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USA TODAY: Secrecy Subverting Democracy: Obama Weaponized Classification

USA TODAY, February 4, 2020 Claims that John Bolton’s book disclosures are ‘top secret’ ring hollow What is classified? It all depends on the politicians. Long before Bolton, the Obama White House used classification as a tool of censorship. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to […]

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Comey, the FBI, and FISA: The Debacle is Now Undeniable

The secret FISA court today publicly condemned the FBI lies that resulted in nuclear-powered surveillance warrants targeting the Trump campaign. “The frequency with which representations made by F.B.I. personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether […]

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The Sham of Government Secrecy

The Sham of Government Secrecy by James Bovard The Supreme Court in June ruled that the federal government can keep secret the food-stamp sales totals of grocery stores. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court declared that such business records are exempt from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This case, […]

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USA Today: The Corrupt Cop the Media Painted as a Savior

USA Today, August 30, 2019 You may have seen him on a prayer candle, but James Comey is no saint by James Bovard New revelations have made clear the conclusion many of us had already come to: James Comey was a reckless and untrustworthy FBI director. Since President Trump fired FBI director James Comey in […]

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USA Today: Supreme Court Turns FOIA Into a Fraud

USA Today, June 27, 2019 The Supreme Court rewrote FOIA into the Freedom FROM Information Act by James Bovard, Opinion columnist This Supreme Court decision doesn’t help those on food stamps. All it does is protect the interests of the federal government and business. This week the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can keep secret […]

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Assange Arrest a Deadly Threat to Free Press

I will write more on this shortly….   Unmentioned in Assange arrest coverage – the US govt. after 9/11 dropped an Iron Curtain around itself. @wikileaks exposed US govt. crimes no one else would touch. https://t.co/MMahFJqyc6 — James Bovard (@JimBovard) April 11, 2019 Julian Assange is charged with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion." What about […]

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My “Endless Optimism”?!? The “Gold Standard Podcast”

Ever since I scoffed at a few dubious Boy Scout good deeds decades ago, I’ve had the rep of being a cynic. But Alan Mosley, host of the Gold Standard Podcast, has discovered my “endless optimism.” Miracles never cease! We had lots of fun on this 40 minute interview, thumping coverups, federal atrocities, constitutional crimes, […]

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