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Biden’s New War on Extremism (and Liberty)

Libertarian Institute, September 7, 2022 Biden’s New War on Extremism (and Liberty) by Jim Bovard President Joe Biden believes that hysterical denunciations of extremism will save the Democratic Party in the upcoming congressional midterms. Despite media portrayals of Biden as a good-natured moderate, the president has relied on sweeping castigations of opposition throughout his political […]

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D.C.’s “Best Information Available” Charade

American Institute for Economic Research, February 19, 2022 D.C.’s “Best Information Available” Charade James Bovard On a sweltering June morning in 1993, I loitered in a long line of people stretched down a football-field length hallway on the third floor of the headquarters of the US Commerce Department. The queue started outside the entrance of […]

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End “State Secrets” Shield for Government Atrocities

American Conservative, November 16, 2021 Supreme Court Should End ‘State Secrets’ Shield “State Secrets” is often invoked to give federal agencies a free pass from justice, without having to explain why. by  James Bovard Will federal law enforcement agencies ever be forced to disclose their abuses of American citizens? The Supreme Court could answer that […]

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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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How Many Syrians Did You Vote to Kill?

American Conservative, November 19, 2020 Declassify America’s Dirty Secrets in Syria to Stop a Biden War | Jim Bovard Opening incriminating documents from the conflict up to the public could discourage Biden from escalating America’s role. by How many Syrians did you vote to kill on Election Day? Thanks to our perverse political system, the […]

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Memorial Day: Remember Political Lies that Caused Soldiers to Die

Libertarian Institute, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day: Remembering the Political Lies that Spurred Mass Killing by Jim Bovard | May 25, 2020 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 […]

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USA TODAY: No Deep State Deliverance for Democracy

USA TODAY, November 13, 2019 As the deep state attacks Trump to rave media reviews, don’t forget its dark side The deep state has a long history of betraying the trust of the American people. They aren’t our friends just because we share an enemy in common. by James Bovard “Thank God for the deep […]

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