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My “Endless Optimism”?!? The “Gold Standard Podcast”

Ever since I scoffed at a few dubious Boy Scout good deeds decades ago, I’ve had the rep of being a cynic. But Alan Mosley, host of the Gold Standard Podcast, has discovered my “endless optimism.” Miracles never cease! We had lots of fun on this 40 minute interview, thumping coverups, federal atrocities, constitutional crimes, […]

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Podcast: The “Truth Will Out” Political Fairy Tale

“Truth will out” is the biggest political fairy tale. As an investigative journalist, I have fought federal agencies for decades to squeeze out the details of boondoggles and atrocities. Unfortunately, most government coverups succeed. But there is no such thing as retroactive self-government. As Attorney General Ramsey Clark declared in 1967, “Nothing so diminishes democracy […]

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Podcast: My East German Interrogation Comedy Show

OK, so I screwed up in one of my illegal jaunts behind the Iron Curtain.    But at least there’s a funny story about how I was able to eventually bluster my way out of a long interrogation at the Czechoslovakian – East German border in the Erzgebirge mountains.  This broadcast includes my novel pronunciation of […]

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USA Today: Give Julian Assange a Medal of Freedom*, not an Indictment

USA Today, November 20, 2018 Julian Assange deserves a Medal of Freedom, not a secret indictment by James Bovard Rather than federal indictment, Assange deserves a tweaked version of one of Washington’s hottest honors — a Medal of Freedom with a steam whistle. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been secretly indicted by the Trump administration’s […]

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Podcast: Hitchhiking to an Antiwar Awakening

Here’s the 7 minute story of how my hitchhiking follies led to my antiwar awakening via a drunken Vietnam war vet in a desolate, dicey Baltimore bus station. I welcome critical feedback on how to notch up future podcasts. Just a little overlap between the video and my oped last week in the Baltimore Sun […]

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Beltway BS on “Speaking Truth to Power”

Future of Freedom Foundation Beltway Baloney on “Speaking Truth to Power” by James Bovard Lying and piety go together in Washington like ham and eggs. After 9/11, a profusion of government falsehoods on Iraq and other topics ravaged official credibility. The political class responded with an endless profusion of promises to “speak truth to power.” […]

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MP3 of Knoxville Interview on the Lies that Fill Military Cemeteries

I had a lively chat this morning with Knoxville’s 92.3 FM’s Nick Crawford and Mr. Henry on the political lies that have filled military cemeteries for the past 100 years (spurred by this Mises Institute article yesterday). You can listen to the excellent hosts and the raspy guest by clicking or downloading the following –

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