Anti-Chinese Xenophobia Fueled America’s First Drug War Link

Republicans Split on Whether FBI Should Be Able To Snoop Without a Warrant Link

Defending Pornography on Feminist Grounds: A Q&A With Nadine Strossen Link

Pornhub Pulls Out of Seventh State Link

Abortion Pill Studies Retracted: Politics or Science? Link

Dear Government: Stop Trying To Make TikTok Bans Happen Link

Texas and Florida Want the Supreme Court To Bless Their Unconstitutional Social Media Laws Link

Iowa Court Clears Mom of Endangerment Charges After She Let Kids Babysit Link

States Try To Strip Sex From Literature in Libraries, School Link

NYC Child Protection Agency Uses ‘Coercive Tactics’ To Bully Parents Into Allowing Warrantless Searched Link

Frozen Embryos Are Now Children Under Alabama Law Link

Shoshana Weissmann: Online Age Verification Rules Are Unconstitutional and Ineffective Link

Sarah Silverman’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI Is Full of Nonsense Claims Link

Georgia Bill Would Hobble Bail Funds Even as It Expands Cash Bail Link

This 70-Year-Old Woman Might Lose Her $377,000 Home Over a Small Tax Debt Link

It’s Time to Retire Super Bowl ‘Sex Trafficking’ Stings and Myths Link

He Was Charged With Human Trafficking for Driving His Wife to Work Link

An Alabama Couple’s Lives Were Upended by an Unconstitutional Police Raid. A Jury Awarded Them $1 Million. Link

Feds Will Try Backpage Co-Founder Michael Lacey for a Third Time Link

Oklahoma Bill Would Ban Sending Sexy Selfies Unless You’re Married Link

Sex & Tech Link

The No AI FRAUD Act has a halfhearted section acknowledging First Amendment protections.  However, the bill is also “trying to expand the categories of speech unprotected by the First Amendment.” Link

William Penn Statue Reversal Shows Positive Power of Social Media Link

It’s Not a Cigarette. It’s Not a Vape. And It’s Big in Japan. Link

Maine’s Bad Prostitution Law Could Be Coming Soon to Your State Link





New anti-drag laws were deemed unconstitutional in every state where they were challenged this year. Link

Sentencing Commission Again Proposes Restricting Judges’ Use of Acquitted Conduct Link

Ohio Vice Cop Who Got Away With Killing Sex Worker & Then Pleads Guilty in Kidnapping Case Link

House Proposal Would Expand Federal Warrantless Spying Authority Link

Prosecutors Agree He Shot a Man in Self-Defense. They’re Still Trying To Put Him in Prison. Link

Texas Troopers Killed 74 People in Vehicle Chases Since Implementing Controversial Border Program Link

A Los Angeles Jail Let a Woman Die of Withdrawal, Then a Coroner Allowed Her Body To Decompose Link

The Backpage Defendants Never Stood a Chance Link

Poised To Lose Battle Over Gun Ads, City Bans All Advertising But Its Own Link 

County Eminent Domains the Strip Club Next Door to Make Room for More Parking Link

Kansas Thinks You Need 1,000 Hours of Training To Remove Hair Link

Marvin Guy, Who Shot a Cop During a No-Knock Raid, Is Found Guilty of Murder Link

Backpage: The Monumental Free Speech Case the Media Ignored Link

Yes, Anti-Israel Protests Are Free Speech. Peaceful pro-Palestine protests are protected by the First Amendment, even if protesters often use offensive or inflammatory rhetoric. Link

Sex Crime Victim Denied $69,000 Settlement Because Cops Seized Her Abuser’s Cash Through Civil Forfeiture Link

Federal Judge Rules Texas Anti-Drag Law Violates the First Amendment Link

Do Social Media Algorithms Polarize Us? Maybe Not. Link

On Guns, Drugs, and National Security, Dianne Feinstein Was Consistently Authoritarian Link

