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Maryland SWAT Team Kills Gun Rights Activist as He Sleeps

American Conservative Did Maryland Police Shoot and Kill a Sleeping Man? by James Bovard An initial police press release claims “firearms offenses” were involved, but now the authorities are being mum. March 14, 2020 |“The constitution is dead” was the last tweet ever sent by 21-year-old Duncan Socrates Lemp.  On Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m., […]

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Lost Rights 25th Anniversary

This is the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty, which  St. Martin’s Press described as a “bestseller” for at least a decade after its release.  Thanks to everyone who bought the book and double-thanks to everyone who whooped it up.  I especially want to thank folks who wrote […]

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Supreme Court: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Mises Institute, September 26, 2018 The Supreme Court: The Dog that Didn’t Bark by James Bovard The furor over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is spurring many commentators to bewail that the Supreme Court has become too powerful. But the real problem is that the Court is now often little more than a fig leaf […]

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Ruby Ridge and Federal Agents’ License to Kill

Twenty-six years ago today, an FBI sniper killed Vicki Weaver as she stood in her cabin door holding her baby.  That sniper was never held liable for gunning down that mother on a north Idaho mountaintop.  As a result, Americans continue to be imperiled by federal agents’ license to kill. Below are some articles I […]

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Seymour Hersh and the Decline of Knockdown Journalism

The American Conservative Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed. By James Bovard • August 17, 2018 Journalist Seymour Hersh in 2009. Credit: Institute for Policy Studies/Flickr Seymour Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir, Sy Hersh. Knopf, June […]

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Smacking Around FISA & the FBI on the Ron Paul Liberty Report

Daniel McAdams and I had fun today smacking around Congress and the FISA Court on the Ron Paul Liberty Report. The FISA Court routinely heaves buckets of judicial hogwash to cover the ravaging of our privacy. FBI has a long history of deceiving FISA judges & paying no price. The Founders never would have approved […]

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The Hill: Will FISA Secrecy Doom Democracy?

The Hill, February 5, 2018 Will FISA Secrecy Doom Democracy? by James Bovard “Democracy Dies in the Darkness” is the proud motto of the Washington Post. But, considering the past week’s frenzy, the new motto for much of the media and many Democrats is, “Disclosure is the Death of Democracy.” Unfortunately, the uproar around the […]

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