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Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication

Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication by James Bovard November 5, 2021 The 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan ended with a bang in August as a terrorist attack killed a dozen Marines at the Kabul airport. For almost 20 years, The Future of Freedom Foundation has been one of the few organizations that stalwartly criticized the Afghanistan […]

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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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The Afghanization of American Democracy

American Institute for Economic Research, February 27, 2021 Is the U.S. Going the Way of Afghanistan? James Bovard Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was “widespread fraud” in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn criticisms of the election into a […]

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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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Jamaica: No Free Market, No Miracle (1987)

This old article popped up in a Google search so I figured I would send it for another lap around the track.  The Freeman, December 1987   (Foundation for Economic Education) Jamaica: No Free Market, No Miracle by James Bovard James Bovard, a widely published writer on economic affairs, writes frequently on international developments. An earlier […]

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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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Foreign Aid, The Boondoggle that Never Ends

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is hinging on  U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine. The Democratic House impeachment managers flogged the details of that aid so hard that even policy junkies are ready for cry for mercy. But almost no one is mentioning that foreign aid  has been a perpetual boondoggle for more than […]

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