At Ronald Reagan Library, GOP Candidates Reject Ronald Reagan’s Immigration Vision Link

Cops and Reporters Are Still Hyping the Halloween Threat Posed by Strangers With Cannabis Candy Link

Despite Debunking, Rainbow Fentanyl Myths Continue Link

Who Is Protected As a Journalist? Everybody, Suggests Court Ruling. Link

New Federal Merger Guidelines Hint: Maybe Just Don’t Merge Anything at All Link

NYC Agrees To Pay $13 Million to Activists Arrested in 2020 Racial Justice Protests Link

Nearly 200 School Districts Are Suing Social Media Platforms Link

Federal Officials Can Keep Pressing Tech Platforms To Remove Content for Now, Court Says Link

Biden’s Flip-Flop on Warrantless Surveillance Link

Court Greenlights Microsoft Acquisition of Video Game Powerhouse Activision Blizzard Link

New Crypto Bill Aims To Circumvent SEC’s Regulation-by-Enforcement Strategy Link

Court Says Prostitution Law Doesn’t Violate First Amendment But Language Should Be Interpreted Narrowly Link

Maine’s Legislature Passes Bill To Partially Decriminalize Prostitution Link

Cops Use Phony Diagnoses To Explain Away Stun Gun Deaths Link

Immigrants Can’t Naturalize if They Own a Marijuana Dispensary Link

A Year Post-Dobbs, Major Shifts in Abortion Access and Politics Link

Arkansas Ban on Gender Transition Treatments for Minors Ruled Unconstitutional Link

The Federal Trade Commission’s Latest Frivolous Antitrust Suit Takes Aim at Amazon for Free Shipping Link

Refocusing U.S. welfare policy on economic opportunity Link

Prosecutors Say Backpage Defendants Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Reference the 1st Amendment Link

The A.I. Defamation Cases Are Here: ChatGPT Sued for Spreading Misinformation Link

California Lawmakers Want To Make Tech Companies Subsidize News Media Link

Not Every Study on Teen Depression and Social Media Is Bad. Only Most of Them. Link

Hunter Biden, Second Amendment Warrior? Link

Childproofing the Internet-How online “child protection” measures could make child and adult internet users more vulnerable to hackers, identity thieves, and snoops. Link

Child Shot by Mississippi Cop After Calling 911 About Domestic Disturbance Link

‘No One Will Become an American Until…the Border Is Secure’ Link

Section 230 Is Safe (for Now) After Supreme Court Rules on Google and Twitter. The justices sidestepped requests to limit Section 230, a law protecting social media platforms from lawsuits Link

Montana Sets Itself Up for First Amendment Lawsuits With TikTok Ban Link

Doctors Detail Dangerous Pregnancy Care in States With Abortion Restrictions Link

Reason Is a Finalist in 9 Categories at the Southern California Journalism Awards Link

OpenAI Chief Sam Altman Wants an FDA-Style Agency for Artificial Intelligence. His licensing proposal would slow down A.I. innovation without really reducing A.I. risks. Link

Review: Imperfect Victims Documents Women Who Are Prosecuted for Defending Themselves Link

Storks Don’t Take Orders From the State Link

As Oklahoma’s Attorney General Calls for Clemency, the State Keeps Planning to Execute Richard Glossip Link

Pro-Lifers Pushed Too Far and Doomed 2 Abortion Bans Link

Advocates Pressured an Ohio Town To Reverse Ban on ‘Aiding and Abetting’ Abortions Link

Justice Department Challenges Tennessee Ban on Drugs, Surgery for Transgender Youth Link

Prohibition Gave Us Xylazine in Fentanyl. The Solution, Drug Warriors Say, Is More Prohibition. Link

Supreme Court Stays Lower Court Ruling That Limited Access to Abortion Pill.  Mifepristone will remain on the market for now with no changes to how it can be prescribed. Link

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Postal Service Can Force Christian Employee To Work on Sundays Link

