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recent articles:

N.Y. Post: Biden's Hogwash on his Dictatorial Decrees

N.Y. Post-YouTube Video: Supreme Court Truffle Pigs Stampede

N.Y. Post: Supreme Court Whitewashes Federal Censorship

Assange is Free But War on Free Speech Continues

Politicians Will Always Be Shameless Liars

N.Y. Post-YouTube video on Hunter Biden Conviction

N.Y. Post: Hunter Biden Verdict Shatters Biden Legal Invincibility

Will Trump Learn from Bump Stock Battering?

N.Y. Post: Biden's Shameless Dodge on Hur Interview Tapes

N.Y. Post: Fauci Follies Show FOIA's a Farce

N.Y. Post YouTube Comic Video on FOIA as Fraud

End Rent-a-Halo Bullshit

Biden Buries Biggest Diversity Debacle in U.S. History

Assange Wins Delay But Punishment Continues

N.Y. Post: Biden Claims Executive Privilege to Hide his Mental Decline

N.Y. Post: Another Biden Bogus Victory Lap on Inflation

Psychiatry is Vexxing More Americans Than Ever

"Exposing Tyranny Since the 1980s"

N.Y. Post: Another Vexing Biden Money Grab

N.Y. Post YouTube Video on Biden's Fundraising Ruckus

N.Y. Post: Biden and the Great EEOC Sheetz Shakedown

My Video Flashback to Walking the Railroad in 2003

N.Y. Post: Inflation Will Politically Bankrupt Biden

Is Censorship the Biden Era's Torture Issue?

Journalists & the Fight to Save Free Speech

N.Y. Post: Congress Hammers FISA Coffin Nails in Constitution

How Hogan's Heroes Saved me from the East German Stasi

N.Y. Post: Cry Me a River on Congressional Pay

Talking Last Rights with Ron Paul on his Liberty Report

The Great Escape from Government Schools?

Talking Last Rights and the Grateful Dead with Matt Kibbe on Liberty

Convicting Julian Assange Mean the End of Free Speech

My N.Y. Post YouTube Video on Censorship Tainting the 2024 Election

N.Y. Post: Will Federal Censorship Be Pandemic's Biggest Legacy?

Never-Ending Federal Surveillance Crime Spree

The Canine Constitutional Veto

N.Y. Post: Biden's Wrecking Ball for the Housing Market

N.Y. Post: Dems Create Three Stooges Farce at Hearing

My N.Y. Post YouTube Video on Biden's Shrinkflation

N.Y. Post: Biden's State of the Union Shrinkflation Swindle

N.Y. Post: Shed a Tear for Our Vanishing Freedoms

Biden and the Ghost of Duncan Lemp

Will any 'Last Rights' Epigram go to the Moon?

Highway Robbery is the Law of the Land

N.Y. Post: Will Student Debt Racketeering Save Biden's Reelection?

N.Y. Post: Can Biden Save his Old Man Image?

N.Y. Post: Biden Not Fit for President if Not Fit to Prosecute

N.Y. Post: Cruz Wants TSA to Make Politicians a Privileged Caste

"Come Sip with the Gestapo!" Vaccine Passports

N.Y. Post: Biden Gives Audience "Hell" at Prayer Breakfast

Nikki Haley, Authoritarian-in-Waiting

Biden and Forgotten Financial Tyranny

N.Y. Post: Biden's Bizarre Bible Buyer Surveillance Scheme

Philly Talk Host Rich Zeoli: Last Rights "Blows My Mind Again and Again"

N.Y. Post: Elite Davos Crusade: Destroy Freedom to Save Humanity

My Cameo in Supreme Court Case, Trump v. Colorado

Will TSA Steal Your Mug?

N.Y. Post: Biden Saves Democracy By Prohibiting Votes for Trump

NEW BOOK: Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

N.Y. Post: Will Fauci Continue Covid Coverup on Capitol Hill?

My Zestist Zinger Epigrams of 2023

N.Y. Post: Biden's Demolition of Constitution & Rule of Law

Truth is Biggest Threat to D.C. "Democracy"

N.Y. Post: Congress Wants to Unleash Federal Spies at Comfort Inn

Is Free Speech a Relic in America?


Stop the "Biden Big Brother Better Law"

N.Y. Post: Govt. Tyranny Comes to Main Street (book excerpt)

The Crazy Covid Copulation Exemption

Kissinger and My Interstate 81 Epiphany

Janet Reno is No Hero

N.Y. Post: More Coffin Nails in Biden Censorship Regime

N.Y. Post: Washington Post Does Biden's Bidding

TSA Still Crazy After All These Years

Visiting the Ghosts of Waco

Our Potemkin Presidency

FBI = Following Biden's Instructions

N.Y. Post: FBI Turns Trump Supporters Into Terrorist Suspects

N.Y. Post: "Fire Alarm" Congressman Bowman's Malarkey

Macaulay and the Ghosts of Tyranny

N.Y. Post: Supreme Leader Biden Saves Democracy

N.Y. Post: White House Orders Media to Keep Sainting Biden

N.Y. Post: Sham Stats Behind Bidenomics Boasts

Macaulay and My 75 Cent Epiphanies

N.Y. Post: Idiotic Attack on "Don't Tread on Me" Flag

N.Y. Post: Coverup of Biden's 5400 Pseudonym Emails

N.Y. Post: Hunter Biden Misses Chance for Courthouse Speech

N.Y. Post: Biden Censors Battered in Appeals Court

N.Y. Post: Merrick Garland's Latest Dirty Trick for Biden

N.Y. Post: Bidenomics Tour Bust on One Day

Biden's Crazy Covid Nose Bleed Police

N.Y. Post: Biden's Potemkin Presidency Sham

N.Y. Post: Biden's Judge Blocks Biden's Right to Censor Conservatives

Celebrate 4th of July by Cussing Politicians

N.Y. Post: Liberals Turn on Biden Over Traffic Jam

My 40 Year War on Reefer Madness

Defining Down "Dictator" Won't Make Us Free

N.Y. Post: Feds Are Buying Your Life with Your Tax Dollars

Daniel Ellsberg's Courageous Work is Unfinished

N.Y. Post: Trump Indictment & Federal Secrecy Gone Wild

N.Y. Post: Washington Pity Party for Federal Censors

Snowden and the Fight for American Privacy

N.Y. Post: Biden CDC Pick Mandy Cohen Worst of Pandemic Policy

N.Y. Post: Debt Ceiling Deal Fails to Fix D.C.

N.Y. Post: Supreme Court Strikes Blow Against Bureaucratic Tyranny

Best Life Lesson for a Teen is a Job

N.Y. Post: IRS Cover-up of Hunter Biden's Crimes

N.Y. Post: Democrats Attack FBI Whistleblowers

N.Y. Post: FBI Caught Illegally Spying on Americans

N.Y. Post: Durham Proves FBI Tried to Rig 2016 Election

WABC Rudy Giuliani Show on FBI Racketeering

N.Y. Post: How Biden's Corrupt Empire Ran Under the Radar

Biden's Sham Compassion for his Covid Persecution Victims

World Economic Forum Wants to Make You a Serf

N.Y. Post: Congress' Unconstitutional Scam Gives $34,000 Pay Raise

WABC NY Radio Bashing Biden's Mortgage Madness Mandate

N.Y. Post: Biden's Mortgage 'Equity' Screws Home-Buying Market

N.Y. Post: Spy Letter Shows How Dems Shaft Democracy

30 Years Later, Waco is Still Damning

N.Y. Post: Anti-Work, Pro-Welfare Democrats in Food Stamp Fury

N.Y. Post: Fairy Tale Trump Indictment Ignores Political Reality

Fox & Friends Interview on IRS's Sordid History

N.Y. Post: Farcical Summit Won't Save Biden or Democracy

N.Y. Post: Is Biden Unleashing IRS on his Enemies?

N.Y. Post: Biden Scandal Strategy Saved by Media

Was the Iraq War the Biggest Con?

