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, The National Interest
Are Trump’s Border Policies Driving Down Illegal Immigration?
Jonathan Haggerty

Illegal border crossings reached their highest point in over a decade this year, but the numbers have declined every month since May. How much of this recent drop can we attribute to the…

Free people don’t ask the government for permission
Steven Greenhut

We’ve just celebrated another Veteran’s Day, where we’ve heard all the usual “freedom isn’t free” speeches extolling the role of the United States military in protecting our liberties….

, The Hill
Police officers should not have to handle every crisis in their paths
Lars Trautman

The crises playing out daily in streets across the country are diverse, yet the people responding to them tend to be the same. Whether an incident involves a person committing a crime, suffering a…

, The American Spectator
A Hands-Off Approach to Driverless Cars
Steven Greenhut

California has gained the obvious and well-earned reputation for having a regulatory environment that stifles innovation and restrains any company that comes up with new ideas. The most disturbing…

, Washington Examiner
Regulators must unleash new nuclear power technology to fight climate change
William Murray

Lost in the hubbub over climate lawsuits and unrest is how investments in emissions-reduction technology made over the past decade are starting to improve the clean energy marketplace.

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, Law & Liberty
Has the Conservative Mind Forgotten How to Think?
James Wallner

What does it mean to be a conservative in the Age of Trump? Has “owning the libs” become the essence of conservatism? If so, what does that say about the current state of the conservative…

, The Fulcrum
Congress’ knowledge deficit renders it powerless
Tony Mills

“Knowledge is power.” The phrase is attributed to Francis Bacon, the so-called father of modern science, who believed that scientific knowledge enables the mastery of nature and the “relief of man’s…

Courts say the police can destroy your property
Steven Greenhut

For insight into almost everything that’s wrong with modern police culture and our system of government oversight and accountability, one need only look at a recent decision by the federal 10th…

, Catalyst
The Postal Service Goes Urbanist: How New Mailbox Regulations Encourage Density
Nick Zaiac

The postal service, in many ways, has been a quintessential example of stodgy government, slow to react to the changing needs of citizens. Its budget is imbalanced, and its primary service—letter…

, Slate
A Wearable Wiretap
Nila Bala & Lars Trautman

Earlier this year, Chicago officers strapped an ankle monitor onto Shawn, a 15-year-old awaiting trial on charges of robbery. The ankle monitor offered police the ability to track Shawn’s…