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Rediscovering the Classics Under Quarantine

American Conservative, March 30, 2020 Rediscovering the Classics Under Quarantine by James Bovard Thanks to coronavirus closings in most states, tens of millions of kids are at home for weeks or even the rest of the school year. This is an ideal opportunity to revive the natural love of reading that many young people have […]

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The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy

The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy by James Bovard March 26, 2020 “Thank God for the Deep State,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin while appearing on a panel at the National Press Club last October. In 2018, the New York Times asserted that Trump’s use of the term “Deep State” and similar rhetoric […]

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Libertarian Presidential Candidates on Coronavirus and Open Borders

I was one of the panelists tossing questions at Libertarian Party presidential candidates at the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania‘s convention on March 7.  Kudos to 3L Productions for making a superb video of the debate. Larry Sharpe did a great job of moderating the panel.  I asked Sharpe earlier in the day whether I should […]

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Pandemic Security Theater is Self-Destructive

American Renewal Pandemic Security Theater Is Self-Destructive, And Won’t Make Us Safer James Bovard Contributor March 24, 2020 2:32 PM ET Last week, President Donald Trump proclaimed that “we are at war with an invisible enemy,” and on Sunday he said, “I’m a wartime president … This is a different kind of war than we’ve […]

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Jon Utley, Heroic Champion of Peace and Freedom, R.I.P.

Jon Utley, one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom activists in the nation, passed away yesterday. For 30 years, Jon was in the forefront of the antiwar movement since he spearheaded a group to oppose President George H.W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Jon was a rare voice of reason and grace in conservative circles, […]

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Maryland Police Coverup of Their Killing of Duncan Lemp Continues

American Conservative, March 18, 2020 The Mystery Deepens Over the Pre-Dawn Police Killing of Duncan Lemp by James Bovard Screengrab from Cryptocurrency Market Making With Duncan Lemp | You Tube Jim Bovard Five days after shooting 21-year-old Duncan Lemp in a predawn raid, the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department announced Tuesday that the killing was immaculate. […]

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My Convict Road Gang Summer

Libertarian Institute My Convict Road Gang Summer by Jim Bovard | Feb 17, 2020 I may have been a rube, but I knew enough not to startle the gargantuan glowering prison guard with that double-barreled shotgun propped on his beer belly. As a sixteen-year-old toiling in the hot sun in 1973 alongside convicts on a […]

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