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Wash. Times: 20 Years of Dictatorial Democracy?

Washington Times, November 3, 2016 TWENTY YEARS OF DICTATORIAL DEMOCRACY? by James Bovard The 2016 election campaign is mortifying millions of Americans in part because the presidency has become far more dangerous in recent times. Since 9/11, we have lived in a perpetual emergency which supposedly justifies routinely ignoring the law and Constitution. And both […]

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World Bank Ravages the Third World – 30th Anniv.

This is the 30th anniversary of my first attack on the World Bank in the national media. Reposted below are some of my attacks on the Bank from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.  I discuss in Public Policy Hooligan how I nabbed some of the confidential documents exposed below. The Bank continues […]

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MP3 – Texas Radio Interview on Government Waste

I had fun today with Brian Wade and Mark Cope, the early morning hosts on KXYL Radio in Brownwood, Texas discussing my U.S. News article on government waste.  I started out pretty slow but after a couple minutes I remembered how to speak English.  My Southern twang pops up a few times in the interview. They were […]

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Barrons: Supreme Neglect of Liberty at Highest Court

  BARRON’S, September 21, 2015 Supreme Neglect of Liberty at the High Court By James Bovard Author James Bovard writes how America’s highest court has turned a blind eye to fundamental rights. In its recent landmark decision on gay marriage, five Supreme Court justices proclaimed that “the Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach…to […]

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MP3 of Magna Carta Turkey Shoot on Scott Horton Show

Scott Horton and I had a rowdy chat on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta on his radio show.  Everyone seems to have forgotten how King John tried to slaughter the barons after he promised to limit his power.  Following is the nub of my comments in this interview: From the mid-1200s onwards, English kings were […]

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Wash. Times: Saving ObamaCare with Supreme Hypocrisy?

Washington Times, March 12, 2015 Saving Obamacare with supreme hypocrisy By James Bovard  – March 12, 2015 Justices fret over coercing states while endlessly menacing individuals At last week’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act, several justices questioned whether a verdict against Obamacare would be “unconstitutionally coercive” to state governments that did […]

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Obama’s Latest Hokum on Violent Extremism: Arar Retorts

In his speech this week to his anti-extremism conclave in Washington, President Obama declared that “former extremists have the opportunity to speak out, speak the truth about terrorist groups, and oftentimes they can be powerful messengers in debunking these terrorist ideologies.” But what about former victims of government extremism speaking out? Maher Arar is a […]

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