Author Archives: James Bovard
City council just voted to impose a 500 percent tax hike on Uber and Lyft to save the subway. Really?
Attempt of Left to appropriate clowns’ cause in D.C. fell short.
Opponents of big government will need to face down Republicans as well as Democrats.
The Kentucky senator remains a work in progress
The FBI’s long history of lawlessness
Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics, John J. Mearsheimer, Oxford University Press, 160 pages
Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to …
. Obama’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” test for killing Americans. By James …
Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security, John Kampfner, Basic Books, 294 pages
President Obama’s feel-good draft
The president’s plan for your medical records
The Bush administration continues to disavow torture—and to officialize its practice.
A pending court case could expose the administration’s torture regime.
What might the president do with his new power to declare martial law?
For Bush, being tough on terror requires torture, secret prisons, and no accountability.
War by Other Means: An Insider’s Account of the War on Terror, John Yoo, Atlantic Monthly Press, 224 pages
Today’s conservatives are eager to trade freedom for security.
The president uses signing statements to decree which laws apply to him.
The NSA’s surveillance program undermines the rule of law without producing real gains in security.
Bush’s meddling in foreign elections undercuts his stated principles.← Older posts
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