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James Bovard is the author of ten books, including Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader's Digest, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. He is a contributing editor for American Conservative magazine and The Freeman and a regular contributor to the Future of Freedom magazine. The Wall Street Journal called Bovard "the roving inspector general of the modern state," the New York Times tagged him "an anti-czar Czar," and Washington Post columnist George Will called him a "one-man truth squad." His 1994 book Lost Rights received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award as Book of the Year. His Terrorism and Tyranny won the Lysander Spooner Award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. He received the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association. His writings have been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as by the Sierra Club, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Washington Post. 

Current Columns and Articles

2017-11-17
Feature Article
Thanksgiving travel: Trump's holiday gift is more invasive airport security 
   Federal groping-on-steroids is not making flying safer. TSA is a farce and a menace, and should be privatized.
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2017-11-15
Feature Article
Do Trump's liberal critics seem increasingly unhinged? 
   Last week's anniversary of Trump's election sparked widespread teeth-gnashing by the nation's pundits. Trump is supposedly the gravest threat to American democracy since the secession of the Confederacy. His presidency, probably, continues to
Send Letter to Editor
2017-11-10
Feature Article
Political Accounting Makes Paternalism a Mirage 
   Why does the federal government squander hundreds of billions of tax dollars year after year? Seeking to understand politicians and bureaucrats on the basis of private-sector decision-making models are doomed to failure. Efforts to "fix" governme
Send Letter to Editor
2017-11-09
Feature Article
Trump election anniversary and progressives' delusional race to save democracy 
  
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2017-11-07
Feature Article
Communist Burlesque: The Comecon Trade Trainwreck 
   International Trade Under the Soviets: A Comedy of Errors
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2017-11-03
Feature Article
Government as Slave Owner (2000) 
   The Declaration of Independence was clear that Americans rights pre-existed the creation of government. But today's Statists see government as the fount of all rights. What the government gives, it has the right to revoke. And that can be a prob
Send Letter to Editor
2017-09-01
Feature Article
Dear Texas, how many times do we have to rebuild the same house? (You're next Florida) 
   The 'flood-build-repeat' model, so popular among re-election-seeking members of Congress, must come to an end.
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2017-08-28
Feature Article
Ruby Ridge lessons for fighting right-wing extremism 
   When the government tries to squash anti-American ideas it doesn't like, the results are often destructive of American ideals.
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2017-07-30
Feature Article
Trump's Boy Scout speech may have set kids on the right path 
   President Trump telling Boy Scouts that Washington is a "sewer" could actually be an antidote to much of what they are taught on following authority.
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2017-06-01
Feature Article
Donald Trump's budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor 
   Food stamps foolishly fuel diabetes and obesity
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2017-02-08
Feature Article
Hey, wait a minute, Trump's fear-mongering isn't new: James Bovard 
   Stoking public fear is a bipartisan White House tradition to boost presidential power.
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2017-01-25
Feature Article
Post-Inaugural Rage & Loathing - My Hot Times in 2005 
   There have been some screaming matches on Washington-bound flights between people coming for Trump's inauguration versus the Women's March the following day. A dozen years ago, I saw - well, maybe sparked - similar fracases on a flight from
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2017-01-23
Feature Article
Anti-Trump Women's March Photos 1/21/17 
   Here are pics I took of some of the edgier signs from today's Women's March, which had a much larger turnout than expected. Some of the protestors seemed a bit testy. Others are belatedly recognizing that the presidency has too much power.
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2017-01-06
Feature Article
Trump must expose Obama-era power grabs: Column 
   Opening the books on the outgoing administration would be a booster shot for democracy.
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2016-06-30
Feature Article
Surveillance Paranoia and my London Bust 
   There's a new video on the perils of foreign travel out from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (which oversees the CIA, NSA, etc.) "Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield" recommends getting a throwaway cell phone and a new/tempo
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2016-05-24
Feature Article
On CSPAN Washington Journal Wednesday 9:15 AM - Call Ins Welcome 
   I'm scheduled to be on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Wednesday, May 25, starting around 9:15 a.m. to roughly 10 a.m. (EDT). I will be discussing the Reason article on our farcical $4 trillion War on Terror.
