I was subwaying into Washington last night when I learned of a grave new terrorist peril. The train’s driver kept repeating, “For safety and security reasons, please do not take pictures or video recordings of Metro trains and buses.” He recited this core message with often mystifying enunciation after each subway station. To jazz up […]
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I exchanged some email earlier today with Scott Horton over at Stress blog. Here’s his writeup: What the Hell is a “Person of Interest”? I first heard the phrase used by John Ashcroft in his wild unfounded accusations against Steven Hatfill in the anthrax case and here and there a couple of times since. Now […]
Brian Wilson, one of the best talk show hosts in the country, invited me on his show tomorrow (Thursday, 10/26) at 4:30 pm Eastern time for half an hour. You can listen live here. He is on WSPD in Toledo, 1370 AM. Should be plenty of laughs, especially about torture and Bush.
The Future of Freedom Foundation today posted online my June 2006 Freedom Daily article on “Killing in the Name of Democracy.” Doing the research for this article was hell on my idealism. KILLING IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY Freedom Daily, June 2006 by James Bovard President George W. Bush perpetually invokes the goal of spreading democracy to sanctify […]
The good folks at the Future of Freedom Foundation posted my article today on one of the great democratic delusions of our time. The piece is online here – and below: Freedom Daily May 2006 (posted August 7, 2006) Nonsense on the Inevitability of Democracy by James Bovard Many Americans are being lulled into assuming […]
Twenty-seven years ago (or as they say in West Virginia, “years and years and years ago”), the New York Times printed my satire on the failure of the All-Volunteer Congress. This article was written at a time when criticism of the All-Volunteer military was at its height. Nixon had abolished conscription in 1973 and many […]
The Future of Freedom Foundation posted my Freedom Daily article on the feds’ war against Tommy Chong. Always sad to see a great comedian get no respect. Here are the first few paragraphs; full text is here. The Most Absurdities per Kilo by James Bovard, Posted June 6, 2006 The war on drugs has produced […]