N.Y. Post: Feds Targeted True Info on Covid to Censor

N.Y. Post: Biden Bank Bailout is Latest D.C. Disaster

N.Y. Post: New January 6 Cases Breed Fake Emergency

N.Y. Post: Democrats Champion Censorship, Bash Twitter Files

N.Y. Post: Food Stamps "Hunger Cliff" Is Media Hoax

N.Y. Post: Biden's Sham Crackdown on Covid Fraud

N.Y. Post: Feds Spend $74 million a year to Censor Americans

N.Y. Post: 1993 Waco Raid Still Fuels Extremism

N.Y. Post: 1993 World Trade Center Attack, the FBI's Biggest "Bomb"

TSA Still Molesting at Warp Speed

Landmarks on the Road to Covid Tyranny

Forgotten Terrorist Pretext of Vietnam War

D.C. Decorum Propels Deceit

New York Post: Biden's SOTU Plays Us For Suckers

Covid Robbers as Victims

The Federal Dietary Wrecking Ball

New York Post: "Slavery by Parliament" & American Revolution

New York Post: Will "No Regrets" be Biden's Epitaph?

New York Post: A Corrupt FBI Could Save Joe Biden

New York Post: Davos Summit a Threat to Freedom

New York Post: Transparency is Joke to Biden White House

New York Post: Biden Classified Documents & the Abuse of Secrecy

Pandemic Potshots and Other Epigrams

New York Post: Biden Is Turning Jan. 6 Into a National Anti-Republican Holiday

Biden's Bloated IRS Will Skewer Taxpayers

New York Post: Liberals Learned Nothing in Biden Era

FBI COINTELPRO Is Back and Worse Than Ever

New York Post: Omnibus Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

New York Post: Only 15 Legislative Looting Days Left for Democrats

New York Post: Federal Censors Made 2020 Mail-in Ballots Sacred

New York Post: Hunter Biden Art Show Racketeering

New York Post: Smile for TSA's Latest Surveillance Boondoggle

Biden the Bogus Benevolent Dictator

New York Post: Congress Shocked at Covid Fraud it Created

New York Post: Biden Double-Crosses Railway Unions

New York Post: The Day Covid Czar Fauci Lost his Memory

New York Post: Watch Biden Vote-Buying in Georgia Senate Race

Industrial Policy Pratfalls Return

New York Post: Biden Double-Crossed Young Voters on Student Loans

Did Federal Censors Swing the 2020 Election?

New York Post: Cynics Were Biggest Election Winners

New York Post: Democrats Pretend to Care on Crime & Gas Prices

New York Post: Biden's "Big Lie" on Democracy

Biden, Our Boneheaded Chip Czar

New York Post: Democrats to Desperate to Censor Any Critic

The Mirage of Washington Intelligence

New York Post: Biden Pitches Failed Economic Vision

New York Post: New York Times' "Devil Terms" is Media Midterm Madness

New York Post: Biden's Covid Dictatorship Will Never End

On the Ground at the Assange Rally

My Speech at the "Free Julian Assange" Rally

Julian Assange and Our Impunity Democracy

New York Post: How $600 Billion was Stolen from Americans

New York Post: Biden's Cluelessness on Hunger

Stop Trying to Rebrand Slavery

New York Post: Biden Ignores Federal Obesity Debacle

New York Post: Biden Drafts Hate to Get Out Mid-Term Vote

New York Post: Biden's Economic Victory Lap Malarkey

Lessons from Biden's Disinformation Board Debacle

New York Post: Dictator in Chief Biden's 'Extreme' Hypocrisy

Biden's New War on Extremism and Liberty

New York Post: Biden's IRS Whitewashing Leaves Taxpayers in Lurch

Presidential Records Racketeering

Lessons from a Massacre 450 Years Ago

New York Post: Ruby Ridge Explains FBI 'Gestapo' Image

New York Post: 'Aviator Joe' the Savior America Needs?

New York Post: No Sainthood for Obama or National Archives

New York Post: FBI Raid Exposes Washington Secrecy Shams

Did the FBI Swing the 2020 Election?

New York Post: Biden Plays Orwell on Recession

New York Post: Dictator Biden Rules by Decree

Washington Times: Secret Obama Campaign to Silence Me

New York Post: Biden's "Summer of Freedom" and Victory over COVID

Justice Dept. Pressured USA Today to Stop Publishing Me

New York Post: Biden's "Purple Cow" Gasoline Price Fix

New York Post: Debunking 10 Biden Lies on Economy

New York Post: Biden in Denial on Inflation Crisis

Supreme Court Tortures Constitution Again

Assault Weapons Ban Road to Tyranny

New York Post: Biden vs. Musk Showdown

Will Punch-Drunk Biden Take America Down?

Federal Debacles Multiplied Covid Carnage

New York Post: Ditzy Disinfo Czar Dumped

Latest Media Assault on Freedom

New York Post: Biden Disinformation Czar is Peril to Free Speech

New York Post: FBI Entrapment Debacle in Michigan

Bashing Washington War Fever on Florida Radio with Jeff Deist

Corrupt Federal Statistics Cover Endless Cons

Talking Torture, Treason, and No-Knock Raids on David Knight Show

Supreme Court Betrays Justice to Protect Torturers

New York Post: Permanent Capitol Fence Makes America Look Authoritarian

USA Today: Presidential Records Act is Bipartisan Scam

New York Post: Trudeau's Crackdown is Canadian Tyranny

Liberals' Love Affair with Leviathan

D.C.'s "Best Information Available" Charade

My C-SPAN Interview on Covid Crackdown Catastrophes

Free Crack Pipes? Time to Pardon Tommy Chong

USA Today: Covid Hypocrisy Shows Crackdowns Must End

New York Post: Distrust "Information" from Team Biden

Is Freedom Now "Public Enemy #1"?

Will Politicians Revive American Slavery?

USA Today: Covid Test Shortage Debacle - Blame FDA, Trump, Biden

New York Post: Inflation Will Bankrupt Joe Biden

New York Post: Pro-Democracy Media is Threat to Liberty

Did FBI Spur January 6 Capitol Clash? Judge Napolitano Podcast

USA Today: End Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

New York Post: January 6 Did Not Threaten to End Democracy

My Two-Bit Political Awakening

New York Post: Biden Covid Mandates Sow Absurdity

Stopping the War Machine for One Day

Covid and Corrupt Federal Statistics

New York Post: Confessions of a One-Season Santa Claus

New York Post: Liberals and "Will of the People" Malarkey

How I Robbed the World Bank

New York Post: Biden's Democracy Summit Ignores Covid Crackdowns

My Tribute to H.L. Mencken - Mises Podcast

Biden's Covid Winter Catastrophe

D.C. Sniper Rampage: Biggest Police Debacle

New York Post: How to Reason Like a Twitter Mob

The Biden Crackdown on Thought Crimes

New York Post: Will Biden Give Us a Valley Forge Winter?

End "State Secrets" Shield for Government Atrocities

Stop Protecting Presidents from History

Is College Worthwhile? A Two-Time Dropout's Take

Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication

Protectionism is Immoral & Corrupt

Fair Trade Is Still a Fraud

Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed

My Hillsdale Speech on Covid Vax Mandate Madness

The 20 Year Post 9/11 War on Liberty (Video)

Heisting the Secret U.S. Tariff Code

The Best Speech I Never Gave

My Time with the FBI

Biden's Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy

Photos from D.C. Protest for January 6 Detainees

9/11 and the Mirage of American Democracy

Red Light Robberies Across America

More Wetlands Purgatory for Landowners

9/11 and My Pariah Decade

Afghanistan & the Sham of Democracy Promotion

Bashing the War on Cash on Stansberry Research YouTube

Absolute Power is No Covid Safety Net

Kabul's Collapse & D.C.'s Incurable Arrogance

Ambrose Bierce's Pro-Freedom Cynicism

Nixon's Gold Treachery Made Me a Cynic

Pseudo-Omniscience Versus Freedom

Will More Media Bias Save Democracy?

Biden's Rescue Act Targets Americans' Freedom

The Coming "January 6" Train Wreck

The "Honest History" Fraud

NSA vs. Tucker Carlson is Alarm for All Americans

No Victory Lap for Covid Lockdown Governors

Can Mass Subjugation Save American Democracy?

Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson

Federal Farm Policy is Hopelessly Corrupt

The "Conspiracy Theory" Charade

Biden's Buffonish War on Extremism

The "Deep State" Defeat of Donald Trump

Defining Down Freedom

Will Biden's Sham Corruption Crackdown Endanger Freedom?

Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Media Kowtowing

Bogus January 6 Commission Poses Real Threat to Freedom

Will Treason Mania Destroy America?

"Trump-Washing" History to Make Government Trustworthy Again

"Governing as Looting" in Washington & Beyond

Afghanistan: George W. Bush's First Disastrous War

Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

The Coming IRS Reign of Terror

Congress is Still Unfit to Govern

Biden's "America the Beautiful" Vision Ignores Feds' Dreadful Record

Biden's New Army of Snitches and "Dollars for Collars"

FISA and the FBI Surveillance Crime Wave

Grim Reaper Biden Speaks to Congress

My Speech to the Maryland Libertarian Party

The Feds Are Coming for Libertarians

Steel Follies and the Perils of Politically-Controlled Trade

Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire

Will Supremes Unleash Biden Red Flag Gun Raids?

Biden's No Boondoggle Left Behind Jobs Plan

200th Anniv. of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny

Political Economy vs. Federal Fairy Tales

Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective

H.R. 1 & Herd Count Democracy

Never-Ending Battle Between Leviathan and Liberty

Biden's "Burn Rate" Rescue Act

Will FBI "Chats" Send Conservatives to Prison?

One Year Later: Coverup of Duncan Lemp Killing Continues

Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy Around the World

My Visit to Our Barbed Wire Capitol

Terrorist Crackdowns Won't Keep Us Safe

The Wreckers of New York and Their Rivalry

The Lies Aren't Secret: Deep State Triumphant

The Afghanization of American Democracy

Biggest Lies of the Impeachment Saga

Cuomo and the Failure of Covid Absolutism

Teacher Unions Have Always Been Terrible

A 9/11 Commission for the Capitol Riot is a Terrible Idea

One Shot from Martial Law: Troop Deployments in D.C.

Sovereignty Still Rests with the People, Not Congress

TSA Mask Mandate: Typhoid Marys to the Rescue?

USA Today: Duncan Lemp Killing & Danger of SWAT No-Knock Raids

Masking America's Greatest Natural Monuments

In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" is Everywhere

Federal Secrecy Protects Crimes of Every President

Testing Positive for Covid Bootlicking

Biden and the Death of Free Speech

USA TODAY: My Covid Policy Recommendations for Biden Administration

Abolish Presidential Medals of Freedom

Our Mail-In Elective Dictator

Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt

Congressional Hypocrisy and the Coming Crackdown

Charge of Treason and the Danger of Democracy

The Official Whitewash of the Killing of Duncan Lemp

2020 Ravaged Comforting American Myths

Gerald Ford & the Perversion of Presidential Pardons

USA Today: Bailout Bill Proves Congress Unfit to Govern

FBI's Newest Prerogative: Shooting Subway Passengers

Biden's "Will of the People" Malarkey

Covid & Our Cage Keeper Democracy

Questioning the 2020 Election Results

Obama and the Death of Idealism

Covid Craziness in LoCo MoCo

Extremism as a Ticket to Tyrannize

Govt. Agencies Offer Bizarre Covid Sex Advice

How Many Syrians Did You Vote to Kill?

USA Today: Can Cynicism Save America After This Election?

Elections as Coffin Nails for Political Legitimacy

Covid and Constitutional Roadkill

Defining Despotism Down

"A Collection of Bovardian Epigrams"

Will Democracy's Myths Doom Liberty?

Waco Whitewash King Vindicates Prez Debates

"Choose Your Liar" Democracy

The Voting Rights Mirage

Two Types of Terror in Michigan

Will Pandemic Panic Card Win in 2020?

War On Terror Paved Way to Covid Mania

Biden Endorses Democrats' Shutdown Mania

Mail Slowdowns Started 50 Years Before Trump

Can Ending 'Endless Wars' Save Trump's Presidency?

Michelle Obama's Failed Obesity Crusade

Why I Write

America's Newest 0.000008% Dictator

Political Legitimacy Dies in 2020

How Intellectuals Cured 'Tyrannophobia'

After 30 Years, Did the Disabilities Act Work?

Losing Thoreau in Boston

The REAL I.D. Act Ravages Our Liberty

Sham Bailout Statistics Shroud Shutdown Tyranny

A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash

Collecting Old Coins Taught Me to Distrust Politicians

Emerson and Thoreau Helped Spark the Civil War

Independence Day in the Midst of Dictatorship

Kosovo Indictment Provese Clinton Serbian War Atrocities

Korean War Atrocities Still Buried by U.S. Media & Politicians

"Defund the Police"? Start by Repealing Bad Laws

D.C.'s Iron Curtain of Secrecy Endangers Everything

USA TODAY: Presidents Perennially Ignored Federal Law on Police Carnage

Virtue-Signaling Maryland Politicians Cover up Brutal Killing of Duncan Lemp

Trump and the Folly of Martial Law

Media Forgets George W. Bush's Many Atrocities

Who Inflicted More Damage, Looters or Politicians?

Minnesota Killing is Call to End Police Tyranny Nationwide

Will the Political Class be Held Liable for Their Pandemic Wreckage?

Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies That Spurred Mass Killing

Hacksawing the Economy: Lockdowns as Civil War Amputations

50 Years of Unhinged Televised Presidential Warmaking

Duncan Lemp's Parents Threatened with Jail for Protesting his Killing

The Deep State's Demolition of Democracy

Police Coverup of Duncan Lemp Killing Continues

Pandemic Security Theater is Self-Destructive

My Convict Road Gang Summer

Maryland SWAT Team Kills Sleeping Gun Activist

Census Bureau and Facebook Partner to Censor the Internet

USA Today: Secrecy and Lying Ravage Our Democracy

Yalta and the Death of the 'Good War'

The Deep State's Demolition of Democracy

Daily Caller: Impeachment's Biggest Absurdity - Toxic Foreign Aid

Washington is Ramming REAL I.D. Down Our Throats

USA Today: Latest FBI FISA Fiasco Proves Need for Radical Reform

Spooky Laughs, Lusty Moms, and the Real Meaning of Christmas

Daily Caller: Richard Jewell and the Illusion of Federal Power

Banning Guns Will Not Make Schools Safe

USA Today: Presidential Candidate Deval Patrick's Catastrophic Coverups

Daily Caller: The Great College Hunger Hoax

Gahan Wilson Stood Tall Among Subversive Cartoonists

Daily Caller: Buttigieg's Biggest Boondoggle? An Army of Federally-Funded Activists

USA Today: The Deep State Peril to Democracy

Daily Caller: Democrats' "Wrecking Ball Benevolence" Housing Plan

Ukraine Uproar Ignores How U.S. Foreign Aid Boosts Corruption

Daily Caller: Trump Should Push Congress to Admit Syria War Futility

USA Today: IG Report Exposes Corrupt Cop James Comey

Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Got Hooked on Foreign Crusades

9/11 and the American Orwellian Nightmare

Gun Confiscations Would Spur Federal Routs

America's Forgotten Bullshit Bombing of Serbia

Democrats' "Officer Friendly" Police Fantasy

USA TODAY: Celebrate Fourth of July by Cussing a Politician

My Apology to Antifa

USA TODAY: FOIA Fiasco - Supreme Court Champions Federal Secrecy Again

Lincoln and Trump: Two a Kind?

