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Photos from Womens March, Washington, January 20, 2018

Women and their supporters converged near the Lincoln Memorial to mark the anniversary of last year’s record-setting rally.   Much lighter turnout this year – and folks seemed testier. This was probably the biggest gathering of rabid fans of the FBI since the 1968 Republican National Convention. BI since the 1968 Reot all of the signs […]

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Counterpunch: Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Counterpunch posted an updated version of my FFF piece on Ruby Ridge.  Here’s an image with the key message from the article: (illustration on the left is by Amy Crehore for a Playboy piece I did in 1995) Here’s a jpeg of most of the final paragraph: And here’s the full piece: Why Ruby Ridge […]

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USA TODAY: Don’t Partner with Tyrants to Fight Terrorism (2002)

I was sweeping away some clutter today and came across this clip of one of the first pieces I wrote for a national paper on the War on Terrorism.   Most editors saw me back then as hopelessly cynical, but Chris Collins at the USA Today editorial page gave me a shot.  She was always great to work with.   […]

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Enraged Readers Cheer Federal Killings of Gun Owners

My Hill oped, “Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge,” has spurred more than 600 comments.   Some commenters mistakenly asserted that the Bundys or their supporters had fired upon the feds.  Didn’t happen – but that assumption sufficed to justify advocating preemptively killing many people.  Some commenters believe the federal snipers should have slain any private citizen touting […]

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The Hill: Ruby Ridge Spurred Feds’ Bundy Bollixing

The Hill, January 14, 2018 Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge by James Bovard  Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with […]

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Video of My Top 20 Quotes (According to QuoteFancy)

Quotefancy kindly compiled 20 of my quotes into a video. A friend said the soundtrack reminded her of 1950s “easy listening” music for Wyoming. I suggested that Telemann’s Tafelmusik might have worked better – but not as apt as Alice Cooper’s “Elected.” What other suggestions do folks have for music on this? Twitter’s “Right SideOf […]

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