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Old Coins Taught Me to Never Trust the Government

Mises Institute, July 2, 2020  How Collecting Old Coins Taught Me to Never Trust the Government by James Bovard Old coins vaccinated me against trusting politicians long before I grew my first scruffy beard. I began collecting coins when I was eight years old in 1965, the year President Lyndon Johnson began eliminating all the […]

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Syria Debacles Epitomize Perpetual Perfidy of U.S. Foreign Policy

Counterpunch, March 6, 2020 Syria Debacles Epitomize Perpetual Perfidy of U.S. Foreign Policy by James Bovard Turkey is ratcheting up its invasion of Syria and trying to drag NATO into Erdogan’s personal rehabilitation scheme. Threats and counter-threats are flying as thickly as the bombs and bullets. It remains to be seen whether U.S. policymakers will […]

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USA TODAY: Secrecy Subverting Democracy: Obama Weaponized Classification

USA TODAY, February 4, 2020 Claims that John Bolton’s book disclosures are ‘top secret’ ring hollow What is classified? It all depends on the politicians. Long before Bolton, the Obama White House used classification as a tool of censorship. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to […]

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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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Send Thanksgiving Greetings to Chelsea Manning, Heroic Whistleblower In Jail

Working with Wikileaks almost a decade ago, Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning provided some of the most damning revelations on U.S. foreign policy and military atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Trump’s Justice Department indicted Wikileaks’ mastermind Julian Assange on 17 counts of espionage.  The feds arm-twisted Manning to testify against Assange, who is apparently suffering […]

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Trump Should Push Congress to Admit Folly & Futility of Syrian Intervention

American Renewal Trump Should Ask Congress To Approve Military Intervention In Syria, If Members Want It So Badly Shutterstock/ Dirtymono James Bovard Contributor October 21, 2019 5:58 PM ET The House of Representatives voted 354 to 60 on Oct. 16 to condemn President Donald Trump’s pullback of U.S. troops from eastern Syria as “beneficial to […]

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American Foreign Policy: Idiocy or Perfidy?

American Conservative Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Get Hooked on Foreign Democracy Crusades Ted Carpenter’s new book raises important questions about who is wagging who. By James Bovard • October 2, 2019 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support For Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements by Ted Galen Carpenter, 2019, Cato Institute, […]

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