Crime (page 6)

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    Opioid crisis as social problem

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports on an interesting panel discussion targeting the national opioid epidemic. A panel discussion at the American Enterprise Institute Tuesday explored the social dimensions of America’s opioid crisis, with a keynote by Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) and comments by…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2018
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    McCarthy advises against second special counsel

    Recent John Locke Foundation speaker Andrew McCarthy explains at National Review Online why he opposes the idea of creating another special counsel to investigate potential crimes related to the 2016 election. “What’s good for the goose . . .” is more an understandable impulse than a useful…
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2018
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    Pill control is not enough

    More widespread availability of anti-addiction medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone would help with the opioid crisis, Sally Satel writes in Politico, as would “a better addiction treatment infrastructure.” Motivated patients also benefit greatly from cognitive behavioral therapy and from the hard work of recovery—healing family rifts, reintegrating into the…
    Joseph Coletti, March 9, 2018
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    Missing workers, missing black men

    Two recent analyses illustrate some of the underlying challenges in America. Labor force participation is lower in states that voted for Donald Trump, and even lower in the metropolitan areas that voted for Trump in those states. Unemployment rates are lower than in blue states, but it is…
    Joseph Coletti, March 7, 2018
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    Learning lessons from a Wisconsin fiasco

    Eric O’Keefe explains for the Washington Examiner how Wisconsin offers a lesson that should lead to the end of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian collusion. Disturbing revelations now appearing in special counsel Robert Mueller’s “dirty dossier” investigation of President Trump bring to mind a similar case…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2018
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    Reforming federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies

    Willis Krumholz and Robert Delahunty offer Federalist readers suggestions for long-overdue federal intelligence and law enforcement reforms. Evidence of serious abuses of power by our nation’s intelligence community (IC) has been steadily accumulating. Consider the revelations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used Hillary Clinton-funded opposition…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2018
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    McCarthy dissects Democratic document on Russian collusion probe

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online explains why he believes a recently released memo does more to hurt Democrats than to help their case against Donald Trump in the Russian collusion case. Maybe Adam Schiff has more of a sense of humor than I’d have given him credit…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2018
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    If guns need new restrictions, it’s a job for Congress

    Editors at National Review Online explain why the Trump administration should avoid an executive-branch approach to gun restrictions. President Trump has issued a memo directing the Justice Department “to propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.” He is referring…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018