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Will Any ‘Last Rights’ Epigram Go to the Moon?

Will Any ‘Last Rights’ Epigram Go to the Moon? by James Bovard Epigrams are excellent propellants for seditious ideas. How far can one line go? Thirty years ago, I casually appended a sentence to the end of a paragraph in the final chapter of my book, Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty. I was […]

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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty (January update)

Hearty thanks to everyone who has purchased or reviewed Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty.  The book delivers hard facts and comic relief for these dire times.  Here’s a thumbnail on the book, reviews, and links to some excerpts & spinoffs: Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, harassed, surveilled, injected, censored, vilified, beaten, […]

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“Bovard Zingers,” Monty Python, and the Brian Wilson Podcast

Brian Wilson and I had a rowdy show to start 2024.  In his introduction, Brian tagged me as “the only writer today with a vacancy sign on his 12-year molar, and recent recipient of the American Dental Association’s first annual Happy Tooth Award.” I parried with a Monty Python parrot — the best known Python […]

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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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Brian Wilson Podcast on the Epigrams of 2022

Talk Show Legend Brian Wilson and I had fun bantering about the latest political debacles.  Brian kindly recapped his favorite lines from the Brownstone Institute roundup of my 2022 epigrams. Commenting on Biden’s impromptu verbal blunders, I said,  “The thing that would be fun is if there was a way to monitor the blood pressures […]

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Pandemic Potshots and Other Epigrams

Brownstone Institute, January 10, 2022 Pandemic Potshots and Other Epigrams By James Bovard Outrageous government policies are often shrouded by fogbanks of bureaucratese and political deceit. But a snappy sentence can sometimes puncture the veil and spur the ridicule that policy-makers richly deserve. Following is a round-up of verbal harpoons I flung at Leviathan last […]

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