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New York Post: Liberals and “Will of the People” Malarkey

Biden's #BuildBackBetter relies on “modern monetary theory” — intellectual hucksterism which presumes any election winner is entitled to spend as many dollars as the government can seize or create. https://t.co/sGN95iLw7N — James Bovard (@JimBovard) December 21, 2021 Manchin is guilty of rejecting the “government spending as magic beans” philosophy that permeates the Biden administration. Build […]

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Biggest Lies of the Impeachment Saga

Mises Institute, February 20, 2021 The Biggest Lies of the Impeachment Saga by James Bovard The Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump confirms historian Henry Adams’s adage a century ago that politics “has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” The impeachment process was a farce that should fortify Americans’ disdain for Washington. Considering […]

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Washington Post: Should Laughter be a Federal Crime?

Washington Post, May 3, 2017 Arresting someone for laughing may sound funny, but it’s no joke  I was once kicked out of the Supreme Court for laughing. The charges against Desiree Fairooz are serious business. By James Bovard The Justice Department is prosecuting a woman who laughed during a Senate hearing to confirm Jeff Sessions […]

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Senate Report on Federal Follies Includes Silent Shakespeare

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) has issued his first report on wasteful federal spending, entitled “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball.”  Lankford continues an honorable tradition begun by his predecessor, Sen. Tom Coburn. Here is an excerpt on the report’s critique of the National Endowment for the Arts for bankrolling Synetic Theater’s Silent Shakespeare: William […]

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