This is National Police Week in Washington. The photo above is the second-most popular non-tattoo photo on my Flickr page. I took it at a DC Police Week event a few years ago. I wonder if this cop’s bike has since qualified for a disability pension.
Archive | May, 2012
The continuing controversy over Stacy Litz, the former Center for a Stateless Society staffer who got busted and then became a government informant and set up other freedom activists, is bringing welcome attention to the perils of advocacy in the age of Leviathan. If it becomes as politically profitable to bust freedom activists as it […]
News came out this week that a libertarian activist in the Philadelphia area has turned government informant and set up fellow freedom activists with drug busts. C4SS announced that they were terminating their association with the woman. Claire Wolfe has an excellent analysis of the controversy here. I have written about government informants over the […]
From the February issue of Freedom Daily, posted online today by the Future of Freedom Foundation – TSA — Tenth Anniversary of a National Nightmare by James Bovard Less than a month after the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush promised Americans, “We will not surrender our freedom to travel.” In hindsight, he may have been […]
WSPD’s Brian Wilson and I had a rowdy time today discussing wine (he eschews brown bags) and the federal panel crafting a national index for Subjective Well Being. You can listen or download the MP3 by clicking on the following link – bovard-brian-wilson-show-5-10-2012-happiness-index-wine The interview lasted about 14 minutes.
Bad news from this cartoon from the new issue of the New Yorker. This is going to be hell on online discussions.
My piece in Monday’s Wall Street Journal on one of the more ludicrous recent efforts to redefine reality… Wall Street Journal Don’t Worry (About GDP), Be Happy With the economy slow and joblessness high, the feds want a new way to measure well-being. by James Bovard In recent years, numerous experts have declaimed that the […]