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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Hillary’s pratfall at the 9/11 memorial service yesterday spurred this daily cartoon in the New Yorker – And here’s a few of my tweets on this topic – So @HillaryClinton was only doing an Ali-style "Rope-a-Dope" fake on 9/11? "Alert the whole time" sez spokesman https://t.co/TWT5bpw4Zl — James Bovard (@JimBovard) September 12, 2016 Any analysis […]
People should not be obliged to pay an $85 federal fee to not be molested. The Transportation Security Administration expected its PreCheck program to be a silver bullet to boost revenue and speed passenger flow. Vast numbers of travelers were supposed to shell out $85 and submit all sorts of personal information, go to a […]
This cartoon is the best flash summary I have seen of the 2016 presidential race. Even before the votes are counted, cynics have won. Critics have been castigating me for being cynical about government and politics since… hell, forever. But this year is vivifying how our entire political system is speedily going off the rails. […]
Dutch cartoonist Margreet de Heer has a great new cartoon on the history of democracy. This is part of her forthcoming graphic novel, World Domination – a Discovery in Comics. Here is a link to the Amazon page with Margreet’s other books. A thumbnail bio: “A long time ago, Margreet studied Theology at the University of […]
Dilbert has been mocking govt. surveillance of cell phones this week. The FBI-Apple brawl is a hoot – though I am amazed at how many politicians & others still instinctively kowtow to federal intrusions. The government is apparently trustworthy simply because it is a government – regardless of it 7 million prior falsehoods.
… or at least he tried to butcher them. On this day 800 years ago, King John was compelled to sign Magna Charta, formally accepting a limit to his prerogative to ravage everything in England. But the ink on his signature was barely dry before he brought in foreign forces and tried to wipe out […]