My old friend Brian Wilson and I had a pleasant palaver about the 1993 federal attacks at Waco today on his Libertas Media “Judging Freedom” podcast. OK, Waco wasn’t pleasant but there is plenty of comic relief – including an appearance of the “Magic Bullet” from the 1963 Kennedy assassination. Happily, this was an audio […]
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Future of Freedom Foundation Homeland Security’s Multibillion-Dollar Comedy Show by James Bovard After the 9/11 attacks, Congress and the Bush administration pretended that unlimited federal spending was one of the best ways to thwart terrorist threats. In 2002, Congress created the Homeland Security Department (DHS), sweeping some of the most inept federal agencies, such as […]
Revised photo. Could not let the comments on the beard and bunker go to waste. Thanks to Pixabay for the Xmas logo and thanks to avid readers for their incisive comments.
TheHill.com TSA justifies pat downs with op-eds — is my paper trail to blame? By James Bovard, opinion contributor – 07/29/17 01:35 PM EDT Americans love to grouse about the Transportation Security Agency. I have caterwauled as loudly as anyone over the years. But I learned last week that some of TSA’s absurdities might be […]
Technically, I was never an Easter Rabbit – at least not that I can remember. (Some Easter dinners involved way too much beer.) But when I lived in Boston, I served time as a Beatrix Potter promotion rabbit at a Filene’s Department store. Except that the bizarre outfit looked more like a killer rabbit. The […]
Trump’s immigration order closes the border to “those who do not support the Constitution.” So most congressmen will be prohibited from re-entering the U.S.? OK, so I’m a hopeless optimist. Also on Twitter – Trump's immigration order bans "those who do not support the Constitution." So most congressmen will be prohibited from re-entering the US? […]
There have been some screaming matches on Washington-bound flights between people coming for Trump’s inauguration versus the Women’s March the following day. A dozen years ago, I saw – well, maybe sparked – similar fracases on a flight from Washington to Dallas, Texas, two days after Bush’s second inaugural speech whooped up forcibly spreading freedom […]