American Institute for Economic Research, July 2, 2020 Independence Day in the Midst of Dictatorship James Bovard – July 2, 2020 How many Americans will greet July 4th Day with gratitude that their governor is no longer compelling them to “shelter in place” or “stay at home” so they can celebrate their freedom? Most of […]
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Will Trump Declare Martial Law?
American Conservative, June 3, 2020 Civil Liberties Trump’s Finger on the Martial Law Trigger by James Bovard Giving the military total power would be a political nuclear bomb, provoking more unrest than we have now. |12:01 am Jim Bovard President Trump may be veering closer to declaring martial law in response to rioting in many […]
The Hill: George W. Bush’s Forgotten Crimes Against Democracy
The Hill, February 15, 2018 George W. Bush doesn’t deserve the media’s efforts at rehabilitation by James Bovard “Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results,” former President George W. Bush declared in a presumably well-paid speech last week in the United Arab Emirates, a notorious Arab dictatorship. Bush is being exalted […]
Wash. Times: 20 Years of Dictatorial Democracy?
Washington Times, November 3, 2016 TWENTY YEARS OF DICTATORIAL DEMOCRACY? by James Bovard The 2016 election campaign is mortifying millions of Americans in part because the presidency has become far more dangerous in recent times. Since 9/11, we have lived in a perpetual emergency which supposedly justifies routinely ignoring the law and Constitution. And both […]
World Bank Ravages the Third World – 30th Anniv.
This is the 30th anniversary of my first attack on the World Bank in the national media. Reposted below are some of my attacks on the Bank from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. I discuss in Public Policy Hooligan how I nabbed some of the confidential documents exposed below. The Bank continues […]
MP3 – Texas Radio Interview on Government Waste
I had fun today with Brian Wade and Mark Cope, the early morning hosts on KXYL Radio in Brownwood, Texas discussing my U.S. News article on government waste. I started out pretty slow but after a couple minutes I remembered how to speak English. My Southern twang pops up a few times in the interview. They were […]
Barrons: Supreme Neglect of Liberty at Highest Court
BARRON’S, September 21, 2015 Supreme Neglect of Liberty at the High Court By James Bovard Author James Bovard writes how America’s highest court has turned a blind eye to fundamental rights. In its recent landmark decision on gay marriage, five Supreme Court justices proclaimed that “the Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach…to […]