The Broad Coalitions That Stop Corporate Welfare
he threat of big government handouts to well-funded special interests demands an opposition that is, if not well-funded, at least ideologically diverse. John Mozena of The Center for Economic Accountability comments.
Political Sectarianism and the Presidential Cult
Increasing political polarization is real, according to political scientists. To what extent have the powers of the presidency helped drive it? Gene Healy comments.
Million Dollar Fines for 'Incompatible' Landscaping?
Could you prove that your landscaping was "compatible" with that of your neighbors? Is it excessive to fine homeowners $1000 a day for "incompatible" plants? Is there a true victim when disfavored landscaping arrives in your neighborhood? Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law has just such a case in Ohio.
Federal Cops, Qualified Immunity, and Effective Absolute Immunity
Bringing claims against state cops for violating your rights is hard enough, but it's even harder when the cop is a fed. Patrick Jaicomo is an attorney at the Institute for Justice. We discussed current cases where federal cops stepped on American rights.
Will the Feds Make Federal Cases out of Local School Battles?
Local public schooling fights over hot button political issues have attracted attention from the Department of Justice and the FBI. Neal McCluskey offers a way out of the escalating fights.
Abu Zubaydah (Figuratively) at the Supreme Court
Why does the U.S. continue to imprison Abu Zubaydah without trial? Julian Sanchez discusses how assertions of the "state secrets privilege" by the federal government has complicated this case for most of the last two decades.