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Campaign for Liberty’s Review of Attention Deficit Democracy

Anthony Gregory has a generous review of Attention Deficit Democracy posted today at the Campaign for Liberty website: There are few writers who pay more attention to the political follies of our time and who provide their readers with more meticulously documented reasons to be outraged than James Bovard, whose new book, Attention Deficit Democracy, […]

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The Worldwide Downfall of Democracy

From the July issue of the American Conservative – my review of a fine new book – Global Undemocratic Revolution Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security, John Kampfner, Basic Books, 294 pages By James Bovard Freedom for Sale is the best synopsis of the recent collapse of restraints on government […]

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Obama and Attention Deficit Democracy

for the Future of Freedom Foundation today…. OBAMA AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DEMOCRACY by James Bovard In his commencement address at the University of Michigan on May 1, President Obama warned that public ignorance subverts self-government. Obama declared: “When we don’t pay close attention to the decisions made by our leaders, when we fail to educate […]

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“Misplaced Words” – the New Defense for Political Lying

The New York Times on Monday night nailed Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for lying about claiming to have served in Vietnam. Blumental, a Senate candidate, responded indignantly. Here’s the update to the story: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a Democrat running for the United States Senate, said on Tuesday that he took “full […]

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Audit the Fed Dammit

Nation magazine columnist John Nichols has an excellent piece today on why Obama should reverse his position and support Auditing the Fed. Nichols mentions that Sen. Bernie Sanders will offer an amendment this week to attach ‘Audit the Fed’ to the so-called banking regulation reform bill: The Sanders amendment would require the Fed to name […]

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Make All Politicians Wear Microphones All the Time

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was wearing a microphone for a TV station as he went out and talked to the common people. But he ran into one elderly ingrate who didn’t burnish his boots. After he got back into his chauffeured car, he groused that the woman was a “bigot” and wanted to know […]

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Tea Party Pushback: Now I’m a Traitor, Racist, Communist, and Nazi

My Christian Science Monitor op-ed on the Tea Party movement is spurring some uplifting responses. My article concluded, America needs real champions of freedom – not poorly informed Republican accomplices.” A phalanx of Tea Party activists rushed to vindicate their movement and prove me wrong. Following is their rebuttal to the article: Comments from the […]

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