It is always a tragic thing to see a good name tarnished. But that is off of today’s subject. David Brown of Laissez Faire Books, perhaps responding to a leak from the Bush White House, blogged on some comments I made at the LFB blog – “Jim Bovard: The Schizoid Man; or, Abandon hope all […]
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Scott Horton of Antiwar.com has an excellent column today on the fabrications of Leviathan’s friends. Amazing to see how a representative invents hokum whole cloth to defend the Bush administration. The only downside to Scott’s zippety piece is that it might cause some people to lose faith in Congress.
from today’s lead Wall Street Journal editorial: “Since the Treasury story broke, as it happens, no one but Congressman Ed Markey and a few cranks have even objected to the program, much less claimed illegality.” I look forward to the Journal editorial page’s updates on this subject as news leaks out about how this surveillance […]
From the Baltimore Sun Surveillance of financial transactions goes too far By James Bovard June 28, 2006 The Bush administration admitted that it was conducting warrantless surveillance of the financial transactions of Americans and others only after newspapers exposed the program. According to some Republicans, the solution is to imprison journalists who blow the whistle […]
The American Conservative posted here my hit on Bush’s dictatorial signing statements. Here’s the lead of the piece: “For generations, Republican politicians have spoken reverently of the rule of law. But since 2001, this hoary doctrine has been redefined to mean little more than the enforcement of the secret thoughts of the commander in chief. […]
The transcript of the Fox News interview on Friday night is online here. Durn shame the transcript didn’t show my editorial comments on the earpiece snafu.
I will be interviewed on the Richard French show this evening on Regional Network News. This news network covers NY, NJ, Conn., and is also available on Direct TV and the Dish Network. Channel info is here. The 15 minute interview will deal with the Bush administration’s vacuuming up of Americans’ financial records, as well […]