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Bashing Warmongering and Secrecy on Chicago Radio with Shaun Thompson

Shaun Thompson and I had a rollicking chat today on Chicago’s The Answer AM 560.   We talked about the recent Supreme Court decision permitting the CIA to invoke “State Secrets” to keep its torture site in Poland secrecy.   The Presidential Records Act cover-up of presidential records took a beating, along with former presidents who got […]

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New York Post: Distrust “Information” from the Biden Administration

New York Post, February 9, 2022 Why everyone should ‘doubt the information’ from Joe Biden’s government By James Bovard At a State Department briefing last week, Team Biden spokesman Ned Price chided an Associated Press reporter who wanted some evidence for his claims on Russia: “I’m sorry that you’re doubting the information that is in […]

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Raiding the World Bank

Update: Here’s a more recent piece I wrote on the World Bank continuing to finance tyrants. A U.N. Special Rapporteur reported in 2015 that the World Bank’s approach “to human rights is incoherent, counterproductive and unsustainable. For most purposes, the World Bank is a human rights-free zone.” Mises Institute, December 13, 2021 Raiding the World […]

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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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Stop Protecting Presidents from History

American Institute for Economic Research, November 15, 2021 Stop Protecting Presidents from History by James Bovard Former president Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to block release of speech drafts, call logs, and handwritten notes regarding the January 6 Capitol Clash. Trump is seeking to prohibit the National Archives from delivering those records to a […]

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Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed

Colin Powell's Career: Govt. lying is not solely a result of depravity in politicians and bureaucrats. Instead, it is often the result of a systemic bias against admitting systemic failures. https://t.co/6F5aS1VgpZ — James Bovard (@JimBovard) October 18, 2021 Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed by James Bovard “It’s not necessary to censor the news, it’s sufficient to […]

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