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Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson

American Conservative, July 2, 2021 Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson Those quick to dismiss the TV host’s concerns that he is being spied on by the NSA should consider the sordid history of illicit surveillance. by James Bovard (g0d4ather/Shutterstock) Fox News host Tucker Carlson was mocked on social media this week for stating that […]

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Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing

American Conservative, June 7, 2021 Pentagon Papers Failed to Prevent Perpetual Media Kowtowing Instead of holding the federal government accountable, the media have become its largest enablers. by James Bovard Fifty years ago, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from a massive secret report called the “History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy.” […]

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Will Treason Mania Destroy America?

Will Treason Mania Destroy America? by James Bovard At the start of the Biden era, America is being torn apart by more allegations of treason than at any time since the Civil War. Historian Henry Adams observed a century ago that politics “has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” And few things spur hatred […]

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Extremism as a Ticket to Tyrannize

“Extremism” as a Ticket to Tyrannize by James Bovard “Extremists” are one of the famous bogeymen that American politicians invoke to sanctify their own power. But the definition of “extremism” has forever been in flux. The only consistent element in definitions of extremism is that politicians always win. In the 1770s, people who suggested that […]

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Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles

Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles by James Bovard Former President Barack Obama is again busy lecturing Americans on politics. His speeches have contained many snappy lines that would deserve attention if they came from an untainted source. But Obama as president was guilty of many of the things against which he now warns his fellow […]

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USA TODAY: Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past

USA TODAY, February 2, 2018  Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past by James Bovard The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is once again at the center of a political scandal. President Trump claims the FISA court wrongfully approved secret spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, while prominent Democrats claim Republicans are guilty […]

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The Hill: Golden Boy Robert Mueller’s Forgotten Surveillance Crime Spree

The Hill, January 29, 2018 Golden boy Robert Mueller’s forgotten surveillance crime spree by James Bovard When Robert Mueller was appointed last May as Special Counsel to investigate Trump, Politico Magazine gushed that “Mueller might just be America’s straightest arrow — a respected, nonpartisan and fiercely apolitical public servant whose only lifetime motivation has been […]

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