Police Lied About Death of ‘Cop City’ Protester They Shot 57 Times Link

No Constitutional Right To Honk Your Car Horn, Court Says Link

Occupational Licensing Doesn’t Mean Higher Quality Services link

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Postal Service Can Force Christian Employee To Work on Sundays Link

No Constitutional Right To Honk Your Car Horn, Court Says Link

New Mexico Cops Fatally Shoot Homeowner After Showing Up at the Wrong House Link

On the fifth anniversary of their arrests due to their former ownership of Backpage, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin still refuse to bow before the federal government. Link

Study: Around the World, Internet Use Linked to Greater Well-Being Link

Could the RESTRICT Act Criminalize the Use of VPNs? Link

FDA Will Finally Let You Get Naloxone Over the Counter Link

Senators Ask DEA To Stop Buying Its Way Around Civil Liberties Link

Internet Archive Loses Lawsuit Over National Emergency Library, Will Appeal Link

Utah Law Gives Parents Full Access to Teens’ Social Media Link

TikTok’s popularity poses a problem for those who wish to ban it Link

States Try to Reform Prostitution Laws—for Better and Worse. New bills in six states showcase some right and wrong ways to help sex workers, from full decriminalization to ramping up penalties for prostitution customers. Link

States Try to Reform Prostitution Laws—for Better and Worse. New bills in six states showcase some right and wrong ways to help sex workers, from full decriminalization to ramping up penalties for prostitution customers. Link

New Regulations Won’t Stop the Next Bank Collapse Link

Women Who Get Abortions Could Be Charged With Homicide Under South Carolina Bill Link

Rape Rates Go Down as Countries Legalize Prostitution, Rise With Sex Work Prohibition Link

FTC Seeks Names of All Journalists With Whom Musk Shared Twitter Documents Link

Studies Link Marijuana Legalization to All Sorts of Positive Public Health Outcomes Link

Charter Boat Captains Don’t Have To Share Their Location Data With the Government, Court Rules Link

All Porn Is ‘Violence Against Women,’ U.K. Parliamentary Committee Says Link

Showdown Over Student Loan Forgiveness Hits Supreme Court Tomorrow Link

Need an Adderall Prescription? Good Luck Getting It Over Telehealth. Link


Studies Find Conservatives More Committed to Free Speech Online, Federalism link

U.S. State Department Funds a Disinformation Index That Warns Advertisers To Avoid Reason link

Do Politicians Have a First Amendment Right To Lie to You? link

Actually, Magic Mike’s Last Dance Is About the Awfulness of Urban Zoning Regulations link

House Oversight Committee Is Fighting Twitter Censorship the Wrong Way link

Joe Biden, Travel Agent in Chief. Plus: Bill would make all social media platforms check IDs, the appeals court rejects rent control challenge and more link

Federal Inmates Suffering From Unconstitutional Medical Neglect Could Get Relief Under Rule Change link

5 Memphis Cops Charged With Murder of Tyre Nichols, Who Died After Traffic Stop Beating link

Trump’s Facebook and Instagram Accounts To Be Reinstated link

DOJ Antitrust Suit Seeks To End Google Ad Dominance. The Market Is Already Taking Care of That. link

Another Bogus ‘Sex Trafficking Sting’ Led by Homeland Security Agents link

Appeals Court Panel Seems Skeptical That FOSTA Doesn’t Violate the First Amendment link

​​A Man Pointed a Finger Gun at Cops, Was Jailed for Over a Year Without Trial, and Starved to Death Behind Bars link

Kamala Harris Is a Flop link








Under Government Pressure, Twitter Suppressed Truthful Speech About COVID-19 link

The War on Christmas Comes for the Drag Queens link

Sen. Mike Lee Wants To Ban Porn by Redefining ‘Obscene’ link

GOP Lawmaker Blocks IVF Protection Bill link

Senate Investigation Finds Federal Prisons Fail to Prevent or Investigate Rapes link

