Tag Archives | Lying

Lying Politicians: A Conundrum for the Washington Post

What does the Washington press corps do when a president brazenly lies? Nothing, usually. But every now and then, the lie cannot be ignored – especially if a president confesses during a national press conference.  The Washington Post, in its initial article on the day after the press conference, noted that Bush “appeared to acknowledge having misled […]

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Lies & Leviathan: How Government Cons People Into Submission

The fine folks at the Future of Freedom Foundation posted a piece of mine on how government cons people into submission. The timing is a bit unfortunate, since the 2006 election campaign disproved my assertion that politics is perennially dishonest.   Lies and Leviathan by James Bovard  Freedom Daily August 2006 Big government requires big lies — and […]

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Bush & Killing in the Name of Democracy

The Future of Freedom Foundation today posted online my June 2006 Freedom Daily article on “Killing in the Name of Democracy.”  Doing the research for this article was hell on my idealism. KILLING IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY     Freedom Daily, June 2006 by James Bovard President George W. Bush perpetually invokes the goal of spreading democracy to sanctify […]

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Bush Out-Drivels Himself

So Bush made the supreme sacrifice, returning from his vacation in Texas to Washington to inform Americans of his latest victories in the Middle East. His comments at the State Department yesterday came close to breaking his previous personal best in both the delusions and drivel categories. Bush began by declaring that Hezbollah was fully […]

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The Great Slavery Anniversary

On this day in 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Yalta Agreement with Stalin and Churchill. Roosevelt thereby gave the United States seal of approval to enslaving generations of Poles, Hungarians, Czechs, and others to Soviet tyranny. From 1942 through 1945, the U.S. government consistently deceived the American people about the character of the Soviet […]

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L.A. Times: Are You a Suspected Terrorist?

The Los Angeles Times ran my op-ed today on the array of wacko definitions of suspected terrorists that the Bush administration has devised since 9/11.   Here are some outtakes of the piece: PRESIDENT BUSH and Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales insist that the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping of American citizens is a necessary “terrorist surveillance […]

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The State of the Union Heave-Ho

 Any time  a Washington politician starts out by announcing that he is “humbled,” hip boots become mandatory attire for listeners.   To hear Bush invoke the Rule of Law is like hearing Stalin talk of his devotion for peace. Bush talked of his friendship for the Iranian people.   This will likely sharply boost the number of Iranians […]

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