Immigration Roiling Politics Globally

Those seeking to escape the global south are facing resistance from DC to London to Paris.

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Raining On Parades

With the help of Popehat, I call out issues with the Fulton County case &, in doing so, piss everyone off

The Georgia Case is Different

It’s the only one that puts all the piece together.

Hakeem Jeffries, Fox News, and the Dangers of Sloppy Rhetoric

It would be nice if politicians and cable news outlets were more responsible.

This Is Why I Don’t Like Gangster Movies

You have to be suspicious of people who enjoy gangster movies a bit too much.

South Carolina Outlaws Speech Related to Abortion

States emboldened by Dobbs are testing just how far the Supreme Court will let them go.

Man Killed in Dispute Over Football Game

Disappointment turns to tragedy.

FBI Supplied Encrypted Comms to Criminal Networks

A massive sting operation has been revealed.

Federal Judge Rejects Republican Argument Against Impeachment Inquiry

A Federal District Court Judge gave the House of Representatives, and the nation, a big win yesterday.

The Simplest Theory of Kompromat

A basic explanation for Trump’s behavior towards Russia.

Russian “Gun Rights Activist” Charged With Being Russian Agent

Mariia Butina, a Russian “gun rights activist, is accused of being an unregistered agent of the Russian government and attempting to influence Republican Party policies regarding Russia in an operation that pre-dates the Trump Presidential campaign.

Canada Is One Step Closer To Marijuana Legalization

Pending the mere formality of approval by the Governor-General, Canada will soon become the largest nation in the world where recreational use of marijuana is legal.

Why the UK Government Hasn’t Done More to Punish Russia

Theresa May’s government has not hit Russian oligarchs nearly as hard as they deserve because the UK benefits from turning a blind eye.

Andrew McCabe Fired Two Days Before Retirement

The FBI’s former deputy director was shamefully fired late Friday night, after which President Trump gloated on Twitter.

Are Mass Shootings a National Security Threat?

Phil Carter makes an interesting argument but he’s ultimately mistaken.

Trump Says That He’s A “Very Stable Genius”

Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rant is one of his most bizarre.

First Indictment Reportedly Issued In Mueller’s Russia Investigation

The first shoes appear ready to drop in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign.

Arpaio in Context

The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.

Supreme Court Accepts New Jersey’s Challenge To Federal Law Barring Sports Betting

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving New Jersey’s challenge to a Federal law outlawing sports betting.

New Canadian Government Likely To Legalize Marijuana

Canada’s Liberal Party ran on a platform that includes nationwide marijuana legalization. With the election won, it seems only a matter of time before Canadians will be able to light up legally.

New Report Indicates Pete Rose Bet As A Player, And Lied About It

Pete Rose’s efforts at rehabilitation may have just been fatally injured.

Stealing Isn’t a Crime When Police Do It

Civil asset forfeiture gives “highway robbery” a whole new meaning.

Federal Judge Blocks Sports Betting In New Jersey, But It Should Be Legal Everywhere

Not surprisingly a Federal Judge has blocked New Jersey’s latest effort to legalize sports gaming. As a matter of policy, though, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be legal to place wagers on sporting events.

F.B.I. Director Hints At Regulatory Action Against Apple, Google Over Encyrption

Law enforcement remains unhappy about the recent changes that will make it harder to break into a locked smartphone.

The New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

The Grey Lady sees the light on a major part of the War On Drugs.

No, It’s Not Time For A New War On Booze

A supposed conservative calls for massive increases in taxes on alcohol.

Decline of American Social Institutions

The unequal distribution of social capital may be more important than the unequal distribution of income.

Mario Cuomo Finally Watches The Godfather

Until this weekend, Mario Cuomo had refused to watch The Godfather. He still isn’t being very fair to it.

Should Juror’s Identities Ever Be Kept Secret?

Until the presiding Judge in the case rules otherwise, the identities of the members of the jury in the Zimmerman is secret. Should that be the case?

Lois Lerner Will Testify If Granted Immunity

Not surprisingly, Lois Lerner’s attorney is saying his client will only testify under a grant of immunity.

Shooting Sprees vs Organized Terrorist Attacks

We treat violence by lone individuals differently than organized violence. Race, religion, and national origin have nothing to do with that.

Killing Terrorist Leaders Prolonging War on Terror?

Targeting terrorist leadership may be counterproductive.

Sheldon Adelson Violated Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The gambling mogul is self-reporting violations of the law against bribing foreign officials.

Is The Gun Debate Over?

Conor Friedersdorf contends “The U.S. Already Had a Conversation About Guns—and the Pro Side Won.”

Judge: Poker Betting Not Gambling But Game of Skill

A federal judge has ruled that poker is a game of skill and that therefore betting money on it is not gambling.

The War On (Some) Drugs Has Killed More Mexicans Than Fast & Furious

America’s Drug War has caused more problems for Mexico than Fast & Furious ever will.

Oral History, Confidentiality, and the Courts

The Obama Justice Department is siding against historians trying to protect the confidentiality of their sources.

Blogging Liberty and Tyranny, Chapter Five

Taking a dive into Mark Levin’s view of Federalism.

Gravy Train About To End For The Washington, D.C. Area?

Some people in the D.C. area are worried that the Federal spending gravy train may be coming to an end. They should be.

“Swift Assimilation” and History

Ross Douthat’s latest New York Times column demonstrates an appalling misunderstanding of history in the context of immigration.

How to Spot Bogus “The Jihadists are Hooking up with Latin American Drug Cartel” Stories

Since 9/11 there has been a steady trickle of stories about jihadists hooking up with Latin American drug cartels and the like. Here is a guide of story points that can help you identify when such a story is almost certainly bogus.