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Good Cop / Bad Cop: The culture of criminal police behavior

Good Cop / Bad Cop: The culture of criminal police behavior

John Stuart Mill said in 1867, “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”

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Moral hazard at the Export Import Bank: Private gain vs. social risk

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2014 — Neal Asbury writes in Money News that Congress’s reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a good move. His chief argument in favor of the Ex-Im Bank: This is needed because private American financial institutions will not collateralize foreign receivables or inventory. Without this, legions of small businesses and entrepreneurs that

Senator Rand Paul / Photo: Gage Skidmore, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

Rand Paul stakes out his foreign policy Realpolitik on ISIS

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2014 — Rand Paul’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal sums up his analysis of how the menace of the Islamic State developed, and clearly declares that it must be dealt with: The Islamic State represents a threat that should be taken seriously. But we should also recall how recent foreign-policy decisions have

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Raising ISIS: Willful misconduct by Obama Administration?

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2014 — The Obama Administration’s bizarre and ill-conceived foreign policy, covert CIA activities in Libya, Egypt and Syria, and the spillover into Iraq raise grave questions about administration goals. The all-but-certain collapse of Afghanistan and the atrocities we are seeing in Iraq and in Syria are not a product of miscalculations. The miscalculation interpretation of

Michael Brown shooting has opened old wounds about race, photo credit Elvert Barnes / Flickr

Michael Brown’s supporters prove why “Hip Hop Conservatism” is a loser

OCALA, Fla., August 22, 2014 — Ever since the black eighteen-year-old was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, mindlessness has ruled the day. This has dragged on for nearly two weeks now! Of course, it’s worth noting that Brown was unarmed when killed, as well as

Barney Fife takes charge of Mayberry PD / Photo: (vhmh), used under Flickr Creative Commons license.

Ferguson, Missouri: War comes to Main Street

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2014 – A white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. The police chief claims that Brown assaulted the police officer and started to enter the police cruiser to reach for his weapon. Witnesses claim that Brown tussled with the officer, but did

Syrian rebels in Homs, c. 2012. (Via Flickr, CC by 2.0)

Hillary Clinton’s twisted take on Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2014 − While critics initially discounted the unnamed sources who reported deep animosity between the Clintons and the Obamas described in Ed Klein’s best seller “Blood Feud,” there can be little doubt at this point as to their veracity. Hillary Clinton is now publicly second guessing Obama’s handling of the internal conflicts