Joe Schrank, program director of The Heavenly Center, breaks down the opioid epidemic settlement with Johnson & Johnson and three major drug distributors.
Steven Donziger: Big Oil Has Tried To Demonize Me For 10 YEARS, Details Appeal & RESPONDS To Chevron
Steven Donziger, human rights attorney, discusses being found guilty of contempt.
By Chris Hedges / Original to Scheerpost The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim illustration of what happens when we confront the real centers of power, masked and unacknowledged by the divisive cant from the Trump White House or the sentimental drivel of the Democratic […]
The Hero Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison. It was a severe sentence but not the harshest sentence ever issued in an Espionage Act prosecution against a former United States government employee or contractor for the “unauthorized disclosure” of information. The sentence […]
By C.J. Ciaramella, Reason The First Amendment clearly protects the right to political expression, even when it’s vulgar. A New Jersey homeowner is no longer facing obscenity charges for refusing to take down signs from her property that said “Fuck Biden.” The American Civil Liberties Union of New […]
Marianne Williamson, former Democratic presidential candidate, reacts to Steven Donziger being found guilty of contempt.
Krystal and Saagar go over the latest news in the Steven Donziger case against Chevron
Krystal and Saagar review the decision made by Biden’s Justice Department to drop its investigation into Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home debacle.
Ex-mobster Sammy ‘the Bull’: Cops should’ve drew their guns on Derek Chauvin and told him to get off Floyd’s neck
By Sky Palma, Dead State. Sammy “the Bull” Gravano started his life of crime as a member of the New York street gang “The Rampers,” later becoming an associate of the Colombo crime family, and ultimately becoming the the underboss of the Gambino crime family under the infamous […]
By Jack Phillips Epoch Times A federal court on Friday ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority by halting evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cincinnati-based U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed (pdf) with a lower court ruling that […]
I’m not sure about the degree to which there has actually been a “police pull back” following last year’s anti-police protests. Insufficient research has been done on the subject. But it is entirely possible, even probable, that there has been a police retreat in some localities, or in […]
The majority of Americans continue to be opposed to a national police force. By India Opzoomer, YouGovAmerica n the wake of nation-wide protests against police brutality and violence this year, some commentators proposed the creation of a national police force to replace or aid local law enforcement organizations. A YouGov survey conducted at the […]
By Toni Monkovic and Jeff Asher, New York Times Cities can be like people in at least one respect — it can be tough to shake a bad reputation. A recent New York Times quiz revealed some common misperceptions about crime trends, the most widely held of which […]
This article makes a pretty strong case that the supposed “crime wave” we are now experiencing is limited to homicide as opposed to crime generally. Some types of crimes are actually declining. And the rise in homicides is directly traceable to the economic, social, and psychological effects of […]
This is an interesting article. Many of these “progressive prosecutors” are still far too moderate for my tastes, even if they are an improvement over some of their rivals and predecessors. But, interestingly, criminal justice reform has become an issue that is the basis of cleavage between centrist […]
Most Voters Want Congress to Investigate the 574 Violent Riots in 2020 that resulted in over 2,000 injured police officers as well as the January 6th riot at the US Capitol
Not sure about the numbers given the source, but this is probably accurate. “Defund the Police” is an idea whose time has not quite yet come. National Police Association INDIANAPOLIS, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new national telephone and online survey taken by Rasmussen Reports, sponsored by the […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky break down the latest updates on the formation of the January 6th commission.
Trevor Aaronson, reporter for The Intercept, discusses the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the complicated roles two informants played in catching the perpetrators
Krystal and Saagar go over the evidence confirming that the FBI completely set up the Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot.
By James Bovard, The American Conservative The January 6 Capitol clash may be the gift that keeps on giving to cynics everywhere. In the coming months, Americans will likely see jaw-dropping bureaucratic debacles, stunning abuses by federal prosecutors, and appalling bloodlust by angry Biden supporters. Perhaps the least […]
Ryan Grim breaks down Thomas Barrack’s complicated relationship with the Trump family.
Ryan Grim and Rachel Bovard react to President Biden’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter to lead antitrust at the DOJ. They also discuss the arrest of Trump ally, Thomas Barrack, for lobbying then-President Trump on behalf of the UAE.