Bipartisan Bill To Ban TikTok Is Unworkable and Unnecessary link

These Louisiana Inmates Served Their Sentences, but the State Wouldn’t Let Them Go link

‘Secure Jobs Act’ Would Cost New Yorkers Secure Jobs link

Cronyist Journalism Measure Could Prompt Facebook To Ban News link

In Defense of Algorithms. They’re good for us. They might even be good for democracy. link

You Can Record Video of Police in Action. But Can You Livestream That Video? link

Twitter Is More Like a Traveling Circus Than a Public Square link

Drug Dealers Are Now Being Charged With Human Trafficking link

Mystified by Mastodon? We’re Here To Help. link

Alabama Jails Woman for Endangering Her Fetus. She Wasn’t Pregnant. link

Suburban Mom Handcuffed, Jailed for Making 8-Year-Old Son Walk Half a Mile Home link

Midterm Voters Choose To Protect Reproductive Freedom link

The Babylon Bee Joins The Onion in Decrying an Ohio Law That Makes Parody a Felony link

Reddit Is Not Guilty of Sex Trafficking, Says Court link

The SAFE-T Act’s impact on cash bail in Illinois link

The 2022 ballot initiatives about consumer freedom issues link

Public schools without boundaries: Ranking every state’s K-12 open enrollment policies link

Senator Dick Durbin Doesn’t Understand the First Amendment link

Woman Reports Rape to Pennsylvania Cops, Winds Up In Prison for Prostitution link

Underage Girls Arrested in Florida ‘Human Trafficking’ Sting. Once again, policies billed as helping people coerced into prostitution wind up harming those that cops say they’re trying to help link

While formal federal marijuana law has persisted unchanged amid state-level reforms, federal marijuana enforcement on the ground has changed dramatically link

How to reform the FDA link

The FBI is warning people that there’s a “trend” of rideshare drivers kidnapping kids. It cites precisely one example from the U.S.  link

Manhattan D.A. To Prosecute Domestic Violence Victim for Murder After Saying It Wasn’t Murder link

Bikini Baristas Win Lawsuit Over Unconstitutional Dress Code link

Don’t Blame Migrants and ‘Open Borders’ for Fentanyl Entering the Country. U.S. citizens traveling through legal ports of entry—not undocumented immigrants—are primarily to blame for fentanyl inflows. link

Michigan Bill Could Mean Life in Prison for Parents or Docs Who Allow Gender Transition Treatment for Minors link

Union Group Tries To Bully L.A. Times Into Burying Racist Remarks link

The Problem With DeSantis’ ‘Stop WOKE’ Act link

Judge Holds Federal Bureau of Prisons in Contempt for Allowing Man To Waste Away From Untreated Cancer link

Canadian Sex Workers Fight for Full Decriminalization of Prostitution link

Biden pardons all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession  link

Did Murders Rise in 2021? No One Knows. link

A Jury Acquitted Them of Various Charges. They Served Prison Time for Them Anyway. The Supreme Court may soon consider if acquitted conduct sentencing is illegal. link

Kim Kardashian Must Pay $1.26 Million for Illegally Promoting Cryptocurrency Tokens link

For Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Political Stunts Are More Important Than Substance link

Iran’s Hijab Protests Are Part of a Long, Slow Revolution link

Occupational Licensing Doesn’t Mean Higher Quality Services link

No date yet for the new Backpage trial, but it will likely be in 2023. That means a SIXTH calendar year that this prosecution has been hanging over the defendants’ heads (and sapping up government time and resources) link

Texas Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation Into Migrants ‘Lured Under False Pretenses’ to Martha’s Vineyard link

Federal Judges Uphold Texas Law Regulating What Social Media Platforms May Censor link

“Ron DeSantis has previously lauded Florida’s ‘responsible fiscal policies.’ Now he’s using a $12 million state pandemic fund to relocate migrants from other states. link

