When someone asked me to name the biggest U.S. government boondoggle I had seen, I leaped at the chance to flog torture. From my Friday presentation to the Mises Institute conference – Here’s a link to many of the articles I have written on torture since 9/11.
Tag Archives | George W. Bush
This week is the 15th anniversary of the Bush administration’s attack on Iraq. The nation has not recovered from the calamities that war inflicted at home and abroad. Here are some of my epigrams in response to the Iraq war and the war on terrorism in general, pulled from Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice […]
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 […]
USA TODAY, February 2, 2018 Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past by James Bovard The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is once again at the center of a political scandal. President Trump claims the FISA court wrongfully approved secret spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, while prominent Democrats claim Republicans are guilty […]
I was sweeping away some clutter today and came across this clip of one of the first pieces I wrote for a national paper on the War on Terrorism. Most editors saw me back then as hopelessly cynical, but Chris Collins at the USA Today editorial page gave me a shot. She was always great to work with. […]
The Hill, December 18, 2017 How quickly NY Times forgets Obama’s lies and frauds by James Bovard Donald Trump has been flogging the truth and twisting facts since the day he arrived in the Oval Office. But anyone who expected more candor from him as president than on the campaign trail was criminally naive. […]
The Future of Freedom Foundation just released a new Amazon Kindle collection of my articles. Freedom Frauds: Hard Lessons in American Liberty is available for only $2.99 – less than the price of a good cigar (so I am told – I wouldn’t know). There’s the story of how I got nailed by the police while searching […]