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The Prospects for Soft Secession in America

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Blog09/21/2021

Is this trend toward soft secession necessarily illiberal? Is the potential for creating more states or political subdivisions, even if smaller and less sclerotic, moving us further from an idealized Hoppean private community model?

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Some Conservatives Still Pine for the Good Ol' Days of Cannabis Prohibition

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Blog08/30/2021

The federal government, along with pharmaceutical, alcohol, and tobacco companies have spent money trying to put the legalization genie back in the prohibition bottle, so any argument or propaganda will suit their purposes.

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Understanding the "Private" in "Private Security"

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Blog06/17/2021

Ultimately, we are responsible for ensuring our own security and our incentives are aligned with those of third parties with whom we can contract to assist us. In this regard, security is no different than many other desirable things. 

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Private Security Apps May Be the Future of Neighborhood Policing

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Blog05/31/2021

We're beginning to see some early attempts by private firms to provide simple, affordable private security beyond wealthy or corporate clients. 

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Due Process on Campus Keeps Justice on the Streets

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Blog05/07/2021

The reality in colleges today becomes reality on the streets tomorrow. The privileged treatment of women under Title IX has had profound implications for campus sexual misconduct hearings that threaten due process for all.

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Cannabis Prohibition: Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine

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The current cannabis prohibition policy creates scientific backwardness regarding cannabinoid drugs’ benefits and their actual harm. 

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Homicides Are Way Up in 2020, and Covid Lockdowns Are a Likely Cause

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Blog03/25/2021

If we’re going to ask ourselves what might have caused such an unusually large rise in homicide, we ought to look for very unusual events. Covid lockdowns certainly fit the bill. 

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Victim-Centered Justice Throws Black Men under the Bus

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Blog03/23/2021

By embedding victim-centered justice in law, lack of due process will become institutionalized. The burden of this will fall on men, and in particular black men.

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Scam Baiters Take an Active and Entertaining Role in Fighting Cybercrime

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Blog03/09/2021

US government agencies like the FBI remain incapable of bringing foreign online scammers to justice. Fortunately, in their place, internet “vigilantes” have answered the call to action.

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The Biggest Lies of the Impeachment Saga

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Blog02/20/2021

The latest impeachment saga simply confirms Thomas Paine’s adage: “The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.” Score another victory for the Swamp.

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