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Soldiers with the Montana National Guard perform a COVID-19 screening test for an out of state traveler at the Amtrak Train Station in Shelby, Montana, April 3, 2020. 73 Montana Army and Air National Guard men and women have been activated for State Active Duty by Montana Governor Steve Bullock to screen 17 locations around the state in effort to flatten the curve in Montana. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy Burke)

Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe

Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe by James Bovard September 30, 2020 ==== Politicians have destroyed more than 13 million jobs this year in a deluge of edicts aimed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200,000 Americans still died from the coronavirus, but the anti-COVID government crackdowns probably did far more damage than the […]

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Will the Political Class be Held Liable for Their Pandemic Wreckage?

  Will the Political Class Be Held Liable For What They’ve Done? James Bovard – May 21, 2020 Politically-dictated lockdowns and prohibitions have recently destroyed tens of millions of American jobs. Politicians have effectively claimed a right to inflict unlimited economic damage in pursuit of zero COVID-19 contagion. The perverse incentives driving the policy have […]

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Rand Paul Demise: Botched Campaign or Apathy on Freedom?

Rand Paul announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign this morning.  How much of the demise of the Rand Paul’s effort was due to poor campaign tactics vs. voters not giving a damn about freedom? In Iowa, Rand’s campaign targeted student voters.  But as David Weigel of the Washington Post noted, that tactic fizzled […]

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USA TODAY: Congress Must End Coverup on 9/11 Attack

USA TODAY, July 6, 2015 We need to know: Did Saudis help fund 9/11 attacks? by James Bovard Classified 28 pages of 9/11 report need to be released. Do Americans have the right to learn whether a foreign government helped finance the 9/11 attacks? A growing number of congressmen and senators are demanding that a […]

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Rand Paul’s Early Foreign Policy Wobbles

Many libertarians are justifiably exasperated by Sen. Rand Paul joining the saber-rattling against Iran. But his foreign policy positions have been shaky for a long time.  Here’s a review of his 2012 book, Government Bullies, from the American Conservative magazine (perhaps Rand’s biggest supporters in the Washington media). Rand has been getting dreadful foreign policy advise […]

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MP3 of Elective Dictatorship Interview on Al Korelin Show

I had a jovial chat with Al Korelin, the host of the hardline Korelin Economic Report, in his weekend report on the debility of contemporary democracy.  Here are a few of my comments: *”The system that we now have is an elective dictatorship in which the president can dictate almost as much as he pleases and […]

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