James Bovard

James Bovard - 2020-05-04 - Original post - cached version
Libertarian Institute, May 4, 2020 50 Years Of Unhinged, Televised Presidential Warmongering

by Jim Bovard

Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon popped up on national television on a Thursday night to proudly announce that he invaded Cambodia...

James Bovard - 2020-05-02 - Original post - cached version

Duncan Lemp, 2019

Radio host David Gornoski and I discussed the Duncan Lemp killing and coverup on his show yesterday on Newstalk Florida 1040 AM in Tampa Bay.  David had excellent questions on how the Montgomery County Police...

James Bovard - 2020-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Duncan Lemp, 2019

WVHU Host Tom Roten

Tom Roten, the morning host on iHeart radio station WVHU and other stations, had me on his program today to discuss the...

James Bovard - 2020-04-28 - Original post - cached version

Libertarian Institute boss Scott Horton had me back on his radio show this morning to discuss the latest on the Duncan Lemp case.   Lemp was fatally wounded when a Montgomery County SWAT team fired through his bedroom window without warning at 4:30 a.m. on March 12.  The fatal assault...

James Bovard - 2020-04-25 - Original post - cached version

Folks protested the SWAT killing of Duncan Lemp this morning at Montgomery County Police Headquarters. Lemp family members showed up regardless of the county prosecutor’s threat that they might be arrested for violating Gov. Hogan’s ban on “non-essential” activities during the pandemic. Roughly...

James Bovard - 2020-04-25 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative, April 25, 2020 County Puts Bag Recycling Before Grocery Workers’ Health

A liberal Maryland municipality caved to environmentalists and is sustaining a tax on single use plastic bags amid COVID.

by James Bovard

Politicians nowadays...

James Bovard - 2020-04-23 - Original post - cached version
A merican Conservative, April 23, 2020 Duncan Lemp’s Parents Threatened With Jail For Protesting His Killing

While mum on why a SWAT team shot the software developer while he lay sleeping, a Maryland prosecutor suggests COVID order trump’s Bill of Rights.

James Bovard - 2020-04-17 - Original post - cached version

Folks on Twitter are encouraging people to post photos of themselves when they were 20 years old.  Here’s my passport photo from then —

James Bovard - 2020-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Thomas Szasz, the great Hungarian-American champion of freedom, was born 100 years ago today. Tom was one of the great heroes of liberty of the modern era. Scholar Sheldon Richman aptly labeled Szasz “the most underappreciated libertarian.” His work had severed the chains on vast numbers of...

James Bovard - 2020-04-13 - Original post - cached version
Libertarian Institute, April 13, 2020 FDR, Demagogue Champion of Leviathan and War

by Jim Bovard |

Sunday was the 75th anniversary of the death of Franklin Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was sainted by the media even before he died in 1945. CNN last week...

James Bovard - 2020-04-07 - Original post - cached version

White House sez wear a mask, I wear a mask. But I don’t expect to get hired as a mask consultant.

For the record: I’ve been wearing masks for several weeks.  In my March 24 Daily Caller oped on Pandemic Security Theater, I wrote: “Before granting politicians any more powers, we...

James Bovard - 2020-04-05 - Original post - cached version

Bogus fears can produce real servitude. We cannot permit politicians to exploit the pandemic to seize vast new power in perpetuity. COVID-19 is a real threat but so too is Leviathan.

James Bovard - 2020-04-03 - Original post - cached version

David Gornoski, a pro-freedom radio host and writer in Orlando, and I had fun smacking the FDA around on his “Neighbor’s Choice” show Wednesday night on IHEARTRADIO WFLA 93.1 FM, 94.1 FM, and 540 AM on NewsRadio Orlando.  David brings plenty of skepticism to anything the government does and that...

James Bovard - 2020-04-01 - Original post - cached version
Mises Institute, April 1, 2020 It’s Time to Track the FDA’s Death Toll by James Bovard

The Food and Drug Administration helped turn the coronavirus from a deadly peril into a national catastrophe. Long after foreign nations had been ravaged and many cases had been detected in America,...

James Bovard - 2020-03-30 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative, March 30, 2020 Rediscovering the Classics Under Quarantine

by James Bovard

Thanks to coronavirus closings in most states, tens of millions of kids are at home for weeks or even the rest of the school year. This is an ideal opportunity to revive the natural love of...

James Bovard - 2020-03-26 - Original post - cached version
The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy

by James Bovard

“Thank God for the Deep State,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin while appearing on a panel at the National Press Club last October. In...

James Bovard - 2020-03-25 - Original post - cached version

I was one of the panelists tossing questions at Libertarian Party presidential candidates at the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania‘s convention on March 7.  Kudos to 3L Productions for making a superb video of the debate. Larry Sharpe did a great job of moderating the panel.  I asked Sharpe...

James Bovard - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version
American Renewal Pandemic Security Theater Is Self-Destructive, And Won’t Make Us Safer

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March 24, 2020 2:32 PM ET

Last week, President Donald Trump proclaimed that “we are at war with an invisible enemy,” and on Sunday he said, “I’m a wartime...

James Bovard - 2020-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Jon Utley, one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom activists in the nation, passed away yesterday. For 30 years, Jon was in the forefront of the antiwar movement since he spearheaded a group to oppose President George H.W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Jon was a rare voice of reason and...

