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Trump-Biden First Debate Comments, Carping, & Caviling

The first Trump-Biden debate is tonight. Here is my running commentary via Twitter & maybe a little Facebook thrown in – RECAP: I would score this Trump 60%, Biden 40%. Trump needs to score knockdowns to close the apparent polling gap and I don’t think he did that tonight. I expect that Trump, as he […]

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Michelle Obama’s Disastrous Dietary Legacy

American Conservative, August 17, 2020 Turns Out Michelle Obama’s Obesity Campaign Was a Flabby Flop One thing you won’t hear about the feted former first lady at the DNC tonight: kids actually gained weight under her program. by Jim Bovard Former First Lady Michelle Obama is the keynote speaker this evening for the first night […]

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Trump’s “No Coercion” Sham

TRUMP’S “NO COERCION” SHAM by James Bovard In his State of the Union address on February 5, Donald Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for his declaration, “America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.” But this uplifting sentiment cannot […]

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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom

Mises Institute, January 17, 2019 FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The “Four Freedoms” Speech by James Bovard Franklin Roosevelt did more than any other modern president to corrupt Americans’ understanding of freedom. Last week was the 75th anniversary of his 1944 speech calling for a second Bill of Rights to guarantee economic freedom to Americans. […]

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Bummer! I Fail to Make Wash. Post’s List of Russian Agents

The Washington Post published a breathless front-page piece today alleging that Russia is behind a fake news barrage that corrupts U.S. democracy. I didn’t make the list but many places that have posted my writings did – Counterpunch, Antiwar.com, Infowars, LewRockwell, Ron Paul Institute, Daily Bell, We Are Change, etc. Happily, the Post article – […]

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MP3 The Great Boston Crackdown – Scott Horton Show

Talk show host Scott Horton and I had a rowdy 25 minute chat yesterday on the Boston bombings and the subsequent “house arrest” order for a million people in the Boston area. Scott refused to give a blanket endorsement to the response by the Homeland Security apparatchiks. I talking about how my reaction to the […]

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