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Biden’s Army of Snitches and “Dollars for Collars”

American Conservative, May 10, 2021 Biden Plans Expansion of Feds’ Army of Snitches in ‘Dollars for Collars’ Program by  James Bovard The Biden administration may soon recruit an army of private snoops to conduct surveillance that would be illegal if done by federal agents. As part of its war on extremism, the Department of Homeland […]

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Political Economy vs. Federal Fairy Tales

American Institute for Economic Research, March 29, 2021 Political Economy vs. Federal Fairy Tales by James Bovard “Build Back Better” is the motto for President Biden’s ambitious plans to remake much of the American economy and society. On Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Biden will reveal his plans for trillions of dollars of new spending for infrastructure […]

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Mail Slowdowns Started 50 Years Before Trump

American Institute on Economic Research, August 18, 2020 Mail Slowdowns Started 50 Years Before Trump by James Bovard Democrats and much of the media are screaming bloody murder over President Trump’s latest Postal Service reforms. Trump recently approved an extra $10 billion in federal credit for the floundering mail service. But because he is balking […]

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40 Years of Pummeling the Postal Service

[the full text of many of the articles mentioned here are posted here] Mises Institute, July 27, 2018 40 Years of Pummeling the Postal Service by James Bovard Today is the 40th anniversary of the publication of my first attack on the Postal Service. “Time to Stamp Out the Postal Monopoly” was the lead article […]

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Cartoon Captures Journalists’ Hard Life

Maybe it  has been too long since I wrote about the Postal Service and their durn monopoly. On the other hand, there is the Code of Honor – as captured by the iconic title of the 1979 book on the Washington press corps – Drunk Before Noon. For better or worse,  I’ve never been inclined to start the […]

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Wash. Times: Bigger Postal Frauds Than Armstrong

from today’s Washington Times BOVARD: ‘We deliver’ NOT! Why the Post Office can’t deliver the mail by James Bovard The Justice Department on Tuesday joined a lawsuit accusing Lance Armstrong of defrauding the U.S. government. The U.S. Postal Service spent $40 million sponsoring Mr. Armstrong’s bicycling team from 1996 through 2004, including the years when […]

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