Future of Freedom Foundation Homeland Security’s Multibillion-Dollar Comedy Show by James Bovard After the 9/11 attacks, Congress and the Bush administration pretended that unlimited federal spending was one of the best ways to thwart terrorist threats. In 2002, Congress created the Homeland Security Department (DHS), sweeping some of the most inept federal agencies, such as […]
Archive | December, 2017
Revised photo. Could not let the comments on the beard and bunker go to waste. Thanks to Pixabay for the Xmas logo and thanks to avid readers for their incisive comments.
In my wayward youth, I worked one season as a Santa Claus at a Filene’s Department Store in Boston. I wrote up that escapade for the Wall Street Journal in 2011. This piece is an outtake from Public Policy Hooligan – which includes some other details of that gig not fit for a family newspaper. The […]
Yesterday’s oped, “How quickly NY Times forgets Obama’s lies and frauds,” failed to brighten Monday morning for many Hill readers. Here’s some of the testier responses – including orphan kicker, “white winger,” lying sociopathic racist, Russian troll, azz wipe, and rube. I fear that my attempts to build bridges with this readership are not working out […]
The Hill, December 18, 2017 How quickly NY Times forgets Obama’s lies and frauds by James Bovard Donald Trump has been flogging the truth and twisting facts since the day he arrived in the Oval Office. But anyone who expected more candor from him as president than on the campaign trail was criminally naive. […]
The Mises Institute’s Jeff Deist and I have a rollicking chat on politics, journalism, and the FBI on the Weekend Update. Jeff asked my take on the Alabama Senate race. I said Moore lost in part thanks to a bad campaign slogan: “It’s hard to believe a girl that big could be only 14.” But […]
My oped in yesterday’s Hill, “Yes, the FBI is America’s Secret Police,” spurred accolades including kook, lunatic, Russian agent, sick, delusional, shill, complete idiot, propagandist, and “lonely in his bunker” with his Unabomber beard. Even worse, I’m guilty of “normalizing authoritarianism.” Here’s some screenshots of comments from people who at least glanced at the article […]