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The Week in Review: July 16, 2016

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog07/15/2016

Government policing is, after all, a government program. It should be treated accordingly.

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Why We Get More Policing Than We Need: It's "Free"

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/13/2016

Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.

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Too Many Laws: Why Police Encounters Escalate

Legal SystemThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog07/12/2016

Many encounters will police escalate to the point of violence because the list of criminal offenses is so long, and the penalties are so draconian.

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The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog07/11/2016

There are two sets of rules that function in America. One set for the political class, and another set for everyone else.

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The Week in Review: July 9, 2016

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/08/2016

This week has been marked by devastating illustrations of why so much of the public distrusts the institutions of the state.

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Abolish the FBI

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/07/2016

Never constitutional, the FBI was formed to compete against more effective private agencies. It now functions to shield politicians from the law.

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The Supreme Court’s New Attack on the Fourth Amendment

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog07/06/2016

Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court — part of the US government — recently decided to expand the powers and privileges of the US government.

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"Gun Violence" as a Rhetorical Trick in the Gun-Control Debate

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/06/2016

When a pundit refers to "gun violence" when the discussion is about homicide, they're usually trying to hide something.

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Why Hillary Clinton Wasn't Indicted

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog07/05/2016

Why wasn't Hillary Clinton indicted? It certainly wasn't because federal prosecutors have a towering respect for the rights of defendants.

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Why Large, Local Legislatures Are Better than the EU Parliament

Big GovernmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog06/28/2016

Large parliaments with small district sizes and easy access to legislators are preferable to the EU system of huge constituencies and little access.

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