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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



Three things to know before watching tonight’s presidential debate Election 2016 Three things to know before watching tonight’s presidential debate Bonnie Kristian, 1:57pm, September 26
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A Missouri court decided people can’t braid hair without a license out of “great deference” to government regulations Regulation nation A Missouri court decided people can’t braid hair without a license out of “great deference” to government regulations Bonnie Kristian, 1:13pm, September 23
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Donald Trump wants nationwide stop-and-frisk. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea Police state Donald Trump wants nationwide stop-and-frisk. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea Bonnie Kristian, 1:29pm, September 22
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It’s not hard to see why Terence Crutcher’s family is worried they won’t get justice Race in America It’s not hard to see why Terence Crutcher’s family is worried they won’t get justice Bonnie Kristian, 1:28pm, September 21
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In New York, police are seizing people’s stuff for no good reason Police state In New York, police are seizing people’s stuff for no good reason Bonnie Kristian, 9:51am, September 21
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The state of Detroit’s public schools will break your heart Education The state of Detroit’s public schools will break your heart Bonnie Kristian, 5:48pm, September 20
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Why are some beer makers trying to keep marijuana illegal? "War on drugs" Why are some beer makers trying to keep marijuana illegal? Bonnie Kristian, 12:49pm, September 19
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Police took $171 from a New Jersey man — and he has to pay $175 to get it back Police state Police took $171 from a New Jersey man — and he has to pay $175 to get it back Bonnie Kristian, 1:07pm, September 16
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Police in at least four states are collecting DNA from innocent Americans The right to privacy Police in at least four states are collecting DNA from innocent Americans Bonnie Kristian, 12:49pm, September 15
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The latest price tag on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is so huge that it’s hard to believe Foreign policy The latest price tag on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is so huge that it’s hard to believe Bonnie Kristian, 1:10pm, September 14
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The feds have a new scheme to hack millions of innocent Americans’ computers The right to privacy The feds have a new scheme to hack millions of innocent Americans’ computers Bonnie Kristian, 9:58am, September 14
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This grandma has lived in a treehouse for 25 years, and now the government is making her move Government run amok This grandma has lived in a treehouse for 25 years, and now the government is making her move Bonnie Kristian, 12:54pm, September 13
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In Idaho, it’s harder to become a barber than a bounty hunter Regulation nation In Idaho, it’s harder to become a barber than a bounty hunter Bonnie Kristian, 2:20pm, September 12
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You might be surprised by which veterans group wants to change America’s drug laws "War on drugs" You might be surprised by which veterans group wants to change America’s drug laws Bonnie Kristian, 1:27pm, September 9
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Gary Johnson’s Aleppo gaffe is embarrassing but not too surprising Election 2016 Gary Johnson’s Aleppo gaffe is embarrassing but not too surprising Bonnie Kristian, 12:58pm, September 8
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Will the alt-right go away if Donald Trump loses? Rare Politics Will the alt-right go away if Donald Trump loses? Bonnie Kristian, 4:05pm, September 7
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Free speech means a college kid has the right to “be an idiot” Rare Liberty Free speech means a college kid has the right to “be an idiot” Bonnie Kristian, 10:17am, September 7
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Tesla can’t sell you a car in Missouri, because government Government run amok Tesla can’t sell you a car in Missouri, because government Bonnie Kristian, 1:14pm, September 6
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More Americans are using marijuana, but that’s not a good reason to re-escalate the drug war "War on drugs" More Americans are using marijuana, but that’s not a good reason to re-escalate the drug war Bonnie Kristian, 3:49pm, September 5
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New Mexico banned civil asset forfeiture, but Albuquerque police decided that doesn’t apply to them Police state New Mexico banned civil asset forfeiture, but Albuquerque police decided that doesn’t apply to them Bonnie Kristian, 1:21pm, September 2
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Amtrak is spending billions so you can travel 3 mph faster on a small section of track Government run amok Amtrak is spending billions so you can travel 3 mph faster on a small section of track Bonnie Kristian, 3:30pm, September 1
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FBI director: Let’s have an “adult conversation” about demolishing privacy rights The Populist FBI director: Let’s have an “adult conversation” about demolishing privacy rights Bonnie Kristian, 12:49pm, August 31
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Leave the Internet wild and tax-free Taxation nation Leave the Internet wild and tax-free Bonnie Kristian, 10:21am, August 31
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The feds loosened up drone rules, but don’t expect a pizza drone any time soon The Populist The feds loosened up drone rules, but don’t expect a pizza drone any time soon Bonnie Kristian, 3:39pm, August 30
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Should local police spy on their city with planes? Baltimore says yes The Populist Should local police spy on their city with planes? Baltimore says yes Bonnie Kristian, 4:38pm, August 29
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In Syria, we don’t have a no-fly zone—just a place where planes can’t fly Foreign policy In Syria, we don’t have a no-fly zone—just a place where planes can’t fly Bonnie Kristian, 2:00pm, August 26
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Any law that has police forcing a woman to undress in public is not a good law Police state Any law that has police forcing a woman to undress in public is not a good law Bonnie Kristian, 8:35pm, August 24
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It’s time for America to back off and let South Korea defend herself Foreign policy It’s time for America to back off and let South Korea defend herself Bonnie Kristian, 9:36am, August 24
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Millennials don’t have a lot of confidence in democracy. Is anyone surprised? Rare Politics Millennials don’t have a lot of confidence in democracy. Is anyone surprised? Bonnie Kristian, 2:52pm, August 23
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Obamacare is creating default insurance monopolies with high prices and no alternatives Rare Politics Obamacare is creating default insurance monopolies with high prices and no alternatives Bonnie Kristian, 12:48pm, August 22