American Institute for Economic Research, April 29, 2021 A Grim Reaper Speaks James Bovard –President Biden’s first speech to Congress last night hit all the pandemic hot buttons. Even though most members of Congress are vaccinated, all of the 200 attendees in the Capitol were required to wear masks and “socially distance.” The Hill reports […]
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Leighton Smith, a legendary radio host who now does the top podcast in New Zealand, interviewed me last Sunday. Leighton describes himself as a libertarian conservative and he has long followed political battles both in his country and in the U.S. I was amazed at how thoroughly Leighton prepped; he pulled up lines that I […]
The Deadly Precedent of the Waco Whitewash by James Bovard March 19, 2021 The easiest way to achieve sainthood in Washington is to cover up a federal atrocity. Thus, it is no surprise that former senator John Danforth continues to be treated by the Washington Post as a visionary statesman. The Post showcased Danforth’s attack on […]
Mises Institute, March 18, 2021 The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty by James Bovard The notion that Americans will always be free is part of the catechism that is force-fed to public school students. For hundreds of years, philosophers, politicians, and reformers have touted a law of history that assures the ultimate triumph of […]
Here’s an audio version of my favorite epigrams from yesterday’s piece at the Mises Institute – A Collection of Bovardian Epigrams Thanks to Millian Quinteros for recording my epigrams.
Originally posted by the Mises Institute; reposted by Zero Hedge, Counterpunch, Ron Paul Institute, Libertarian Institute, Lapm Journal (U.K.), Aletho News, USA Express, Make Xpress (U.K.), Zenith News, Finanz (Germany), USSA News, Qoshe.com, and in Estonian language here. Audio version from Mises is here. A Collection of Bovardian Epigrams by James Bovard, October 28, 2020 […]
Many Americans feel like they have a miserable choice of presidential candidates this year. But the same pattern goes back at least to the end of the Reagan era. For decades, presidents have had far more power than they can be trusted with. Here are election season pieces I wrote on this theme in 1988 […]