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Podcast: Hitchhiking to an Antiwar Awakening

Here’s the 7 minute story of how my hitchhiking follies led to my antiwar awakening via a drunken Vietnam war vet in a desolate, dicey Baltimore bus station. I welcome critical feedback on how to notch up future podcasts. Just a little overlap between the video and my oped last week in the Baltimore Sun […]

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Baltimore Sun: On Veterans Day, I Remember “Bobie” of Baltimore

Baltimore Sun, November 9, 2018 On Veterans Day, I remember ‘Bobie’ from Baltimore by James Bovard Veterans Day is a time for parades and tributes to those who served in America’s armed services. But most celebrations ignore the human carnage that inevitably follows when politicians send their fellow citizens off to foreign wars. Considering the […]

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The Hill: Gun Crackdowns Ignore Waco & Other ATF Atrocities

The Hill, March 7, 2018 Gun crackdowns have already led to too many federal abuses by James Bovard President Trump declared last week that the law enforcement should “take the guns first, go through due process second.” But the history of federal firearms enforcement shows that due process is often a mirage when federal bureaucrats […]

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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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USA Today: Syria is Trump’s Biggest Foreign Folly

USA Today, June 26, 2017 Donald Trump is reckless on Syria. It’s his most dangerous foreign policy folly. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist  Trump said Obama’s ‘horrendous leadership’ on Syria could start World War III. He’s made things even worse. Last year on the campaign trail, crowds roared when Donald Trump denounced his opponent as […]

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My Waco Brawl with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (1999)

  Fox News fired superstar host Bill O’Reilly yesterday. O’Reilly and I brawled on Waco in 1999. He had me on his program just after news broke that the FBI had fired pyrotechnic devices into the Davidians’ home before the fire that left 80 people dead. The feds were caught in a heap of lies at that […]

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