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New York Post: Confessions of a one-season department-store Santa

New York Post, December 24, 2021 Confessions of a one-season department-store Santa by James Bovard   In the fall of 1977, I moved to Boston seeking literary triumphs and intellectual stimulation. As a 21-year-old college dropout from the mountains of Virginia who had just sold his first article, I assumed I could easily rack up […]

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My Tribute to H.L. Mencken – Mises Podcast

Mises Institute President Jeff Deist and I had a rollicking discussion yesterday on H.L. Mencken.  Here’s the summary from the Mises website: “HL Mencken is the writer you need to read immediately. He was savagely brilliant, caustic, and witty, but also prolific across genres in ways almost unthinkable of journalists today. His skill with the […]

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Thanksgiving and my Dad’s Favorite Poem

This is the time of year when folks use sweetened condensed milk for pumpkin pie, peanut butter fudge, and many other holiday treats. Every time I see those cans advertised, I am reminded of my father’s favorite poem. My father worked on farms for much of his life, including two summers during high school on […]

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My Hillsdale Speech on Covid Vax Mandate Madness

Hillsdale College posted the video of my speech from their Constitution Day Celebration last month bashing Biden’s Covid Vaccination Mandates.  As I state in the speech, Covid vaccinations can be a prudent choice for people in high-risk categories.  But using the federal iron fist to inject almost everyone is a travesty of the Constitution and […]

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Video – The Twenty Year Post-9/11 War on Liberty

Here’s my spiel on the “Twenty Year Post-9/11 War on Liberty” from last night’s The Future of Freedom Foundation broadcast. If you like seeing federal agencies get thrashed, you might enjoy this show. TSA, FBI, NSA, DHS – they all caught hell.  The video wraps up with excellent questions from the audience & plenty of […]

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TSA’s New Mask Mandate: Typhoid Marys to the Rescue

American Institute for Economic Research, February 8, 2021 TSA’s New Mask Mandate by James Bovard The Transportation Security Administration announced last week that it will be fining travelers up to $1,500 for failing to wear a proper facemask. The TSA could also heavily fine people for wearing a facemask improperly and maybe also for some […]

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