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Endless U.S. Government Lies on the Afghanistan War

The U.S. military tried to cover up the Taliban’s shooting of a U.S. general on Thursday in Kandahar. What other Afghan debacles is the Pentagon hiding? Here’s a 2009 piece I did for Counterpunch and the Future of Freedom Foundation on the lies that permeated the first 8 years of the Afghan war.  The New […]

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USA TODAY: TSA Must End Sexual Abuse of Female Travelers

USA TODAY, October 15, 2018 Believe women: Apply Congress’ Christine Blasey Ford test to TSA’s female victims by James Bovard Do members of Congress care about any sexual assault that does not permit them to politically grandstand? Hold TSA agents responsible for assaults. In the uproar over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee […]

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Did my New York Times Oped Inspire Latest Terrorist Plot?

Paul Rosenfeld of Tappan, New York was just arrested for building a 200 pound bomb that he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall. According to news reports, he planned the explosion (and suicide) to bring attention to “sortition” –  a system which randomly selects politicians from the citizenry. U.S attorney Geoffrey […]

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Forgotten FBI Anti-Terrorism Entrapment Debacles

The owner of the limousine company that killed 20 people in New York last weekend was an FBI informant who helped carry out two big entrapment operations against Muslims after 9/11. Prior to being recruited by the FBI, he was caught helping people cheat on DMV tests.  Before that, he was arrested for murder in […]

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MP3 Interview on Former FBI Boss Comey’s Role in the Torture Scandal

Scott Horton of the Libertarian Institute and I had a rowdy 35 minute exchange on my article on James Comey’s forgotten linchpin role in the Bush administration torture scandal. After the photos from Abu Ghraib prison shocked Americans, Deputy Attorney General Comey rescued the Bush Torture Regime with shameless legal hair-splitting. Comey was sainted by […]

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James Comey and the Bush Torture Scandal

Future of Freedom Foundation James Comey and the Unending Bush Torture Scandal by James Bovard The vast regime of torture created by the Bush administration after the 9/11 attacks continues to haunt America. The political class and most of the media have never dealt honestly with the profound constitutional corruption that such practices inflicted. Instead, […]

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USA TODAY: Remember FBI’s Flawed Record in Kavanaugh-Ford Investigation

USA TODAY, October 2, 2018 Don’t count on the FBI to clear up the Kavanaugh-Ford mess. Its record is flawed. by James Bovard After last week’s explosive congressional hearing, the Senate and the Trump administration agreed to reopen the FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Former FBI chief James Comey wrote Sunday that “the […]

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