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2016-05-19
Feature Article
Obama's global anti-corruption cops should call Internal Affairs: Column 
   Our Democratic president continues to fund global corruption just like the Republican before him. It looks like Hillary Clinton will too.
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2016-03-24
Feature Article
Oreo closure proof of losing Trump trade policy: Column 
   Presidential front-runner Donald Trump vows that he will "never eat another Oreo again" to protest the transfer of 600 cookie-making jobs from Chicago to Mexico. And Trump is 100% correct when he condemns the factory's exodus: "It's unfair to us.
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2016-02-04
Feature Article
Rand Paul Demise: Botched Campaign or Apathy on Freedom? 
   How much of the demise of the Rand Paul's effort was due to poor campaign tactics vs. voters not giving a damn about freedom?
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2016-01-29
Feature Article
Iowa GOP Barnbusting Debate! 
   OK, so sue me for using a misleading blog headline. What the hell - at least I don't need to watch any more debates this month. My live tweets as the show went on… and on….
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2016-01-12
Feature Article
First Lady's box should be empty at State of the Union speech: James Bovard 
   Saving seats for the dead would require a lot more room for victims of Obama's policies.
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2015-12-31
Feature Article
Thanks, Ernie! My New Year's Card for you 
   Thanks for posting my articles, etc. on Freedom's Phoenix...
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2015-11-10
Feature Article
End federal agents' license to kill: Column 
   Local police officers should not be able to claim 'federal' immunity from prosecution.
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2015-10-29
Feature Article
Freedom gets a foyer, liberty gets the shaft: Column 
   The Founding Fathers expected the entire Congress to be a "freedom foyer" that jealously guarded the people's rights and liberties against oppression by the executive branch -- the same way that Parliament had defended the English people again
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2015-09-30
Feature Article
World Bank Ravages the Third World -- 30th Anniv. 
   This is the 30th anniversary of my first attack on the World Bank in the national media. Reposted below are some of my attacks on the Bank from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Send Letter to Editor
2015-09-12
Feature Article
9/11 and the Triumph of Leviathan 
   The Patriot Act treats every citizen like a suspected terrorist and every federal agent like a proven angel.
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2015-07-14
Feature Article
A Silenced Shakespeare in Washington  
   Shakespeare without puns is like French cooking without butter.
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2015-06-11
Opinions
06-11-2015 
The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train 
   Intellectuals have long been glorified as champions of truth and defenders of society's highest values. But in Washington, they serve as Leviathan's Praetorian Guard. Intellectuals are thriving in DC thanks in large part to the ruinous policy adv
Send Letter to Editor
2015-06-09
Opinions
06-09-2015 
Wash. Times: FDA's War on Cheap Cigars 
   FDA cigar ban proposal a government regulation too far
Send Letter to Editor
2015-05-12
Opinions
05-12-2015 
Will "Vagina Voters" Devour Democracy? 
   Has Hillary Finally Found Her Brand?
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2015-04-13
Opinions
04-13-2015 
Tax-time devil's dictionary of DC lingo 
   Having trouble with the 'Washingtonese' around April 15? Look no further for a translation.
Send Letter to Editor
2015-04-03
Feature Article
The mandatory voting panacea 
   President Obama recently suggested that mandatory voting could cure some of the ills of American democracy. Mr. Obama observed that compelling everyone to vote is one way to "encourage more participation" -- perhaps the same way that the specter
Send Letter to Editor
2015-03-13
Feature Article
Saving Obamacare with supreme hypocrisy 
   Justices fret over coercing states while endlessly menacing individuals
Send Letter to Editor
2015-03-04
Feature Article
Mike McNulty, Waco Hero, R.I.P. 
