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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Deserves Medal of Freedom, Not Indictment

Journalist Martin Sieff asked my two cents on reports that the Trump administration may indict Julian Assange. Here’s my thoughts from his article this morning: Libertarian author and historian James Bovard told Sputnik that Assange should be praised, not prosecuted, for the services WikiLeaks has provided. “Instead of a criminal indictment, Assange deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom,” […]

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Bashing Woodrow Wilson & World War One on Scott Horton Show

Libertarian talk show superstar Scott Horton and I had a rowdy chat earlier this week on Woodrow Wilson and World War One (spurred by my USA Today oped).  We had fun smacking around Wilson for dragging the U.S. into a conflict that opened a Pandora’s Box for so many subsequent wars and dictators.   I admit I […]

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My Waco Brawl with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (1999)

  Fox News fired superstar host Bill O’Reilly yesterday. O’Reilly and I brawled on Waco in 1999. He had me on his program just after news broke that the FBI had fired pyrotechnic devices into the Davidians’ home before the fire that left 80 people dead. The feds were caught in a heap of lies at that […]

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Easter & My Insane Rabbit-Terrorist Gig in Boston

Technically, I was never an Easter Rabbit – at least not that I can remember. (Some Easter dinners involved way too much beer.) But when I lived in Boston, I served time as a Beatrix Potter promotion rabbit at a Filene’s Department store. Except that the bizarre outfit looked more like a killer rabbit. The […]

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Waco Wacko Backlash

After White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that no one had used chemical weapons since World War One, I tweeted a reminder that the U.S. government used chemical weapons at Waco.  Lots of folks kindly retweeted my line, including Ann Coulter (who has more than a million followers.) Many Twitter users were outraged at that […]

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FFF: How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 1

Future of Freedom Foundation How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 1 by James Bovard The federal government is now feeding more than 100 million Americans. The vast increase in dependency fundamentally changes the relationship of Washington to the citizenry. The more Americans rely on handouts, the more difficult it becomes to roll back politicians’ power […]

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