Lee Iacocca, America's Consumer Enemy Number One (1985 redux)

Mayor Pete's "Officer Friendly" Police Fantasy

USA TODAY: Safety Debacles Produce Widespread Carnage

AmeriCorps Boondoggle King's Toxic Legacy

Atty. Gen. Nominee William Barr's Forgotten Connection to Ruby Ridge

USA TODAY: President George H.W. Bush's Disastrous Policies and Precedents

Podcast: My Train Trip to Communist Hell

USA TODAY: Julian Assange Deserves a Medal of Freedom, not Secret Indictment

Podcast: My East German Interrogation Comedy Show

Baltimore Sun: On Veterans Day, I Remember "Bobie"

On Veterans Day, Remember the Political Lies that Filled Military Cemeteries

USA TODAY: TSA Must End Sexual Abuse of Female Travelers

Needed: #MeToo for Political Consent

USA Today: Don't Trust Bumbling FBI to Solve Kavanaugh Mess

Supreme Court: The Dog That Didn't Bark

Podcast: How Politics is Wrecking America

USA Today: Obama Denounces the Cynicism He Fueled

Terrorism & Tyranny at 15: The Nitwittery Continues

USA Today: John McCain's Disastrous Idealism - Bombing & Wishful Thinking

John McCain vs. Gun Owners (2001)

The Hill: In Washington, The Truth has Refugee Status

Seymour Hersh & the Death of Journalism

USA Today: Hatred Masquerading as Anti-Hate: Antifa & Unite the Right2 [photos from rally]

Gun Owners Should Fear the Deep State

USA Today: TSA's Latest Surveillance Lunacy

40 Years of Pummeling the Postal Service

Government Immunity Kills, Blights, and Skewers

The Hill: Report Ignores Real Cause of Plummeting Faith in Democracy

What the "Dumpster Fire" D.C. Subway Says About Fed. Govt.

When the Media Cheered 'Gestapo' Immigration Tactics

USA Today: I.G. Report Shows FBI Secrecy Threatens Democracy

The Hill: FBI Has Been Politically Weaponized for 100 Years

Los Angeles Times: Secret TSA Watchlist Targets Those who Push Back

USA Today: CIA Chief Haspel Will Not Speak "Truth to Power"

The Hill: Hunger Hoaxes Hinder Food Stamp Reform

The Hill: Washington Secrecy Creates Know-Nothing Democracy

USA Today: On Karl Marx's Birthday, Remember Communism's Death Count

"Torturing Jim" Comey is No Martin Luther

The Hill: Comey's Forgotten Lies as FBI Chief

USA Today: College Students Suffering from Obesity, Not Starvation

The Hill: Bitter Lessons from FBI Assault at Waco 25 Years Ago

The Hill: Citizenship Question Not Gravest Census Peril

USA Today: FBI Pulse Shooting Debacle Shatters Comey's Credibility

Speech: Why Washington Never Learns (Mises Institute)

The Hill: End Democracy Promotion Flim-Flams Abroad

The Hill: Gun Crackdowns Already Spurred Too Many Federal Abuses

The Hill: Hollywood Hoopla Ignores Media's Pro-War Servility

The Hill: U.S. Govt. Conned More Voters in 2016 Than Russian Trolls Did

USA TODAY: End EEOC Nonsense on Criminals as "Protected Class"

How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

The Hill: George W. Bush's Forgotten Crimes Against Democracy

The FBI's Guilt by Musical Association

USA TODAY: FBI Objections on FISA Memo Lack Credibility Given Bureau's Shady Past

The Hill: Will FISA Secrecy Destroy Democracy?

The Hill: Golden Boy Robert Mueller's Forgotten Surveillance Crime Sprees

The Hill: Destroying Evidence is FBI Standard Procedure

The Hill: Ruby Ridge Spurred Feds' Bundy Bollixing

USA TODAY: Bundy-FBI Debacle Shows Why Feds Must be Leashed

Homeland Security Multibillion Dollar Comedy Show

The Hill: Obama's Forgotten Lies and Frauds

The Hill: Yes, the FBI is America's Secret Police

The Hill: Your Tax Dollars Fund Afghan Child Rape

USA TODAY: TSA More Abusive & Invasive Under Trump

The Hill: Do Trump's Liberal Critics Seem Increasingly Unhinged?

+ Hysterical Responses to Anti-Hysteria oped

USA TODAY: More Iron Fists Won't Save Democracy

Communist Burlesque: Comecon's Trade Trainwreck

The Hill: Facebook Farce Shows Congressional Deviousness & Demagoguery

USA TODAY: Facebook's Vast Censorship Regimes

Property and Liberty

Bush: Torturer-in-Chief Becomes Savior of Freedom

FBI's Forgotten Criminal History

USA TODAY: Trump Inherited Dictatorial Presidential Powers

Communism Revisted: My Orient Express to Hell

FBI Busted by Insane Clown Posse's Juggalos Fans

USA TODAY: Hurricane Harvey Proves Fed. Flood Subsidies Must End

Busted in Barcelona

USA TODAY: Ruby Ridge Lessons for Fighting Extremism

My Antiwar Awakening from a Boozing Baltimore Vet

USA TODAY: End Democracy Promotion Balderdash

The Hill: Did TSA use my Opeds for its Wacky Terrorist Profiles

USA TODAY: Trump's Jamboree Speech as Antidote for Scouts' Obedience

USA TODAY: Syria is Trump's Biggest Foreign Folly

USA TODAY: End the Food Stamp Juggernaut

USA TODAY: Time to Dethrone the FBI

Washington Post: Should Laughter be a Federal Crime?

USA TODAY: Woodrow Wilson Made Democracy Unsafe for the World

USA TODAY: Trump Budget Slashes Boondoggles for More Bombs?

USA TODAY: Trump's Fearmongering is White House Tradition

USA TODAY: Trump Must Expose Obama's Power Grabs

Wall Street Journal: Trump Should Drain "Ag Policy Swamp"

Wash. Times: Twenty Years of Dictatorial Democracy?

Barron's: Obama's Farm Fiasco

Wash. Times: Voting Rights vs. Covert Democracy

Mises Institute: The Great Democracy Scam of 2016

Wash. Times: My Blowup at the Bogus Enviro Checkpoint

Wall Street Journal: A Subsidy as Shameful as They Come

C-SPAN Washington Journal: Thumping the War on Terror

USA TODAY: Obama's Biggest Anti-Corruption Fraud

Reason: Our $4 Trillion Security Theater Farce

USA TODAY: Oreos Expose Trump's Trade Folly

My Supreme Court Fashion Offense & Ejection

USA TODAY: TSA's Gitmo-Style Groin Gropes

TSA Portland Surveillance Videos of Me

USA TODAY: Obama Victims Deserve Empty Seats


USA TODAY: Budget Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

Wash. Times: Obama Fearmongering & Freedom

USA TODAY: Beware Another Census Roundup

Wash. Times: TSA Bombs the Holidays

USA TODAY: End Federal Agents' License to Kill

USA TODAY: Congress's Freedom Foyer Farce

Barron's: Supreme Court vs. Liberty & Constitution

USA Today: Washington's Latest Hunger Charade

USA Today Board of Contributors

USA TODAY: Abolish the Sugar Program

USA TODAY: Disability Act's 25 Years of Legal Chaos

Wall Street Journal: Washington's Silent Shakespeare Oxymoron

USA TODAY: End the Coverup on 9/11 Attack

Tom Woods Podcast: Public Policy Hooligan

USA TODAY: TSA Has No Excuse to Continue Groping

Wash. Times: FDA's War on Cheap Cigars

Mises Inst.: The Washington Intellecutal Gravy Train

USA TODAY: "Hurricane HUD" & the Baltimore Riots

NPR Debate on Federal Job Training Follies

USA Today: Boy Scouts Should Hang Tough

Counterpunch: Will Vagina Voters Devour Democracy?

USA TODAY: A D.C. Devil's Dictionary

USA TODAY: Scott Walker, Stadium Socialist

My Ribald Speech to the Cogswell Society

Washington Times: The Mandatory Voting Panacea

Washington Times: ObamaCare and Supreme Hypocrisy

Barron's: FDA/Nanny State Hates Cigars

USA TODAY: Eric Holder's Lawless Legacy

Washington Times: Redneck Ethnic Cleansing Recalled

Counterpunch: Americans' Fatal Freedom Apathy

Washington Times: No Halo for Holder on Forfeiture

USA TODAY: Know Nothing Democracy - Cromnibus Edition

Washington Times: Gruber & Shenanigans of Leviathan

Washington Times: ObamaCare Deception of "Stupid" Americans

Washington Times: Fighting Extremism with Extremism

Counterpunch: The Civil War & Forgotten Atrocities

USA Today: AmeriCorps at 20 is a Wasteful Flop

Fox Business News Interview on Food Insecurity Charade

: How the Feds Distort Their "Food Insecurity" Numbers

USA Today: Eric Holder's Dreadful Record on Police Shootings

*TSA Chief John Pistole Denounces My Work

Washington Times: TSA Must End Its Lies, Crimes, & Extortion

Ecologist (U.K.): Obama's Aid Ravages Third World Farmers

Washington Times: Bill Clinton's Body Snatching Legacy in Kosovo

: Sheridan's 1864 Torching of the Shenandoah Valley

Washington Times: Americans' Fading Love of Freedom

USA Today: An FDA War on Cheap Cigars?

