Category: Police State/Civil Liberties

Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire

By James Bovard, The American Conservative Last week, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the premier federal firearms enforcement agency. Biden complemented that announcement with a call for a national red flag law to entitle police […]

The Coming Counter-Coup Against the GOP

This article contains a fairly interesting critique of the police/carceral state from a “culturally conservative” perspective. If we can get the Left and Right hating the prison-industrial complex with equal fervor, then we’ve got something. By Stephen Baskerville, Chronicles The left’s new monopoly cannot be resisted without breaking […]

Who is Winning the Culture War?

This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective.  My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]

Pandemic Responses and the Risk of Dictatorship

TELOS Press On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the discussion about governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic turned to Thomas Brussig’s recent editorial “Risk More Dictatorship,” originally published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and translated into English in TelosScope. Listen to the discussion below (beginning at 15:01), and read […]

The End of America?

What has been the most interesting is the way that so many “progressives,” many of the same people who often talk endlessly about “fascism,” have often been the same ones who are the most eager to embrace all of this without question or hesitation. By Naomi Wolf, American […]

Overcriminalization and Criminal Justice Reform

One thing that is interesting is that overcriminalization has become so far-reaching and pervasive that even many traditionally conservative groups have criticized it like the Federalist Society, Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, the Koch-affiliated groups, etc. The issue seems to be that the police state and overcriminalization has been […]

Risk More Dictatorship

By Thomas Russig, TELOS The corona crisis remains an experience of helplessness, even though infection rates are falling. Despite all the limitations on everyday life and despite the start of the vaccinations, an end to the restrictions is nowhere in sight—even though a few countries have succeeded in […]