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This Vermont Prosecutor Is Pushing Back Against the DOJ’s Drug Warriors

Last we reported on Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George, she was locked in a staredown with the U.S. attorney for Vermont over supervised injection facilities. George, whose district includes Burlington and the University of Vermont’s flagship campus, is among a group of county leaders …

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Brickbat: Get on the Bus

Prince George’s County, Maryland, police have charged school bus aide DeQuan Brooks with second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault for assaulting a 7-year-old special needs student. The school system has also reassigned the driver of the bus and another adult who was on the bus. …

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Movie Review: Incredibles 2

After a sabbatical of several years in live-action land, where he made Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (huge hit) and Tomorrowland (not so much), writer-director Brad Bird is back at the helm of a big Pixar animated feature—for which we should offer thanks to whatever …

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Lawmakers Consider Audit As California DMV Tortures Us With Endless Waits

I often meet people who believe a magical thing called “government” can fix virtually anything. For example, many California officials want to replace the healthcare system with “single-payer,” which is another way of saying a system run by government. This column is designed to remind …

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Trump’s Awful Embrace of ‘Fair Trade’

These days, I’m often accused of being a globalist. The word is a pejorative meant to insinuate that I am more concerned about international corporations than I am about my fellow American citizens. Now, admittedly, I support nearly unlimited trade, no matter what other nations …

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‘I Am Absolutely a Product of the Libertarian-Industrial Complex’: Podcast

It’s a waste of time to vote. Disposable plastic shopping bags are a brilliantly engineered technology that should be celebrated, not taxed out of existence. Of course we should welcome our future robot overlords. Here’s a great recipe for pot brownies. Those are but a …

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I.G. Report Won’t Settle Any Arguments About Hillary Clinton’s Emails

In August 2016, Peter Strzok, then the FBI’s counterespionage chief, told his FBI lawyer galpal Lisa Page that Donald Trump would never become president. “No. No he won’t,” Strzok texted to Page, according to a highly anticipated report released today by Justice Department Inspector General …

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Encryption Wars Ramp Up As Apple Improves Phone Security

Apple is making it even harder for people to break into iPhones and steal their contents. While that is good news for consumers, law enforcement agencies complain that Apple is giving free rein to terrorists and pedophiles by impeding government access and surveillance. The data …

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Andrew Cuomo Pushes Bill That Would Make It Easy to Take Away People’s Gun Rights

Yesterday the New York State Assembly approved a bill authorizing “extreme risk protection orders” forbidding firearm possession by people who allegedly pose a threat to themselves or others. A11148, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing, is similar to laws enacted in recent years by California, …

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A New Report Exaggerates the Problem of Housing Affordability To Push Expensive Federal Interventions

The average American needs to earn $22.10 an hour in order to afford a place to live. Minimum wage earners would have to work three full time jobs in some states just to afford housing. These are some of the audacious claims made in the …

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