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Bonnie Kristian

Bonnie Kristian is a columnist at Rare, weekend editor at The Week, and a fellow at Defense Priorities. You can find more of her work at www.bonniekristian.com or follow her on Twitter @bonniekristian


No, we don’t need to give police more military gear after Dallas and Baton Rouge Police state No, we don’t need to give police more military gear after Dallas and Baton Rouge Bonnie Kristian, 3:50pm, July 29
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Giuliani is wrong about using the terrorist watch list to promote a shameful plan to track citizens Rare Politics Giuliani is wrong about using the terrorist watch list to promote a shameful plan to track citizens Bonnie Kristian, 2:35pm, July 28
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All the cops responsible for Freddie Gray’s death have now escaped legal consequences Police state All the cops responsible for Freddie Gray’s death have now escaped legal consequences Bonnie Kristian, 3:42pm, July 27
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Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has nostalgia, thrills, and an undercurrent of libertarianism Rare Liberty Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has nostalgia, thrills, and an undercurrent of libertarianism Bonnie Kristian, 8:11am, July 27
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In Philly, Uber is illegal and bars must close by 2 a.m.—unless the DNC comes to town Election 2016 In Philly, Uber is illegal and bars must close by 2 a.m.—unless the DNC comes to town Bonnie Kristian, 3:36pm, July 26
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Now it’s the Democratic establishment’s turn to feel the populist wrath Democrats Now it’s the Democratic establishment’s turn to feel the populist wrath Bonnie Kristian, 2:22pm, July 25
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Washington, D.C., has four layers of bureaucracy to protect against rogue shoe-shiners Broken bureaucracy Washington, D.C., has four layers of bureaucracy to protect against rogue shoe-shiners Bonnie Kristian, 7:40pm, July 21
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After the attacks in Nice, the solution to safety isn’t more government National security After the attacks in Nice, the solution to safety isn’t more government Bonnie Kristian, 9:37am, July 20
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Innocent people are being jailed because drug tests misidentify soap, tea and aspirin "War on drugs" Innocent people are being jailed because drug tests misidentify soap, tea and aspirin Bonnie Kristian, 1:30pm, July 19
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How crony capitalism is making this crucial medical device unbelievably expensive Government run amok How crony capitalism is making this crucial medical device unbelievably expensive Bonnie Kristian, 4:07pm, July 18
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The horror in Nice reminds us again that mass surveillance can’t keep us absolutely safe The right to privacy The horror in Nice reminds us again that mass surveillance can’t keep us absolutely safe Bonnie Kristian, 1:18pm, July 15
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Hillary Clinton just accidentally explained how the presidency is way too powerful Election 2016 Hillary Clinton just accidentally explained how the presidency is way too powerful Bonnie Kristian, 4:10pm, July 14
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No, Obama, it isn’t “easier for a teenager to get his hands on a Glock than a computer” Guns No, Obama, it isn’t “easier for a teenager to get his hands on a Glock than a computer” Bonnie Kristian, 2:32pm, July 13
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Escalating, demonizing and generalizing only makes things worse Getting it Right Escalating, demonizing and generalizing only makes things worse Bonnie Kristian, 12:41pm, July 11
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This one practical idea would keep both police and citizens safer Police state This one practical idea would keep both police and citizens safer Bonnie Kristian, 8:33pm, July 9
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Philando Castile was a victim of policing for profit long before he was fatally shot Police state Philando Castile was a victim of policing for profit long before he was fatally shot Bonnie Kristian, 6:08pm, July 9
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The murderer in Dallas was anti-police—peacefully demanding justice is not Police state The murderer in Dallas was anti-police—peacefully demanding justice is not Bonnie Kristian, 2:48pm, July 8
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Police shot Philando Castile dead—now his mother wants accountability Police state Police shot Philando Castile dead—now his mother wants accountability Bonnie Kristian, 3:23pm, July 7
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This state is forcing catheters into people’s bodies if they decline to give police a urine sample The right to privacy This state is forcing catheters into people’s bodies if they decline to give police a urine sample Bonnie Kristian, 7:15pm, July 6
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How crony capitalism is hurting my neighborhood—and probably yours Regulation nation How crony capitalism is hurting my neighborhood—and probably yours Bonnie Kristian, 9:00am, July 6
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The TSA wants to put checkpoints in airport parking lots. Here’s why it won’t work. Police state The TSA wants to put checkpoints in airport parking lots. Here’s why it won’t work. Bonnie Kristian, 11:38am, July 5
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Graphic image shows the TSA allegedly assaulted a disabled teen who couldn’t even understand them Police state Graphic image shows the TSA allegedly assaulted a disabled teen who couldn’t even understand them Bonnie Kristian, 11:16am, July 1
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Republican Senator Mike Lee gives 3 big reasons why he’s not endorsing Donald Trump Election 2016 Republican Senator Mike Lee gives 3 big reasons why he’s not endorsing Donald Trump Bonnie Kristian, 1:01pm, June 30
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The government put this actor on a terrorist watch list Government run amok The government put this actor on a terrorist watch list Bonnie Kristian, 2:06pm, June 29
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The Democratic Party has officially lost all its civil libertarian cred Democrats The Democratic Party has officially lost all its civil libertarian cred Bonnie Kristian, 8:34am, June 29
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This SCOTUS ruling is a step toward making the Fourth Amendment “nothing more than a suggestion” Police state This SCOTUS ruling is a step toward making the Fourth Amendment “nothing more than a suggestion” Bonnie Kristian, 2:47pm, June 28
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Federal law makes it almost impossible to hold cops accountable for civil liberties violations Broken bureaucracy Federal law makes it almost impossible to hold cops accountable for civil liberties violations Bonnie Kristian, 10:02am, June 28
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The feds spent $1.3 billion on a bioterrorism prevention program. It found a rabbit. Government run amok The feds spent $1.3 billion on a bioterrorism prevention program. It found a rabbit. Bonnie Kristian, 2:11pm, June 24
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Don’t be fooled by House Dems’ heroics: It’s still a terrible idea to deny people due process rights Rare Politics Don’t be fooled by House Dems’ heroics: It’s still a terrible idea to deny people due process rights Bonnie Kristian, 10:58am, June 23
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SCOTUS just struck a devastating blow to our most basic right to privacy Police state SCOTUS just struck a devastating blow to our most basic right to privacy Bonnie Kristian, 2:10pm, June 22
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