Trover Book store on Capitol Hill (221 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington) will be holding a book signing for my new book, Attention Deficit Democracy, on Thursday at 12:30 pm. The latest odds from Vegas are 37-to-1 against a Standing Room Only crowd.
Author Archive | Jim
Credo for the New American Patriotism I believe: That politicians are more honest than they seem; That government is more competent than it appears; That government is benevolent, regardless of how much it wastes or how many people it harms; That citizens must trust the government, regardless of how often it lies; That democracy is […]
The Washington Post has an excellent front page story on the boarhawging of Mohammed Yousry, the court-appointed translator for lawyer Lynne Stewart. Federal prosecutors spent three years wiretapping his phone and reading all the files on his computer, thanks to a FISA warrant. Even a federal prosecutor conceded: “Yousry is not a practicing Muslim. He […]
Will Grigg, the editor-in-chief of the New American, wrote a very kind review of Attention Deficit Democracy. I appreciate his bovine humor, since it goes back to my roots. “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 […]
The Future of Freedom Foundation posted an article of mine on the FISA Farce. Here are the first few paragraphs of the piece: President Bush proudly announced last month that he is violating federal law. He declared that in 2002 he ordered the National Security Agency to begin conducting warrantless wiretaps and email intercepts on […]
I will be on the Jim Bohannon show on Westwood One radio on Tuesday night from 10 till 11 pm Eastern time. I believe Bohannon’s show is on more than 300 stations around the country. The call-in phone number is 1-866-505-4626. Talkers magazine reports that Bohannon is the fifth most listened-to talk radio program in […]
George W. Bush exploits captive audiences as well as any president. During the last four years, he has ritually gone to military bases to uncork his biggest inanities regarding foreign policy. There are some howlers that can only be tossed out in front of an audience forbidden to laugh. No one in a military audience […]