New York Post, June 5, 2023 Biden’s pick for new CDC czar Mandy Cohen embodies the worst of pandemic policy By James Bovard President Joe Biden’s choice for new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief is a telegenic authoritarian straight from liberal central casting. He’s selecting Mandy Cohen thanks in large part to her […]
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Landmarks on the Road to Covid Tyranny By James Bovard February 21, 2023 History, Law Many Americans were appalled at the oppressive decrees issued by politicians and government officials during the Covid pandemic. But there were plenty of post-9/11 precedents that paved the way for recent abuses. Authoritarian Covid policies were shocking but […]
New York Post, December 30, 2022 Liberals have learned nothing in the Biden era By James Bovard Though 2022 was a feast for cynics, The Washington Post is confident that next year will be much happier — at least for Democrats. The DC newspaper this week published a piece called “15 Reasons You Should be […]
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 […]
American Institute for Economic Research, November 3, 2020 Covid and Constitutional RoadKill James Bovard Is the U.S. Constitution the biggest roadkill on the 2020 campaign trail? Is faith in “American exceptionalism” blinding people to a death spiral of American democracy? According to much of the media, this is a single-issue election: “It’s the pandemic, stupid,” […]
I had fun on Chicago radio this morn with Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on their Morning Answer program exposing school shams and COVID cons and kicking Thomas Hobbes for good measure. This YouTube video is the best case scenario: videos of them but only audio of me.
Mises Institute, May 19, 2020 Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons by James Bovard Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. Politicians and government health officials’ justification for decreeing shutdowns of vast swaths of American life has been deterring the spread of COVID-19. According to […]