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Red Light Robberies Across America

Future of Freedom Foundation Red Light Robberies Across America by James Bovard September 9, 2021 Crime is surging in American cities, but the official data leave out the most frequent source of highway robberies. More than 400 cities have set up red light cameras that are institutionalized racketeering that subverts public safety. Tens of thousands of […]

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Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die by James Bovard On Memorial Day, the media do their usual sacralizing of war. Instead, it should be a day for the ritualized scourging of politicians. During the last 70 years, their lies have resulted in the unnecessary deaths of almost 100,000 American soldiers and […]

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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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Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy Around the World

American Institute for Economic Research, March 10, 2021 Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy around the World James Bovard While the number of fatalities attributed to Covid-19 is carefully tracked by governments, few people have recognized how pandemic-spurred crackdowns have devastated democracy around the world. Emergency proclamations have entitled presidents and other government officials to seize vast new […]

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The Lies Aren’t Secret – Deep State Triumphant

American Conservative, February 24, 2021 Home/Articles/Politics/The Lies Aren’t Secret Politics The Lies Aren’t Secret by James Bovard Thanks to friendly courts, the Deep State continues to avoid accountability, triumphant at home and abroad. (By Lightspring/Shutterstock) Secrecy is the ultimate  entitlement program for the Deep State. The federal government is creating trillions of pages of new […]

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Federal Secrecy Protects the Crimes of Every President

Counterpunch, January 28, 2021 Federal Secrecy Protects the Crimes of Every President by James Bovard Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to keep Americans increasingly ignorant of what the federal government does. The number of secret federal documents skyrocketed, and any information that was classified supposedly cannot be exposed without dooming […]

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Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt

American Conservative, January 15, 2021 Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt Hatred is at an all-time high in Washington. Will Congress step in to become the arbiters of truth? by  James Bovard “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the question used in congressional hearings in […]

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