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Lance Lemmonds
Lance Lemmonds is deputy director of the Coalition for Public Safety.
by | Sep 25, 2015

Yes, it could happen to you. Your personal property and/or cash can be taken from you by law enforcement or other government enforcement agencies without your having been accused of a crime and with very little chance of ever retrieving…

by | Aug 27, 2015

Political conservatives who, since at least the Nixon administration, have worn with pride the badge of “tough on crime” are beginning to realize that tough doesn’t necessarily mean the same as being “smart on crime.” Just as the private sector…

by | Oct 30, 2013

George Washington Plunkitt, our sarcastic and satirical statesman, took to the Twitter stage today at 2 pm to jargogle and caterwaul with the American public. Dr. Plunkitt (@GeorgeWPlunkitt) is a prize-winning American politician, news media editor, satirist, political help columnist,…

by | Oct 11, 2013

Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during its websites’ first week, according to MailOnline, The target for the six-month open enrollment period is 7 million for the program to be financially feasible. At this rate, they will come up 5…

by | Oct 8, 2013
by | Oct 2, 2013

This is a tale about how a man who was asked to give a speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio ended up whining about the perils of wealth inequality. “The music industry is a microcosm…

by | Oct 1, 2013
by | Sep 26, 2013

“Even the administration is having a terrible time spinning this law,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said about Obamacare. “About the best they could claim was that some premiums would be lower than projected. Note that I didn’t say lower,…

by | Sep 20, 2013

The new generation of iPhones goes on sale today. The iPhone 5s and its stunted younger brother, the iPhone 5c, may not be the most innovative smart phones, but they are certainly proving to be the most divisive.  “Will New…

by | Sep 11, 2013

Deng Xiaopeng, reformist leader of the Chinese Communist Party at the end of the 20th century, justified Internet censorship with a famous metaphor: “If you open the window for fresh air, you have to expect some flies to blow in.”…

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