The White House is giving $1.5 billion in INFRA grants to entities that either don’t approve new housing or are actively opposed to making it easier to build. link

The Lazy Stoner Trope Is a Myth, Say Marijuana Researchers link

DeSantis and Abbott Are Wrong To Treat Migrants as a Punishment link

Selling Fentanyl Could Mean the Death Penalty Under New Rubio Bill. As per usual, politicians’ response to the negative effects of the drug war is…more drug war. link

There’s No Way FOSTA Isn’t a First Amendment Violation, Says Lawsuit. The case is now on appeal after a lower court said the ban on websites promoting prostitution didn’t concern protected speech.  link

National Abortion Ban Proposal Divides Republicans, Excites Democrats link

18-Year-Old Faces Possible 70 Years in Federal Prison for Snapchat Sexting Crime link

11,000 Federal Inmates Were Sent Home During the Pandemic. Only 17 Were Arrested for New Crimes. link

Hiring Formerly Incarcerated People Is Good, Actually. Some conservative media outlets and politicians lambast the practice. But if you care about public safety, that opposition doesn’t make sense. link

The Federal Trade Commission vs. the Internet link

Republicans Set To Introduce National Late-Term Abortion Ban link

Americans Spent More on Taxes Last Year Than on Food, Health Care, Education, and Clothing Combined link

Marijuana and Pregnancy: What Does the Science Say? link

This Alabama Woman Was Jailed for 3 Months Because She Smoked Pot While Pregnant link

ICE Almost Deported a 10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor and His Mom link

Bodycam Footage Raises Questions About NYPD Shooting of Rameek Smith link

‘The Government Needed a Scapegoat’: 75-Year-Old Man Charged With Opioid Conspiracy Cleared link

Courts Split on Whether the Feds Can Overturn These State Abortion Bans link

Tiny Homes for Las Vegas Homeless Demolished Over Code Violations link

The Satanic Panic Is Back, and It’s Bipartisan link

Ashton Kutcher Helped Promote a Bogus Sex Trafficking Claim. Will We Ever ShakeIt? link

What We Know About the FBI’s Latest National ‘Human Trafficking’ Sting link

Religious Schools Needn’t Follow New Title IX Gender Guidance To Stay in School Lunch Program link

Federal Appeals Court Upholds College Degree Requirement for Child Care Staff link

Senate Passes $740 Billion ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ That Will Probably Make Inflation Worse link

We know border agents spew lies all time, but this one may be among the worst yet link

Kansans Reject Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure—and It’s Not Even Close  link

Cops Forget To Close Patrol Car Door, Handcuffed Woman Rolls Out and Dies link

What Is the FBI Trying To Hide About Its Raid on Innocent Americans’ Safe Deposit Boxes? link

Most Americans Think Government Is Corrupt link

Chuck Schumer’s Doomed Marijuana Monstrosity Is Not a Serious Attempt To Repeal Pot Prohibition link

Unnecessary SWAT Raid Ended in the Death of an Albuquerque Teen link

Homeland Security Is Buying Its Way Around the Fourth Amendment link

She Killed Herself. He Was Charged With Her Murder. link

Here’s What Abortion Laws in a Post-Roe World Might Look Like. A pro-life group’s model legislation hints at how extreme enforcing abortion bans could get.  link

Can the FDA Stop States From Banning Abortion Pills?  link

The Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision Threatens Assisted Reproduction  link

Get Ready for the Post-Roe Sex Police!  link

“Enforcing Abortion Bans Is Much Harder Than Winning in Court”  link

Some States Restrict Abortion After Dobbs, Others Rush To Protect Access  link

New Complaint Challenges Limits to Corporate Speech Enacted by Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE Act’ link

Supreme Court Makes It Effectively Impossible To Sue Federal Cops, Smashing a 51-Year-Old Precedent- June 21st, 2022 link

