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The Hill: Another State of Democracy Report Ignores Cause of Plummeting Trust

The Hill, June 29, 2018 Another ‘state of democracy’ report ignores real cause of plummeting trust by James Bovard The 937th report on the crisis of democracy in the Trump era was released Tuesday. Half of Americans polled believe that the U.S. is in “real danger of becoming a nondemocratic, authoritarian country” and two-thirds believe democracy is […]

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When the Media Cheered Gestapo Immigration Tactics

Mises Institute, June 28, 2018 The Time the Media Cheered Gestapo Immigration Tactics by James Bovard Every Trump voter is effectively “standing at the border, like Nazis, going ‘you here, you here,’” MSNBC guest Danny Deutsch declared on Friday. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden also compared the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown with Nazi concentration camps. The […]

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FFF: Pro-War Media Deserve Criticism, Not Sainthood

Future of Freedom Foundation The Pro-War Media Deserve Criticism, Not Sainthood by James Bovard June 20, 2018 The media nowadays are busy congratulating themselves for their vigorous criticism of Donald Trump. To exploit that surge of sanctimony, Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg rushed out The Post, a movie depicting an epic press battle with the Nixon […]

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MP3 of My Knoxville Radio Interview on FBI Investigation & Cover-up

I had a lively chat this morning with Knoxville’s 92.3 FM’s Nick Crawford and Mr. Henry on the ongoing investigations of FBI abuses in the Clinton email scandal (spurred by this USA Today oped). Some Republicans have slammed Inspector General Michael Horowitz, claiming that his report failed to deliver. I disagree with some of his […]

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USA Today: Inspector General Report Shows Secrecy Threatens Democracy

USA TODAY, June 15, 2018 Inspector general’s report on FBI and Clinton’s emails shows secrecy threatens democracy James Bovard, Opinion columnist The 500-page inspector general’s report released Thursday reveals how unjustified secrecy and poor decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the FBI. Yesterday’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s […]

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The Hill: A Politically Weaponized FBI is Plenty Dangerous

The Hill, June 13, 2018 A politically weaponized FBI is nothing new, but plenty dangerous by James Bovard The Justice Department Inspector General is expected to release on Thursday its report on alleged FBI misconduct during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump supporters and opponents are already pre-spinning the report to vindicate or undercut the president. […]

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Los Angeles Times: TSA Secret Watchlist Targets Troublesome Travelers

Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2018 After pointlessly groping countless Americans, the TSA is keeping a secret watchlist of those who fight back by James Bovard “I need a witness!” exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a scanner, he explained, I […]

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