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The FBI’s Forgotten Crimes Against Richard Jewell

People in Washington think I'm a redneck, and rednecks think I'm an undercover fed. Maybe dropping out of that finishing school was a mistake. https://t.co/5vu9AtiQsA — James Bovard (@JimBovard) September 17, 2020 The FBI’s Forgotten Crimes Against Richard Jewell by James Bovard A new movie about Richard Jewell is reminding Americans of one of the […]

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Why I Write

Mises Institute, August 11, 2020 Why I Write by James Bovard I was born in Iowa, raised in the mountains of Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech sporadically from 1974 to 1976 before dropping out to try my luck writing. At some point in the late 1970s, individual liberty became my highest political value and I […]

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Political Legitimacy Dies in 2020

American Institute for Economic Research, July 28, 2020 Political Legitimacy Dies in 2020 James Bovard The American political system may be on the eve of its worst legitimacy crisis since the Civil War. Early warning signals indicate that many states could suffer catastrophic failures in counting votes in November. The election will occur amidst the […]

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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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Ruby Ridge, the FBI, and Louis Freeh – My 1995 Cover Story

Here is my all-time favorite magazine cover story – my 1995 tribute to FBI boss Louis Freeh.  This story came out five months after Freeh publicly denounced me in a letter to the Wall Street Journal. Freeh was outraged over a piece I did on the FBI’s killing at Ruby Ridge.  One of Randy Weaver’s […]

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Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War

Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War by James Bovard February 3, 2020 “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” declared “Beto” O’Rourke at a Democratic party presidential candidate debate in September. Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons is “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to the Washington Post. […]

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