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USA Today: Safety Mandate Debacles Produce Widespread Carnage

USA Today, March 12, 2019 Ethiopia crash of Boeing 737 Max might be latest example of backfiring safety efforts by James Bovard, If software and sensors are to blame, then the Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences. Another Boeing 737 crashed Sunday in Ethiopia, killing all 157 aboard. […]

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My Interview on William Barr & Ruby Ridge – Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had a rattling good chat on Trump Attorney General nominee William Barr’s boundless affection for FBI snipers who perchance kill innocent Americans (spurred by my article last week for American Conservative). Barr championed immunity for Lon Horiuchi, the FBI agent who gunned down Vicki Weaver in her cabin […]

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USA TODAY: TSA Must End Sexual Abuse of Female Travelers

USA TODAY, October 15, 2018 Believe women: Apply Congress’ Christine Blasey Ford test to TSA’s female victims by James Bovard Do members of Congress care about any sexual assault that does not permit them to politically grandstand? Hold TSA agents responsible for assaults. In the uproar over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee […]

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Why Government Immunity Must Be Spiked

The American Conservative The Government: Liability for Thee But Not for Me Why are those who work for the state never held accountable for the damage they inflict? By James Bovard • July 26, 2018 Few Americans recognize the Yukon-sized legal rights void in their daily lives. I was recently reminded of this hard fact […]

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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: 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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MP3 of TSA Tribute on Bob Zadek Radio Show San Francisco

Here’s the MP3 of yesterday’s radio interview with Bob Zadek on San Francisco’s AM 910. We had fun giving a vigorous patdown to the TSA (the agency was not allowed to “opt-out” from the show).  Bob’s producer Charlie Deist said he especially enjoyed the riff on how reactions to TSA are an ink blot test of people’s […]

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