Washington Times: Obama's Democracy Flim-Flam

: Judges Approve the Great Raisin Robbery

Washington Times: Obama's Toxic Secrecy-Censorship Combo

Washington Times: Obama's Betrayal of Brown vs. Board of Education

Washington Times: Obama's Cynicism Racketeering

USA Today: Obama's Racial Profiling in the Classroom

Washington Times: Obama's War on Govt. Watchdogs

Washington Times: "Truth Will Prevail" - Costliest Political Fairy Tale

Washington Times: Cluster Bomb Congress

NH Liberty Forum Speech Video - Libertarian Hooliganism

NH Liberty Forum Video: Obama's Constitutional Terror

Barron's: Reform Food Stamps for Good Health

Washington Times: Obama and the Obesity Epidemic

Washington Times: Why Everyone Scorns the TSA

USA Today: Don't Trust White House on Syria Claims

USA Today: Drug Lessons from a Convict Road Gang

 AmeriCorps - the Folly of Feel-Good Government

Washington Times: The Voting Rights Mirage

 A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting

Washington Times: Time to End TSA's Freedom to Molest

Washington Times: End the USDA Dictatorship

 How "Food for Peace" Hurts Foreign Farmers

Washington Times: The Postal Sevice/Lance Armstrong Double Standard

Washington Times: The 'You are the Government' Canard

USA Today: Time to End USDA's Crazy Raisin Regime

 USDA's Bizarre Billion Dollar "Discrimination" Payout

Washington Times: Busing Tyranny by Boston's Best & Brighest

 Newest Federal Crime - Not Hiring Ex-Convicts

Washington Times: EEOC's Vendetta Against Freedom and Common Sense

Washington Times: Let's Start by Controlling Police Violence Against Americans

 "Dairy Cliff" Proves Need to Abolish Farm Programs

American Conservative: Rand Paul - a Work in Progress?

USA Today: Why Expand School Free Food Programs?

Barrons: Potomac River Blindness - Why Govt. Waste is Invisible in DC

American Conservative: FBI: A Stasi for America

Wall Street Journal: Don't Trust Feds with "Happiness Index"

Wall Street Journal: The Wrong Way to Help the Disabled

Los Angeles Times: Ludicrous Constitutional Linchpin of Obama

FFF: The EEOC'S Forgotten Racial Racketeering

Wall Street Journal: Confessions of a One-Season Santa Claus

Los Angeles Times: The Postal Monopoly and the Great Mail Slowdown

Counterpunch: Dying to Corrupt Afghanistan

Fox News: Drunks and Foreign Aid

Wall Street Journal: Federal Job Training Wrecks Work Ethics

Wall Street Journal: Raising Hell in Subsidized Housing

FFF: Sham War on Terrorism

George Mason Univ. Speech on Obama vs American Freedom

American Conservative: Leviathan's Lies

Wall Street Journal: Food Stamps for Millionaires

Forgotten Failures of the Peace Corps

Counterpunch: Idolizing Absolute Power

Wall Street Journal: My Summer Road to Perdition

Freeman: Fear-Mongering and Servitude

Barron's: Governing as Looting (Foreign Aid & Afghanistan)

Christian Science Monitor: Obama's Unlimited Right to Kill?

America's Know-Nothing Foreign Policymakers

Your Tax Dollars at Work and Play

Misdefining Liberty

CPAC Speech Trashing the Patriot Act

Interview on Conservative Leviathan Lovers

TV and Radio Appearances and Speeches on YouTube


The "Of Course" Curse (1983, New York Times)

Our Know-Nothing Foreign Policy

The Right to Resist Government Power (2000)

How Washington Protects Your Privacy and Liberty

Why Tea Party Members Should Despise George W. Bush

Rep. Hoekstra Receives CIA Bootlicking Award

Assassin Nation

Make Bill of Rights Day Our Anti-Politician Day

Abolish the Phony Privacy Board

Statism, the Greatest Threat

De-Sacralizing Democracy to Save Liberty

How Democracy Breeds Political Idiocy

Worldwide Downfall of Democracy


Welfarization & the Capsizing of Democracy

Obama and Attention Deficit Democracy


Tea Party Movement: Pro-War, Pro-Torture, Pro-Freedom?

Contact Jim Bovard jim[at]jimbovard[dot]com


Bill Clinton's Lethal Hypocrisy on Government Violence

The Slippery Definition of Extremism

Christian Science Monitor: Don't Trust the Census

Russian TV interview on Danger of Dictatorship

The Material Witness Ticket to Servitude

Fox News FreedomWatch Interview on FBI Crime Wave

Frightening Voters into Submission

Bogus Anti-Terrorist Crackdown on Financial Freedom

How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

The Media as Enablers of Government Lies

Interview with Glenn Beck on AmeriCorps

National Endowment for Democracy's Sordid History

Eight Years of Big Lies on Afghanistan

Fox News Freedom Watch Interview with Judge Napolitano

Jamaican Radio Interview on Torture

Post 9/11 Roundup of Innocents: Ashcroft's High Crime

Barron's: Obama's Summer Jobs Program Farce

McNamara's Other Body Count Debacle

REAL ID and the Danger of Government

Celebrate International Torture Day by Prosecuting Torturers

"Expanding the IMF to Bail out Tinhorn Dictators"

"The Latest Torture Coverup Scam"

"AmeriCorps and the Peril of Mandatory National Service"

"Obama's Great Medical Records Roundup"

"How Abu Ghraib was Politically Defused"

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Epigrams from Attention Deficit Democracy


** Bush Betrayal Now Available in Arabic

Bovard articles & Interviews:

Ripon Forum: The National Service Illusion

FFF: Warring as Lying in American History

American Conservative: Latest Twists on the Torture Scandal

Counterpunch: Are Presidents Entitled to Kill Foreigners?

FFF: The FBI's Right to Threaten Torture

Freedom Daily: Drunk Driving Checkpoints vs. Freedom

American Conservative: Will Torture Finish Off Bush?

Freeman: Deliberative Democracy Dementia

FFF: What do Citizens Owe the Government?

American Conservative: Congress Rubberstamps Martial Law

Boston Globe: "The 'Terrorist' Batting Average"

American Conservative: The Torture Ticking Time Bomb Beneath the Bush Administration

Los Angeles Times: Your Right to Torture the Truth out of Your Congressman

Editor & Publisher: The Washington Post Makes Dictatorial Powers Mundane

FFF: Government Lies vs. Self-Government

Globalist: The Torturous Servility of Washington Think Tanks

Baltimore Sun: Bush's Illegal Covert Financial Surveillance [also in the China Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Bergen Record, & other papers]

Freeman: Democracy versus Liberty

Freedom Daily: The Bush Torture Memos

FFF: The New Hungarian Uprising's Lessons for America

American Conservative: "All Your Balls Belong to Us" - my Review of John Yoo's Torture manifesto

FFF: Bush's Operation Founding Fathers Fraud

American Conservative: Conservatives' Treason on Free Speech

LRC: Israel's Forgotten Record in Lebanon, 1982+

American Conservative: Bush's Dictatorial Signing Statements

Fox News's Hannity & Colmes, June 23, 2006, debating Bush abuses

MSNBC, June 23, 2006 - debating Bush's illegal financial surveillance

American Conservative: "Reach Out & Tap Someone" (NSA wiretapping)

Video of National Press Club Talk - FFF MAY 2

The AL-JAZEERA Television Interview Transcript from London May 17

FFF: Bush's Wiretap Crimes & the FISA Farce

FFF: The Most Absurdities Per Kilo (the Chong Bong Bust)

Sunni's Salon Interview - April 2006

American Conservative: Bush's War on Democracy

Baltimore Chronicle: Bush's Bogus Theory of Boundless Power

Los Angeles Times: A Terrorist on Every Corner?

