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Washingtonian Tags my WSJ Silent Shakespeare Piece as “Defining” D.C. in 2015

Along with Donald Trump, Gov. Chris Christie,  the Washington Redskins (with a name that liberals now hate),  and reviled pro-Confederate flag protestors, Washingtonian magazine credits me with one of the “17 Moments of Local Outrage That Defined 2015.” Here’s an outtake from the Washingtonian article: July 14: Wall Street Journal vs. Wordless Shakespeare Synetic Theater wins bushels of awards […]

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My Raging Bitch Christmas

Happily, I did not have to work as a Santa Claus this year to pay for my beer.  I am indebted to Tom Blanton, the mastermind of the Project for a New American Revolution, for this hoppy reminder of my temp work past.   Below is the story of my gig as a Santa Claus  – an […]

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USA TODAY: Budget Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

USA TODAY, December 17, 2015 BUDGET BILL LEAVES NO BOONDOGGLE BEHIND by James Bovard Republican congressional leaders are like a football coach who believes the secret to winning is to punt early and often. House Speaker Paul Ryan and others are claiming victory over the 2,000-plus page appropriations bill, but this is a “no boondoggle left […]

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Secret TSA Logo Revealed on Florida TV

From Adweek: “Fort Myers, Fla., NBC affiliate WBBH aired a graphic that was supposed to be from the Department of Homeland Security during Friday’s 5 p.m. show, but instead showed a happy eagle with T&A on its chest, grabbing what looked like breasts on the left and a butt on the right.” Dang, now I […]

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FFF: Obama’s Cynicism Racketeering

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Obama’s Cynicism Racketeering by James Bovard Barack Obama captured the presidency in part because of his appeals to “hope and change.” But after more than six years in power, he is now spending far more time denouncing cynicism. As usual, the worst example of cynicism is citizens who […]

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Wash. Times: Obama’s Freedom & Fear Farce

Washington Times, December 10, 2015 Talking freedom but practicing fear by James Bovard The president employs scare tactics to diminish liberties The most memorable line in President Obama’s Oval Office Sunday speech was his declaration that “freedom is more powerful than fear.” That epigram might have made John F. Kennedy’s speechwriters beam. But it is […]

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Why I Write @Twitter

This is “National Day of Writing” – sponsored by the National Writing Project, National Council of Teachers of English, the New York Times Learning Network, and the Teaching Channel.  They  “invite you to celebrate writing in all its forms.” I still can’t get past the fact that “National Day of Writing” sounds like a typographical error. […]

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