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Washington’s Biggest Fairy Tale: Truth Will Out

Washington’s Biggest Fairy Tale: “Truth Will Out” by James Bovard April 16, 2019 The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange “must answer for what he has done.” Unfortunately, Assange’s arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats […]

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Photos from Rowdy Speech at Foundation for Economic Education, New York, 2007

Here are some photos from a raucous speech I gave in 2007 at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. Pro-torture attendees were outraged at my bashing of Bush administration atrocities.  At the end of the rambunctious question-and-answer period, FEE president Richard Ebeling eloquently explained why torture was not a libertarian value.   […]

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Beltway BS on “Speaking Truth to Power”

Future of Freedom Foundation Beltway Baloney on “Speaking Truth to Power” by James Bovard Lying and piety go together in Washington like ham and eggs. After 9/11, a profusion of government falsehoods on Iraq and other topics ravaged official credibility. The political class responded with an endless profusion of promises to “speak truth to power.” […]

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MP3 Interview on Former FBI Boss Comey’s Role in the Torture Scandal

Scott Horton of the Libertarian Institute and I had a rowdy 35 minute exchange on my article on James Comey’s forgotten linchpin role in the Bush administration torture scandal. After the photos from Abu Ghraib prison shocked Americans, Deputy Attorney General Comey rescued the Bush Torture Regime with shameless legal hair-splitting. Comey was sainted by […]

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James Comey and the Bush Torture Scandal

Future of Freedom Foundation James Comey and the Unending Bush Torture Scandal by James Bovard The vast regime of torture created by the Bush administration after the 9/11 attacks continues to haunt America. The political class and most of the media have never dealt honestly with the profound constitutional corruption that such practices inflicted. Instead, […]

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Supreme Court: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Mises Institute, September 26, 2018 The Supreme Court: The Dog that Didn’t Bark by James Bovard The furor over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is spurring many commentators to bewail that the Supreme Court has become too powerful. But the real problem is that the Court is now often little more than a fig leaf […]

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Seymour Hersh and the Decline of Knockdown Journalism

The American Conservative Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed. By James Bovard • August 17, 2018 Journalist Seymour Hersh in 2009. Credit: Institute for Policy Studies/Flickr Seymour Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir, Sy Hersh. Knopf, June […]

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