By Peter R. Quinones This was my introduction at a fundraiser for Ross Ulbricht. Lyn, his mom, was sitting right in front of me as I delivered it. My good friend Vin Armani was there as well. I was just trying not to lose it. I did when […]
Angelo Quinto: Man dies after police kneel on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says in wrongful death claim
By Stella Chan and Leah Asmelash, CNN A 30-year-old Northern California man undergoing a mental health episode died days after police officers kneeled on the back of his neck for nearly five minutes to subdue him, lawyers for his family said. Angelo Quinto had been “suffering from anxiety, […]
By Jacob Sullum, Reason Civil asset forfeiture, which allows police to seize property they allege is connected to crime without arresting (let alone convicting) the owner, has provoked intense criticism in the United States, especially during the last decade. The critics argue that the practice demolishes due process […]
By Brendan O’Neil, Spiked Online I’m glad sections of the left find the free-speech crisis so funny. Or ‘free-speech crisis’, as they always put it, those sarky quote marks signaling their skepticism towards the idea that there’s a censorship problem on campus and elsewhere in society. ‘Freeze peach!’, […]
Pigs vs. pigs. Awesome. Fracture, fracture, fracture… By Josiah Bates, Time New Hampshire police chief; a Philadelphia detective; two Seattle Police Department officers who traveled cross-country, to name just a few. In the aftermath of the historic insurrection that took place in Washington D.C. last week, which left […]
Between her and Gretchen Whitmer, the evidence is overwhelming that bitchiness is bipartisan. By Scott Shackford, Reason After turning to the courts to stop voters from legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem says she’ll also veto attempts by lawmakers to give voters what they’ve demanded. […]
So what if he did? It was about the goofiest and most limp-dicked “insurrection” in history.
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 ongoing retreat of drug prohibition represents a major paradigm shift. Co-founder of Cornbread Hemp, Jim Higdon, explains how and why marijuana should be legalized on state and local levels.
The two guys that were interviewed for this segment were morons. Team Rising discusses the Biden administration’s potential extradition of Julian Assange from the UK despite protests from civil liberties groups.
Trump unleashed his mob onto Congress on January 6, and the fallout continues. The biggest question on many minds is how to root out the hundreds of far-right, anti-government groups who saw the Trump presidency as their coming-out party. Some are floating the idea of using the so-called […]
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 […]
By Jenni Fink, Newsweek Former President Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial will focus on whether he incited an insurrection, a charge that in a criminal court falls short of treason, the highest crime in the United States, and is easier to prove. Treason is an impeachable offense but not […]
Maybe this will be the Chicago Conspiracy Trial of the Right. By Pete Williams, NBC WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have now filed charges against more than 200 people accused of taking part in the assault on the U.S. Capitol last month, alleging a wide range of motives and […]
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 […]
By Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal Tahanie Aboushi discusses her newly expanded proposal to not prosecute offenses that criminalize poverty, mental health issues, and substance use, and to reduce incarceration for all cases. As more district attorneys win elections on promises to reform the criminal legal system, demands are […]
I have noticed that in relatively recent times the sex worker rights movement has grown significantly. I expect this to escalate in the same way that the gay rights and trans rights movements did previously and, like the TERFs vs trans conflict, the SWERFs vs sex workers conflict […]
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams In what justice advocates celebrated as a major shift away from the devastating and failed policies of the nation’s so-called “war on drugs,” Oregon on Monday officially became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs with a new […]
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 […]
By Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press Washtenaw County’s new prosecutor says his office will no longer pursue charges against adults who engage in consensual sex work, a move that national advocates praised as a win for marginalized people. The policy directive that Prosecutor Eli Savit issued Thursday applies […]
By Emaline Friedman, PhD, Mad in America Research evidence suggests that the criminalization of drug use and possession has roots in explicit racism and reinforces inequality. A broad coalition of professionals writing in the American Journal of Bioethics seeks to rectify the havoc wrought by the War on […]
US officials say 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened regarding last week’s attack on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
By Luke Savage, The Jacobin Joe Biden used to brag that he practically wrote the Patriot Act, the Bush-era law that massively increased government surveillance powers. Now he’s hoping to pass a further “domestic terrorism” law once in office. The danger is real that the January 6 Capitol […]
Here it comes.
