Libertarian Institute, April 3, 2023 Biden’s Sham Summit Won’t Save World Democracy by Jim Bovard President Joe Biden triumphantly saved world democracy last week (at least according to the White House scorecard). Biden co-hosted another Summit for Democracy, a repeat performance after the December 2021 test run. Biden sounded like a Quaalude Savior as he […]
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Biden’s New War on Extremism (and Liberty)
Libertarian Institute, September 7, 2022 Biden’s New War on Extremism (and Liberty) by Jim Bovard President Joe Biden believes that hysterical denunciations of extremism will save the Democratic Party in the upcoming congressional midterms. Despite media portrayals of Biden as a good-natured moderate, the president has relied on sweeping castigations of opposition throughout his political […]
Biden to Save America’s Soul?
Biden’s speech in Philadelphia was mostly recycled riffs, most of which were inaccurate or overheated the first time around. Here’s my live commentary via Twitter – Biden calling for hope and political unity. Last week he denounced Republicans for "semi-fascism." — James Bovard (@JimBovard) September 2, 2022 How do Biden supporters reconcile his "Rule of […]
2020 Ravaged Comforting American Myths
American Institute for Economic Research, December 30, 2020 The Year in which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged James Bovard Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 […]
Foreign Aid Makes Corrupt Countries More Corrupt
American Conservative Foreign Aid Makes Corrupt Countries More Corrupt And there are few better examples than Ukraine—just don’t tell the House impeachment hearings. By James Bovard • October 30, 2019 Counting on foreign aid to reduce corruption is like expecting whiskey to cure alcoholism. After closed House of Representatives impeachment hearings heard testimony on President […]
FFF: Your Tax Dollars Bankroll Afghan Child Molesters
Future of Freedom Foundation Your Tax Dollars Bankroll Afghan Child-Molesters by James Bovard Donald Trump was hailed by the media last August when he announced he was sending more U.S. troops to fight in Afghanistan. A Washington Post editorial praised his “principled realism” and saluted “a rare but welcome story of self-correction” (since Trump had […]
Wash. Times: 20 Years of Dictatorial Democracy?
Washington Times, November 3, 2016 TWENTY YEARS OF DICTATORIAL DEMOCRACY? by James Bovard The 2016 election campaign is mortifying millions of Americans in part because the presidency has become far more dangerous in recent times. Since 9/11, we have lived in a perpetual emergency which supposedly justifies routinely ignoring the law and Constitution. And both […]