Orange County Register: Defining Freedom Down

Newsday: We're Losing in the Government Game

American Conservative: The NSA Spying Scandal

Orange County Register: Forgotten Dangers of Illegal Surveillance

American Conservative: Lawless Dick Cheney Strikes Again

Chicago: Patriot Act and Attention Deficit Democracy

O Estado de São Paulo: "A ignorância está afundando a democracia" (Brazil's third largest circulation newspaper)

Editor & Publisher: Fact-Checking the Feds on Airport Killing

Antiwar.com: Killing in the Name of Democracy

Baltimore Chronicle: The Farcical Definition at the Core of the War on Terror

Arizona: FISA Farce

FFF: Unleashing the Federal Surveillance Machine

Reason: TSA Killers & Their Apologists

Freedom Daily: How the Feds Took Over Farming

O Estado de São Paulo: Um terrorista em cada canto [Brazil]

Washington Times: Setting the Record Straight

Wisconsin Public Radio interview with Joy Cardin (1/25)

Other 2006 publications:

Salt Lake Tribune, Anniston Star, Las Cruces Sun News, Dodge City Globe, Southern Utah University Journal, The Peninsula (Qatar), Manchester Union Leader(NH), Albany Times Union, Myrtle Beach Sun News, Montana Standard (Butte), The Colombian (Vancouver, WA), Pasadena Weekly, Central Oregonian, Islamic Broadcasting Network, Glencoe News (Minnesota), Daily Sun News (Washington), Northwest Arkansas News, Willits News (California),

Comments & Reviews on Attention Deficit Democracy:

"A lively attack on politicians, voters and government. Bovard's indictment of an ineffective but ever-expanding federal government would make any libertarian proud." Ari Melber, New York Post

"Bovard is a partisan of neither major party, only of liberty... Bovard has done his research and nailed the case against the administration, whose officials, all the way to the top, clearly authorized... torture... The American people must start paying attention, and thus start being more outraged. Reading Attention Deficit Democracy is a perfect place to start." Anthony Gregory, Freedom Daily

"Our modern-day Thomas Paine has done it again. In Attention Deficit Democracy, Bovard bombards us with the same high level of unfettered ‘Common Sense' perspective on freedom that we've come to expect from him." Joe Fondren, WRJM, Alabama radio

"Bovard explains how supposedly free citizens have bought into the lies and frauds offered by the political class.... Bovard offers wise counsel and sage advice. But if he is right, the voters will be sure to ignore it." Steve Greenhut, Orange County Register

"It is fantastic. I could not stop thinking about it. It is the unheard truth behind whatis happening in the United States." Liz Skrobiszewski, WRIR Richmond, Virginia.

"It‘s a wonderful book. It is really thought provoking. Anyone who wants to think out there is in for a treat with this book." Bill Borst, WGNU Radio St. Louis

"Bovard is an an iconoclast's iconoclast. While much of the western world unquestioningly accepts democracy's pretense... Bovard not only questions those pretenses, he proves them false.... Bovard yanks the curtain off the voting booth." Becky Akers, Counterpunch

"Playing fast and loose.... Bombthrower... A grating tone... Overheated.... Shopworn dissident rhetoric... Character assassinations... Such smearing is all in a day's work for Mr. Bovard...." Washington Times

"Attention Deficit Democracy is Bovard's best book. You can open up this book anywhere, start reading, and every paragraph will smack you upside the head. For those concerned about the future of our Republic, ADD is as compelling as the most intruiging novel. Unfortuntely, it is not fiction." Brian Wilson, WSPD Toledo

"Spectacular... Attention Deficit Democracy displays Bovard's emergence as a formidable prose stylist. Relentlessly incisive and epigrammatic, Bovard at his best reminds me of Nock and Mencken. And in the course of nearly 300 pages, he very rarely - if ever - descends from that exalted level." Will Grigg, Editor in Chief, New American

"In his latest book, Bovard has put his literary finger on one of the critical factors that will determine not just how, but if America is to survive as a nation bearing a semblance of similarity to that envisioned by our Founding Fathers. Attention Deficit Democracy warns us in no uncertain terms that unless we reverse the accelerating trend toward a country populated by a people largely ignorant of history, civics, and politics, we will wake up one day - soon- and find we have no freedom left; because we didn't even recognize it when we had it." Former Rep. Bob Barr

"Bovard is one of my favorite authors... Attention Deficit Democracy is kind of a painful read." Jan Mickelson, WHO Iowa radio

"Bovard... is one of very few journalists who are both pro-freedom and willing to dig... The dry wit is vintage Bovard, and is plentiful throughout Attention Deficit Democracy. Such Menckenesque touches are much appreciated... " Sunni Marvillosa

"Attention Deficit Democracy not only diagnoses our national malady, it provides a remedy as well. If you care about the loss of our liberty, have people read this book. Once Bovard gets their blood boiling, they start paying attention!" Charles Goyette, Air America

"Government, can only be as crooked as the public and media allow it to be, Bovard argues, decrying voters who vote for a candidate because he 'wears a cowboy hat'and the media for not being vigilant enough in calling out wayward politicians.... Readers looking for a rousing refresher on the merits of skepticism will find it here in spades." Publishers Weekly

"This is an amazing book... A fantastic job... Bovard is one of the best writers for freedom in the world today." Gardner Goldsmith, WNTK New Hampshire radio

"Bovard takes no prisoners in his argument that we, as a nation, have lost sight of the very tenants of freedom and democracy that the Founding Fathers wanted to establish." Tampa Tribune Online

"It is a great book. People should not read this book unless they are willing to have their arms twisted to think for themselves." Ron Smith, WBAL, Baltimore

"A fascinating read. I encourage you to get it" Peter McCandless, Radio Missouri

"Attention Deficit Democracy is a wake-up call to the American people. As Bovard reveals one ridiculous lie after another, you won't know whether to laugh or cry." Laissez Faire Books

"James Bovard has hit another one out of the park... Americans may suffer from an attention deficit when it comes to their government, but your attention will be riveted on this book. By the time I reached the final page, my copy bristled with Post-It notes marking Jim's brilliant observations, startling facts, and wickedly witty statements." Claire Wolfe, author and renowned hell-raiser

A Portuguese language review (translation of Counterpunch essay review)

For Review Copies & Interviews - contact Joseph Rinaldi, St Martin's Press 212 674 5151

January 21, 2006- Bovard at the Manhattan Libertarian Convention - NYC



#2 Bestseller in India - October 2004



Bush's Betrayal of American Conservatives



Spinoffs, Excerpts, et al.:

The Millennium Challenge Foreign Aid Fraud Barron's February 21, 2005

The Pentagon's Growing Threat to Homeland Liberties Alternet December 10, 2004

TSA's Nationwide Looting Epidemic New York Times August 18, 2004

Ashcroft's Antiterrorism Antics -American Conservative October 11, 2004

Bush Lies & Thrives Alternet September 17, 2004

The Bush Administration's Wrecking Ball Benevolence Barron's August 23, 2004

Bipartisan Repression of Freedom of Speech Baltimore Sun, August 6, 2004

Thwarting Terrorists with a Kosher Meal Registry Boston Globe, August 16, 2004

The Latest Farm Policy Fraud Washington Times, August 15, 2004

Saddam as the Twentieth Hijacker Freedom Daily October 2004

The No-Fault No-Fly List October 13, 2004

For publicity, contact Emily Gewitz at St. Martin's Press/Palgrave MacMillan - 800 221 7945 ext 267


"All in all The Bush Betrayal is a devastating indictment of a failed presidency, thoroughly documented, easy to read, and laced with Bovard's trademark humor. Anyone who is inclined to be even a little charitable toward a president obviously in over his head would do well to read it.
Orange County Register senior columnist Alan Bock

