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Guatemala Human Rights Ravaged by U.S. Drug War

Mises Institute, June 8, 2021 Guatemala: The Human Rights Nightmare That Is the US Drug War by James Bovard Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala earlier this week to bestow millions of dollars in new foreign aid on that government. The Biden administration is pretending that giving more US tax dollars to Central American governments […]

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Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing

American Conservative, June 7, 2021 Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing Instead of holding the federal government accountable, the media have become its largest enablers. by James Bovard Fifty years ago, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from a massive secret report called the “History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy.” […]

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Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy Around the World

American Institute for Economic Research, March 10, 2021 Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy around the World James Bovard While the number of fatalities attributed to Covid-19 is carefully tracked by governments, few people have recognized how pandemic-spurred crackdowns have devastated democracy around the world. Emergency proclamations have entitled presidents and other government officials to seize vast new […]

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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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It’s Time to Track the FDA Death Toll

Mises Institute, April 1, 2020 It’s Time to Track the FDA’s Death Toll by James Bovard The Food and Drug Administration helped turn the coronavirus from a deadly peril into a national catastrophe. Long after foreign nations had been ravaged and many cases had been detected in America, the FDA continued blocking private testing. The […]

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USA TODAY: Secrecy Subverting Democracy: Obama Weaponized Classification

USA TODAY, February 4, 2020 Claims that John Bolton’s book disclosures are ‘top secret’ ring hollow What is classified? It all depends on the politicians. Long before Bolton, the Obama White House used classification as a tool of censorship. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to […]

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The Hill: Washington secrecy is creating a know-nothing democracy

The Hill, May 9, 2017 Washington secrecy is creating a know-nothing democracy by James Bovard Washington may be more secretive nowadays than at any time in recent decades. Federal policymakers have become accustomed to rationing what they release while citizens are assured that official secrecy makes them more secure. But American democracy cannot survive perpetual […]

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