Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Justice

Recommendations for Police Reform

When society is presented with the task of rehabilitating one of its failed public services the responses are normally varied and emotional. Everyone has an opinion that is based upon their worldview, and it’s...

TGIF: The FBI Is Not Your Friend

One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured "Russiagate" controversy is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice. But the FBI has never been a friend of liberty and...

The Online Lynching of a Lynn, Mass. Coffeehouse

While a bit less vaunted in American public esteem than the military, the police forces are also held in the highest of regards. Though this may be contested among some in the minority community,...

The Quirin Decision of 1942 Revisited

In Ex Parte Quirin (1942) the U.S. Supreme Court justified the trial by military commission of eight German soldiers “captured” on American soil. Edward S. Corwin called the case “a ceremonious detour to a...

On Patriotic Correctness

While political correctness is typically associated with the American Left, modern conservatism has its own sacred totems that dare not be criticized. Like its progressive counterparts, the Right’s choices of sanctification fit together like...

But Without Taxation…

The inescapable conclusion that taxation is theft has led to countless people asking for alternative forms of funding. Meeting this challenge is essential for libertarians, since our message requires a radical shift in thinking...

The Seen and the Catastrophic Unseen in Our Criminal Justice System

Thank you. Thank you to the Reason Foundation, and to the judges who saw merit in my work and honored me with this award. It's especially validating to get an award named after Bastiat—an award...

A 12-Year-Old Is Suing Attorney General Sessions to Legalize a Medicine That Keeps Her...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions might be a little shocked at the latest lawsuit filed against the government. Alexis Bortell’s lawsuit to legalize medical marijuana was inspired by her move to Colorado a few years ago,...

Progressives’ Delusional Race to Save Democracy

Responding to the anniversary of Donald Trump’s election, The Washington Post Magazine presented “38 ideas for repairing our badly broken civic life.” Post Magazine editor Richard Just explained that “all of us ... should be able to...

When Gunmen Strike, You’re on Your Own

Here is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, defenders counter with: "And yet you won't refuse police help the next time...
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