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My Favorite Cartoon (from Playboy 2002)

Clay Butler did this wonderful cartoon for Playboy for a 2002 article of mine bashing the Patriot Act.  His cartoon was so good that I urged St. Martin’s/Palgrave to use it for the cover of Terrorism & Tyranny.  Alack – my editors there did not share my mania for cartoons. The full size of the cartoon […]

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Bush’s AmeriCorps Fraud

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my article on AmeriCorps from the September 2007 Freedom Daily. I admit: the first sentence is my favorite line in the piece. Bush’s AmeriCorps Fraud                    Freedom Daily,  September 2007 by James Bovard Politicians have long used moral doggerel to make citizens docile. Though President Bush is often […]

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Another Award for a Tyrant Apologist

Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield gave the esteemed Jefferson lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities last night in Washington. According to the NEH website, “The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities recognizes an individual who has made significant scholarly contributions to the humanities and who has the ability to communicate the knowledge and wisdom of […]

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How the Sniveling Media Paved the Road to War

Bill Moyers Journal on PBS tonight had a great program on how media groveling to Bush administration falsehoods and absurdities helped lead to the Iraq war. The program focused on the villains and bootlickers in the press.  It also contained interviews with some of the courageous reporters – such as Warren Stroebel and Jonathan Landay of Knight […]

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Great Torture Humor

Tim O’Regan has the perfect response to the Establishment media’s groveling to the tortured confession and the redacted transcript out of Gitmo. O’Regan reveals that KSM and his look-alike, porn star Ron Jeremy, are the “Hairy Brothers of Destruction.”   O’Regan reveals: KSM supplied a type-written note that listed all of the crimes the duo is responsible […]

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Fashion Quandary for Conservative Event

So I’m going to the Hoover Institution reception in Washington tonight.   Hoover’s Christmas card this year featured a picture of the medal that President Bush awarded them in November.   The reception should be double knee deep in True Believers and NeoConservatives.   Luckily, people generally have low fashion expectations of freelance writers.   I’ll wear  a coat and tie […]

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My Latest Terrorist Tendencies

I was subwaying into Washington last night when I learned of a grave new terrorist peril. The train’s driver kept repeating, “For safety and security reasons, please do not take pictures or video recordings of Metro trains and buses.”  He recited this core message with often  mystifying enunciation after each subway station. To jazz up […]

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