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My 2 ¢ on George H.W. Bush’s Funeral and Career

I saw George H.W. Bush give a speech in southern Illinois in early 1980 when he was campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. His spiel was the usual campaign stump speech, with nothing memorable. However, after the speech, a young student at Southern Illinois University politely asked him about his role in the Trilateral Commission. […]

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USA TODAY: Remember FBI’s Flawed Record in Kavanaugh-Ford Investigation

USA TODAY, October 2, 2018 Don’t count on the FBI to clear up the Kavanaugh-Ford mess. Its record is flawed. by James Bovard After last week’s explosive congressional hearing, the Senate and the Trump administration agreed to reopen the FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Former FBI chief James Comey wrote Sunday that “the […]

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Ruby Ridge and Federal Agents’ License to Kill

Twenty-six years ago today, an FBI sniper killed Vicki Weaver as she stood in her cabin door holding her baby.  That sniper was never held liable for gunning down that mother on a north Idaho mountaintop.  As a result, Americans continue to be imperiled by federal agents’ license to kill. Below are some articles I […]

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My July 4, 1996 Hell-Raising Libertarian Convention Speech

On July 4 twenty-two years ago, I riled up folks at the Libertarian National Convention.  I talked about the EEOC’s war on Hooters, House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s pig paranoia, zoning idiocy, and other boondoggles. Commenting on a recent idiotic asset forfeiture decision, I noted, “The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court did not explain the equivalency of piracy […]

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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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David Hardy’s Excellent New Book on Leashing Leviathan

It’s hard not to like a savvy ex-federal lawyer who blows the whistle on the feds. David Hardy has been doing that for decades – often with explosive results. Hardy, along with the late Mike McNulty, helped blow open the coverup of the federal assaults at Waco. Hardy’s dogged Freedom of Information Act requests turned […]

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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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