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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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FFF: America’s Cluster Bomb Congress

The Future of Freedom Foundation placed online today my article from the August 2014 issue of the Future of Freedom – America’s Cluster Bomb Congress by James Bovard Tens of thousands of Americans have been bushwhacked by a single arcane sentence in a 673-page law Congress enacted six years ago. The IRS is seizing both […]

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Busing Tyranny by Boston’s Best & Brightest

From today’s Washington Times – BOVARD: A bitter lesson from ‘the best and the brightest’ Boston children were sacrificed on the altar of equality by James Bovard The Boston School Committee announced last week that it will finally end almost 40 years of forced busing — long after the policy effectively wrecked local schools. Forced […]

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My Reply in Wall Street Journal: EEOC Policy Lacks Honesty and Decency

EEOC chief legal policy advisor Peggy Mastroianni complained in her letter published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that my article on EEOC browbeating of businesses was “inflammatory.”  So I aspired for a more subdued tone in my reply to the EEOC, which the Journal published today. **** In her March 6 reply to my […]

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