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Pummeling the FBI and the Police State with Scott Horton MP3

Hell-raising talk show host Scott Horton and I gave a hearty flogging to illegal federal surveillance in this 26 minute interview spurred by this article in the American Conservative.  Below is the write-up on the show from Scott’s website: Jim Bovard discusses the way the American surveillance state has slowly dismantled the fourth amendment, especially […]

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“Trump-Washing” History to Make Washington Trustworthy Again

Mises Institute, May 12, 2021 The Media Wants You to Trust Washington Again Now That Trump Is Gone by James Bovard Former CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski declared on Twitter last week that American journalists would “never expect … Your own govt to lie to you, repeatedly” and “Your own govt to hide information the […]

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Steel Follies and the Perils of Politically-Controlled Trade

American Institute for Economic Research, April 22, 2021 Steel Follies and the Perils of Politically-Controlled Trade James Bovard The Biden administration appears determined to perpetrate all of Trump’s economic follies while adding fresh blunders of its own. Trump was notorious for saying incorrect things on trade, such as his assertion that “trade wars are good, […]

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Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective

American Institute for Economic Research, March 24, 2021 Lockdown Tyranny: A Personal Retrospective James Bovard Over the past year, Americans’ rights and liberties have been ravaged worse than almost anyone expected at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fearmongering quickly proved the ticket for politicians to seize almost unlimited power. But heavy-handed government decrees were […]

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Will FBI ‘Chats’ Send Conservatives to Prison?

American Conservative, March 13, 2021 Will FBI ‘Chats’ Send Conservatives to Prison? by James Bovard With no requirements to record interviews, and the potential to prosecute based on false statements, the FBI has a terrifying amount of power over citizens. Across the nation, FBI agents are swooping down upon conservative activists, Trump supporters, and anyone […]

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The Afghanization of American Democracy

American Institute for Economic Research, February 27, 2021 Is the U.S. Going the Way of Afghanistan? James Bovard Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was “widespread fraud” in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn criticisms of the election into a […]

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The Lies Aren’t Secret – Deep State Triumphant

American Conservative, February 24, 2021 Home/Articles/Politics/The Lies Aren’t Secret Politics The Lies Aren’t Secret by James Bovard Thanks to friendly courts, the Deep State continues to avoid accountability, triumphant at home and abroad. (By Lightspring/Shutterstock) Secrecy is the ultimate  entitlement program for the Deep State. The federal government is creating trillions of pages of new […]

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