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New York Post: Transparency is a joke to Biden White House

New York Post, January 17, 2023 Transparency is clearly a joke to the Biden White House By James Bovard There is nothing to see behind the curtain — or anywhere across the Delaware state line. The Secret Service announced Monday that it had no logs of visitors to Biden’s White House East — his mansion […]
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Will TSA Steal Your Face?

Libertarian Institute, December 11, 2022 Will TSA Steal Your Face? by James Bovard The Transportation Security Administration is running a pilot program in which travelers stand in photo kiosks that compare their face with a federal database of photos from passport applications, drivers’ licenses and other sources. TSA promises that its new airport regime, which […]
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Presidential Record Racketeering

Libertarian Institute, August 30, 2022 Presidential Record Racketeering by Jim Bovard  Former President Donald Trump is supposedly one of the biggest scoundrels in American history for allegedly retaining documents from his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago home. Trump denies wrongdoing but the Justice Department is targeting him for violating the Espionage Act and other laws. DOJ […]
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New York Post: No Sainthood for Obama or National Archives in Trump FBI Uproar

Almost all the media coverage of the FBI Trump raid has ignored the perpetual failure of the Presidential Records Act to reveal presidents’ records. https://t.co/iwQnnN3KSo — James Bovard (@JimBovard) August 15, 2022 New York Post, August 15, 2022 There’s no sainthood for Obama, National Archives in Trump FBI raid uproar By James Bovard Accusations are […]

Trust Washington Again Since Trump is Gone? MP3

The Mises Institute produced an audio version of my piece, “The Media Wants You to Trust Washington Again Now That Trump Is Gone.” Here’s the final graph of that piece:  As I warned in a 2018 op-ed in The Hill, “Perhaps the biggest whopper in Washington nowadays is the assumption that the government and the […]
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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 […]