As John D. Lewis Jr. wrote in "American Gestapo," the cover story of Reason's April 1980 issue, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raided homes and gun shows at a time when the agency was trying to transition from targeting bootleggers to enforcing gun control laws. The ATF's toolbox included entrapment, unsavory informants, and vague regulations. These are all tactics, Ed Krayewski points out, that have become familiar among the numerous armed agencies operating in the United States today.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
The U.S. incarcerates people for petty crimes at an alarming rate.