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

‘Hundreds’ Could Be Charged in Capitol Riot, Prosecutor Says

The Justice Department is investigating more than 170 people allegedly involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Charges could include sedition and conspiracy, and murder.  That number could grow by the hundreds in the coming weeks, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said Tuesday. “Given the enormity of the actors … Continue reading ‘Hundreds’ Could Be Charged in Capitol Riot, Prosecutor Says

Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here’s why voters passed this groundbreaking reform

Scott Akins, Oregon State University and Clayton Mosher, Washington State University Oregon became the first state in the United States to decriminalize the possession of all drugs on Nov. 3, 2020. Measure 110, a ballot initiative funded by the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group backed in part by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, passed with … Continue reading Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here’s why voters passed this groundbreaking reform

The ATF Has Become a Rogue Agency That Turns Lawful Gun Owners Into Felons

What if government agents could, by declaration, make you into a criminal? What if, without legislative change, bureaucrats could decide that what was legal yesterday is a felony today? What if we were governed not by law, but by arbitrary statements telling us what we may or may not do? Unfortunately, those questions are not … Continue reading The ATF Has Become a Rogue Agency That Turns Lawful Gun Owners Into Felons

Rogue US Attorneys Coming to a City Near You?

This commentary is part of a series on the rogue prosecutors around the country who have been backed by liberal billionaires such as George Soros and Cari Tuna, and the threat those prosecutors pose to crime victims and others alike. Previous entries in the series focused on prosecutors in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Fairfax County, Virginia. Rachael Rollins, the … Continue reading Rogue US Attorneys Coming to a City Near You?

Why Seattle’s Proposed ‘Poverty Excuse’ for Crimes Would Destroy the City’s Economy

Matthew Humphrey recently lost $4,000 worth of goods in a theft of his Seattle barbershop. Under a new proposal the Seattle City Council is considering this month, what happened to him wouldn’t even be a crime—if the thieves claimed they were driven by poverty, that is. “I think it’s insane,” the victimized barber told a … Continue reading Why Seattle’s Proposed ‘Poverty Excuse’ for Crimes Would Destroy the City’s Economy

Oregon Takes the Lead on Ending the War on Drugs

Last week, Oregon voted to decriminalize the possession of all drugs. Ballot Measure 110  passed with a whopping 59 percent of the vote. Numerous other states voted to legalize recreational cannabis on Election Day as well, namely Arizona, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota. Across the board, voters struck down policies that supported the War … Continue reading Oregon Takes the Lead on Ending the War on Drugs

4 Policies Joe Biden Must Rethink if He Actually Wants to Address Racial Disparities

For decades, progressives have attracted people of color to the Democratic Party with promises to address racial inequality. The 2020 presidential campaign was no departure. Joe Biden, whose nomination as the Democratic Party’s torchbearer rested largely on the votes of the Black community, spoke frequently about racial disparities and laid out an “economic equity” plan … Continue reading 4 Policies Joe Biden Must Rethink if He Actually Wants to Address Racial Disparities

Prosecutor Criticized for Charging St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters

A Missouri prosecutor faces heavy scrutiny at the national and state level for bringing criminal charges against a St. Louis couple who pointed guns at trespassers in late June to defend themselves and their property.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner filed the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who became nationally known because … Continue reading Prosecutor Criticized for Charging St. Louis Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters