Category: Law/Justice

When in Doubt, Choose Freedom

By Otfried Höffe, TELOS It is hard to believe. More than seventy years after the adoption of the Basic Law, a constitution opposed to all dictatorships, two principles have ceased to be self-evident: the content of the basic freedoms and the separation of powers in the organization of […]

The Past and Future of Incitement

By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative You can only make up your own definition of “incitement” on Twitter and at presidential impeachment trials. Otherwise, the actual law is going to have to do. The context is clear: As they geared up for an impeachment, Democrats and mainstream […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E5

Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]

Gorsuch v. Over-Criminalization

Now that overcriminalization has started to spill over into the middle class and business class, even many on the right are turning against it. By C. Jarrett Dieterle, National Review Much of the media attention to date surrounding President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has centered on […]

Let Us Drink in Public

This reads like something out of Reason Magazine. Is the old-fashioned anti-authoritarian left making a comeback? By Miles Kampf-Laffin, The Jacobin The aromas of freshly stewed gumbo and boiled crawfish wafted out onto the street in front of Broadview Seafood at the edge of New Orleans’s Seventh Ward. […]

Corporate Dictatorship, Mass Incarceration, and Imperialism: The Nature of the American State

By Yanis Iqbal, Hampton Think USA’s President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks have already deflated the hopes of lesser-evilists. Filled with deep-dyed neoliberals and unswerving imperialists, Biden’s cabinet will try its hardest to competently revive the murderous American empire. Externally, it would mean the professional management of an imperialist, […]