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Presidential Record Racketeering

Libertarian Institute, August 30, 2022 Presidential Record Racketeering by Jim Bovard  Former President Donald Trump is supposedly one of the biggest scoundrels in American history for allegedly retaining documents from his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago home. Trump denies wrongdoing but the Justice Department is targeting him for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. DOJ […]

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Trust Washington Again Since Trump is Gone? MP3

The Mises Institute produced an audio version of my piece, “The Media Wants You to Trust Washington Again Now That Trump Is Gone.” Here’s the final graph of that piece:  As I warned in a 2018 op-ed in The Hill, “Perhaps the biggest whopper in Washington nowadays is the assumption that the government and the […]

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“Trump-Washing” History to Make Washington Trustworthy Again

Mises Institute, May 12, 2021 The Media Wants You to Trust Washington Again Now That Trump Is Gone by James Bovard Former CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski declared on Twitter last week that American journalists would “never expect … Your own govt to lie to you, repeatedly” and “Your own govt to hide information the […]

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The Sham of Government Secrecy

The Sham of Government Secrecy by James Bovard The Supreme Court in June ruled that the federal government can keep secret the food-stamp sales totals of grocery stores. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court declared that such business records are exempt from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This case, […]

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USA Today: Supreme Court Turns FOIA Into a Fraud

USA Today, June 27, 2019 The Supreme Court rewrote FOIA into the Freedom FROM Information Act by James Bovard, Opinion columnist This Supreme Court decision doesn’t help those on food stamps. All it does is protect the interests of the federal government and business. This week the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can keep secret […]

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Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles

Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles by James Bovard Former President Barack Obama is again busy lecturing Americans on politics. His speeches have contained many snappy lines that would deserve attention if they came from an untainted source. But Obama as president was guilty of many of the things against which he now warns his fellow […]

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