Today (May 1) is the fourth anniversary of one of the most dishonest propaganda speeches in modern American history. President Bush did his flight suit strut on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of a banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished.” Bush proclaimed, “With new tactics and precision weapons, we can achieve military objectives […]
Archive | April, 2007
Bill Moyers Journal on PBS tonight had a great program on how media groveling to Bush administration falsehoods and absurdities helped lead to the Iraq war. The program focused on the villains and bootlickers in the press. It also contained interviews with some of the courageous reporters – such as Warren Stroebel and Jonathan Landay of Knight […]
Antiwar.com’s Scott Horton interviewed me yesterday about the American Conservative article on how Congress rubberstamped martial law. As always, talking with Scott revived my idealism. The mp3/audio file can be listened to or downloaded here.
The heroic Tom Szasz has an excellent piece today on the Foundation for Economic Education website trouncing the mass “lock ’em up” reflex to the Virginia Tech shootings. It is a helluva thing when the “experts” respond to a government’s prohibition of self-defense (Va. Tech was a proud gun-free zone, except for cops & mass killers) […]
Congress rubberstamped martial law. The American Conservative posted online my article on how Congress rolled out the red carpet for martial law. This piece vivifies how neither party in Washington gives a darn about the risks of dictatorship in America. American Conservative April 23, 2007 Working for the Clampdown What might the president do with his new […]
Today is the 14th anniversary of the FBI’s finale at Waco. This was the day that 80 civilians died as a result of a tank-and-toxic gas assault. I thought Waco might be the most important public education lesson of the 1990s, but it seems to have had scant impact. Most Americans forgot or never undertstood Waco, paving […]
Tax Day has always been special for me. The following is a piece I wrote back in the waning days fo the Reagan administration to spur positive thinking on the IRS and Uncle Sam. The New York Times April 13, 1988 HEADLINE: Your Tax Dollars At Work And Play BYLINE: By James Bovard DATELINE: WASHINGTON Congratulations. You probably […]