The Case for Police Abolition
Sep07

The Case for Police Abolition

  The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has successfully brought police brutality, rampant since time immemorial, into mainstream political discourse. Pre-empting the “where are your demands” nonsense, BLM has released a thorough policy platform. One proposal, however, should be given more attention: “Direct democratic community control of… law enforcement agencies.” A police that serves the public,...

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The Nonsense of “Common Sense” Gun Control
Aug20

The Nonsense of “Common Sense” Gun Control

It’s easy to see how “common sense” gun control has become a common liberal buzzword. With annual deaths from firearms averaging over 11,000 in the US, and the recent mass shooting in Orlando’s LGBT nightclub, calls for increased gun control have resumed. Predictably, gun rights advocates (and Trump) have responded with the old trope that more armed citizens would’ve prevented the shooting. Of course, this is an awful argument – there was an armed guard and an off-duty police officer on the scene.

But you don’t need to be a gun shill to oppose the catch-all term “common sense” gun control. The three main forms of gun control proposed by liberals are discriminatory and ineffective.

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American Manifesto, Part 3
Aug19

American Manifesto, Part 3

  In my last post, I outlined the following key facts about American immigration policy (in a nutshell): – American policies are partly responsible for the recent influx of child migrants from Central America. – The conditions of migrant detention centers are horrendous, and likely violate human rights and civil liberties. – Anti-immigrant arguments that focus on the “rule of law” and/or...

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Making Sense of the Immigration Situation
Aug04

Making Sense of the Immigration Situation

  Sarah Palin came out of her hibernation last month to urge America to impeach President Obama for deliberately allowing in illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, the Republican House has passed a bill speeding up the deportation of child migrants from Central America, currently kept in detention centers. Republican talking heads have been fabricating stories about 3,000 murders supposedly committed by illegal immigrants in the past 6...

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Hobby Lobby’s Repercussions
Jul09

Hobby Lobby’s Repercussions

  Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, the latest Supreme Court case, has been rightly condemned by much of the liberal media. For those who haven’t been paying attention, SCOTUS basically ruled that closely held corporations (despite the name, these are not small companies) can be exempted from giving their workers certain forms of birth control because corporations have religious rights. This logic flows naturally from the idea that...

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Verizon’s Attack on Internet Freedom
Sep29

Verizon’s Attack on Internet Freedom

  If you haven’t heard about it already, Verizon is taking the FCC to court to challenge its Open Internet Order, which stops Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against online content. If Verizon wins, they would violate the long-standing principle of Net Neutrality, and you’d be worse off for it. What’s Verizon Trying To Do Again, And Why? I guess Verizon isn’t happy with their $30...

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