The podcast is a debate between legal scholar Brad Smith and myself.
Migrant Kids in Biden Administration's Tent Camp Faced Distress and Panic Attacks Because of Dysfunction
An inspector general report found poor staff training led to children languishing for weeks in an emergency tent shelter inside an Army base in Texas last year.
Subreddit Gets Users To Call Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a 'Little Piss Baby' To Defy Content Moderation Law
Reddit users are protesting Texas' H.B. 20, which forces social media platforms to host speech they find objectionable.
Some states that do not border Mexico have sought to play a role in immigration policy.
GOP governors' ploy highlights the value of giving states the power to issue their own migration visas. It can simultaneously ease labor shortages, reduce disorder at the border, enable more migrants to escape poverty and oppression, and help restore the original meaning of the Constitution.
Democrats and Republicans both demand solutions that are inconsistent with the First Amendment.
Texas Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation Into Migrants 'Lured Under False Pretenses' to Martha's Vineyard
Plus: Pentagon investigating U.S. propaganda on social media, 1,648 books banned last school year, and more...
It’s a terrible ruling that misunderstands years of First Amendment precedents. And it’s increasingly likely that the Supreme Court will have to intervene.
Spending Down $12 Million in Pandemic Relief Money on an Immigration Stunt Isn't 'Responsible Fiscal Policy'
Ron DeSantis paid for the Martha's Vineyard migrant flights through interest earned on American Rescue Plan money, which he's said was designed "to bail out the poorly governed states.”
They mandate occupation of private property without the consent of the owner.
Plus: How students learn best, insurers drive police reforms, and more...
Marvin Guy No Longer Faces Death Penalty for Allegedly Shooting, Killing Cop in Botched No-Knock Raid
An unannounced SWAT team invaded a Texas man’s home in failed pursuit of drug evidence. They’ve blamed him for the violence they incited.
"This is inhumane," one child told state inspectors.
Despite State Injunctions, Parents Say Texas Is Still Investigating Trans Kids for Potential 'Abuse'
When it comes to gender identity issues, some conservatives make a mockery of liberty and parental rights.
Plus: "Reparations" for the news industry, the disappearance of starter homes, and more...
The governor, like Republican politicians in other red states where support for legalization is surprisingly strong, does not seem to think it is risky to defy public opinion.
The 'Motherfucker' Who Enraged Beto O'Rourke Laughed at His Claims About the Rifles He Wants To Confiscate
The Texas gubernatorial candidate's interpretation reflects his assumption that opponents of "assault weapon" bans don't care about murdered schoolchildren.
Friday A/V Club: One cable host's capacity for unearned smugness
The 'conscious capitalism' innovator on overregulation, COVID mandates, and why he will be speaking his mind much more freely when he retires.
Lethal drug raids in Louisville and Houston were based on fishy police affidavits that turned out to be fraudulent.
The lawsuit says police in Rosenberg, Texas, have a history of excessive force and unlawful searches, especially against those with medical vulnerabilities.
Despite such attacks, school choice programs find broad support from American parents.
Both laws seek to evade judicial review by delegating enforcement exclusively to private parties.
Taking personal responsibility turns out to be a better idea than putting faith in the state.
Only you can be relied upon to protect you and your loved ones. Ignore anybody who claims otherwise.
It would signal that the transportation future involves decentralization and rapid change rather than Washington-style command-and-control.
Associate Editor Liz Wolfe discusses the political and economic fortunes of both Austin and Miami, plus potential reasons these pastures might not always be greener.
The men, women, and children found dead in a tractor-trailer this week were just the latest casualties of an immigration approach that encourages dangerous journeys.
Such victims are often told they have no right to sue.
Texas taxpayers might be stuck footing the hefty bill for Abbott's busing scheme.
Texas State Police Chief: Uvalde Was 'Abject Failure,' Police Could Have Stopped Gunman in 3 Minutes
"The only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering Room 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children."
You’d think drag brunches are why we’re paying $6 a gallon for gas.
Texas Law Enforcement Is Aggressively Fighting Public Records Requests About the Uvalde Mass Shooting
Transparency advocates say police could invoke a notorious loophole that allows them to hide records of deaths in custody and police killings.
This Man Says He Spent 17 Days in Jail After American Airlines Wrongly Fingered Him As a Shoplifting Suspect
Michael Lowe is suing the company in Texas, saying its negligence led to a life-changing ordeal.
Uvalde Cops Reportedly Tried To Silence the Mom Who Rescued Her Kids and Criticized the Police Response
"She was holding back from sharing her story until now."
Plus: Who's bringing fentanyl across the border? Will Austin become a sanctuary city for abortion? And more...
While that impulse is understandable, it can lead to policies that do more harm than good.
Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Reinstatement of the Preliminary Injunction Against the Texas Social Media Law
The ruling is not a final decision on the merits. But it likely signals that at least five Supreme Court justices believe the law is unconstitutional.
SCOTUS Lets Tony Timpa's Family Pursue Claims Against Cops Who Killed Him While Supposedly Trying To Help Him
The lawsuit over Timpa's deadly prone restraint, initially blocked by qualified immunity, was revived by the 5th Circuit.
No hollow promise can replace our attachments to our children, spouses, friends, and our own lives.
Plus: Resurrecting an extinct tiger, reviewing the police response to the Uvalde shooting, and more...
In Response to the Uvalde Massacre, Politicians Reiterate Their Demands for Irrelevant Gun Control Laws
Neither expanded background checks nor a federal "assault weapon" ban can reasonably be expected to have a meaningful impact on such crimes.
Plus: Twitter defends user anonymity, Oklahoma legislature approves abortion ban, and more...