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Paranoia Vindicated? Uncle Sam’s Plan to Retain Your Personal Info

This is a great day for the paranoid. Attorney General Eric Holder today approved federal agencies retaining the info they vacuum up on innocent Americans. Your dossier just got thicker. Or perhaps the only real “change” is that the government is admitting what it has long been doing. From the New York Times article on […]

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Damned Nuisance Fact for Iran Warmongers – from New York Times

The mainstream media has often been as craven regarding the warmongering against Iran as they were in 2002-03 on Iraq. But every now and then, a clear headline breaks through the claptrap. New York Times February 25 2012 U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb By JAMES RISEN and MARK MAZZETTI […]

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Obama’s Bogus Economic “Boom”

As President Obama’s reelection machine begins whooping up the economic recovery, we need to recognize the paucity of his achievements. From an interview this morning with Press TV: American people have lost their faith in the U.S. government even after President Barack Obama took office in early 2009, says James Bovard, policy advisor for The […]

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My Endorsement of WeWontFly.Com

Anti-TSA activist Ken Krawchuk caught me on film at last year’s Maryland Libertarian Party convention responding to his question about the great TSA boycott that he, Jim Babb, and others organized in late 2010. They did a superb job – that was probably the worst PR drubbing the TSA has yet received. Here’s the video:

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Persian Gulf Folly Redux (1987)

Following is a piece I wrote in 1987 on the Reagan administration’s idiotic intervention in the Persian Gulf. Versions of this piece appeared in USA Today and the Detroit News. JUST ANOTHER AMERICAN SITTING DUCK by James Bovard Sentimentality now appears to be the soul of Reagan’s foreign policy. From charging into the Persian Gulf […]

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The Folly of Attacking Iran

Listening to the half-witted ratcheting up of hostilities by both the U.S. and Iranian governments reminded me of this piece I wrote for the Future of Freedom Foundation in the wake of George W. Bush’s Iraq victory speech. It is difficult to detect a learning curve in Washington in the subsequent 7+ years. Instead, the […]

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“Was James Bovard Bit By a Mailman as a Child?”

The headline was the opening sentence of a letter written to the Los Angeles Times. The writer, Jim Washburn, was so upset that the Times clipped that first sentence from his published response that he posted it on his blog. He commented: “A few days previous, they’d run an op-ed piece by some blowhard named […]

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