Undermining Mobile Phone Users’ Privacy Won’t Make Us Safer

The Kelsey Smith Act Would Force Cell Providers to Turn Private User Data Over to Law Enforcement Tragedies often bring political proposals that would do more harm than help—undermining our right to secure communications, for example, or our right to gather online. It is in these moments we face legislative gambits that are too often… Read More »

Lessons for California from Canada’s Killer Nurse Cover-Up

During a span of nearly a decade, beginning in 2007, Canadian nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed eight people and attempted to kill six others by overdosing them with insulin, a treatment Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting invented in 1921 to save lives, not destroy them. Last month, more than a year after her conviction, the Ontario government… Read More »

Soccer Champions … and Immigrants

Immigration has displaced terrorism as the number one problem in Western democracies. What an interesting and timely lesson, therefore, the triumph of the French soccer team in the World Cup offers us. Most of the players are children or grandchildren of African immigrants, born or raised in the troublesome neighborhoods of the periphery, the so-called… Read More »

Trump-Putin Fallout: Bipartisan Hysteria Against Peace

Former CIA director John Brennan thinks President Trump’s meeting with Russian president Putin is “treasonous” and he – disturbingly – warns him to “stop it.” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) actually calls for the military to move against its commander in chief, who he claims is “in the hands of our enemy.” Others have called the… Read More »