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USA TODAY: TSA Even More Intrusive & Abusive Under Trump

USA TODAY, November 17, 2017 Thanksgiving travel: Trump’s holiday gift is more invasive airport security by James Bovard On the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump derided the Transportation Security Administration as a “total disaster.” But his administration is making TSA more intrusive and abusive while its 42,000 screeners remain as incompetent as ever. New TSA screening guidelines will likely make […]

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FFF: Janet Reno – Tyrant or Saint?

Janet Reno: Saint or Tyrant? by James Bovard September 13, 2017 When former Attorney General Janet Reno died last November, the media heaped praise on her as if she had been justice incarnate. Reno had long enjoyed sainthood inside the Beltway; the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia even created a Janet Reno […]

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The Hill: Did TSA Use My Opeds for Their Wacky Terrorist Profiles?

TheHill.com TSA justifies pat downs with op-eds — is my paper trail to blame? By James Bovard, opinion contributor – 07/29/17 01:35 PM EDT Americans love to grouse about the Transportation Security Agency. I have caterwauled as loudly as anyone over the years. But I learned last week that some of TSA’s absurdities might be […]

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July 4th: Fighting for Freedom is Winning

On Independence Day, I salute all those folks who have fought and are fighting for liberty and refusing to submit to oppression in their daily lives. I also salute everyone who makes the effort and often the sacrifices to secure their own personal independence. Government has become far more oppressive and intrusive in recent decades. […]

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FFF: My Blowup at the Enviro Checkpoint

The Future of Freedom, November 2016 MY BLOWUP AT THE ENVIRO CHECKPOINT by James Bovard As I sat in a seemingly endless line of cars at the Maryland vehicle-emissions check-point, the engine in my 1999 Ford suddenly growled, shuddered, and conked out cold. Maybe it was karma for my decades of scoffing at harebrained government […]

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FFF: Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia by James Bovard When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. They began to be set up around the nation shortly after 9/11 as federal-state-local partnerships to better […]

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