Author Archive | Jim


New York Times: Silent Spring in Eastern Europe (1987)

The New York Times April 26, 1987, Sunday, Late City Final Edition  HEADLIGHTS AT HIGH NOON;  A SILENT SPRING IN EASTERN EUROPE By JAMES BOVARD; James Bovard, who has written extensively on  Superfund and other environmental policy issues, visited Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany this spring. ACCORDING to Marxist theory, environmental problems cannot occur in […]

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FFF: Guilt by Musical Association

Future of Freedom Foundation Guilt by Musical Association by James Bovard February 9, 2018 Should the feds be permitted to treat anyone who is not a choirboy like a criminal suspect? Unfortunately, local, state, and federal agencies have a long history of targeting, harassing, and entrapping fans of untraditional music. Because so many innocuous activities […]

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Smacking Around FISA & the FBI on the Ron Paul Liberty Report

Daniel McAdams and I had fun today smacking around Congress and the FISA Court on the Ron Paul Liberty Report. The FISA Court routinely heaves buckets of judicial hogwash to cover the ravaging of our privacy. FBI has a long history of deceiving FISA judges & paying no price. The Founders never would have approved […]

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The Hill: Will FISA Secrecy Doom Democracy?

The Hill, February 5, 2018 Will FISA Secrecy Doom Democracy? by James Bovard “Democracy Dies in the Darkness” is the proud motto of the Washington Post. But, considering the past week’s frenzy, the new motto for much of the media and many Democrats is, “Disclosure is the Death of Democracy.” Unfortunately, the uproar around the […]

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USA TODAY: Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past

USA TODAY, February 2, 2018  Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past by James Bovard The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is once again at the center of a political scandal. President Trump claims the FISA court wrongfully approved secret spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, while prominent Democrats claim Republicans are guilty […]

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FBI-Mueller Oped Spurs Vitriol Volcano

I am almost ready to abandon all hope of writing articles that are universally loved in Washington. My oped in The Hill, “Golden Boy Robert Mueller’s Forgotten Surveillance Crime Waves,” has spurred more outrage than any piece in a long time.   1500+ commenters on The Hill, Twitter, and Facebook harumphed that I was a despicable traitor, treason weasel, […]

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The Hill: Golden Boy Robert Mueller’s Forgotten Surveillance Crime Spree

The Hill, January 29, 2018 Golden boy Robert Mueller’s forgotten surveillance crime spree by James Bovard When Robert Mueller was appointed last May as Special Counsel to investigate Trump, Politico Magazine gushed that “Mueller might just be America’s straightest arrow — a respected, nonpartisan and fiercely apolitical public servant whose only lifetime motivation has been […]

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