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The Hill: A Politically Weaponized FBI is Plenty Dangerous

The Hill, June 13, 2018 A politically weaponized FBI is nothing new, but plenty dangerous by James Bovard The Justice Department Inspector General is expected to release on Thursday its report on alleged FBI misconduct during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump supporters and opponents are already pre-spinning the report to vindicate or undercut the president. […]

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FFF: Bundy Ranch Case Explains Distrust of Washington

Future of Freedom Foundation The Bundy Ranch Case Explains Westerners’ Distrust of Washington by James Bovard April 30, 2018 The Justice Department was caught in January in another high-profile travesty of due process. On December 20, federal judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and others after prosecutors […]

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Torture as the Greatest Boondoggle – Mises Speech

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.  

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Counterpunch: Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Counterpunch posted an updated version of my FFF piece on Ruby Ridge.  Here’s an image with the key message from the article: (illustration on the left is by Amy Crehore for a Playboy piece I did in 1995) Here’s a jpeg of most of the final paragraph: And here’s the full piece: Why Ruby Ridge […]

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The Hill: Ruby Ridge Spurred Feds’ Bundy Bollixing

The Hill, January 14, 2018 Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge by James Bovard  Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with […]

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USA Today: Bundy-FBI Debacle Shows Feds Must be Leashed

USA Today, January 5, 2018 Cliven Bundy-FBI debacle: Another example of why the feds need to be leashed by James Bovard The FBI’s sordid history of withholding and destroying key evidence deserves a reckoning. The Justice Department was caught in another high-profile travesty last month that continues to reverberate through the western states. On Dec. 20, […]

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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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