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Florida’s New Teacher Carry Law is a Decent First Step

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/27/2019

When it comes to school safety, a good place to start is by allowing local jurisdictions to reassert local control in their own communities.

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Confronting the Myths about "Arming Teachers"

Decentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog05/24/2019

There is no evidence that properly trained and armed private citizens would do a worse job than government "law enforcement" personnel in enhancing school safety.

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Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?

Legal System

Blog05/24/2019

Given the government's terrible record in capturing and punishing real criminals, while devoting ever-more resources to punishing tax evasion, it appears the government cares more about the pursuit of tax thieves than providing justice for victims of violent crime.

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The Gateway Drug Myth

HealthLegal System

Blog05/17/2019

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.

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Free Lori Loughlin and All Political Prisoners

Legal System

Lori Loughlin has been brave enough to defy the government. For that, she should be celebrated for refusing to bow down before “that coldest of all cold monsters, the state.”

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"Obstruction of Justice" Isn’t What People Think It Is

Legal System

Blog04/22/2019

As far as the FBI is concerned, it can do whatever it wants — and anyone who resists its power is guilty of "obstruction of justice."

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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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The Right Not To Testify

Legal System

Blog03/14/2019

Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.

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Why the Emphasis on "Officer Safety" Is Such a Problem

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/23/2019

When I look back on my experience at the 32nd Precinct I see real “peace officers” at work. No SWAT raids, no armored vehicles. Just cops getting by with their wits, guts, and courage.

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2019

The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.

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