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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



Cops are roughing up innocent people in their front yards and then just driving away Police state Cops are roughing up innocent people in their front yards and then just driving away , Rare Contributor 10:21am, September 21
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Trump can ramp up the drone war because Obama trusted himself too much Foreign policy Trump can ramp up the drone war because Obama trusted himself too much , Rare Contributor 12:30pm, September 20
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New iPhone's facial recognition may lead to expanded mass surveillance The Populist New iPhone's facial recognition may lead to expanded mass surveillance , Rare Contributor 3:14pm, September 19
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Authoritarianism is fueled by fear — that’s why it’s so important to know crime rates are way down Police state Authoritarianism is fueled by fear — that’s why it’s so important to know crime rates are way down , Rare Contributor 10:11am, September 7
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Some states are planning a DACA lawsuit, and it could be a blow to the imperial presidency Government run amok Some states are planning a DACA lawsuit, and it could be a blow to the imperial presidency , Rare Contributor 9:54am, September 6
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After a Utah nurse was violently arrested, her hospital took action while police shirked accountability Police state After a Utah nurse was violently arrested, her hospital took action while police shirked accountability , Rare Contributor 1:49pm, September 5
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Lobbying in Trump’s Washington is about crony capitalism and ignoring Congress Rare Politics Lobbying in Trump’s Washington is about crony capitalism and ignoring Congress , Rare Contributor 10:10am, August 31
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Donald Trump’s "law and order" means overcriminalization and abuse The Populist Donald Trump’s "law and order" means overcriminalization and abuse , Rare Contributor 9:59am, August 30
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How federal flood insurance made the tragedy in Houston worse Broken bureaucracy How federal flood insurance made the tragedy in Houston worse , Rare Contributor 12:44pm, August 29
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Trump's plan will escalate police militarization and brutality Police state Trump's plan will escalate police militarization and brutality , Rare Contributor 1:10pm, August 28
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TSA gave a man such a violent “patdown” he has to have surgery The Populist TSA gave a man such a violent “patdown” he has to have surgery , Rare Contributor 9:35am, August 24
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A Chicago mom's outrageous story shows why America needs bail reform Police state A Chicago mom's outrageous story shows why America needs bail reform , Rare Contributor 9:18am, August 23
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Ending America’s longest war at the 16-year mark would not be a “hasty withdrawal,” President Trump Foreign policy Ending America’s longest war at the 16-year mark would not be a “hasty withdrawal,” President Trump , Rare Contributor 5:39pm, August 22
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Instead of waiting for Trump to exhibit moral authority, we should make the presidency less powerful Rare Liberty Instead of waiting for Trump to exhibit moral authority, we should make the presidency less powerful , Rare Contributor 3:21pm, August 21
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Three options for dealing with Confederate statues that neither whitewash racism nor erase history Race in America Three options for dealing with Confederate statues that neither whitewash racism nor erase history , Rare Contributor 12:52pm, August 17
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Here are three things we must remember when we talk about Charlottesville, race and free speech Rare Politics Here are three things we must remember when we talk about Charlottesville, race and free speech , Rare Contributor 9:11am, August 16
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The Justice Department wants to track 1.3 million people just for visiting a Trump protest website The Populist The Justice Department wants to track 1.3 million people just for visiting a Trump protest website , Rare Contributor 1:52pm, August 15
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Charlottesville reiterates the insidious nature of racial prejudice and injustice in America Rare Politics Charlottesville reiterates the insidious nature of racial prejudice and injustice in America , Rare Contributor 4:01pm, August 14
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Congress can get rid of a lot of unconstitutional mass surveillance by doing nothing at all The Populist Congress can get rid of a lot of unconstitutional mass surveillance by doing nothing at all , Rare Contributor 11:34am, August 10
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The anniversaries of the nuclear strikes on Japan should be occasions for reflection, not recklessness Foreign policy The anniversaries of the nuclear strikes on Japan should be occasions for reflection, not recklessness , Rare Contributor 10:15am, August 9
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How inadequate training makes police officers’ fear dangerous to the public Police state How inadequate training makes police officers’ fear dangerous to the public , Rare Contributor 2:19pm, August 8
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This American citizen’s ordeal shows how immigration bureaucracy callously ruins people’s lives Immigration This American citizen’s ordeal shows how immigration bureaucracy callously ruins people’s lives , Rare Contributor 2:12pm, August 7
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Why does the government want to keep elderly, nonviolent prisoners locked up on the taxpayer’s dime? "War on drugs" Why does the government want to keep elderly, nonviolent prisoners locked up on the taxpayer’s dime? , Rare Contributor 10:59am, August 3
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Hiring the right people won’t make Trump a good president Rare Politics Hiring the right people won’t make Trump a good president , Rare Contributor 8:39am, August 2
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Deporting illegal immigrants with no criminal record is an attack on justice, family and common sense Immigration Deporting illegal immigrants with no criminal record is an attack on justice, family and common sense , Rare Contributor 3:30pm, August 1
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It’s good to see police push back on Trump’s support for brutality, but most didn’t go far enough Police state It’s good to see police push back on Trump’s support for brutality, but most didn’t go far enough , Rare Contributor 3:13pm, July 31
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Will conservatives eventually embrace single-payer health care? Rare Politics Will conservatives eventually embrace single-payer health care? , Rare Contributor 8:28am, July 27
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It’s a good idea to be polite to cops, but politeness won’t solve police misconduct Police state It’s a good idea to be polite to cops, but politeness won’t solve police misconduct , Rare Contributor 9:52am, July 26
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Trump wants to fire Sessions for the wrong reason Rare Politics Trump wants to fire Sessions for the wrong reason , Rare Contributor 2:22pm, July 25
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Fake street signs are warning Minnesota residents of “easily startled” police Police state Fake street signs are warning Minnesota residents of “easily startled” police , Rare Contributor 12:36pm, July 24
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