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America Needs Fewer Laws, Not More Prisons -Lost Rights

Congress is finally paying attention to the choking profusion of federal criminal laws.  The House Committee on the Judiciary Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2013 will be launched this week, seeking to pare  back the federal criminal code.  The Wall Street Journal, which has had an excellent series of reports on this problem in recent years, notes, […]

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Your Tax Dollars at Work and Play

I’m sitting here filling out my IRS Form 1040 and just realized that I’m suffering from a severe deficit of idealism. To rectify that defect, I re-read this op-ed I wrote in 2011…. Washington Times, April 14, 2011 Uncle Sam’s big plans for your hard-earned tax dollars by James Bovard Congratulations – your tax payment […]

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Our Know-Nothing Foreign Policy

From January 2011, my American Conservative review of Derek Leebaert’s Magic and Mayhem. Worst and Brightest Review of Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to Afghanistan, Derek Leebaert, Simon & Schuster, 336 pages By James Bovard In the decades since John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, foreign-policy experts have become Washington’s leading […]

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Rep. Hoekstra Wins CIA Torture Medal of Honor

from the Future of Freedom Foundation sent out this op-ed today – [also posted on Counterpunch here] Hoekstra Receives CIA’s Bootlicking Award by James Bovard, December 28, 2010 On December 21, the Central Intelligence Agency gave its Agency Seal Medal to Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. Hoekstra has labored […]

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Podcast: Brian Wilson Interview on Worldwide Downfall of Democracy

Talk Show mastermind Brian Wilson and I had fun today discussing the worldwide downfall of democracy. This trend has gone so far that it might even affect Toledo. Brian took the high road – preferring to discuss Berlusconi’s Italian corruption rather than Singapore culinary prohibitions. You can download or listen to the @ 15 minute […]

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