Category Archives: The Rule of Law

The Right Always Told Us Tyranny Would Arrive Via FEMA…

…but it turns out it was the Customs and Border Patrol we should have been afraid of: If Trump is trying to convince people to not leave the country, this would be a good way to do it.

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We Should Be Shocked, But Not Surprised By Our Internal Security Forces Behavior

Over the last couple of weeks, parts of our internal security apparatus (that’s what it would be called in many foreign countries), especially the Border Patrol, have been acting illegally by ignoring court orders and the like. In addition, they … Continue reading

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Either Incompetent Or Authoritarian: The D.C. National Guard Edition

And I’m not referring to the members of the D.C. National Guard. This is disturbing (boldface mine): The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he has … Continue reading

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House Republicans To Eliminate Any Meaningful Ethics Oversight

Yesterday, the Republican House Caucus voted to eliminate the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (‘OCE’) and replace it with an “Office of Congressional Complaint Review” under the control of the House Ethics committee. This is really bad as it essentially … Continue reading

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Time To Recess Appoint Some Federal Judges

Obama should do this–if nothing else, he needs to protect loyal Democrats, and more good federal judges would be a great place to start (boldface mine): Beyond the personal insults he will endure, and the pain involved in watching his … Continue reading

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What If Changes In Murder Rates Have Very Little To Do With Policing?

A recent Washington Post op-ed has put the issue of a Ferguson Effect back into the news. But what if policing, whether it be community-based, search and destroy, more (or fewer) cops on the beat, and so on has little … Continue reading

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Democrats Need to Make a Positive Case For Their Nominee

With Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia’s passing, there has been a lot of chatter about the strong possibility that Republicans in the Senate will attempt a scorched-earth opposition to any nominee Obama proposes (at least one Republican senator has said … Continue reading

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