Public Safety (page 10)

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    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
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    Dems versus nukes

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon reports on congressional Democrats’ opposition to nuclear weapons designed to deter Russia and China. Anti-nuclear Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee are attempting to kill the Trump administration’s use of small nuclear warheads on missiles in proposed legislative restrictions this…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    Democrats’ silence on security

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner questions Democratic presidential candidates’ interest in national security issues. Democratic insiders have concluded that Trump is unusually vulnerable on national security for a Republican, an assessment based on proprietary polling and focus groups. But they warn that the leading Democratic candidates, most…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Senate budget’s response to the dispute between the UNC System and Vidant Health. The Daily Journal points out that a partisan fight over the Cooper administration’s hurricane recovery efforts could hurt efforts to highlight problems created by federal bureaucracy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2019
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    2019-21 Senate Budget Overview

    The Senate budget incorporates the surprisingly large revenues from the current fiscal year that ends June 30 and higher forecast revenue for FY2019-20, but appropriates no more for operating expenses than the House did (Figure 1). Senate budget writers devote $397 million the first year and $713 million the second…
    Joseph Coletti, May 29, 2019
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    Deterrence without war

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online dissects the president’s latest “high-wire act.” [T]hese existential crises — Iran, North Korea, China, Russia, the Middle East — all preceded Trump. But they also all tested the Trump doctrine of restoring deterrence without engaging in costly optional wars in which…
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2019
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    Disturbing news about preparations for terror attacks

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on efforts to secure major U.S. cities from possible terrorist attacks. A federal investigation into a nationwide program to secure America’s top cities from a mass terror attack has found that the Department of Homeland Security has not adequately tracked…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019