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Raising Hell with Ernie Hancock on Liberty Radio Network

FreedomsPhoenix mastermind Ernie Hancock and I had a rollicking time reviewing Trump’s record this morn.  It is always fun to go on Ernie’s show on Liberty Radio Network – especially when my moderate tendencies need scourging.  Ernie and I agreed on the outrageous missile strike on Syria (I said the U.S. government was acting like […]

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2001: Asset Forfeiture Outrages – Bush’s Reform Opportunity

The Justice Department has resumed racketeering with the “equitable sharing” racket – helping local and state police agencies plunder innocent citizens who are stripped of their property.  The Washington Post condemns the revival with an editorial aptly headlined: “The Feds Get Back in the Stealing Business.” For over 20 years, reformers have exposed horrendous abuses; several […]

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FFF: Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket by James Bovard The December 2013 Future of Freedom contained my article “A Supreme Rebuff for USDA’s Ruinous Raisin Regime.” The legal case surrounding that controversy kept percolating in the courts for another 18 months. The Obama administration won a big victory […]

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USA TODAY: Boy Scouts Should Hang Tough

USA TODAY, May 12, 2015 Boy Scouts should stay tough, not pander to gender gap by James Bovard Scout leadership is turning Boy Scouts into kale — nutritious, but blech The Boy Scouts are once again reforming themselves into oblivion. With falling enrollment nationwide, the Scouts are desperate for good publicity. Their latest politically correct […]

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MP3 of Elective Dictatorship Interview on Al Korelin Show

I had a jovial chat with Al Korelin, the host of the hardline Korelin Economic Report, in his weekend report on the debility of contemporary democracy.  Here are a few of my comments: *”The system that we now have is an elective dictatorship in which the president can dictate almost as much as he pleases and […]

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Mises Institute: The Illusion of Reform

  Mises Institute “The Austrian” Newsletter, Issue #1, 2015 The Absurdity of “Reform” in DC by James Bovard In the 1930s, peasants who were starving because of the Soviet regime’s brutal farm collectivization policy lamented, “If only Stalin knew!” Nowadays, American social scientists look at floundering federal programs and lament: “If only Congress knew!” And […]

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Wash. Times: No Halo for Holder on Forfeiture Reform

Washington Times, January 20, 2015 No halo for Holder on forfeiture fix The top lawman who condemns seizures previously championed them By James Bovard Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Friday that the Justice Department would cease sharing confiscated private property with state and local police agencies under its Equitable Sharing program. Asset […]

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