   One of the heroes of the Waco fights of the 1990s has passed away. Mike McNulty did more than any other single person to doggedly pursue the truth about Waco. And he produced or co-produced a number of superb films that vividly and compelling expla
Send Letter to Editor
2015-02-10
Feature Article
Nanny Doesn't Like Cigars 
   More than 50 years after President John F. Kennedy secretly purchased 1,200 Cuban cigars prior to imposing a trade embargo on Fidel Castro's regime, President Barack Obama said on Dec. 17 that he is reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba and hope
Send Letter to Editor
2014-09-23
Feature Article
AmeriCorps birthday bash baloney 
   A paltry record and statistical illusions cannot be ignored
Send Letter to Editor
2014-09-10
Feature Article
The 'food insecurity' hoax 
   Promoting hunger scam is how federal bean counters keep their jobs
Send Letter to Editor
2014-08-28
Feature Article
Holder's police-shooting hypocrisy 
   There are no Ferguson-style probes when black police shoot blacks
Send Letter to Editor
2014-08-20
Feature Article
Eric Holder's police shooting record? Dismal: Column 
   When the attorney general had the chance to be tough on police shootings, he did next to nothing.
Send Letter to Editor
2014-08-15
Feature Article
A cure for the common queue at the airport 
   Travelers pay up to avoid the line where embarrassing TSA groping occurs
Send Letter to Editor
2013-08-14
Feature Article
Drug lessons from a convict road gang: Column 
   Eric Holder's decision to be more lenient on minor drug crimes is a smart move.
Send Letter to Editor
2013-08-13
Feature Article
The Day I Asked a Bunch of Cops Who Surrounded Me, If They Knew of Any Good Used Bookstores  
   The Wall Street Journal had a piece on Friday about how Alice Cooper and his band rented a mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut in the early 1970s. Greenwich was known as one of the richest, most exclusive cities in the nation at that time. Cooper and h
Send Letter to Editor
2013-07-18
Feature Article
BOVARD: AmeriCorps’ national service charade 
   Paying youths to push big government makes a mockery of volunteerism
Send Letter to Editor
2013-07-03
Feature Article
BOVARD: The voting rights mirage  
   Satisfied to cast ballots, Americans stand idle while other freedoms are ravished
Send Letter to Editor
2013-06-26
Feature Article
BOVARD: Transportation security doesn’t include the freedom to molest 
   Passengers aren’t feeling it for TSA’s invasive scanners
Send Letter to Editor
2013-06-13
Feature Article
James Bovard: The Reality of Feel-Good Government  
   After nearly 20 years and billions of taxpayer dollars, AmeriCorps has little to show.
Send Letter to Editor
2013-05-17
Feature Article
Will Congressional Republicans Ever Be Worth A Damn For Freedom? 
   Is it time to give up hope for any rollback of Leviathan? Not according to James Antle, a contributing editor for The American Conservative and a very talented writer who has done fine work for the American Spectator, Wall Street Journal, and other p
Send Letter to Editor
2013-05-15
Feature Article
A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting  
   One survey found that 75% of IRS respondents felt entitled to deceive or lie to Congress.
Send Letter to Editor
2013-04-29
Feature Article
BOVARD: ‘We deliver’ NOT! 
   Why the Post Office can’t deliver the mail
Send Letter to Editor
2013-04-14
Feature Article
Your Tax Dollars at Work and Play 
   Congratulations " your tax payment is probably your biggest purchase of the year. The federal tax burden now amounts to more than $20,000 per household, according to Internal Revenue Service data. Your contribution to the Treasury coffers will...
Send Letter to Editor
2013-04-03
Feature Article
The great farm robbery 
   Discrimination fear cows Uncle Sam into endless payouts
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2013-04-01
Feature Article
Harvesting Without Trying to Sow  
   In their March 27 response to my "Rotten Tomatoes for a Billion-Dollar Farm Payout," Philip Fraas and David Frantz, the lead counsel for the Pigford case, disparage the notion that many black claimants merely "attempted to farm."
Send Letter to Editor
2013-03-21
Feature Article
James Bovard: Rotten Tomatoes for a Billion-Dollar Farm Payout  
   Calling all women and Hispanics who once thought about applying for a loan.
Send Letter to Editor
2013-03-20
Feature Article
A bitter lesson from ‘the best and the brightest’ 
   Boston children were sacrificed on the altar of equality
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2012-12-31
Feature Article
How the 'Dairy Cliff' Will Cream Consumers  
   Got milk? Enjoy the price you paid, because federal policy, reaching its sell-by date, will have dire results.
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