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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



Homeland Security says if you don’t want your face in a biometric database, just don’t travel The Populist Homeland Security says if you don’t want your face in a biometric database, just don’t travel , Rare Contributor 8:58am, July 20
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How the overcriminalization of everything is endangering ordinary people Police state How the overcriminalization of everything is endangering ordinary people , Rare Contributor 12:16pm, July 19
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Justine Damond’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police raises so many questions Police state Justine Damond’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police raises so many questions , Rare Contributor 2:28pm, July 18
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Civilian casualties in the war against ISIS are skyrocketing on Trump’s watch Foreign policy Civilian casualties in the war against ISIS are skyrocketing on Trump’s watch , Rare Contributor 12:48pm, July 17
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Oregon might be the first state to get rid of the whole drug war "War on drugs" Oregon might be the first state to get rid of the whole drug war , Rare Contributor 9:21am, July 13
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Here’s why conservatives shouldn’t give up on academia Conservatism today Here’s why conservatives shouldn’t give up on academia , Rare Contributor 8:45am, July 12
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The Philando Castile case shows the NRA’s defense of the Constitution takes a back seat to its deference to police Police state The Philando Castile case shows the NRA’s defense of the Constitution takes a back seat to its deference to police , Rare Contributor 1:07pm, July 11
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A cop in Minnesota was caught on camera shooting two friendly dogs in their own backyard Police state A cop in Minnesota was caught on camera shooting two friendly dogs in their own backyard , Rare Contributor 1:19pm, July 10
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This woman’s harrowing story explains why it’s so important for police to learn de-escalation tactics Police state This woman’s harrowing story explains why it’s so important for police to learn de-escalation tactics , Rare Contributor 8:55am, July 6
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Why can’t Charlie Gard’s parents make their own decision about their son’s care? Rare Politics Why can’t Charlie Gard’s parents make their own decision about their son’s care? , Rare Contributor 9:48am, July 5
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Our government spied on 3.3 million phone calls with a single wiretap order — and got zero convictions The right to privacy Our government spied on 3.3 million phone calls with a single wiretap order — and got zero convictions , Rare Contributor 12:40pm, July 3
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The idea of letting cops digitally rifle through your phone just won’t die The Populist The idea of letting cops digitally rifle through your phone just won’t die , Rare Contributor 9:57am, June 29
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The TSA has a new plan to search our books before we board planes The right to privacy The TSA has a new plan to search our books before we board planes , Rare Contributor 8:44am, June 28
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An innocent handyman was jailed for three months because police thought drywall dust was cocaine "War on drugs" An innocent handyman was jailed for three months because police thought drywall dust was cocaine , Rare Contributor 12:47pm, June 27
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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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