Volunteers take the AmeriCorps pledge during an event to honor the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

AmeriCorps Boondoggle King Harris Wofford’s Toxic Legacy

American Conservative, January 30, 2019 Remembering an AmeriCorps Boondoggle Boss Harris Wofford’s legacy: expensive, government-directed “service” for silly politically approved causes. By James Bovard Harris Wofford, a former U.S. senator and long-time Democratic political operative who ran AmeriCorps from 1995 to 2001, died last week at the age of 92. The New York Times hailed Wofford […]

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My Interview on William Barr & Ruby Ridge – Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had a rattling good chat on Trump Attorney General nominee William Barr’s boundless affection for FBI snipers who perchance kill innocent Americans (spurred by my article last week for American Conservative). Barr championed immunity for Lon Horiuchi, the FBI agent who gunned down Vicki Weaver in her cabin […]

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Ten Thousand Czars (1999)

Here’s a piece spun off from my 1999 book, Freedom in Chains.  In 2007, New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich was writing a piece on czars, called me up and asked if I was still a libertarian.  I burst out laughing – but his question was understandable inside the Beltway.  From his article: “‘I don’t […]

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Photos from Rowdy Speech at Foundation for Economic Education, New York, 2007

Here are some photos from a raucous speech I gave in 2007 at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. Pro-torture attendees were outraged at my bashing of Bush administration atrocities.  At the end of the rambunctious question-and-answer period, FEE president Richard Ebeling eloquently explained why torture was not a libertarian value.   […]

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2008 Photos from Morgan Ashcom

Seeking to bring order out of the chaos of my hard drive, I came across these photos from a 2008 speech I gave for The Future of Freedom Foundation at George Mason University. (I had to get in one more thrashing of George W. Bush before he left office a few months later.) These pictures […]

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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom

Mises Institute, January 17, 2019 FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The “Four Freedoms” Speech by James Bovard Franklin Roosevelt did more than any other modern president to corrupt Americans’ understanding of freedom. Last week was the 75th anniversary of his 1944 speech calling for a second Bill of Rights to guarantee economic freedom to Americans. […]

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