Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
Trump's Belated Message of Peace and Unity Makes You Wonder Where This President Has Been the Last Four Years
Something like Wednesday evening's soothing remarks could have made a real difference on the day of the Capitol riot.
Unlike the cancellation of Josh Hawley’s book, such criminal charges pose a real threat to freedom of speech.
The impeachment article against the president cites a little-discussed section of the 14th Amendment.
Laws against sedition have historically been used by insecure officials to punish critics.
Yesterday's events at the Capitol building should be understood as a colossal law enforcement failure.
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The president's weak pleading has done little to mollify demonstrators currently storming the Capitol.
Trump said the "Save America March" would be peaceful, but his apocalyptic rhetoric had predictable consequences.
“This is banana republic crap we’re watching happen right now.”
What I saw from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building.
Wild scenes are unfolding at the U.S. Capitol, which is now on lockdown amid clashes between pro-Trump protestors and police.
The Bay State finally creates a police certification system.
What's next for Portland?
Police response “likely escalated tensions and the potential for violence” say investigators.
Authoritarian-minded officials have found opportunity in public health fears.
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Portland’s protesters aren’t going to fade away after the election, but are they stuck in a rut?
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Protests and Looting Continue After Philadelphia Cops Fatally Shoot a Knife-Wielding Man Experiencing a 'Mental Crisis'
Walter Wallace's family says the officers could have defused the situation without using lethal force.
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Regina Ip spins a fantasy of a just government restoring order to Hong Kong.
Leaders of the organization reportedly see this as tacit approval.
Peace will come only from leaving other people alone on the condition that they do the same for us.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Unveils Bill To Stiffen Penalties for Protesters and Punish Towns That Cut Police Budgets
The parts that aren't constitutionally dubious are brainless culture-war fodder.
So far, they don't seem to have actually closed the borders. But his threat probably has a different aim.
Perspectives on the proposed federal classification of Portland and other cities in crisis.
The Big Apple is practically a black hole of overpolicing and regulation.
Shopping at Target. Dining outdoors. No activity these days is too mundane for protesters to shout at you for it.
Attorney General Bill Barr Encourages Federal Prosecutors To Charge Violent Protesters With Sedition
The Wall Street Journal reports that Barr told prosecutors to pursue federal charges, including sedition charges, whenever possible.
American society is grappling with complex, nuanced issues connected to race and political power. If we have to filter that debate through the binary of choosing to stand or sit for a national anthem, we'll never get much resolved.
COVID-19 Outbreak and Death Result of ICE Agents Using Immigrants To Mobilize in George Floyd Protests
A preventable coronavirus outbreak and death occurred after ICE used immigrant transfers as an excuse to fly to D.C.
Both sides are getting their information through purposely bottlenecked media reports, and the results are predictably distorted and dangerous.
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Another example of how police can respond poorly to drug and mental health calls
The notion that the violent protests cropping up in U.S. cities are funded by a secret, shadowy cabal is a myth.
"When terror is seen as justified, I think it's inevitable that something terrible is going to happen," journalist Nancy Rommelmann told Nick Gillespie last week.