A Record Number of Drug-Related Deaths Shows the Drug War Is Remarkably Effective at Killing People

Three years ago, President Donald Trump bragged that “we are making progress” in reducing drug-related deaths, citing a 4 percent drop between 2017 and 2018. That progress, a dubious accomplishment even then, proved fleeting. The upward trend in drug-related deaths, which began decades ago, resumed that very year, and 2020 saw both the largest increase … Read more

He Was Sentensed to Death After Law Enforcement Fabricated Evidence. A Federal Court Says He Can Sue.

In 2001, a prosecutor and a police officer zeroed in on a child who they claimed could shed some much-needed light on a yearslong Louisiana murder investigation. But in reality, the law enforcement agents had pinpointed a suspect of choice, constructed a story around him, and then coerced a juvenile witness into adopting that story. … Read more

Louisiana S. Ct. Precludes Prosecution of Pastor for Violation of Early-Pandemic Gathering Size Limits

From Justice William Crain’s opinion today (joined by Justices Scott Crichton, James Genovese, Jay McCallum, and Jefferson Hughes III) in State v. Spell, dealing with a prosecution for actions on March 31, 2020; the court basically applies the US Supreme Court’s similar decisions in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo (2020) and Tandon v. … Read more

Biden’s Big Brother Will Be Watching Over You

By William Haupt III (The Center Square) “Threats to freedom of speech and writing, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect, and unless checked, lead to disrespect for the rights of the citizen.” – George Orwell, ‘1984’ In 1946, George Orwell provided the definition of 20th century totalitarianism and how it will … Read more

‘Squad’ Member Cori Bush Wants to Know Why There Isn’t Any ‘Sperm Regulation Legislation’ For Men

Far-left Representative Cori Bush made an attempt to equate abortion restrictions to something similar for men, openly wondering why there is no “sperm regulation legislation” in Congress. I’ll take ‘Things I didn’t want to write about today,’ for $800, Alex. ‘Squad’ member Bush (D-MO) made the comments in an interview with the only person who … Read more

Congress To Hold Open Hearing On UFOs – Will Public Hearings Make A Difference?

Next Tuesday, the House Intelligence Committee’s subcommittee will hold an open hearing regarding the Pentagon’s work on identifying and investigating unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs. Congress hasn’t held public hearings on the topics since Project BLUE BOOK closed in 1969. That’s before my time for anyone who is counting. Why are there open hearings next … Read more

Georgia Cops Rummaged Through Student-Athletes’ Luggage in a Fruitless Search for ‘a Little Bit of Marijuana’

Police in Liberty County, Georgia, are scrambling to defend a traffic stop last month of the Delaware State University women’s lacrosse team, which players and coaches say ended in “humiliating” and legal search of their belongings. The team charter bus for Delaware State University, a historically black institution, was stopped on April 20 while traveling … Read more

Rand Paul Temporarily Blocks $40 Billion Aid Package to Ukraine: ‘Slap in the Face’ to Struggling Americans

Rand Paul temporarily blocked passage of the nearly $40 billion Ukraine aid package, thwarting attempts by Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell to push it through before the Senate leaves town for the week. The Republican Senator from Kentucky demanded changes to the bill involving providing access to an Inspector General to monitor how the funds … Read more