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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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Podcast – SWAT Team Killing of Duncan Lemp – Scott Horton Show

Radio hellraiser-in-chief Scott Horton talked to me today about my American Conservative article on the SWAT team killing of Duncan Lemp.  The Montgomery County Police Department have released no more details on why they launched a violent 4:30 a.m. attack on Lemp’s home that left him dead.  Dudes,  nobody is forgetting or moving on. You […]

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Ruby Ridge Killings 27 Years Ago

Playboy July 1995 Artist Amy Crehore Twenty-seven years ago today, a U.S. Marshal shot and killed 14-year-old Sammy Weaver in the back.  The boy was leaving the scene of a firefight that erupted after camouflaged marshals shot and killed his beloved family dog.  The following day, an FBI sniper killed Vicki Weaver as she stood […]

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Hate Crime Hype and Hypocrisy (2000)

Hate crimes are a hot topic in the Trump era.  Here’s a piece I wrote 19 years ago that was published in the Washington Times and (probably) syndicated by Knight Ridder News Service. The government can never commit a “hate crime” against private citizens because federal agents are almost always presumed to have good intentions […]

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USA Today: Safety Mandate Debacles Produce Widespread Carnage

USA Today, March 12, 2019 Ethiopia crash of Boeing 737 Max might be latest example of backfiring safety efforts by James Bovard, If software and sensors are to blame, then the Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences. Another Boeing 737 crashed Sunday in Ethiopia, killing all 157 aboard. […]

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