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- 05/12/14--19:07: _My Zoning Crackdown...
- 05/26/14--17:17: _My Wall St. Journal...
- 05/28/14--14:05: _Freedom Fighter Jon...
- 06/30/14--13:59: _Chalk Line Fever by...
- 08/04/14--19:46: _Wash. Times: Bill C...
- 09/11/14--11:05: _FFF: How Trade War...
- 09/30/14--17:38: _Wash. Times: Shenan...
- 12/09/14--13:40: _Torture Deja Vu: Co...
- 12/10/14--16:05: _Senate Torture Repo...
- 12/15/14--20:15: _Freeman: Government...
- 05/12/14--19:07: My Zoning Crackdown Eviction Notice & 1996 Playboy Article on Zoning
- 05/26/14--17:17: My Wall St. Journal op-ed on The Great Raisin Robbery
- 05/28/14--14:05: Freedom Fighter Jon Utley Tribute Video Now Online
- 06/30/14--13:59: Chalk Line Fever by Tom Blanton
- 08/04/14--19:46: Wash. Times: Bill Clinton’s Body Snatching Legacy in Kosovo
- 09/11/14--11:05: FFF: How Trade Wars Shaped Early American History
- 12/09/14--13:40: Torture Deja Vu: Congress Covered up Torture 8 Years Ago
- 12/10/14--16:05: Senate Torture Report – My Initial Two Cents+
- 12/15/14--20:15: Freeman: Government as Slaveowner (2000)
Reading about the city of Richmond’s zoning code crackdown on Tom Blanton reminded me of how I fell into similar crosshairs while living in Blacksburg, Virginia in the late 1970s. Here’s the riff from Public Policy Hooligan: How An Eviction Notice Made Me an Anti-Zoning Zealot - In late 1976, I moved into a […]
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Why the California Raisins Have Stopped Singing Using 1930s-era regulations, the USDA can commandeer up to half a farmer’s harvest. by James Bovard Wall Street Journal May 27, 2014 Earlier this month the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer’s harvest does not […]
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I blogged a few weeks ago about the tribute gathering for the 80th birthday of Jon Utley, the publisher of American Conservative and one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom and antiwar activists in the nation. The Committee for the Republic and the Empire Salon have now placed online the video from that event. There […]
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Tom Blanton of the Project for the New American Revolution does some of the best political artwork in the country. Here’s his latest – an updated version of one of my childhood favorites entitled CHALK LINE FEVER. You can see some of his other work at his Flickr page here.
Washington Times, August 5, 2014 When the spoils of war are human organs by James Bovard Bill Clinton’s Kosovo ‘freedom fighters’ trafficked in body parts Former President Bill Clinton continues to be feted around the world as a progressive champion of human rights. However, a European Union task force last week confirmed that the ruthless […]
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Future of Freedom, June 2014 How Trade Wars Shaped Early American History, Part 1 by James Bovard Fair trade is once again a rallying cry for many Americans. Many contemporary leftists believe that the U.S. government should impose restrictions or tariffs on imported goods that are alleged to have been produced by underpaid or oppressed […]
Washington Times, October 1, 2014 Lessons for today from the Shenandoah’s Civil War flames When civilian atrocities are forgotten, war and its injustices become more likely By James Bovard This is the 150th anniversary of one of the Civil War’s most destructive and controversial campaigns. After Confederate armies had used the Shenandoah Valley to launch […]
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It is good that Americans are finally learning some of the details of the CIA torture regime thanks to the Senate Intelligence Committee report. But were the most shocking details redacted? Will we ever know? Following is a piece I wrote 8 years ago after Congress enacted the Military Commissions Act which effectively retroactively legalized […]
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I have not finished reading the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture. Following are some of my initial thoughts via Twitter @jimbovard – #TortureReport CIA interrogators often did not speak the language of detainees so they compensated by beating hell out of them — James Bovard (@JimBovard) December 11, 2014 #TortureReport With all the […]
UPDATE: Here are some perhaps improved versions of a few lines in the following essay (thanks to Twitter space limits): Government worship tautology: because government has almost boundless power, it is presumably the source of all rights. *A good definition of liberty must provide a barricade that 10,000 federal agents cannot breach. *Tax burdens are […]