Fox News fired superstar host Bill O’Reilly yesterday. O’Reilly and I brawled on Waco in 1999. He had me on his program just after news broke that the FBI had fired pyrotechnic devices into the Davidians’ home before the fire that left 80 people dead. The feds were caught in a heap of lies at that […]
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Dilbert has been mocking govt. surveillance of cell phones this week. The FBI-Apple brawl is a hoot – though I am amazed at how many politicians & others still instinctively kowtow to federal intrusions. The government is apparently trustworthy simply because it is a government – regardless of it 7 million prior falsehoods.
USA TODAY End Federal Agents License to Kill by James Bovard Do federal agents need a license to kill in order to protect us? Unfortunately, federal judges are giving law enforcement agents blanket immunity when they shoot Americans while the agents are on the job. It would be difficult to imagine a greater violation of […]
Peter Boyles and I had a great chat on the cover-up of the potential Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks on KNUS radio in Denver this morning (spurred by my USA Today oped on that topic). Peter is one of the best informed talk show hosts I have spoken with in a long time. He […]
Federal killings at Ruby Ridge, Idaho began 23 years ago today. Below are some articles I wrote on this case in 1995. Also included is the counterattack on my Wall Street Journal piece from FBI director Louis Freeh, who claimed that I “grossly mischaracterized” the details of the FBI’s killing of Vicki Weaver. I wonder how much […]
from the Future of Freedom Foundation – Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy by James Bovard Last summer, Attorney General Eric Holder solemnly declared, “The name ought to be changed. It’s an offensive name.” Holder observed that despite the organization’s “storied history,” it could “increase their fan base” by changing their name — “if they did something […]
The main lesson that Washington policymakers drew from the Waco debacle is : Truth delayed is truth defused. Scott Horton and I discussed the anniversary of the final federal assault at Waco on his talk show last Friday. Scott has done annual Waco show ever since he went on the air in 1999. Here’s a […]