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My “Autumn on the Oregon Coast” Photo

My “Autumn on the Oregon Coast” photo was in this weekend’s Glen Echo Labor Day Art Show. Just heard from the organizers that someone actually bought the durn thing. I reckon I will need to find something else to cover the hole in the wall I intended to shroud with this photo.       […]

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USA TODAY: Hurricane Harvey Proves Federal Flood Subsidies Must End

USA TODAY Dear Texas, how many times do we have to rebuild the same house? (You’re next Florida) James Bovard, Opinion columnist Sept. 1, 2017 The ‘flood-build-repeat’ model, so popular among re-election-seeking members of Congress, must come to an end. Hurricane Harvey, which battered Texas over the past week, offers the clearest lesson why Congress […]

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USA Today: Ruby Ridge Lessons for Fighting Right-Wing Extremism

USA TODAY Ruby Ridge lessons for fighting right-wing extremism by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Published 10:04 a.m. ET Aug. 28, 2017 When the government tries to squash anti-American ideas it doesn’t like, the results are often destructive of American ideals. In the wake of the protest in Charlottesville by white supremacists, many people are demanding […]

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Trump’s Afghanistan Speech: Hustling Used Carnage

  Trump’s speech on Afghanistan this evening reminded me of this book cover from the early 1970s.  This was probably some of the first political humor which I relished.  National Lampoon was much more reliable on Nixon’s foreign policy than was the Washington Post. Here is my running commentary via Facebook: So Trump will speak […]

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FFF: Antiwar Awakening From a Baltimore Boozer

Future of Freedom Foundation Anti-War Awakening on a Bus Trip from Baltimore by James Bovard August 17, 2017 In the summer of 1975, I took off hitchhiking from the mountains of southwest Virginia to visit a college girlfriend in New England. Less than 300 miles into the trip, my thumb lost whatever magic it once […]

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Discus Fun at the Maryland Senior Olympics

Thanks to the Maryland Senior Olympics for a hoot of a track meet today.  Finished first in my age category – my first win with the discus since 1974 (insert “Geezer Alert” here).  Below is a film clip of one of my throws.  I have forgotten what the joke was that spurred my hearty laughter before […]

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USA TODAY: End Democracy Promotion Balderdash

USA Today, August 10, 2017 Hey, guess what? Donald Trump has a good foreign policy idea by James Bovard Let’s get our own house in order before we start imposing democracy on others. The Trump administration’s foreign policy often resembles a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or a loose cannon on a ship deck. But every […]

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