Co-host of The Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, share her thoughts on the daughter of Merrick Garland being hired as a SCOTUS clerk to Justice Kagan.
Ryan Grim and Rachel Bovard weigh in on a Justice Department memo that says inmates whose sentences will extend beyond the pandemic must be brought back to prison. These include inmates who have since gotten jobs and started school since they were sent home last year but still […]
By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative Here’s a tale of two cops and two murders: Derek Chauvin and George Floyd, and John Doe and Ashli Babbitt. Two cops, two unarmed citizens killed. One you care about, one you don’t. Even murder is politicized these days. No one […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky debate the legality of a New Jersey judge’s decision to have anti-Biden signs taken down.
Krystal and Saagar break down the first sentencing given to a Capitol Hill rioter for the events on 1/6
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to reports that the federal investigation into Hunter Biden was paused prior to the 2020 presidential election.
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, explains the differing opinions on President Biden’s handling of public safety along party lines.
ByJacob Knutson Axios The Biden administration transferred Abdul Latif Nasser, 56, a Moroccan man who was never charged with a crime, from Guantanamo Bay back to his home country on Monday, according to the New York Times. Why it matters: It’s the first time the Biden administration has […]
Team Rising discusses the latest developments in the #FreeBritney movement.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinksy analyze the media’s coverage of Michael Avenatti.
Duh? It’s interesting that liberals are now the ones who hate the Supreme Court given that the Republicans now have a solid majority. Briahna Joy Gray, host of Bad Faith podcast, explains the importance of SCOTUS reform.
By Bari Weiss Maud Maron was a model public defender. Then she was forced out of her job because of her political views and her race. If you google “bleeding heart liberal,” Maud Maron might well turn up as the first hit. Every cause liberals are supposed to […]
Saagar goes over the new details demonstrating how Washington insiders protected Jeffrey Epstein.
Krystal and Saagar detail how and why the FBI failed in its investigation of Larry Nassar leading to hundreds more victims of sexual abuse.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday are unveiling a renewed push to legalize marijuana at the federal level.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky share their thoughts on Harvard’s plan to study the use of psychedelics and law.
By Zachary Stieber Epoch Times The Department of Justice has retracted its claim that it seized a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from an accused Capitol rioter. In an memorandum asking a court to order Robert Morss to be held pending trial, prosecutors claimed that law enforcement […]
The Economist HOW SHOULD societies punish those who commit the worst crimes? As fewer countries use the death penalty, more are imposing life sentences. The number of people jailed for life worldwide rose by more than 80% between 2000 and 2014, to nearly half a million. READ MORE
By Jim Hanson, The American Conservative The Constitution is under attack! Both left and right have claimed this so many times it’s easy to chalk it up to hyperbole and stop listening. But what would it look like if an internal coup against the Constitution of the United […]
Carlson really had this dude pegged when he started becoming famous a few years ago. ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ reacts to the lawyer’s sentencing and reminisces on the media’s misjudgment.
A problem that I see with this article is that what the authors (one of whom I know personally) are describing is not so much critical race theory specifically as much as contemporary “anti-racism” ideology generally (and related concepts like privilege theory, intersectionality, “whiteness,” etc.), and the illiberalism […]
It is interesting that liberals and conservatives have completely reversed their views of the Supreme Court. It used to be that conservatives considered SCOTUS to be the enemy of ALL GOOD THINGS. Now that the Court is dominated by Republicans, liberals are starting to adopt that position. By […]
By David Pan, TELOS After watching the images of the January 6 Capitol riot, many Americans concluded that right-wing populism threatens the basic rules of our constitutional order. In this view, the U.S. Constitution establishes a universal order that is detached from any particular orientation and provides the […]
Team Rising reacts to Donald Trump’s Big Tech lawsuit.
Assange UPDATE: Appeal Granted After NO TORTURE Vow (For Now) Katie Halper Calls Out RESISTANCE LIBS
Katie Halper, host of Useful Idiots podcast, discusses the latest updates in the Julian Assange extradition case.
Krystal and Saagar show how the Trump lawsuit against big tech is nothing more than a grift
Krystal and Saagar examine the newest tactic being used by the Biden administration to extradite Julian Assange.
Krystal and Saagar go over the newest information about the FBI’s connection to the 1/6 Capitol riot.