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American Foreign Policy: Idiocy or Perfidy?

American Conservative Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Get Hooked on Foreign Democracy Crusades Ted Carpenter’s new book raises important questions about who is wagging who. By James Bovard • October 2, 2019 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support For Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements by Ted Galen Carpenter, 2019, Cato Institute, […]

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The Sham of Government Secrecy

The Sham of Government Secrecy by James Bovard The Supreme Court in June ruled that the federal government can keep secret the food-stamp sales totals of grocery stores. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court declared that such business records are exempt from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This case, […]

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USA Today: The Corrupt Cop the Media Painted as a Savior

USA Today, August 30, 2019 You may have seen him on a prayer candle, but James Comey is no saint by James Bovard New revelations have made clear the conclusion many of us had already come to: James Comey was a reckless and untrustworthy FBI director. Since President Trump fired FBI director James Comey in […]

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Gun Grabbing Would Result in a Federal Rout

American Conservative, August 30, 2019 Democrats’ Gun Buy-Back Plan Would Backfire Horrifically Those who support policies that would lead to mass carnage should be called out, not applauded for their moral courage. By James Bovard Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons has become “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to […]

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Ruby Ridge Killings 27 Years Ago

Playboy July 1995 Artist Amy Crehore Twenty-seven years ago today, a U.S. Marshal shot and killed 14-year-old Sammy Weaver in the back.  The boy was leaving the scene of a firefight that erupted after camouflaged marshals shot and killed his beloved family dog.  The following day, an FBI sniper killed Vicki Weaver as she stood […]

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Carping on the Mueller Report

More to follow…. When reading #MuellerReport, remember that FBI chief @Comey torpedoed an offer from Julian Assange to provide key details on the DNC emails leak https://t.co/xos4MvIAfs — James Bovard (@JimBovard) April 18, 2019 Record-setting Canonization? The 195,000-word #MuellerReport became holy writ within hours. Remember that prosecutors did not prove their case before an impartial […]

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My Interview on William Barr & Ruby Ridge – Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had a rattling good chat on Trump Attorney General nominee William Barr’s boundless affection for FBI snipers who perchance kill innocent Americans (spurred by my article last week for American Conservative). Barr championed immunity for Lon Horiuchi, the FBI agent who gunned down Vicki Weaver in her cabin […]

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