Tag: Civil Liberties

National Employee Freedom Week »

National effort to inform union members of their opt-out rights.

Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Hidden Tolerance for Gay Rights »

The law has limits to changing hearts and minds.

A Hidden Cost of Inflation »

One hidden cost of inflation is that it makes an increasingly large share of cash holdings and transactions subject to government surveillance.

Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers »

Teachers are not law enforcement officers, and as civilians under attack, they should not be expected to confront a shooter, and would almost surely be ineffective if they tried.

Iranian Unrest »

As I read about the demonstrations in Iran, my thoughts turn to conversations I’ve had with Iranian citizens over the past several years.

Rule of Law: Order Versus Justice »

One of the most important factors that generate prosperity is rule of law.

Black Lives Matter? »

Last year I put up a blog post on the Black Lives Matter movement, saying that the movement had a valid complaint about the excessive and too often fatal use of force against unarmed and too often innocent blacks. I believe I received more comments on that post, both positive and negative, both on…
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Sanctuary Cities and Recreational Marijuana »

Sanctuary cities deliberately refer to themselves using this confrontational terminology, indicating that they provide a sanctuary for those who are in the country illegally. They do so by refusing to aid the federal government in enforcing federal immigration law. Sanctuary cities could be less confrontational if they dropped the terminology and simply said they…
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Is Jeff Sessions Still Attorney General? »

A few weeks ago I was hopeful that Jeff Sessions was on his way out as Attorney General, because President Trump didn’t like his recusing himself on the Russia investigation or the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. But that has nothing to do with my hopes for a short tenure for the attorney…
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TSA Treatment of Gun-Toting Travelers »

What happens if the TSA catches someone with a firearm at one of their checkpoints? It happens a lot. Last year the TSA found 3,391 guns in carry-ons at checkpoints. This happened to a friend of mine this week. Here’s what he told me. He and his wife were going through the TSA checkpoint…
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