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James Bovard

James Bovard
James Bovard
James Bovard is the author of ten books, including Public Policy Hooligan, Attention Deficit Democracy, and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty. Find him on Twitter @JimBovard.

James Bovard's Articles and Posts

Obama's Speech Forgot the Victims of Government Anything Peaceful
Obama's Speech Forgot the Victims of Government

The president should have addressed a sea of empty seats, not just one. 

11 Outrageous Failures in the GOP's Trillion Dollar Bill Anything Peaceful
11 Outrageous Failures in the GOP's Trillion Dollar Bill

This tsunami of pork clocks in at over 2,000 pages, $1 trillion, and zero checks on federal power.

The Census Bureau Helped the Army Round Up Japanese Americans Anything Peaceful
The Census Helped Imprison Japanese Americans

Government databases on citizens have aided violations of civil rights, privacy, and confidentially in the past — and it could happen again. 

Should Federal Agents Have a License to Kill? Anything Peaceful
Should Federal Agents Have a License to Kill?

It is absurd to presume that police are guilty any time they shoot a citizen, but it is equally absurd to presume that such killings are always justified. 

No, 48 Million Americans Are Not Going Hungry Anything Peaceful
No, 48 Million Americans Are Not Going Hungry

The USDA's study on "food insecurity" is calculated to mislead people about the scope of malnutrition. 

Marco Rubio's Brave Defense of Corporate Welfare, Farm Subsidies, and Protectionism Anything Peaceful
Marco Rubio's Brave Defense of Corporate Welfare, Farm Subsidies, and Protectionism

Sugar subsidies destroy jobs and waste resources — and bankroll the politicians who support them.

How Disability Law Went Nuts Anything Peaceful
How Disability Law Went Nuts

The ADA promised a bright new era of equality and freedom. Instead, it spawned endless lawsuits and absurd federal decrees while harming the people it sought to relieve. 

King John Tried to Butcher the Authors of Magna Carta Anything Peaceful
King John Tried to Butcher the Authors of Magna Carta
The history of Magna Carta shows that constitutions are only as strong as the people's will to enforce them. 
How Government Turned Baltimore into Pottersville Anything Peaceful
How Government Turned Baltimore into Pottersville

Trusting federal housing subsidies to help save the city is the ultimate triumph of hope over experience. 

The Folly of Federal Training The Freeman
The Folly of Federal Training
Fear-Mongering and Servitude The Freeman
Fear-Mongering and Servitude
How Washington Protects Your Privacy and Liberty The Freeman
How Washington Protects Your Privacy and Liberty
Orient Express to Hell The Freeman
Orient Express to Hell
Freedom Is Not the Issue? It Just Ain't So! The Freeman
Freedom Is Not the Issue? It Just Ain't So!
Torture and Liberty The Freeman
Torture and Liberty
"Deliberative Democracy" Dementia The Freeman
"Deliberative Democracy" Dementia
Democracy Versus Liberty The Freeman
Democracy Versus Liberty
Democracy is no guarantee of liberty; paying lip service to democracy, in fact, has provided excellent cover for some of America's worst violators of liberty, at home and abroad. 
Uncle Sam's Flood Machine The Freeman
Uncle Sam's Flood Machine
When NASAs Pathfinder spacecraft landed on Mars in 1997 and sent back pictures showing that the planet was once flooded, comic Alan Ray quipped: "Of course, Mars lacks the one factor that makes high waters on Earth so much more devastating. Mars has no FEMA."
Federal Surveillance: The Threat to Americans' Security The Freeman
Federal Surveillance: The Threat to Americans' Security
New Laws Will Protect Americans from Snipers? The Freeman
New Laws Will Protect Americans from Snipers?
Dictatorship of Lawyers The Freeman
Dictatorship of Lawyers
Farm Credit Fraud The Freeman
Farm Credit Fraud
Property and Liberty The Freeman
Property and Liberty
The Right of Resistance The Freeman
The Right of Resistance
Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen The Freeman
Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen

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