Public Safety (page 5)

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    Policing the police

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online assesses long-term impacts of dubious actions from U.S. intelligence agencies in recent years. In sum, many within the FBI, the CIA, the DOJ, the NSC, and the state department may have been involved in the greatest scandal in American electoral history,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2018
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    If this is what people think of capitalism, no wonder they want something else

    Michael Tomasky, editor of the journal Democracy, has advice for those who would like fewer socialists. “Stop creating them.” Tomasky outlines a number of ways that cronies in government and business have helped one another without doing much good for the rest of society. Free market supporters from…
    Joseph Coletti, August 7, 2018
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    Fact, fiction, and 3D-printed guns

    David French of National Review Online highlights the recent debate over firearms created with 3D printers. One of the most bizarre aspects of the modern gun debate is the extent to which it is still dominated by ignorance and misinformation. One of the most important controversies in American…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2018
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    Ninth Circuit’s good gun-rights decisions

    David French of National Review Online detects an unlikely source for decisions upholding constitutional gun rights. These are words I never, ever thought I’d type: Two different panels of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have written opinions that — taken together — provide not only the proper…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2018
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    Estimates of a ‘benign’ China no longer valid

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon writes that official federal government assessments of China’s communist government have changed. Current and former intelligence officials last week acknowledged that decades of intelligence assessments and policies toward China that viewed the Communist Party-ruled government in Beijing as a benign power…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2018
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    Russians attack electrical grid

    Kyle Perisic writes at the Daily Caller about one way in which the Russian government has taken aim at a key component of Americans’ daily lives. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said state-sponsored Russian actors could have infiltrated electric utilities across the U.S., causing blackouts and that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2018
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    Highway Patrol Cruiser Contest

    At the NC School of Government’s criminal law blog, Christopher Tyner reports: The American Association of State Troopers is asking people to vote for the best looking cruiser in the country on their Facebook page.  The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a pretty strong entry featuring…
    Jon Guze, July 20, 2018
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    FBI director raises red flag about Chinese spying

    Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports on new warnings linked to Chinese government espionage. China, rather than Russia, is the “most significant” long-term threat to the United States, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday. During an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt at the Aspen Ideas Forum, Wray…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2018