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, Washington Examiner
How overcriminalization is turning everyday Americans into lawbreakers
Lars Trautman

Our country is in the midst of a crisis of criminality: At this very moment, more criminals are walking our streets than ever before. How is this possible, especially in light of the FBI’s latest…

‘Earth-saving’ laws mainly are about tormenting us: Steven Greenhut
Steven Greenhut

Grocery shopping had never been one of my favorite activities, but it never used to be as cumbersome as it is now. I’d fill up the cart with food, wait in line at the check-out counter and kibitz…

, AL.com
Alabama juvenile probation officers can be more effective with smaller caseloads
Jesse Kelley

Imagine having 40 kids. Every day, you need to know whether they went to school, where they will be afterward, and with whom they will be spending their time. You worry about whether they had enough…

, Barron's
Given Enough Time
Alex J. Pollock

Randall W. Forsyth distorts Murphy’s celebrated law with a truncated version of it, writing “whatever can go wrong, will” (“Sometimes Things Can Go Right—and a Lot Did for the Stock Market…

, The Hill
Don’t give up on the First Step Act
Arthur Rizer & Emily Mooney

Earlier this month, 46-year-old Troy Pine was murdered while inside a hookah lounge in Providence, Rhode Island. His alleged attacker – father, husband and former cocaine dealer Joel…

, The American Spectator
Newsom’s Gas-Tax Switcheroo
Steven Greenhut

“Never give the bastards more money,” a friend always says when discussing proposed tax increases. “They’ll only squander it.” That also epitomizes my philosophy over decades of voting…

California continues leftward trend with Newsom’s legislative actions
Steven Greenhut

Gov. Gavin Newsom has been acting on bills in dribs and drabs over the past month, giving plenty of insight into the direction of his new administration. After the final count following Sunday’s…

, The American Interest
Open a School Door, Close a Prison
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

“Why did you do it?” This was the first question posed to then-17-year-old Jarrod Wall by his attorney. The year was 1989, and Jarrod was facing a felony murder charge. The “why” could have…

There are no easy homeless fixes, which may be a good thing
Steven Greenhut

One of the wonderful – and frustrating – things about living in our relatively free society is the authorities have only limited ability to tackle big problems. Because our system respects…

, The American Spectator
Say Goodbye to Charter Schools
Steven Greenhut

California progressives claim to be the champions of the poor and downtrodden, but their vocal support for legislation that obliterates the state’s charter schools reinforces that they mainly are…