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Tax Day Devil’s Dictionary

Washington was the Capital of Deceit long before Trump or Biden became president. Here’s my 2015 translation of DC BS  into the vernacular. USA TODAY    April 13, 2015 Tax-time devil’s dictionary of DC lingo by James Bovard Having trouble with the ‘Washingtonese’ around April 15? Look no further for a translation. April 15 is the […]

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Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire

American Conservative, April 13, 2021 Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire The president’s ATF nominee reminds us of a dark episode of law enforcement lawlessness. by James Bovard Last week, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the premier federal firearms enforcement agency. Biden complemented […]

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Will Supremes Unleash Biden Red Flag Gun Raids?

American Conservative, April 9, 2021 Will Supremes Unleash Biden Red Flag Gun Raids? A gun seizure case before the Supreme Court could open the flood gates to warrantless searches. by  James Bovard President Joe Biden launched his first attack on the Second Amendment this week, making clear his intent to radically curtail Americans’ legal rights […]

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Joe Biden’s No Boondoggle Left Behind Plan

Daily Caller, April 7, 2021 BOVARD: Joe Biden’s No Boondoggle Left Behind Plan by  James Bovard Contributor “Government must be a powerful force for good in the lives of Americans,” White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese announced on March 29. This is the core principle of President Joe Biden’s promise to “change the […]

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200th Anniversary of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny

Here’s my tribute to one of the best and least appreciated classics of American political thought. Here is a link to a free version of the original printing from 1822. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Tyranny_Unmasked/HhHVAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover 200th Anniversary of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny by James Bovard This is the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the […]

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FDR’s Great Gold Robbery

Today is the anniversary of one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s worst infamies – his confiscation of privately-owned gold.  I wrote the following article in 1999 for Sheldon Richman at the Foundation for Economic Education. This article was a spinoff of Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. […]

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Notorious Hellraiser Gordon Liddy, R.I.P.

G. Gordon Liddy has passed away at the age of 90.  He achieved fame for his role in the Watergate break-in and later became one of the most informative radio hosts of the 1990s.   Liddy had a four hour show and he would routinely spend one hour reading articles out loud and adding his comments.  […]

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