delays in disbursing U.S. aid to Ukraine. Ukraine was supposedly on the verge of great progress until Trump […]

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Buttigieg’s Biggest Boondoggle: An Army Of Federally Funded Leftist Activists?

American Renewal Buttigieg’s Biggest Boondoggle: An Army Of Federally Funded Leftist Activists? James Bovard Contributor November 20, 2019 5:18 PM ET Democratic presidential frontrunner Pete Buttigieg is calling for a vast expansion of “national service” to enlist a million young Americans to perform federally approved activities. Buttigieg says his program will “repair the social fabric […]

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George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery by James Bovard After former President George H.W. Bush died late last year, he was widely hailed as a great leader and patriot. At the National Cathedral funeral service, biographer Jon Meachan declared that Bush was a “twentieth-century Founding Father.” The minister of Bush’s church in Houston compared […]

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