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James Bovard

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James Bovard is the author of ten books, including 2012’s Public Policy Hooligan, and 2006’s Attention Deficit Democracy. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and many other publications.

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Politicians' COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Media and CultureThe Police State

05/29/2020Audio/Video
James Bovard reports form Maryland, where the COVID-19 lockdowns have decimated employment and the rules only apply to powerless ordinary people. Cops and politicians can do as they like.
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Politicians' COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog05/28/2020

James Bovard reports form Maryland, where the COVID-19 lockdowns have decimated employment and the rules only apply to powerless ordinary people. Cops and politicians can do as they like.

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Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons

Big GovernmentU.S. History

05/19/2020Audio/Video
Hacking off soldiers' limbs was a favorite technique of Civil War surgeons, largely because doctors wanted to avoid blame for later cases of gangrene. So doctors erred on the "safe" side. Many patients may have disagreed.
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Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog05/19/2020

Hacking off soldiers' limbs was a favorite technique of Civil War surgeons, largely because doctors wanted to avoid blame for later cases of gangrene. So doctors erred on the "safe" side. Many patients may have disagreed.

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It's Time to Track the FDA's Death Toll

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

04/20/2020Audio/Video
Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?
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