James Bovard - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative, March 18, 2020 The Mystery Deepens Over the Pre-Dawn Police Killing of Duncan Lemp

by James Bovard

Screengrab from Cryptocurrency Market Making With Duncan Lemp | You Tube Jim Bovard

Five days after shooting 21-year-old Duncan Lemp in a predawn raid,...

James Bovard - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version
Libertarian Institute My Convict Road Gang Summer

by Jim Bovard | Feb 17, 2020

I may have been a rube, but I knew enough not to startle the gargantuan glowering prison guard with that double-barreled shotgun propped...

James Bovard - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version

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. ...

James Bovard - 2020-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Peter Quinones, one of the best podcasters in the biz, interviewed me this evening on my article on the SWAT killing of gun rights activist Duncan Lemp.  Here’s the link –

*Bonus* Jim Bovard on the Police Killing of Duncan Lemp
James Bovard - 2020-03-15 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative Did Maryland Police Shoot and Kill a Sleeping Man?

by James Bovard

An initial police press release claims “firearms offenses” were involved, but now the authorities are being mum.

March 14, 2020 |“The constitution is dead” was the...
James Bovard - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

James Corbett has one of the best and most thoughtful podcasts anywhere and he kindly had me on his show, the Corbett Report, last night to discuss the dark history of the U.S. Census.  More than a hundred million households will receive census forms starting tomorrow, and the Census Bureau...

James Bovard - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

On Saturday, I gave a talk at the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party state convention.  There were so many great folks there and it was a pleasure to speak to a savvy, friendly audience.  Richard Schwarz did a pitch-perfect introduction that set the tone for the talk.  It’s hard not to like a guy...

James Bovard - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

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Counterpunch, March 6, 2020

Syria Debacles Epitomize Perpetual Perfidy of U.S. Foreign Policy

by James Bovard

Turkey is ratcheting up its invasion of Syria and...

James Bovard - 2020-03-03 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative, March 3, 2020 The Census and Facebook: Working Hand-in-Glove to Censor the Internet

by James Bovard

The same agency that once helped the Army round up Japanese Americans has now achieved protected status on social media.


James Bovard - 2020-03-03 - Original post - cached version

Here is my all-time favorite magazine cover story – my 1995 tribute to FBI boss Louis Freeh.  This story came out five months after Freeh publicly denounced me in a letter to the Wall Street Journal. Freeh was outraged over a piece I did on the FBI’s killing at Ruby Ridge.  One of Randy Weaver’s...

James Bovard - 2020-02-24 - Original post - cached version
U.S. Foreign Policy Perpetual Perfidy

by James Bovard February 24, 2020

The Washington establishment was aghast in October when Donald Trump appeared to approve a Turkish invasion of northern Syria. The United States was seen as abandoning the Kurds,...

James Bovard - 2020-02-19 - Original post - cached version

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal sponsored a debate between myself and four of the leading academic activists on food insecurity among college students. Here is a list of those experts; my piece is reposted below.

Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy...

James Bovard - 2020-02-18 - Original post - cached version
The American Conservative, February 18, 2020 Yalta and the Death of the ‘Good War’

by James Bovard

FDR’s complicity in Stalin’s post-WWII bloodletting started a trend of lies and hypocrisy in U.S. foreign policy.

Yalta summit in February 1945 with (...
James Bovard - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version
USA TODAY, February 4, 2020 Claims that John Bolton’s book disclosures are ‘top secret’ ring hollow What is classified? It all depends on the politicians. Long before Bolton, the Obama White House used classification as a tool of censorship. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist...
James Bovard - 2020-02-03 - Original post - cached version
Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War

by James Bovard

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” declared “Beto” O’Rourke at a Democratic party presidential candidate debate in September. Compelling...

James Bovard - 2020-01-29 - Original post - cached version

American Renewal  / Daily Caller, January 29, 2020

Impeachment’s Biggest Absurdity: Our Toxic Fixation On Useless And Corrupting Ukraine Aid

by James Bovard

The campaign to convict and remove President Donald Trump in the Senate hinges on delays in disbursing U.S. aid to Ukraine....

James Bovard - 2020-01-28 - Original post - cached version

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is hinging on  U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine. The Democratic House impeachment managers flogged the details of that aid so hard that even policy junkies are ready for cry for mercy.

But almost no one is mentioning that foreign aid  has been a...

James Bovard - 2020-01-27 - Original post - cached version

Chicago AM 560 and Salem Radio host Dan Proft and I had fun hammering the REAL I.D. Act and the follies and menaces it is unleashing.  The 13 minute interview was spurred by my American Conservative article, “How Washington Is Ramming REAL ID Down Our Throats”

You can listen or download...

James Bovard - 2020-01-27 - Original post - cached version

My old friend Scott Horton interviewed me on my article on how the REAL I.D. Act is sowing chaos around the nation.  Here’s the summary from Scott’s website:

Jim Bovard talks about the federal pressure for states to comply with their “REAL ID” laws, which place higher standards on proving...

James Bovard - 2020-01-24 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative How Washington Is Ramming REAL ID Down Our Throats

For years both conservative and liberal states resisted it. But now it’s here and the punishments for non-compliance begin.

by James Bovard

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