Last week’s Wall Street Journal piece spurred some comments about how the government needs to do something because of the scant choices facing the vast numbers of people who now have a criminal record. The endless proliferation of new criminal statutes is profoundly harming American society. America needs fewer laws, not more prisons – as […]
Archive | February, 2013
Podcast/MP3 of today’s interview with WHO’s Jan Mickelson on EEOC
Here’s the MP3 of the interview with Jan Mickelson on the EEOC’s latest breakthrough in public service. We had a fun time whupping up on wayward bureaucrats. You can listen to the broadcast by downloading or clicking on the following – mickelson-2013-02-19_part2
WHO’s Jan Mickelson: Bovard is “One of the Smartest Snotty People I Know”
That was WHO talk show host Jan Mickelson’s lead-in comment to today’s interview. Now, if someone from New Jersey said I was one of the “smarest snotty people” he knew, it would be the supreme compliment. But nobody is snotty in Iowa. Jan has noted my attitude problem a few times in the past. He […]
How I Dodged an Iowa Job Trainers Lynch Mob
Okay, that headline is a bit of an overstatement. They were too lethargic to be a lynch mob. But much of that audience would been happy to see a liberal dose of tar and feathers applied to my hide. Following is an excerpt from the “Lambasting the Labor Department” chapter of Public Policy Hooligan. The […]
On WHO Radio with Jan Mickelson at 10:15 A.M. Eastern
Jan Mickelson, the king of Iowa radio, and I will palaver about the Wall St. Journal EEOC tribute this morning around 10:15 a.m. Eastern time on WHO radio. You can listen live here. or by tuning in to 1040 AM in Iowa and nearby turf.
Deciphering Mystery Wall Street Journal Illustration EEOC/Felons Piece?
I have been losing sleep trying to figure out the Wall Street Journal illustration attached to my tribute to the EEOC ever since the article was placed online Thursday night. This is more confounding than a New Yorker cartoon. Not sure who the little red men are supposed to be. EEOC bureaucrats? I may have […]
Cartoon Perfectly Nails Absurdity of Obama’s License to Kill
This cartoon from the new issue of the New Yorker perfectly nails the absurd presumptions behind Obama’s drone policy. on Twitter @jimbovard FWIW – here’s a piece I did on this topic back in 2011 – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com Assasination nation: Are there any limits on President Obama’s license to kill?As part […]