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Fireball at Waco after FBI Assault, April 19, 1993

Deadly Precedent of the Waco Whitewash

The Deadly Precedent of the Waco Whitewash by James Bovard March 19, 2021 The easiest way to achieve sainthood in Washington is to cover up a federal atrocity. Thus, it is no surprise that former senator John Danforth continues to be treated by the Washington Post as a visionary statesman. The Post showcased Danforth’s attack on […]

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Waco Whitewash King Vindicates Prez Debates

American Conservative, October 23, 2020 Waco Whitewash King Vindicates Presidential Debate Commission by James Bovard John Danforth, a key player in the cover-up of misconduct at Waco, has some rich ideas about faith in government and the 2020 election. “Trump’s attack on the debate commission is an attack on the election itself,” blares the headline […]

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Government as Slave Owner (2000)

Google notified that my article from 20 years ago was recently reposted so I will run it up the flagpole here as well.   That piece was partially spun off from my 1999 book, Freedom in Chains (St. Martin’s Press.  Here is a paragraph from that book that did not make it into the article below: […]

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Airmen from the 375th Security Forces Squadron participate in active shooting training Jan. 29, 2014.  The Airmen went through the hallways searching for the person who was acting out the role of an active shooter.  In 2009, Fort Hood, Texas, experienced an active shoooter incident and more recently so did the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., so the 375th SFS trains on how to respond to them.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)

Hysteria Over School Safety Won’t Keep Us Safe

Mises Institute, April 19, 2019 Hysteria Over School Safety Won’t Keep Us Safe by James Bovard Numerous Indiana elementary school teachers were shot in January as part of a “safe schools” training program. According to the Indiana State Teachers Association, sheriff deputies ordered teachers “into a room four at a time, told them to crouch […]

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When the Media Cheered Gestapo Immigration Tactics

Mises Institute, June 28, 2018 The Time the Media Cheered Gestapo Immigration Tactics by James Bovard Every Trump voter is effectively “standing at the border, like Nazis, going ‘you here, you here,’” MSNBC guest Danny Deutsch declared on Friday. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden also compared the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown with Nazi concentration camps. The […]

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The Hill: Bitter Lessons 25 Years After FBI Final Assault at Waco

  The Hill, April 16, 2018 Bitter lessons 25 years after Waco, Texas, siege By James Bovard, opinion contributor Twenty-five years ago today, FBI tanks smashed into the ramshackle home of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. After the FBI collapsed much of the building atop the residents, a fire erupted and 76 corpses were […]

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