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My Zestiest Zingers of 2023

Libertarian Institute, January 2, 2024 Bovard’s Zestiest Zingers of 2023 by Jim Bovard | 2023 was another godsend for cynics. Here’s a round-up of my zestiest lines from my articles in the past year. Some lines were tweaked for this collection. Hearty thanks to Hunter DeRensis and editors at other outlets who ran those articles […]

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Truth is the Biggest Threat to DC ‘Democracy’

Libertarian Institute, December 18, 2023 Truth is the Biggest Threat to DC ‘Democracy’ by Jim Bovard In Washington, truth is reckoned as the greatest enemy of democracy. Hard facts are deadly threats to a president’s prerogative to define reality and impose “the will of the people.” Early this year, Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air […]

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Macaulay and My 75-Cent Epiphanies, Part 1

Macaulay and My 75-Cent Epiphanies, Part 1 by James Bovard Fearing that my writing style was becoming anemic, I recently sought a literary booster shot from my bookshelves. Happily, a dozen volumes of Thomas Macaulay awaited me. Macaulay made history mesmerizing, and I have been captivated by his speed, grace, and wit for 40 years. […]

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N.Y. Post: Trump indictment shows federal secrecy gone wild makes political lies — like Biden’s — harder to uncover

New York Post, June 13, 2023 Trump indictment shows federal secrecy gone wild makes political lies — like Biden’s — harder to uncover by James Bovard Former President Donald Trump was indicted last week on 37 federal charges tied to his possession and mishandling of classified documents. Critics assert Trump betrayed his oath to uphold […]

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