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Democracy promotion has long been one of the U.S. government's favorite foreign charades. The Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for democratic evangelism is being denounced as if it were the dawn of a new Dark Age. But this is a welcome step to draining a noxious swath of the ...
As libertarian columnist James Bovard noted, Holder, a vocal critic of Bush administration warrantless wiretaps, became a “key defender of the National Security Agency's email dragnet.” Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett wrote that Holder sank to an “all-time low” when he chose to spy on American ...

President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE declared last week that the law enforcement should “take ...
Much of the media nowadays is portraying itself as heroes of the #Resist Trump movement. To exploit that meme, Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg rushed out “The Post,” a movie depicting an epic press battle with the Nixon administration. But regardless of whether Spielberg's latest wins the Academy ...
In the Wall Street Journal, the libertarian author James Bovard sounded the alarms by writing that, “The main effect of banning assault weapons is to give government an excuse to arrest or imprison millions of Americans while doing little to nothing to reduce crime.” But Clinton took a chance, risked his ...

Much of the media coverage is hailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian trolls as stunning proof of foreign hacking of the 2016 election. Mueller may have other cards up his sleeve and the jury is still out. But the U.S. government likely duped far more voters than did the Russians on ...
“Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results,” former President George W. Bush declared in a presumably well-paid speech last week in the United Arab Emirates, a notorious Arab dictatorship. Bush is being exalted as if he is the second coming of George Washington thanks to his implied ...

They refuse to acknowledge that, as USA Today columnist James Bovard has recently noted, that the secret intelligence court now at issue in the memo duel complained in 2002 that FBI agents made at least 75 false or misleading claims to secure warrants to spy on Americans. Or that in 2004 then-FBI ...
Congressional investigators were rocked this weekend when the FBI notified them that five months of text messages from a top FBI investigator into the Trump campaign's Russian connections had mysteriously vanished. The FBI-issued cell phone of Peter Strzok, whose previous texts to his mistress (also ...
Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America's secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end ...
The 2016 election was the first time in history that goofy advertisements were considered an act of war. The frenzy on Capitol Hill over a smattering of Russian advertisements would be comical except that most of the American media has jumped on the hysteria bandwagon. The latest clamor is a stark ...
And it's a mistake the great James Bovard explained in his book, “The Fair Trade Fraud”, costs consumers approximate 8.8 times more from their wallets than what is garnered by the industry the politicians are trying to help. That's a lot of cash that could have done good work starting new businesses and ...


 

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