My NSA Bash – “Reach out & Tap Someone”

The American Conservative today placed online my piece on NSA wiretapping here. June 19, 2006 The American Conservative Reach Out and Tap Someone The NSA’s surveillance program undermines the rule of law without producing real gains in security. By James Bovard The National Security Agency has been tracking the calls of millions of Americans and […]

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Another Rumsfeld Sham: “Truth will out.”

“Ultimately the truth gets out, notwithstanding people’s efforts to the contrary.” Rumsfeld made that assertion at a press conference last week. It almost makes you wonder if Rumsfeld has lost confidence in his ability to manage the world’s perceptions of the American military. Unfortunately,  the notion that “truth will out” is one of the biggest fantasies […]

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The Most Absurdities Per Kilogram

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted my Freedom Daily article  on the feds’ war against Tommy Chong.  Always sad to see a great comedian get no respect. Here are the first few paragraphs; full text is here. The Most Absurdities per Kilo by James Bovard, Posted June 6, 2006 The war on drugs has produced […]

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Al Jazeera Interview Transcript now Online

The transcript of my interview on Al Jazeera is now online here.  There is an audio link button near the top of the page. The host, Ahmed Mansour, was the Al Jazeera correspondent who stayed in Fallujah during the first US attack on that city in April 2004.  Rumsfeld denounced him by name and made […]

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My 2 cents in USA Today

The edit page at USA Today asked me to send over a couple sentences of comments on a column by Al Neuharth on whether students should play or work during the summer. My two bits: “Real jobs can be an excellent antidote to some of the tripe students hear in classrooms. Doing onerous work or […]

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