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Trump’s Selective Sovereignty Is Par for the Course in U.S. Foreign Policy

C-SPANThe New York Times claims Donald Trump “sketched out a radically different vision of the world order than his forebears” by “declaring Tuesday that sovereignty should be the guiding principle of affairs between nations.” That is not remotely true. Nor is Trump unusual in employing “a strikingly selective definition of sovereignty,” which the Times suggests […]

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The 28 States Where a Little Pot Can Still Send You to Jail

Tomorrow New Hampshire becomes the 22nd state to eliminate that possibility. Jacob Sullum|Sep. 15, 2017 6:15 pm JZSTomorrow New Hampshire will become the 22nd state to eliminate the possibility of jail for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Under a law passed this year, adults caught with three-quarters of an ounce or less will face a […]

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After 5 Years, Ferguson Drops Bogus Charges That Cost Navy Veteran His Job

In its 2015 report on the Ferguson, Missouri, police department’s rights-violating, revenue-maximizing enforcement of the city’s municipal code, the Justice Department described a 32-year-old African-American man who was accosted by a cop while “sitting in his car cooling off after playing basketball” in a local park on a summer afternoon in 2012. That man was […]

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Decision Dismissing Sarah Palin’s Libel Suit Is an Embarrassment to the Times

SarahPACAfter a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, was interrupted by gunfire on June 14, a New York Times editorial revived the much-debunked myth that a graphic created by Sarah Palin’s political action committee had something to do with the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson. Two weeks later, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice […]

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Donald Trump’s 10 Theses: A Phoenix Rally Quiz

C-SPANThe president covered a lot of ground during his 77-minute speech to adoring supporters in Phoenix on Tuesday night. In case you didn’t have time to watch or read the whole thing, this quiz is your chance to brush up on the 10 key points he made. Answers after the jump. 1. What don’t the […]

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DOJ Retreats From Speech-Chilling Demand for Information About Trump’s Opponents

disruptj20.orgYesterday the Justice Department retreated from its sweeping demand for information about an anti-Trump website, a dragnet that civil libertarians had criticized as an assault on freedom of speech and freedom of association that was apt to intimidate the president’s opponents. Proposing a a less ambitious fishing expedition, two federal prosecutors insisted that “the government […]

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Forfeiture Loot Corrupts Justice: New at Reason

Due process vanishes when law enforcement agencies make money by seizing property. Jacob Sullum|Aug. 23, 2017 8:01 am flickr / Mesa0789In Ohio during the 1920s, people caught with “intoxicating liquors” could be tried by rural mayors, who were paid for each conviction and authorized to impose fines that were split between the village and the […]

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Cops Dig Desperately for a Picture That Can Send a Harmless Old Man to Jail

University of Virginia Police DepartmentPolice dug through Walter Korte’s trash four times. They searched his car, his office, and his home. They found thousands of pictures, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, including “magazine clippings of celebrities” as well as “erotic and pornographic pictures that appeared to be printed off websites.” The “vast majority” of the images […]

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