"With The Bush Betrayal, Bovard cements his claim as America's journalistic superman -- fighting for truth, justice, and the American way of freedom and limited government. We may have been stuck with George W. Bush for four years, but at least we have Bovard on our side.
And that evens the odds just a bit."
Bill Winter, LP News

"The importance of Bovard's book goes far beyond an analysis of the Iraqi War or even the response by this administration to the terrorist attacks of 9/11... With the thoroughly researched and footnoted style that has become his forte, and with the heavy doses of relevant anecdotes and dry humor that have become his trademarks, the author has compiled a virtual almanac of American political abuse... We ignore Jim Bovard's work at the risk of being repeatedly seduced - 'betrayed' by the siren songs of presidential candidates of both parties." Former congressman Bob Barr, American Conservative

"In his new book, James Bovard presents a succinct, cogent, and compelling analysis of how Bush has betrayed America's founding principles of liberty and limited government in ways that impact all areas of our lives. ... Bovard provides us with a pleasantly readable and detailed account of the Bush administration's collectivism and dishonesty on every policy issue... Bovard stays on target throughout the book, laying out the details of Bush's follies, but he sneaks in important lessons for the reader how the answer is liberty, and the general problem is government power." Anthony Gregory, Liberty magazine

"The Heroic Bovard....Jim Bovard is a one-man policy think tank.... The Bush Betrayal is the handbook of our revolution."--Lew Rockwell, www.lewrockwell.com

"Jim Bovard is an awesome author. If you have a great need to feel exasperated in your life, read the Bush Betrayal - it is as funny as it is disturbing. I thought I knew how well I had been betrayed until I had read this book." Scott Horton, Republic Broadcasting Network

"Bovard is sort of a cross between James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Michael Moore..... A really surly book."
Jan Mickelson, WHO Radio Iowa

This is a very hard hitting book... a pretty mighty tome.
Gardner Goldsmith, New Hampshire radio

"It's a great read. It ought to be required reading for those of us inside the Republican Party. "
Jeff Katz, Liberty Radio Network

"This book is bound to be banned. It obviously violates several federal statutes. It's rapid-fire, high-capacity, equipped with bayonet-sharp wit, and loaded with politician-piercing ammo... If you already believed the Bush administration was a bit scary, perhaps even a bit mad, you'll have more evidence than you ever imagined after finishing The Bush Betrayal... Bovard's wit... is at its sharpest here." Author & Columnist Claire Wolfe

"Bush Betrayal is terrific, another blockbuster... Bovard is the finest muckraker working today in American journalism." Ron Smith, WBAL Baltimore

"James Bovard, the great libertarian champion of our freedom and civil liberties..."
Syndicated columnist Paul Craig Roberts

"Bovard packs a lot of stuff into a book - his recall is encyclopedic. I really recommend the Bush Betrayal." Charles Goyette, KFNX Phoenix

The book's greatest strength lies in the juxtapositions of Bush's policy and rhetoric with the corresponding facts. Much like his previous book Terrorism and Tyranny, such an approach leaves thereader infuriated and sometimes laughing out loud in disgust." Michael Ewens, Antiwar.com

"Pitiless dismantling of the Bush era." Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch

"A finely crafted and thought-provoking book"
Greg Berg, Wisconsin Public Radio

"Writing from a libertarian perspective, Bovard (Terrorism and Tyranny, etc.) offers a fierce critique of the presidency of George W. Bush , focusing on restrictions on liberty and expansion of government... It is notable as a comprehensive attack on the administration from a less-often-heard place on the political spectrum." Publishers Weekly

"This is a terrific book about how George Bush said one thing and did another."
Sam Greenfield, WWRL New York radio

"It is a fascinating book. I encourage people to get a copy."
Geoff Metcalf, Liberty Broadcasting Network

"It is a quite provocative and well-written look at the misdeeds of the Bush administration."
Peter B. Collins, All American Radio (Sirius Network)

"This is required reading. There is a lot of truth in here and it is something you have to face head-on."
David Gold, KMSR Dallas radio

"Books keep pouring off the presses on the subject of why George W. Bush should not be reelected... The best of the bunch by far is The Bush Betrayal, by one of my favorite writers, James Bovard... Bovard, in addition to being a fine writer... can still see the humor in much of the mayhem, goofiness and outright stupidity that characterizes so much of government bureaucracy." Charley Reese, Syndicated Columnist

"One American - a true patriot in my opinion -who has not been hoodwinked or bamboozled by Bush Administration propaganda is James Bovard.... The Bush Betrayal is the best book for an introductory course on what patriotism really means, and it will certainly help awake a comatose public before all its rights are trampled by future Bushes."
Former CIA analyst Jim Grichar, www.lewrockwell.com








Winner of the first Annual Lysander Spooner Award - "The Best Book on Liberty in 2003"



Table of Contents of TERRORISM & TYRANNY


Reviews & Comments on Terrorism & Tyranny:

American Lawyer: "Bovard's take is ... a far more detailed and wide-ranging assault on the Patriot Act and the Bush administration, dense with example after example of governmental oppression, folly, and ineptitude in the wake of 9/11... Bovard is a superb reporter... He has apparently read just about everything published, in both the traditional and alternative media, about the egregious conduct of government officials, investigators, airport screeners, and bureaucrats everywhere in the last two years... Bovard offers far more than an infuriating record of government misconduct. His is a libertarian critique of any government's-including ours-inherent tendency to aggrandize and abuse its power."

Boston Globe: "Terrorism and Tyranny is a scathing account of the war on terrorism... Bovard is a bipartisan scourge... His lively fury at government incompetence keeps the pages turning quickly... Most riveting." (Edmund Carlevale, February 1, 2004)

Karen De Coster, Mises Institute: "Jim Bovard is, without a doubt, the best political researcher-writer in politics today.... He provides an encyclopedia's worth of timely quotes laid out in chronological fashion, to funnel the reader through an extensive framework of US government double-dealing, coercion, corruption, and propaganda milling... Bovard has mastered the art of uncovering deception and spin when and where it is buried beneath a stack of establishment posturing, legally binding decrees, and walls of near-impenetrable propaganda."

Washington Times: "Bovard, one of the most trenchant and effective critics of the runaway growth and abuse of big government during the Clinton-Gore years, has now turned his heavy guns on the even greater expansion of government power after 2001... Bovard's new book comes as an important counterweight to the cult of secrecy and big-government empowerment that has run amok over the past two years... The author has synthesized and organized a vast amount of information, yet he presents it in an accessible, reader-friendly way. It is rare to read such a well-documented study that flows so smoothly.... Terrorism and Tyranny" is a timely, troubling book, exhaustively and impeccably researched and documented." Martin Sieff (chief political correspondent for United Press International)

Washington Post: "Bovard has the virtue of ideological consistency.... Government - whether in the form of the tax man, the G-man or the OSHA inspector - is a Leviathan to be feared and restrained.... He ties his libertarian critique of the domestic war on terror with a critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy.... To Bovard, our problems stem from our foreign policy. To stop terrorism, he advises, we ‘should cease meddling in the affairs of almost every foreign nation on earth.'" (September 28, 2003)

American Conservative: "No one is spared in Bovard's merciless review... Bovard's chronicle of the whole sad history of the war on terrorism, from Reagan to Bush I and through the Clinton years, is a tale of appalling incompetence." (Justin Raimondo, September 22, 2003).

LP NEWS: " Terrorism and Tyranny is not just the best book you'll ever read about the War on Terrorism. It's not just the best Libertarian book of the year. It's one of the most important books of the decade. Whether you support or oppose the War on Terrorism, you owe it to yourself to read it." (Bill Winter, December 2003).

