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FBI Entrapment Schemes Go Way Back – my 1995 Playboy article

FBI entrapment is huge issue in Gov. Whitmer kidnapping trial today in Michigan. Outrageous entrapment schemes have multiplied since I did this 1995 horror story round-up for Playboy. Text below the JPEG Playboy March, 1995 Uncle Scam wants you: could you be set up by the government to commit a crime? The Playboy Forum; Column […]

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Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy

American Institute for Economic Research, September 22, 2021 Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy James Bovard The Biden administration is seeking to compel banks to report to the IRS any bank account with more than $600 in transactions per year. This proposal is a linchpin of Biden’s American Families Plan, and will supposedly help generate […]

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9/11 and My Pariah Decade

Mises Institute, September 6, 2021 Remember When Conservatives “Canceled” Anyone against the War on Terror? I Do. by James Bovard Life in American changed twenty years ago after the 9/11 attacks. Many Americans became enraged at anyone who did not swear allegiance to President George W. Bush’s antiterrorism crusade. Anyone who denied “they hate us […]

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The “Conspiracy Theory” Charade

American Conservative, June 24, 2021 The ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Charade How government and media use the phrase to suppress opposition.by by James Bovard Biden’s “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism” report last week declared that “enhancing faith in American democracy” requires “finding ways to counter the influence and impact of dangerous conspiracy theories.” In recent decades, conspiracy […]

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Biden and the Death of Free Speech

American Conservative, January 25, 2021 Joe Biden and the Death of Free Speech The president’s first day was marked by a harsh crackdown on the right to protest. So much for a return to normalcy. January 25, 2021 |James Bovard The media loved Joe Biden’s inauguration: his platitude-laden speech and his calls for “unity” struck […]

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Congressional Hypocrisy and the Coming Crackdown

American Institute for Economic Research, January 13, 2021 Congressional Hypocrisy and the Crackdown James Bovard The political hysteria unleashed by last week’s clash at the Capitol between police and Trump protestors poses a growing danger to Americans’ constitutional rights. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer ludicrously compared the ruckus to Pearl Harbor – a “day of […]

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