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The Hill: Bitter Lessons 25 Years After FBI Final Assault at Waco

  The Hill, April 16, 2018 Bitter lessons 25 years after Waco, Texas, siege By James Bovard, opinion contributor Twenty-five years ago today, FBI tanks smashed into the ramshackle home of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. After the FBI collapsed much of the building atop the residents, a fire erupted and 76 corpses were […]

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The Hill: Destroying Evidence is FBI Standard Procedure

The Hill, January 22, 2018 Destroying, suppressing evidence is FBI standard procedure by James Bovard Congressional investigators were rocked this weekend when the FBI notified them that five months of text messages from a top FBI investigator into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections had mysteriously vanished. The FBI-issued cell phone of Peter Strzok, whose previous […]

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Waco Revisited – Podcast with Brian Wilson’s Libertas Media

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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Government as Slave Owner (2000)

The latest hubbub over whether slavery was the sole cause of the Civil War reminded me of this article on how modern governments have connived to seize unlimited power over citizens.   The Declaration of Independence was clear that Americans rights pre-existed the creation of government.  But today’s Statists see government as the fount of all rights.  What […]

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USA TODAY: Facebook’s Vast Censorship Regimes

USA TODAY, October 27, 2017 Facebook censored me. Cross your country’s government and it might censor you too. by James Bovard Facebook said my post’s image of a violent FBI raid ‘incorrectly triggered our automation tools.’ But it wasn’t the first time an iconic image vanished. Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that […]

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FFF: Janet Reno – Tyrant or Saint?

Janet Reno: Saint or Tyrant? by James Bovard September 13, 2017 When former Attorney General Janet Reno died last November, the media heaped praise on her as if she had been justice incarnate. Reno had long enjoyed sainthood inside the Beltway; the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia even created a Janet Reno […]

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My Waco Brawl with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (1999)

  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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