Mary Lou Forbes, the Commentary editor of the Washington Times, passed away on Saturday less than 2 weeks after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959 for her coverage of school desegregation fights in Virginia. Mary Lou was one of the most pleasant editors I have dealt with. She was […]
Archive | June, 2009
The Campaign for Liberty posted online an article I wrote today on the lessons of REAL ID. Funny to think how, only a few years ago, opponents of REAL ID were tagged as paranoid…. Real ID: A Real Warning on the Danger of Government By James Bovard The REAL ID Act may be on the […]
Alas, my idealistic hopes have once again been crushed like a bug. President Obama issued his statement on the United Nations International Day in Support of Torture Victims. I wonder if Obama’s ghostwriter was wearing hip boots when this statement was put together. The opening of his statement could have been recycled from the George […]
Murilo Leme kindly translated my latest torture piece into Portuguese. Comemorem o Dia da Tortura Punindo os Torturadores por James Bovard, 23 de junho de 2009 Desde 1997, todo dia 26 de junho tem sido formalmente reconhecido como o Dia Internacional de Apoio a Vítimas da Tortura – International Day of Support for Victims of […]
The Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona school officials violated the law and constitutional rights when they forcibly strip-searched a 13 year old girl to see if she was hiding painkillers in her underwear. It is good that the Court did not sprinkle its holy water on the search. But the court’s refusal to hold […]
I will be on the Evening Edition, a radio discussion program in Kingston, Jamaica, with host Lloyd D’Aguilar, this evening from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern time. We will be discussing US torture in Afghanistan and elsewhere. You can listen live at www.newstalk93fm.com
This is a perfect definition for an IRS audit – at least on the corporate side. I am mystified by the quip in the last panel, but the line in the middle panel deserves to live in infamy.