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MP3 FBI’s Latest Outrages on Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had fun jibing the FBI for its recent pratfalls, outrages, and cover-ups on his show.   These are hard times for J. Edgar Hoover’s boys and it will likely get worse. We talked about the Inspector General report on the FBI misconduct & other mysteries in the Clinton email […]

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The Hill: Another State of Democracy Report Ignores Cause of Plummeting Trust

The Hill, June 29, 2018 Another ‘state of democracy’ report ignores real cause of plummeting trust by James Bovard The 937th report on the crisis of democracy in the Trump era was released Tuesday. Half of Americans polled believe that the U.S. is in “real danger of becoming a nondemocratic, authoritarian country” and two-thirds believe democracy is […]

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The Hill: End Democracy Promotion Flim-Flam

And here’s some testy responses from Hill readers – The Hill, March 16, 2018 TIME TO END DEMOCRACY PROMOTION FLIM-FLAM by James Bovard Democracy promotion has long been one of the U.S. government’s favorite foreign charades. The Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for democratic evangelism is being denounced as if it were the dawn […]

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The Hill: George W. Bush’s Forgotten Crimes Against Democracy

The Hill, February 15, 2018  George W. Bush doesn’t deserve the media’s efforts at rehabilitation by James Bovard  “Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results,” former President George W. Bush declared in a presumably well-paid speech last week in the United Arab Emirates, a notorious Arab dictatorship. Bush is being exalted […]

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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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