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My Video Flashback to Walking the Railroad in 2003

My New York Post piece today talked about how the town of Irvington, New York was shut down on Thursday for a Biden’s fundraising visit. That reminded me of how my 2003 trip to Irvington to give a speech turned into a long walk along the Metro North railroad line. Hopefully this is good for […]

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A Mother’s Day Tribute

Two shots of my Mom and I – the first in my pre-cynic stage, and the second 34 years later on Christmas Eve 1990. My mother was a warm-hearted lady who radiated joy and brought happiness to people around her. I especially appreciated when she did the “Sergeant Schulz – I see nothing” routine & […]

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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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The FBI’s Forgotten Crimes Against Richard Jewell

People in Washington think I'm a redneck, and rednecks think I'm an undercover fed. Maybe dropping out of that finishing school was a mistake. https://t.co/5vu9AtiQsA — James Bovard (@JimBovard) September 17, 2020 The FBI’s Forgotten Crimes Against Richard Jewell by James Bovard A new movie about Richard Jewell is reminding Americans of one of the […]

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Why I Write

Mises Institute, August 11, 2020 Why I Write by James Bovard I was born in Iowa, raised in the mountains of Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech sporadically from 1974 to 1976 before dropping out to try my luck writing. At some point in the late 1970s, individual liberty became my highest political value and I […]

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