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Teachers Unions Have Always Been Terrible

American Conservative, February 15, 2021 Teachers Unions Have Always Been Terrible Forty years of getting in the way of childrens’ education by James Bovard NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 3, 2020: BLM, UFT and other groups participate in a National Day of Resistance to protest for demands including no reopening of schools, police-free schools, and […]

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50 Years Ago (!?!): Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award

Fifty years ago today, I received the Eagle badge in Boy Scouts.   If I had a dollar for every person in subsequent decades who was shocked or appalled that someone like me could have reached Eagle, I could buy several kegs of the best beer in Maryland. Likewise, it would be fun to know how […]

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A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash

Libertarian Institute, July 16, 2020 A Halo for the Civil War is Hogwash by James Bovard “If the people who started wars didn’t make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?” said Rhett Butler, the savvy anti-hero in Gone with the Wind. Politicians, activist historians, and social justice warriors have awarded the American […]

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My Convict Road Gang Summer

Libertarian Institute My Convict Road Gang Summer by Jim Bovard | Feb 17, 2020 I may have been a rube, but I knew enough not to startle the gargantuan glowering prison guard with that double-barreled shotgun propped on his beer belly. As a sixteen-year-old toiling in the hot sun in 1973 alongside convicts on a […]

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MP3 REAL I.D. Rampage – Scott Horton Show Interview

My old friend Scott Horton interviewed me on my article on how the REAL I.D. Act is sowing chaos around the nation.  Here’s the summary from Scott’s website: Jim Bovard talks about the federal pressure for states to comply with their “REAL ID” laws, which place higher standards on proving one’s identity and may require […]

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Podcast: Richard Jewell & the Mirage of FBI Competence – Libertarian Institute & Free Man Beyond the Wall

Here’s a zesty 32 minute podcast from last week. The Libertarian Institute’s summary: “Pete Quinones invited Jim Bovard to return to the show. James is the author of 10 books mostly detailing waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government. Jim recently wrote and article for Daily Caller entitled, “Richard Jewell, Carter Page and […]

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Scandal Rocks My Old Hometown, Front Royal, Virginia

My old hometown Front Royal made the front page of the Washington Post website today. There’s a scandal in the Economic Development Authority (EDA) – a busload of folks got indicted – lots of embezzlement charges flying around. EDA’s tend to be political slush funds and have been motherlodes of scandal forever. One news report […]

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