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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


Washington’s wishful thinking and studious ignorance in Afghanistan Foreign policy Washington’s wishful thinking and studious ignorance in Afghanistan , Rare Contributor 2:54pm, March 23
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This Louisiana mom’s nightmare ordeal shows why prosecutors’ offices must be a target of criminal justice reform Police state This Louisiana mom’s nightmare ordeal shows why prosecutors’ offices must be a target of criminal justice reform , Rare Contributor 12:24pm, March 1
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Facts matter after a tragedy, because an ill-informed law is a dangerous law Government run amok Facts matter after a tragedy, because an ill-informed law is a dangerous law , Rare Contributor 12:09pm, February 28
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Georgia’s lieutenant governor tried to support the NRA but ended up abusing his power instead Broken bureaucracy Georgia’s lieutenant governor tried to support the NRA but ended up abusing his power instead , Rare Contributor 1:22pm, February 27
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This CPAC speaker slammed the current conservative movement, and it’s a message the audience needed to hear Conservatism today This CPAC speaker slammed the current conservative movement, and it’s a message the audience needed to hear , Rare Contributor 1:42pm, February 26
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South Carolina’s proposed ban on saggy pants is not only ridiculous, but an open invitation for police abuse Government run amok South Carolina’s proposed ban on saggy pants is not only ridiculous, but an open invitation for police abuse , Rare Contributor 1:10pm, February 22
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Washington could learn from the foreign policy lessons in “Black Panther” Foreign policy Washington could learn from the foreign policy lessons in “Black Panther” , Rare Contributor 1:10pm, February 21
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Dallas gave the NRA $410,000 for its convention: should your tax dollars fund private groups you might not agree with? Taxation nation Dallas gave the NRA $410,000 for its convention: should your tax dollars fund private groups you might not agree with? , Rare Contributor 2:40pm, February 20
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Trump condemns “stupidly spending” American money in the Middle East, but he hasn’t stopped it Foreign policy Trump condemns “stupidly spending” American money in the Middle East, but he hasn’t stopped it , Rare Contributor 8:08am, February 19
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Berkeley just became the first marijuana sanctuary city because Washington is still fighting its failed war on drugs "War on drugs" Berkeley just became the first marijuana sanctuary city because Washington is still fighting its failed war on drugs , Rare Contributor 11:54am, February 15
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A good cop was fired after refusing to shoot a suicidal man, and his story serves as an important lesson Police state A good cop was fired after refusing to shoot a suicidal man, and his story serves as an important lesson , Rare Contributor 7:57am, February 14
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There are reasons to be wary of Vice President Pence, but that “he thinks Jesus tells him to say things” is not one of them Rare Politics There are reasons to be wary of Vice President Pence, but that “he thinks Jesus tells him to say things” is not one of them , Rare Contributor 3:08pm, February 13
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ICE is breaking up families to arrest and deport even more people with no criminal record Immigration ICE is breaking up families to arrest and deport even more people with no criminal record , Rare Contributor 3:02pm, February 12
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Washington says the war in Iraq is ending — again — but it’s probably not Foreign policy Washington says the war in Iraq is ending — again — but it’s probably not , Rare Contributor 3:20pm, February 8
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How Jeff Sessions’ war on marijuana hurts victims of the opioid epidemic "War on drugs" How Jeff Sessions’ war on marijuana hurts victims of the opioid epidemic , Rare Contributor 7:53am, February 8
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Americans were skeptical of law enforcement agencies like the FBI long before the Nunes memo Police state Americans were skeptical of law enforcement agencies like the FBI long before the Nunes memo , Rare Contributor 11:51am, February 7
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Donald Trump needs to learn how to complain about his critics without proposing we gut the First Amendment Rare Politics Donald Trump needs to learn how to complain about his critics without proposing we gut the First Amendment , Rare Contributor 1:00pm, February 6
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14 years after his son was killed by the police, this Wisconsin veteran is still asking for justice Police state 14 years after his son was killed by the police, this Wisconsin veteran is still asking for justice , Rare Contributor 2:39pm, February 1
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Congress voted to impose sanctions on Russia, but Trump refuses. Can the president legally do this? Foreign policy Congress voted to impose sanctions on Russia, but Trump refuses. Can the president legally do this? , Rare Contributor 3:09pm, January 31
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Trump says he wants to help the working class, but he once again proved he doesn’t know how Rare Politics Trump says he wants to help the working class, but he once again proved he doesn’t know how , Rare Contributor 1:47pm, January 30
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This federal agency is about to start tracking license plates all across America The Populist This federal agency is about to start tracking license plates all across America , Rare Contributor 5:53pm, January 29
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These “get out of jail free” cards epitomize so much of what is wrong with policing in America Police state These “get out of jail free” cards epitomize so much of what is wrong with policing in America , Rare Contributor 11:48am, January 25
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Evangelicals must learn to support Trump’s good policies without defending his depravity Rare Politics Evangelicals must learn to support Trump’s good policies without defending his depravity , Rare Contributor 11:26am, January 24
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Why did the White House and Congress give spy agencies a “blank check” in the stopgap spending bill? The Populist Why did the White House and Congress give spy agencies a “blank check” in the stopgap spending bill? , Rare Contributor 12:07pm, January 23
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No, President Trump, a government shutdown won’t “be devastating to our military” Foreign policy No, President Trump, a government shutdown won’t “be devastating to our military” , Rare Contributor 2:45pm, January 18
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Washington spending debates would be less messy if they were just about spending Government run amok Washington spending debates would be less messy if they were just about spending , Rare Contributor 9:49am, January 17
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You might be surprised how much your car knows about you The Populist You might be surprised how much your car knows about you , Rare Contributor 1:45pm, January 16
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This man wanted to give the homeless shelter in his home, but city government won’t let him Government run amok This man wanted to give the homeless shelter in his home, but city government won’t let him , Rare Contributor 11:17am, January 16
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Trump just endorsed increasing the kind of warrantless mass surveillance he believes happened to him The Populist Trump just endorsed increasing the kind of warrantless mass surveillance he believes happened to him , Rare Contributor 1:52pm, January 11
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Washington stealing land to build an overpriced border wall won’t make America great Government run amok Washington stealing land to build an overpriced border wall won’t make America great , Rare Contributor 1:17pm, January 10
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