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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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Saluting My Father on Cow Appreciation Day

This is national Cow Appreciation Day. I salute my late father, Ken Bovard, an animal geneticist who spent his career researching beef cattle breeding. The 1958 photo below is from the Beef Cattle Research Station near Front Royal, Virginia. It was one of his all-time favorite photos and hung on the wall forever in our […]

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FFF: Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom

Future of Freedom Foundation, Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom by James Bovard October 18, 2016 Some of my anarcho-libertarian tendencies arose thanks to the years I spent as a Boy Scout. Joining the Scouts was an easy decision, since my father was a Scoutmaster. Even without the family obligation, I might have signed […]

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MP3 – Appalachian Thru Hiker Hoopla

Talk show legend Brian Wilson and I had a rowdy chat today on his Libertas Media Project podcast on the Midsummer Shakespeare Brawl, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and whether the  American political system is beyond hope. Since Brian is aware that I’ve been doing a little hiking, he asked about a recent story about hikers in […]

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My Ribald Speech to the Cogswell Society

I gave a speech last Friday at a luncheon of the Cogswell Society in Washington. This is a group of guys who meet once a month to denounce temperance and everything for which is stands.  Several of the members gave humorous presentations at the start of the meeting and I was astounded at the high quality […]

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