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USA TODAY: Another FBI FISA Fiasco Proves Need for Radical Reform

usatoday.com, December 10, 2019 Inspector General report on FBI’s FISA abuse tells us one thing: We need radical reform. by James Bovard In a bombshell report yesterday, the Justice Department Inspector General found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation made “fundamental errors” and persistently deceived a secret court to authorize surveilling a 2016 Trump presidential […]

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Daily Caller: The Great College Hunger Hoax

American Renewal, December 2, 2019 The College Hunger Hoax: Move Over Freshman 15, Progressives Now Claim College Students Go Hungry At Rates Way Higher Than Everyone Else by James Bovard “Nearly half our college students are going hungry,” presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proclaimed on Saturday. Sanders’ tweet went viral, spurring more than 20,000 retweets and […]

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Gahan Wilson Stood Tall Among Subversive Cartoonists

American Conservative, December 2, 2019 Gahan Wilson Stood Tall Among Subversive Cartoonists by James Bovard His BS meter enabled him to slyly project the idiocy of politicians, the war state, and the elite. Okay, so maybe I didn’t read many of the articles in my father’s copies of Playboy during the 1960s and early 1970s. […]

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The Battle in Seattle 20 Years Ago: Clinton’s Protectionist Legacy

Reasonable folks are naturally appalled at the trade rhetoric and trade wars coming out of the Trump White House.   Trump is sometimes portrayed as a shocking deviation from U.S. government support for free trade.  In reality, Bill Clinton’s trade policies shared many of the same protectionist follies.  Clinton’s showboating and legacy lust paved the way […]

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Podcast on Ruby Ridge, Bundy Ranch, etc. with Peter Quinones

My USA Today oped earlier this week on presidential candidate Deval Patrick‘s role in the Ruby Ridge coverup is spurring some controversy.  Here’s a podcast I did last year with Pete Quinones (now with the Libertarian Institute) talking about Ruby Ridge, Bundy Ranch, and the dangers of federal agencies off the leash. You can listen […]

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Send Thanksgiving Greetings to Chelsea Manning, Heroic Whistleblower In Jail

Working with Wikileaks almost a decade ago, Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning provided some of the most damning revelations on U.S. foreign policy and military atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Trump’s Justice Department indicted Wikileaks’ mastermind Julian Assange on 17 counts of espionage.  The feds arm-twisted Manning to testify against Assange, who is apparently suffering […]

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Ruby Ridge and Deval Patrick: The 542 Page DOJ Report Patrick Scorned

In my USA Today piece on Deval Patrick, I mentioned the 542 page confidential Justice Department task force report on Ruby Ridge which was compiled after an Idaho jury trounced the FBI and Justice Department in the Randy Weaver trial. Patrick dismissed the findings of that report and exonerated the FBI, helping spur widespread fears […]

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