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Jim Bovard on C-SPAN Today, 9:30 EST

Journalist and regular contributor to the Libertarian Institute James Bovard will appear on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning to talk about COVID-19 testing. You can watch his appearance, starting at 9:30pm EST, at this link.

Ruby Ridge – On Aug. 21, 1992, Six Heavily Armed, Camouflaged U.S. Marshals Sneaked Onto Mr. Weaver’s Property

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"The American people look forward to learning the truth of the Randy Weaver case. Unfortunately, that truth will have to come from someplace other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation."   Jim Bovard responds to Louis Freeh, FBI Director (see Jim's full response below) The Wall Street Journal Monday, February 27, 1995 Letters to the Editor: The FBI Should Face the Facts Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh, in his Jan. 26 Letter to the Editor, denies the allegations from my Jan. 10 editorial-page article that the FBI has engaged in a coverup regarding its actions at...

Jim Bovard Speaks to Maryland Libertarians About the Waco Siege

28 years ago yesterday, the FBI launched a tank and toxic gas assault on the Branch Davidians that ended with 80 dead civilians. On Saturday night James Bovard spoke to the Maryland Libertarian Party convention. Below is his riff from that speech on how Biden slapped a halo on the ATF and FBI after the Waco debacle and his nomination of David Chipman to head ATF. This was originally featured at James Bovard's blog and is republished with...

COI #83 – Does Biden’s Afghan ‘Peace Plan’ Stand a Chance?

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On COI #83, Kyle and Will break down the Biden administration's new Afghan "peace plan," which sets out a series of lofty goals for ending fighting in the country and setting up a post-war government. But after two decades of failure in Afghanistan, it's unclear what the plan will accomplish beyond extending the American occupation. The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case that could have challenged the legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which places massive obstacles in front of anybody seeking accountability for abusive and murderous police officers. The case stemmed from a 2016...

Her Name Was Breonna Taylor: The Deadly Consequences of No-Knock Warrants

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mid the nationwide focus on the death of George Floyd, another tragedy has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. We should not forget the death of Breonna Taylor—or the dire need to abolish the “no-knock” warrants that caused her death, trample property rights, and routinely endanger Americans. Here’s the sad story of Taylor’s death. On March 13, police officers broke into the Louisville, Kentucky home of Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, unannounced. The police were executing a “no-knock” warrant, which allows them to conduct a search without identifying themselves as law...

3/16/20 Jim Bovard on the Police Killing of Duncan Lemp

Jim Bovard shares the story of the death of Duncan Lemp, a 21-year-old Maryland man recently killed by police in his home in the middle of the night. The police aren't releasing their side of the story yet, but it looks as though Lemp hadn't even been charged with any crimes—police were simply executing a search warrant on what they deemed a "high-risk" target. The SWAT team threw stun grenades into his room, where he and his pregnant girlfriend were sleeping, then shot Lemp to death. Scott suspects that the officers responsible will face few to no repercussions for this crime, as is...

News Roundup 9/3/19

US News Two former New York police officers got only probation for raping an 18-year-old girl. The officers detained the girl for drugs, then claimed she had consensual sex with them. [Link] James Bovard explains why mandatory gun buyback will not work in the US. [Link] Kentucky passes a law that allows the state to discriminate against people who support the BDS movement. [Link] While visiting Poland, Mike Pence calls for allies to stay vigilant against Russia. [Link] Venezuela Peru is cracking down on Venezuelans entering their country. [Link] Hong Kong Moon of Alabama breaks down how...

Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

In 1984, as part of Ronald Reagan’s renewed war on drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration launched Operation Pipeline. This program was inspired by the strategies employed by state troopers in New Mexico who, after pulling somebody over, asked specific questions designed to determine whether the driver might be a drug trafficker. Combined with the financial incentives of federal grants for drug enforcement and civil asset forfeiture laws, state and local police had strong new incentives to find reasons to stop vehicles and search for drugs. Operation Pipeline was meant, in part, to...

3/22/19 Jim Bovard on John McCain’s Disastrous Legacy

Jim Bovard talks about the legacy of John McCain, who of course has only been lionized more than ever following his death and the controversy surrounding President Trump. The truth, says Bovard, is much more sinister. Discussed on the show: "John McCain's Disastrous Militaristic Legacy" (James Bovard) Keating Five Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam "The story behind McNamara's Morons, Vietnam War's cruel experiment" (Big Think) Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan:...

This Week in Congress

Well the longest shutdown in history is over . . . for now. Last Friday, the Senate and House passed legislation ending the government shutdown until February 15. The Senate passed it by unanimous consent so there is no roll-call vote. Here is the roll-call vote from the House. The bill passed by a vote of 231-180, with 179 Republicans voting no. New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only Democrat to vote no. She voted no because she refuses to vote for any bill that funds the Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) agency. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee was...

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News Roundup 8/18/2022

US News Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Osprey aircraft fleet has been grounded over unknown issues with the clutch. Defense News China A top US military commander said Tuesday that the US must “contest” China’s missile launches over Taiwan that were...

News Roundup 8/17/2022

US News The Department of Education will forgive student loans for ITT Technical Institute students from January 1, 2005 until it closed in 2016. Over 200,000 former attendees of the school will have $3.9 billion forgiven. Market Watch The Army transferred control of...

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Attention Fellow Philosophers: The Protestant Libertarian Podcast

On a recent episode of The Protestant Libertarian Podcast, Alex Bernardo and Laurie Calhoun discuss the MIC, its cultish features, the war on terror, Ukraine, war propaganda, and what to do about all of it. This relatively new podcast also has episodes on Ludwig...

RIP Michael Badnarik

I am told this morning that Michael Badnarik died in his sleep of heart failure last night. Michael was a great believer in and defender of freedom and the United States of America and its Constitution. He represented the Libertarian Party as presidential candidate...

KPFA Saturday Evening News–How Violence Breeds Violence

Short contribution of Laurie Calhoun to the KPFA Saturday Evening News on August 6, 2022, with David Rosenberg about drone assassination and the logic of “violence breeds violence”. This three-minute exchange spans 5:10-8:15. Many other foreign policy topics are also...

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COI #312: UN Peacekeepers Commit Rampant Sexual Crimes in DR Congo

On COI #312, Kyle Anzalone discusses the Congo, Russia and China. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe...

COI #311: The White House Will Continue to Push Beijing

On COI #311, Kyle Anzalone discusses Russia, China and Africa.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon...

COI #310: Was the Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Afghanistan?

On COI #310, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss Iran, Israel and Afghanistan.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

10 Debunked Conspiracy Theories Democrats Still Believe!

https://youtu.be/DG99R2dB8eg The problem with political decisions isn’t that most of us don’t get our own way. It’s also that these decisions are usually imposed on us against our will, by threats of violence...Democracy, as we practice it, is unjust. We expose...

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Josh Rogin, Propagandist Ep. 228

https://youtu.be/KOfe5385Pjw In this episode, I profile one of this era's most influential neoconservative voices, Josh Rogin. Rogin is a twice weekly columnist at the CIA Washington Post, where he advocates for US interventionism in every possible foreign...

Pelosi’s Pickled Provocation Ep. 227

https://youtu.be/6t0w03HduRI In the last two weeks, I spent a great deal of time covering Nancy Pelosi's reckless diplomatic visit to Taiwan. As a part of my coverage, I made a panel appearance on Around the Empire with JoAnne Leon and was glad to be a guest on It's...

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

Tim Pool is Wrong About China w/ Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick is back, and this time we’re discussing how and why Tim Pool is wrong about China. Liberty Weekly Patrick Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

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