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The Libertarian: Crime & Punishment & Politics

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates and big city district attorneys move left on criminal justice.

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We Cannot Win The War On Drugs By Obsessing Over Supply

by George P. Shultzvia The Financial Times
Friday, August 30, 2019

[Subscription Required] The news that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572m by the state of Oklahoma over its contribution to the US opioid crisis is just the latest skirmish in a seemingly never-ending war on drugs.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings."

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The Libertarian: Dealing With Mass Shootings

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The only practical response is one Washington isn’t considering.

In the News

Prosecutors, Judge Erred In Trying Man Twice For First-Degree Murder

quoting Clint Bolickvia Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

Prosecutors aren’t entitled to retry a man on charges of first-degree murder after being unable to convince a jury the first time that the facts matched the charges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Analysis and Commentary

A Universal-Background-Check Law Would Not Violate The Second Amendment

by John Yoovia National Review
Friday, August 9, 2019

The terrible shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton in the past week have renewed cries for Washington, D.C., to do something. In our federal system, the most effective responses will have to come from state and local governments, which have the primary responsibility and the broadest tools for reducing violent crime. But the president and Congress can act in one area, the rules for buying guns.

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As Police Prestige Declines, Crime Increases And Civilization Weakens

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 1, 2019

In the latest of a string of municipal police stand-downs, New York City officers slunk away after a jeering crowd dumped water on them. In a separate incident in Harlem, an officer was hit on the head with a hard-plastic bucket. This retreat from an assault on the law was not as consequential as that of Portland police who did nothing as journalist Andy Ngo got assaulted and injured by Antifa thugs, but it bespeaks a dangerous trend: The growing disdain for the prestige of law enforcement officers, who now are politically handcuffed and prevented from doing their jobs.

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The Libertarian: Land Use And The Little Guy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How big-city regulators impede growth, exploit citizens, and cater to powerful interests.

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Capital Punishment’s Dead End?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

California’s politicians no longer even pretend to support the death penalty. Who does support it? California’s voters.

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