Alexandria comes through. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss a potential new domestic terror law following the insurrection at the Capitol.
D.C. Correspondent, Ken Klippenstein, discusses how and why law enforcement failed to prevent the riots at the Capitol.
Patriot Prayer supporter faces several felony charges, accused of macing cops during protest at Oregon Capitol
By Saphara Harrell – Salem Reporter A supporter of far-right group Patriot Prayer is facing several felony charges related to a protest at the Oregon Capitol on Dec. 21, where demonstrators pushed their way into the closed building and kicked in a door to protest Covid restrictions. Chandler […]
Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government is ready to offer political asylum to Julian Assange and supports the decision of a British judge to deny extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. “I’m going to ask the […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti analyze the decision by a British judge to deny WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, extradition to the US, based on potential mental health issues and risk of suicide.
I consider this to be a far more important and far-reaching outcome of the 2020 election than the ouster of Trump by the neoliberals. 2020 was the year of the lumpen proletarian uprising in the streets and a Tet Offensive against the War on Drugs in the voting […]
By Glenn Greenwald Persecution is not typically doled out to those who recite mainstream pieties, or refrain from posing meaningful threats to those who wield institutional power, or obediently stay within the lines of permissible speech and activism imposed by the ruling class. Those who render themselves acquiescent and […]
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. […]
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, […]
By Alexander Storrsson People seem to forget that the government can’t wish things into existence. There are processes which have to be undertaken for things to be established as law in this country – processes which seem to have been overridden at various points this year. Might I […]
Regional principalities and magnates take on a techno-feudal manor. By Billy Binion, Reason A group of state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google today, alleging that the company maintains monopoly control over internet search via competition-squashing behavior. The complaint, brought by 38 states and U.S. territories, […]
By Billy Binion, Reason Rep. Justin Amash (L–Mich.) on Thursday introduced a bill to end civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to take property from someone without ever charging them with a crime. Law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels can seize assets if they […]
By Billy Binion, Reason The Supreme Court last week unanimously ruled in Tanzin v. Tanvir that a trio of Muslim men may sue a group of FBI agents for damages after the government officials put them on the no-fly list for refusing to spy on their own communities. […]
By: Mike Maharrey , Tenth Amendment Center COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 16, 2020) – Two bills introduced in the South Carolina House would ban the enforcement of any federal mask mandate and prohibit the state from taking any federal funding connected to a federal mask or vaccine mandate. Passage […]
In case you missed it, I was a guest on Fox Business’s “Kennedy” on 12/16/2020. We discussed why Ross Ulbricht should receive clemency from President Trump and the legislation I introduced with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard that repeals the PATRIOT Act. Ulbricht’s sentence is the greatest violation of the […]
If we must have presidents, it should have been Tulsi. Although, interestingly, she’s too conservative for liberals, too liberal for conservatives, too moderate for radicals, and too radical for moderates.
As I have said many times, the function of the Supreme Court is to arbitrate public controversies for the purpose of formulating a position that reflects the dominant consensus of the power elite and “educated classes.” Leftists and rightists who get so worked up over Supreme Court nominees […]
By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter A church in California that has reportedly held worship services indoors with hundreds of attendees not wearing face masks was held in contempt of court and fined. For months, Calvary Chapel of San Jose and its pastor, Michael McClure, have overseen worship […]
By Eric Todisco, People A Los Angeles judge has ruled that L.A. County’s outdoor dining ban will be limited to three weeks as planned, and then must be reassessed by the health department before the ban can be extended. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant […]
‘CIVIL WAR’? Democrats outraged at ONE-THIRD of US states challenging Biden election in Supreme Court
Let the Red and Blue go their own way. Russia Today A Texas-led motion to the US Supreme Court challenging the elections in four states that declared Joe Biden president has angered Democrats. Between that and a rant by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, ‘Civil War’ began trending on Twitter. […]
So much for the “coup.”
One law for the ruling class, another law for all other classes.