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Gun Owners Should Fear the Deep State

America’s First Freedom, NRA Should Gun Owners Fear The Deep State? by James Bovard – Friday, August 10, 2018 President Donald Trump and his opponents have loudly wrangled in recent months about whether a “deep state” is out to get the president. The term “deep state” commonly refers to the officials who secretly wield power […]

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MP3 of My Knoxville Radio Interview on FBI Investigation & Cover-up

I had a lively chat this morning with Knoxville’s 92.3 FM’s Nick Crawford and Mr. Henry on the ongoing investigations of FBI abuses in the Clinton email scandal (spurred by this USA Today oped). Some Republicans have slammed Inspector General Michael Horowitz, claiming that his report failed to deliver. I disagree with some of his […]

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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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