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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



The civil settlement for Philando Castile’s death is good news but bad policy Police state The civil settlement for Philando Castile’s death is good news but bad policy , Rare Contributor 1:39pm, June 26
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Here’s how occupational licensing is actually a criminal justice reform issue Rare Liberty Here’s how occupational licensing is actually a criminal justice reform issue , Rare Contributor 9:10am, June 23
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The Philando Castile verdict shows why Americans must stop being so deferential to police The Populist The Philando Castile verdict shows why Americans must stop being so deferential to police , Rare Contributor 12:07pm, June 21
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The Trump-Russia investigation highlights how our legal system can “turn human frailty into crime” Rare Politics The Trump-Russia investigation highlights how our legal system can “turn human frailty into crime” , Rare Contributor 3:25pm, June 20
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Congress is considering a bill that would give dangerous new drug war power to Jeff Sessions "War on drugs" Congress is considering a bill that would give dangerous new drug war power to Jeff Sessions , Rare Contributor 2:42pm, June 19
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Police body cameras can’t provide accountability without transparency Police state Police body cameras can’t provide accountability without transparency , Rare Contributor 2:18pm, June 15
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3 bizarre remnants of alcohol Prohibition that really need to go Regulation nation 3 bizarre remnants of alcohol Prohibition that really need to go , Rare Contributor 10:22am, June 14
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Jeff Sessions is misleading Congress to advance his inhumane war on medical marijuana "War on drugs" Jeff Sessions is misleading Congress to advance his inhumane war on medical marijuana , Rare Contributor 12:33pm, June 13
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50 years ago today, Loving v. Virginia struck a major victory for liberty and equality in America Getting it Right 50 years ago today, Loving v. Virginia struck a major victory for liberty and equality in America , Rare Contributor 12:39pm, June 12
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This judge says mandatory minimums are “one of the gravest injustices in the history of America” Police state This judge says mandatory minimums are “one of the gravest injustices in the history of America” , Rare Contributor 3:50pm, June 8
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Incompetent government is why we need limited government Broken bureaucracy Incompetent government is why we need limited government , Rare Contributor 9:07am, June 7
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The Supreme Court just struck another blow against asset forfeiture abuse Police state The Supreme Court just struck another blow against asset forfeiture abuse , Rare Contributor 12:17pm, June 6
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Responding to the London Bridge attack with policies made in fear is exactly what we shouldn’t do The Populist Responding to the London Bridge attack with policies made in fear is exactly what we shouldn’t do , Rare Contributor 12:45pm, June 5
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This town wants to charge kids $110 for a business license to mow lawns Government run amok This town wants to charge kids $110 for a business license to mow lawns , Rare Contributor 1:21pm, June 2
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Trump’s messy NATO messaging obscures a real case for reform Foreign policy Trump’s messy NATO messaging obscures a real case for reform , Rare Contributor 1:31pm, June 1
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This high school senior’s ridiculous suspension over a shirt can teach us an important lesson about politics Government run amok This high school senior’s ridiculous suspension over a shirt can teach us an important lesson about politics , Rare Contributor 9:25am, May 31
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On Memorial Day, let’s remember that America is overdue for a foreign policy debate Foreign policy On Memorial Day, let’s remember that America is overdue for a foreign policy debate , Rare Contributor 12:12pm, May 29
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The FBI has been illegally sharing information collected about Americans using warrantless mass surveillance The Populist The FBI has been illegally sharing information collected about Americans using warrantless mass surveillance , Rare Contributor 1:42pm, May 26
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Most Americans think Trump is abusing his power, and they’re right Government run amok Most Americans think Trump is abusing his power, and they’re right , Rare Contributor 1:01pm, May 25
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About 3,800 people are jailed in New York City right now just because they’re poor "War on drugs" About 3,800 people are jailed in New York City right now just because they’re poor , Rare Contributor 9:14am, May 24
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If President Trump is innocent of the Russia accusations, he should be happy — and cautious — about the special counsel The Populist If President Trump is innocent of the Russia accusations, he should be happy — and cautious — about the special counsel , Rare Contributor 9:47am, May 22
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Do this thought experiment if you want to use the 25th Amendment to kick Trump out of office The Populist Do this thought experiment if you want to use the 25th Amendment to kick Trump out of office , Rare Contributor 11:40am, May 19
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Should President Trump be removed from office by the 25th Amendment? The Populist Should President Trump be removed from office by the 25th Amendment? , Rare Contributor 12:37pm, May 18
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One police officer’s feelings are all it takes to get charged for drug use in America "War on drugs" One police officer’s feelings are all it takes to get charged for drug use in America , Rare Contributor 9:32am, May 17
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A new surge in Afghanistan won’t fix anything The Populist A new surge in Afghanistan won’t fix anything , Rare Contributor 10:32am, May 15
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Jeff Sessions’ new drug sentencing guidelines are a shameful affront to basic human decency, common sense and good governance "War on drugs" Jeff Sessions’ new drug sentencing guidelines are a shameful affront to basic human decency, common sense and good governance , Rare Contributor 12:04pm, May 12
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Either President Trump is stupid, or he thinks the American public is Trump Either President Trump is stupid, or he thinks the American public is , Rare Contributor 1:39pm, May 11
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Donald Trump is not the savior of the American church The Populist Donald Trump is not the savior of the American church , Rare Contributor 12:38pm, May 10
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This Louisiana judge explained why the drug war isn’t fiscally conservative "War on drugs" This Louisiana judge explained why the drug war isn’t fiscally conservative , Rare Contributor 10:48am, May 8
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President Trump’s “religious liberty” executive order doesn’t really do anything for religious liberty Rare Liberty President Trump’s “religious liberty” executive order doesn’t really do anything for religious liberty , Rare Contributor 1:21pm, May 5
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