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End Rent-a-Halo Bullshit: Separate Piety and Politics

End Rent-a-Halo Bullshit: Separate Piety and Politics by James Bovard, May 31, 2024 Facebook Twitter Reddit Email The First Amendment of the Constitution specifies, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In Washington, the “free exercise thereof” perennially includes politicians exploiting religion to sanctify themselves and […]

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Assange Wins Delay, but ‘Punishment by Process’ Continues

American Conservative, May 22, 2024 Assange Wins Delay, but ‘Punishment by Process’ Continues by James Bovard The good news is that Julian Assange’s lawyers blocked his extradition to the United States, where he would face a kangaroo court hearing and life in prison. The bad news is that Assange remains locked up in Britain’s Belmarsh […]

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Macaulay and My 75-Cent Epiphanies, Part 1

Macaulay and My 75-Cent Epiphanies, Part 1 by James Bovard Fearing that my writing style was becoming anemic, I recently sought a literary booster shot from my bookshelves. Happily, a dozen volumes of Thomas Macaulay awaited me. Macaulay made history mesmerizing, and I have been captivated by his speed, grace, and wit for 40 years. […]

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Debating the Death of Freedom on FFF Podcast

I joined FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling yesterday to debate the plight of freedom on an FFF podcast. We discussed the war in Ukraine and Americans’ ignorance on foreign policy conniving by Washington and a bevy of other subjects. I commented, “The news nowadays is a horror show that never ends.” I was […]

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MP3 Bashing Washington War Fever with Jeff Deist on FLA Radio

Mises President Jeff Deist and I had fun today busting the venality and depravity of Washington nowadays, with some extra thrashings thrown in for warmongers on Newstalk Florida.  MP3 at the bottom of this page – There were so many people thought that the end of Trump’s reign would restore faith in the White House […]

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Bashing Warmongering and Secrecy on Chicago Radio with Shaun Thompson

Shaun Thompson and I had a rollicking chat today on Chicago’s The Answer AM 560.   We talked about the recent Supreme Court decision permitting the CIA to invoke “State Secrets” to keep its torture site in Poland secrecy.   The Presidential Records Act cover-up of presidential records took a beating, along with former presidents who got […]

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Will Congress Stampede America Into Another War?

As members of Congress engage in a virtue-signaling stampede towards further U.S. military intervention in the Ukraine-Russia war, here’s my caustic comments: Politicians are most dangerous when they are parading as saviors of humanity. — James Bovard (@JimBovard) March 16, 2022 Congress is untrustworthy on the Russia-Ukraine war. Remember that most members of Congress backed […]

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