Why I Don’t Support Public Radio: Cats and Dogs

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*+-Janis Schmidt: North Dakota is swimming in a sea of oil, yet does not have any dollars for homeless, abandoned cats, dogs, and people. You know, I haven’t talked to a single person who has benefited from all this oil.

DHS Extends Temporary Protective Status for Haitians

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*+-Seth Hoy: The extension would allow approximately 48,000 Haitian nationals—whose homeland was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 and is still plagued by disease and instability—to extend their TPS for an additional 18 months.

Police Have More, Better Rights than You

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*+-Wendy McElroy: Even as the Illinois police defend their “right” to surveil everyone on the grounds that those being watched are in public, they deny the public the right to record them in the line of duty.

Sanctuary Cities and the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program: Two Things that Do Not Go Together

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*+-Michele Waslin: Despite the clear facts, radio-show hosts, politicians, and immigration restrictionists still want you to believe that cities receiving SCAAP reimbursements are providing “sanctuary” to criminals. Maybe next they’ll try to convince you immigrants are responsible for global warming and teenage obesity—wait, been there, done that.

Mandatory Minimums: Cruel and Usual

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*+-Diane Lefer: The right to a speedy trial turns out to mean nothing when you’re a juvenile, even a juvenile being tried as an adult. After almost three years in lockup, with no trial scheduled, her son agreed to plead guilty to get it over with. “Even the judge couldn’t believe it. He said, ‘They gave you a strike and a felony for that?'”