Less than you might think, actually—or so say the authors of the new NBER paper "Do Democracies Have Different Public Policies than Nondemocracies?" A 30-year international comparison reveals that (excluding communist regimes) undemocratic governments don't differ systematically in their policies from democratic ones, except in that the former are prone to implement political "barriers to entry." (Since those "barriers" often include "disappearing" your political opponents, that's still a significant point in democracy's favor.) That conclusion dovetails with recent challenges raised against Amartya Sen's famous contention that democracy innoculates countries against the risk of famine.
A class-action lawsuit is now challenging the DEA's habit of seizing large amounts of cash from travelers without evidence of any crime.
The Government Accountability Office says Trump's spending delay was illegal.
Additional grand juries will investigate possible wrongdoing by other narcotics officers, including the way the raid was conducted.
Club for Growth and FreedomWorks cease supporting the congressman they've showered with awards
The Institute for Justice asks the Supreme Court to clarify a doctrine that shields cops from responsibility for outrageous conduct.