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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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Wash. Times: Janet Reno’s Authoritarian Legacy

Washington Times, November 9, 2016 Janet Reno’s Authoritarian Legacy by James Bovard Former Attorney General Janet Reno passed away on Monday. While the media is awarding her sainthood as the first female attorney general, her eight years in office were a disaster for Americans’ rights and liberties. Miss Reno paved the way for many federal […]

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Janet “Rent-a-Tank” Reno Dies

Former Attorney General Janet Reno died yesterday.  The Washington press corps made her a saint after she sent in the tanks against the Branch Davidians on April 19, 1993.    Her aura of sainthood continued for the rest of her career, regardless of the brazen scandals and abuses the Justice Department and FBI committed during her […]

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Washington’s Skewed Scoring for Congressional Hearings

I was chasing other rabbits today and did not closely follow Hillary Clinton’s testimony on Benghazi.  I followed some of the high points on Twitter and read a few news stories on the hubbub.    But I am reminded of how the Washington media 20 years ago scored the testimony of Attorney General Janet Reno before a […]

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