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Virginians Evict Eric Cantor, Champion of NSA and Torture, from Congress

The Washington political establishment took a whupping last night when Virginian voters staunchly defeated Eric Cantor in the Republican congressional primary.   Cantor’s defeat is one of the biggest upsets in congressional races in a generation. The obituaries on the Tea Party were premature. Washington pundits will have to stop touting Cantor as the future Speaker of the House […]

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My Wash. Times Op-Ed: Obama’s Toxic Secrecy-Censorship Combo

Washington Times, June 5, 2014 Caught between secrecy and censorship Americans need a free press to tell them when the Constitution is trampled by James Bovard Last Monday, the Supreme Court provided invaluable aid to the Obama administration’s campaign to hide evidence of federal abuses from Americans. The court acceded to the administration’s appeal and […]

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Supreme Court Helps Obama Trample Press Freedom

The Supreme Court announced today that it refused to hear a federal court case involving the Obama administration’s targeting of New York Times reporter James Risen.  Risen has been in the federal cross-hairs since January 2008 because of details in his 2006 book, A State of War, about a botched CIA effort to subvert Iran’s […]

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Wash. Times: “Truth Will Prevail” – a Costly Govt. Fairy Tale

Washington Times, April 25, 2014 BOVARD: ‘Truth will prevail’ — a costly government fairy tale by James Bovard The Supreme Court heard lawyers wrangle Tuesday over an Ohio law that criminalizes false statements about political candidates. The justices were skeptical if not scornful of the efforts by Ohio and 14 other states to create “ministries […]

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Video – My Speech on “Obama’s Reign Of Constitutional Terror”

The fine folks at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum are placing online videos of the speeches at last week’s conference.  Here’s the first talk I gave (the “Libertarian Hooligan” speech should be online later). As I was going through the TSA checkpoint last Sunday at the Manchester, NH airport, I was cross-examined by a TSA […]

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Holder and NSA Must Confess Guilt Before Clemency Talks

Attorney General Eric Holder & NSA poohbahs should be required to plead guilty before starting any clemency talks with Snowden.  Otherwise, how can Snowden know that the Obama administration is negotiating in good faith? How many violations of federal law has the NSA committed since January 20, 2009?  How many NSA crimes has Eric Holder […]

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