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Waco Revisited – Podcast with Brian Wilson’s Libertas Media

My old friend Brian Wilson and I had a pleasant palaver about the 1993 federal attacks at Waco today on his Libertas Media “Judging Freedom” podcast.  OK, Waco wasn’t pleasant but there is plenty of comic relief – including an appearance of the “Magic Bullet” from the 1963 Kennedy assassination. Happily, this was an audio […]

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USA Today: Bundy-FBI Debacle Shows Feds Must be Leashed

USA Today, January 5, 2018 Cliven Bundy-FBI debacle: Another example of why the feds need to be leashed by James Bovard The FBI’s sordid history of withholding and destroying key evidence deserves a reckoning. The Justice Department was caught in another high-profile travesty last month that continues to reverberate through the western states. On Dec. 20, […]

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FFF: Homeland Security Multibillion Dollar Comedy Show

 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 […]

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Confessions of a One Season Santa – WSJ

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 […]

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Presidential Lying Oped Outrages Hill Readers

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 […]

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The Hill: Obama’s Forgotten Lies and Frauds

  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. […]

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