Transit Unions to DHS: Give America A “No Ride” List

Just days into 2021, and the number of really bad, anti‐​liberty policy and legislative proposals are multiplying like mold spores. To that end, I would direct you to the request by the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) create a “No Ride” list for passenger rail akin to … Continue reading Transit Unions to DHS: Give America A “No Ride” List

Why Adding Accused Capitol Rioters to the ‘No-Fly’ List Threatens Civil Liberties

Last week, an angry mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. They believed that the November presidential election had been “stolen” from their leader and were attempting to block Congress’s certification of the results. It was a violent event that left five people dead, including one police officer. In the wake of this incident, … Continue reading Why Adding Accused Capitol Rioters to the ‘No-Fly’ List Threatens Civil Liberties

9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump Again

With seven days left in President Donald Trump’s term, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted for a second time to impeach him—this time gaining some Republican support.  The vote was 232-197, with 10 House Republicans joining all House Democrats.  The House impeached Trump on a charge of “incitement to insurrection” based on his speech to … Continue reading 9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump Again

The Blanket Ban on Felons Possessing Firearms Is Unconstitutional

In 2005, Raymond Holloway, Jr. pled guilty to driving under the influence, a misdemeanor under Pennsylvania law. Because Holloway had an earlier misdemeanor DUI, the 2005 offense was punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. U.S. law prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime punishable by more than two years’ imprisonment from possessing any firearm or ammunition. Since his 2005 … Continue reading The Blanket Ban on Felons Possessing Firearms Is Unconstitutional

6 Key Points on Efforts to Oust Trump in Final Days

After the riot at the Capitol, congressional Democrats increasingly are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump before his term expires Jan. 20, either through a second impeachment or by invoking the 25th Amendment.  Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., an assistant House speaker, said  lawmakers could vote on impeachment within a week.  After vowing never to concede the 2020 presidential … Continue reading 6 Key Points on Efforts to Oust Trump in Final Days

Is Private Internet Censorship Unconstitutional?

It is common to hear social media figures and pundits deride censorship on social media and other technology platforms. As I wrote in Towards Data Science, this threat is very real, especially during the COVID-19 public health crisis. However, the exaggeration of the threat plays into our society’s growing fondness for “grievance culture.” The story … Continue reading Is Private Internet Censorship Unconstitutional?