Drug Lessons From a Convict Road Gang

August 20, 2013 in News

James Bovard | Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department would cease seeking convictions for possessing small quantities of illegal substances. Holder’s decision is a welcome reversal from decades of the feds brutally imposing mandatory minimum…

Obama, NSA, Gulf of Tonkin, & Governing as Lying

August 12, 2013 in News

James Bovard | This is the 49th anniversary of Congress’s passage of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, by which the Lyndon Johnson administration lied the nation into the Vietnam War. The resolution was spurred by false assertions of multiple North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. ships.

James Bovard: The ‘you are the government’ canard

April 17, 2013 in News

Traces of Reality | In his continuing campaign to subvert the Second Amendment, President Obama recently unveiled one of the oldest tricks in the demagogue playbook. Speaking in Colorado, he declared that since America is a democracy, people had…