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Comey vs. Trump: The Credibility Illusion

Comey boasts that the FBI "is, and always will be, independent" & then details how he kowtowed to AG Lynch on downplaying Clinton email case — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 9, 2017 Media portrays Comey vs. Trump battle as question of credibility. Why assume either one is trustworthy? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 9, 2017 […]

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Talk Show Legend Fred Fiske, RIP

Fred Fiske, a radio host who was on the air in Washington for 64 years, died earlier this month. Fred often had me on his talk show program on WAMU FM, a 50,000 watt public radio station, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was one of the kindest, most decent folks I ever encountered […]

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Washington Subway: Metro’s Fiery 40th Birthday Party

  One benefit of the recent subway shutdown in Washington is that the system did not kill anybody that day.  The New York Times recently noted how Metro’s construction 40 years ago was part of a “grand vision of American liberalism.”  But the system only cares about paying its own employees and bureaucrats – to […]

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Mises Inst.: The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

The Mises Institute’s “The Austrian” Newsletter The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train by James Bovard Intellectuals have long been glorified as champions of truth and defenders of society’s highest values. But in Washington, they serve as Leviathan‘s Praetorian Guard. Intellectuals are thriving in DC thanks in large part to the ruinous policy advice they proffer. The […]

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Counterpunch: Eric Holder, Patron Saint of Killer Cops

COUNTERPUNCH, February 23, 2015 Eric Holder, Patron Saint of Killer Cops by JAMES BOVARD Attorney General Eric Holder is collecting buckets of accolades in his final weeks in office. Newspapers are especially praising Holder’s suggestion that the feds begin keeping tabs on shootings by police across the nation. But Holder’s own career shows his devotion […]

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USA Today: Eric Holder’s Dreadful Record on Overseeing Police Shooters

USA TODAY Eric Holder’s police shooting record? Dismal: Column by James Bovard  August 20, 2014 When the attorney general had the chance to be tough on police shootings, he did next to nothing. Attorney General Eric Holder arrives today in Ferguson, Missouri, in response to the unrest after a local policeman shot 18-year-old Mike Brown. […]

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