Tag Archives | drug war

JPB-Playboy-Entrapment-Combo-shrunk

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 […]

Continue Reading
3375e0259fcd754a0fc67b9fe103a9d9

Free Crack Pipes? Time to Pardon Tommy Chong

Libertarian Institute, February 14, 2022 Free Crack Pipes? Time to Pardon Tommy Chong by Jim Bovard | Feb 14, 2022 Conservative publications have accused the Biden administration of planning to distribute $30 million worth of free crack pipes and other paraphernalia as part of its effort to achieve “racial equity” among “underserved communities.” The original […]

Continue Reading
police defunded return as tactical social workers Pete Quinones posting verify source if i use it

“Defund the Police”? Start by Repealing the Laws

Mises Institute, June 23, 2020 Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than “Defunding” the Police by James Bovard “Defund the Police” is the latest rallying cry for protestors in many cities across the nation. Many activists, enraged by the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, are calling for completely disbanding the police, […]

Continue Reading
jpb-16th-birthday-convict-road-gang-combo-Untitled-1

My Convict Road Gang Summer

Libertarian Institute My Convict Road Gang Summer by Jim Bovard | Feb 17, 2020 I may have been a rube, but I knew enough not to startle the gargantuan glowering prison guard with that double-barreled shotgun propped on his beer belly. As a sixteen-year-old toiling in the hot sun in 1973 alongside convicts on a […]

Continue Reading
bush ghw with drugp itch

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery

George H.W. Bush’s Forgotten Debacles and Demagoguery by James Bovard After former President George H.W. Bush died late last year, he was widely hailed as a great leader and patriot. At the National Cathedral funeral service, biographer Jon Meachan declared that Bush was a “twentieth-century Founding Father.” The minister of Bush’s church in Houston compared […]

Continue Reading
lost rights cover 2889166726_cfa2e31558

Lost Rights 1994 Radio Interview

Here’s a remastered (?) interview from April 1994 just after the publication of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty.  With legendary talk show host Fred Fiske, one of the most decent & talented radio hosts who I ever met.   Fred knew how to draw out my rowdy laugh.

Continue Reading