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Pruden: Hollywood cowers at this laff riot over ‘The Interview’

By Wesley Pruden Movies may not be better than ever, as a Hollywood marketing slogan in yesteryear boasted they were, but the critics take movies seriously in North Korea. The chief movie critic in Pyongyang can kill a movie with a single review. He might even kill anybody who goes to see it. Sony Pictures’ […]

Sowell: Tortured reasoning

By Thomas Sowell | Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture.” But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious — has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: “Compared to what alternative?” […]

Williams: Should profiling be banned?

By Walter E. Williams | Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling. A good definition of profiling in general is the use […]

Pruden: Rectal feeding terror suspects; convenient, but unnecessary

By Wesley Pruden Lunch can sometimes be a big deal in Washington. Lunch is where alliances are struck, deals are made, and sometimes where foes become more or less friends over a shrimp cocktail or a chicken salad at the Palm. But if Karl Rove invites you to lunch, be sure you get to pick […]

Jenkins: EPA’s bid to sink Pebble is stunning case of federal overreach

By Paul Jenkins It is easy to shrug off the notion of federal “overreach” — dismissing it as rhetoric or political mumbo-jumbo — until you get a peek inside a federal agency hell-bent on getting its way, no matter the law, that uses any and every possible means to tilt the playing field. The federal […]

Brennan: Federal prosecutors robbed Alaska

By Tom Brennan The greatest theft in Alaska history was the blatant robbery of Ted Stevens’ reputation by a federal task force working with its star witness in a so-called political corruption case. Perpetrators were the prosecutors in the Alaska investigation and the trials that followed. Their star witness was Bill Allen, former chairman of […]

Burris: How states can fix the police

By Trevor Burrus The events in Ferguson, Missouri and the death of Eric Garner from a police chokehold have brought needed attention to the long-simmering problem of an increasingly militarized, militant, and distant police force that, for many communities, seems more like an occupying army than an institution tasked with protecting and serving. President Obama’s […]

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