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Can Ending ‘Endless Wars’ Save Trump’s Presidency?

Daily Caller / American Renewal Can Ending ‘Endless Wars’ Save Trump’s Presidency? Photo by SugaBom86/Shutterstock; Edits by Grae Stafford/DCNF James Bovard Contributor August 13, 2020 9:09 PM ET Four years ago, Donald Trump electrified campaign audiences by denouncing “Trigger Happy Hillary” Clinton. Trump bragged in 2016 that his advisers knew “how to avoid the endless […]

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The Decline of Knockdown Journalism

Somebody was asking about this piece recently so I’m sending it for another lap around the track (or at least the blog).  An editing error in the posted version stated that Hersh won the Pulitzer for his 1972 New Yorker article on the My Lai massacre.  My original submission correctly stated that Hersh won the […]

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A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash

Libertarian Institute, July 16, 2020 A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash by James Bovard “If the people who started wars didn’t make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?” said Rhett Butler, the savvy anti-hero in Gone with the Wind. Politicians, activist historians, and social justice warriors have awarded the American […]

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Biggest Korean War Lesson: Never Trust Pentagon on Atrocities

American Conservative, June 26, 2020 The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About For decades they covered up the U.S. massacre of civilians at No Gun Ri and elsewhere. This is why we never learn our lessons. by  Jim Bovard June 25th was the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. […]

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George W. Bush as Moral Savior? Remember his Lies and Atrocities

Mises Institute, June 4, 2020 The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush’s Many Atrocities by James Bovard Former president George W. Bush has returned to the spotlight to give moral guidance to America in these troubled times. In a statement released on Tuesday, Bush announced that he was “anguished” by the “brutal suffocation” of […]

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Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Libertarian Institute, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day: Remembering the Political Lies that Spurred Mass Killing by Jim Bovard | May 25, 2020 On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized scourging of politicians. During the last 70 years, their lies have resulted in […]

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