Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 7)

  • A Different (and Better) Form of Identity Politics

    In Hong Kong this month, millions of people took to the streets to protest a recent attempt by the Chinese Communist government to undermine Hong Kong’s free and democratic institutions and bring it under Beijing’s control. It’s not clear yet whether the protest will succeed, but it has certainly made…
    Jon Guze, June 28, 2019
  • Unbelievable!

    The FBI is using puppies–PUPPIES!–to foster public support for its civil asset forfeiture program: At the John Locke Foundation, we take a more hard-headed view of the program, see here and here. H/T: Legal Insurrection.
    Jon Guze, June 27, 2019
  • Occultism Is on the Rise

    At least according to data cited by David Brooks in a recent New York Times column: We’re living in the middle of a religious revival; it’s just that the movements that are rising are not what we normally call “religion.” The first rising movement is…
    Jon Guze, June 26, 2019
  • Wise Words from Justice Gorsuch

    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in United States v. Davis, that a federal law authorizing heightened criminal penalties for using, carrying, or possessing a firearm in connection with a “crime of violence or drug trafficking crime” is unconstitutionally vague. Justice Gorsuch starts his opinion for the majority by reminding…
    Jon Guze, June 25, 2019
  • Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
  • They’ve Got Something to Hide

    The South China Morning Post reports: Beijing on Thursday ordered a suspension of history exams run by a US non-profit organisation for students seeking credit at American colleges, as the ruling Communist Party cracks down on educational material it deems unfriendly.
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
  • Steven Pinker on the Need for “Factfulness”

    The Harvard Gazette recently asked Pinker, “What is one thing wrong with the world that you would change, and why?” His response: Too many leaders and influencers, including politicians, journalists, intellectuals, and academics, surrender to the cognitive bias of assessing the world through anecdotes and images rather…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
  • Three Cheers for Country Time!

    ABC News reports: Country Time is doubling down on its campaign to save one of America’s favorite summer past times – children’s lemonade stands. The drink maker has been paying fines for kids across the country who have had their unpermitted stands shut down.
    Jon Guze, June 21, 2019