"Bovard takes on the Ashcroft-Ridge-Bush 'security'apparatus, rips into it, and rips it apart. His weapon is facts, not mere rhetoric and opinion... If the world has any sense, Terrorism and Tyranny should reach the millions who've supported Bush while closing their eyes to what this holy crusader for the police state is actually doing to their country." Claire Wolfe, author of The State vs. The People

Antiwar.com: ""The most important book since 9/11... Anyone interested in the War on Terrorism must read James Bovard's newest book... He has constructed with precision and scholarly excellence a narrative of all that Bush has done since 9/11 in the name of fighting terror." (Anthony Gregory)

Syndicated Columnist Charley Reese: "If you want to know what is really going on in President Bush's War on Terror, read "Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil," by James Bovard. What is so valuable about Bovard's work is that it is just plain, fact-based, footnoted reporting. He is not a polemicist, and you will find no shrill arguments, no straw men, no rants, no name-calling such as you find in most of the quickie political books that people grind out these days. Instead, you get a sober recitation of the facts set within a philosophical framework that exactly matches that of the Founding Fathers." (September 8, 2003)

"Invaluable....the best one-stop source I've seen for what various officials actually said at various times, suffused with intelligent analysis." Alan Bock, Orange County Register

Publishers Weekly: "Bovard... looks at the post-September 11 policies and actions of the government and finds them sorely lacking.... Meticulously documented... May well leave readers as angry as its author." (August 25, 2003)

"Bovard's new book, Terrorism and Tyranny, is like his many other exposés of government power and corruption: clear, dispassionate, factual, and heavily documented. He is the Joe Friday of political analysis: Just the facts, ma’am. And the facts will make your blood boil." Richard Ebeling, The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, November 2003

Bookreporter.com: "The gallows humor of James Bovard, a bright fellow with a sharp wit, helps to underscore the more outrageous blunders and miscalculations that have been committed by the several intelligence communities and law-enforcement agencies, the opportunistic power grabs by high-ranking bureaucrats, and the heavy damage inflicted on the Bill of Rights not by terrorists, but by friendly fire from both the Justice Department and the White House, all under the banner of defending freedom. Bovard finds much that he considers ridiculous and he does not shrink from ridiculing it.... The chief value of this book rests on the author's reporting, not on argument or interpretation..." His sources are credible and his presentation, except for an occasional sarcastic comment, is objective and straightforward. Every item of information is properly declared and accounted for in 68 pages of endnotes." (Prof. Harold Cordry)

"The book is so provocative, in so many ways, and so right on target.... It is a wonderful book... I think this is Bovard's best by far."
David Brudnoy, WBZ Boston

"A treasure trove of information." Laura Flanders, KALW Public Radio San Francisco

"Bovard is an investigative journalist nonpareil. You won't find speculative flights into unsupported conspiracy theories, only hard reporting of documented facts gained through indefatigable legwork.... Bovard's got the goods... The only thing to be said is: Read the book!" Sheldon Richman, Foundation for Economic Education

"Never content to follow the mass media and focus solely on the minutiae of an important question, Bovard explores and analyzes the bigger picture... namely how Americans let themselves get dragged into what appears to be a never-ending war on terror, how politicians have used fear of terrorism to dangerously expand the power of the federal government, and the extremely serious threat to life, liberty, and property that the exercise of this power poses to citizens of the United States and to those of other countries." Former CIA analyst Jim Grichar, LewRockwell.com

"This is an awesome book.... There is no filler - every page is ‘need to know information.'" Doug Basham, KLAV Radio, Las Vegas

"I really like [Terrorism & Tyranny] because it describes how utterly inept the U.S. is in sustaining a war on terrorism." Jan Mickelson, WHO Radio, Des Moines

Denver Post: "Claiming allegiance to no political party, the author has taken on big government, former Presiden Clinton and now is after President Bush, the war on Iraq, homeland security and what he calls the end of liberty. He asserts the government is exploiting the terrorist
threat to deprive us of our personal liberties." (November 30, 2003)

"It is a good read. It leaves you scratching your head. It puts you between a rock and a hard place." Nationally-syndicated talk show host Ken Hamblin


Terrorism & Tyranny Spinoffs/Excerpts:

San Francisco Chronicle: Quarantining Dissent - Protecting Bush from Free Speech, Jan. 4, 2004

Reason Magazine: Cover story defaming the Transportation Security Administration - February 2004

The Freeman: COINTELPRO: The Model for the FBI's New Crackdown? - Jan. 04

American Conservative: Bush's War on Freedom of Speech December 15, 2003

USA Today: Bush's Biggest Lie on Iraq August 14, 2003

American Conservative: The New Post 9/11 Surveillance State May 19, 2003

Baltimore Sun: America Fights for Freedom to Read August 18, 2003 (also in Newark Star-Ledger, Hartford Courant, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and other papers across the U.S.)

Washington Times: Bombing Sudan - Deja Vu Five Years Before Iraq August 31, 2003

Washington Times: FBI Incompetence the Key to Moussaoui Case September 7, 2003

Washington Times: Concrete Lessons of the Sniper Case October 3, 2003

Investors Business Daily: Patriot Act vs Financial Freedom October 8, 2003

Counterpuch: The Reagan Roadmap to Antiterrorism Disaster October 8, 2003

FFF: The Folly of Invading Iraq October 18, 2003

Washington Times: The TSA Keystone Kops October 23, 2003

LRC: 20 Years after the Beirut Bombing: More Soldiers Will Die for Empire October 23, 2003

Freedom Daily: President Wilson's Crusade and President Bush's Crusade November 2003

Playboy: Terrorizing the Bill of Rights April 2002

Articles mentioning the book:

Claire Wolfe, Backwoods Home Magazine: Ashcroft v. Bovard (January 2004)

Laura Flanders article on the Frum-Bovard clash on How to Fight Terror

Debate between Bovard & David Frum, co-author(with Richard Perle) of End of Evil: How to Win the War on Terror on KLIW Public Radio - (audio link)



Libertarian Party National Convention, May 28, 2004

FreedomFest, Las Vegas, May 13-15, 2004

Speech at New York City Junto, February 5, 2004

Cato Institue: War on Terrorism vs. Civil Libeties (with Harvard Law Professor Philip Heymann), December 10, 2003 (click here for taped web broadcast)

University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany, November 25, 2003

Western Book Tour November 2003:

San Francisco area, November 12, 2003 Speech for the Pacific Research Institutes

Oakland, Cal. - November 13, 2003 - at the Independent Institute for panel discussion on the Patriot Act I and II. [Oakland Tribune column on Independent Institute forum ]

Portland, Oregon, November 14, 2003 - Luncheon Debate with Federal antiterrorism prosecutor Charles Gorder (Cascade Policy Institute)

Portland, Oregon, November 14, 2003 - Speech at Portland State University (sponsored by Portland Spectator magazine)

Portland Oregonian - David Sarasohn Column

Denver, November 18, 2003 - KOA Mike Rosen Show

Portland, Oregon, November 14, 2003 - Speech at Portland State University (sponsored by Portland Spectator magazine)

Denver, November 18, 2003 Fiery debate with US Attorney John Suthers on the Patriot Act, Independent Thinking, Colorado Public Television (broadcast on November 21) (Independence Institute)

Book Tour Report #1 (American Spectator Online)

Book Tour Report #2 (American Spectator Online)

Foundation for Economic Education, New York, August 14, 2003

Institute for Humane Studies, lecture to current interns and recovering ex-interns, Washington, DC, July 2002

Mises Institute, Mises Scholars Conference, Auburn, Alabama, March 2002 (audio tape on the web)


assorted blurbs:

"Bovard is... a one-man truth squad who is more than a match for legions of protectionists in American government and industry." Washington Post Columnist George Will

On the Other Hand: Anti-Bovard Denunciations & Assorted Denials, From the FBI to the DEA to EEOC to HUD and other bastions of public service


Information & Sales Links for Earlier Books:

Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion And Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years (St. Martin's Press, 2000)





Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. Martin's Press, 1999)





Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (St. Martin's Press, 1994)





Shakedown (Viking Penguin, 1995; paperback, 1996)[For bulk purchases, contact author]

The Fair Trade Fraud (St. Martin's Press, 1991)

Introduction Reviews PURCHASE

The Farm Fiasco (ICS Press, 1989) Reviews [out of print ]]



Other writings:

Playboy, Wall Street Journal, New York Times articles

Policy Review: The Great Hunger Hoax (1983)

American Spectator articles

Freedom Daily// Future of Freedom Foundation articles

Satirical Pieces

Think Tank Pieces

Contact Bovard


"Sic Semper Tyrannis"