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Podcast: “Why I Write” on Just Add Liberty

Big thanks to Rachel Watson-Kennerly for having me on her new Just Add Liberty podcast. We had fun smacking politicians and talking about journalism. I enjoyed the chance to kick hell out of Washington ways and the lame “Go Team Go!” standard for Washington writing. (My comments on writers refers specifically to Washington writers.) “After […]

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Will the Pandemic Panic Card Win in 2020?

American Institute for Economic Research, October 1, 2020 Will the Pandemic Panic Card Win in 2020? James Bovard “People want to be safe,” Joe Biden repeatedly declared in Tuesday night’s debate. The 2020 presidential race could turn into a referendum on whether vastly increasing government power can provide “freedom from fear.” This has been a […]

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War on Terror Presaged COVID Mania

American Institute for Economic Research, September 9, 2020 The War on Terror Presaged Covid Mania by James Bovard   This week is the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. America never recovered politically from those attacks, and government responses to the Covid pandemic are repeating many of […]

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Census Bureau and Facebook Partnering to Censor the Internet

American Conservative, March 3, 2020 The Census and Facebook: Working Hand-in-Glove to Censor the Internet by James Bovard The same agency that once helped the Army round up Japanese Americans has now achieved protected status on social media.   America’s social media giants are rallying behind the 2020 Census. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg recently assured […]

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Washington is Ramming REAL I.D. Down Our Throats

American Conservative How Washington Is Ramming REAL ID Down Our Throats For years both conservative and liberal states resisted it. But now it’s here and the punishments for non-compliance begin. by James Bovard January 24, 2020|12:01 am Jim Bovard Being a patriotic citizen and a former Boy Scout, I recently answered the summons to my […]

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Supreme Court: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Mises Institute, September 26, 2018 The Supreme Court: The Dog that Didn’t Bark by James Bovard The furor over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is spurring many commentators to bewail that the Supreme Court has become too powerful. But the real problem is that the Court is now often little more than a fig leaf […]

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Podcast: Are We All Terrorist Suspects Now?

Here’s my first solo podcast, produced for the Future of Freedom Foundation.  Thanks to Bart Frazier for hammering out some of the kinks in the video file. The definitions of terrorist suspects have multiplied like rabbits since the 9/11 attacks 17 years ago today.   Here’s a 7 minute rundown of some bizarre standards the government […]

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