Why Juneteenth Is a Celebration for Everyone link

Judge Can’t Add 6 Years to a Prison Sentence Because the Defendant Called Him Names, Says Court link

Drag Shows for Children Under Fire in Texas link

Tempe Police Watch as Man Drowns link

Michigan Couple Says Town Seized Their Building and Offered To Return It if They Bought Two Cars for Police 5/19/2022 link

The First Amendment Protects the Right To Put a Tiny Penis on a Beer Label 5/16/22 link

Study: Europe’s Aggressive Privacy Regulations Are Killing App Innovation 5/10/22 link

A Record Number of Drug-Related Deaths Shows the Drug War Is Remarkably Effective at Killing People 5/13/22 link

When Ted Kennedy Was Pro-Life and Ronald Reagan Was Expanding Abortion Access 5/6/22 link

Ending Roe Threatens More Than Abortion Rights 5/6/22 link

The End of Roe? Everything You Need To Know About the Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion 5/3/22 link

What the Leaked Abortion Opinion Gets Wrong About Unenumerated Rights 5/3/22 link

Florida Faces First Amendment, Contract, and Budget Issues in Dissolving Disney District link 4/27/22

Business Tax on Freelance Writers Heads to Virginia Supreme Court [link]

DeSantis Calls for End of Walt Disney World’s Self-Rule [link] April 19th, 2022

City Won’t Pay $6 Million Awarded to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for Decades [link] April 18th, 2022

Texas Woman Accused of Self-Induced Abortion Was Jailed for 2 Nights Before Murder Charges Were Dismissed [link] April 11th, 2022

The New Campaign for a Sex-Free Internet; Sex, money, and the future of online free speech [link] May 2022

Alabama Passes Bill Making It a Felony To Offer Transition-Related Care for Trans Kids [link] April 8th, 2022

January 6 Defendant Who Says He Thought He Was Allowed in Capitol Beats Charges [link] April 7th, 2022

D.C. City Council Narrowly Fails To Destroy the Country’s Freest Marijuana Market [link] April 6th, 2022

Oklahoma Votes To Criminalize Abortion [link] April 6th, 2022

No, Palm Springs Isn’t Giving a Basic Income to Transgender and Nonbinary Residents [link] April 6th, 2022

Alabama Bill Would Require Negative Pregnancy Test To Buy Medical Marijuana- [link] April 4th, 2022

Rhode Island Senators Consider Two Paths To Decriminalizing Prostitution [link] April 2022

‘Geofence Warrant’ for All Cell Location Data From Area Near Robbery Is Ruled Unconstitutional [link] April 2022

He Spent 28 Years Behind Bars for a Murder He Didn’t Commit and Died Before Seeing Justice [link] March 2022

A 93-Year-Old Woman Couldn’t Pay Her $2,300 Tax Bill. The Government Sold Her Home and Kept the Money. [link] March 2022


He Disarmed a Gun-Wielding Menace in a San Jose Taqueria. Then the Cops Shot Him. [link] March 2022

Veggie ‘Meat’ Maker Tofurky Wins Free Speech Challenge to Food-Labeling Law [link] March 2022

71-Year-Old Pickleball Enthusiast Armed With Sharpie Arrested for Felony Criminal Mischie [link] March 2022

No, Schools Aren’t Accommodating Students Who Identify as Animals [link] March 2022

Want To Stop School Book Battles? Give Parents Real Choice in Education [link] March 2022

Supreme Court Reminds Us That the Best Answer to Unwanted Speech Is More Speech- [link] March 2022

D.C. Spent $2.5 Million in Pandemic Relief Funds on Parking Cops-  [link] March 2022

Belgium Decriminalizes Prostitution [link] March 2022

FBI Will Publish Long-Delayed Police Use-of-Force Data- [link] March 2022

The Hunter Biden Laptop Story Makes Another Case Against ‘Misinformation’ Bans [link] March 2022

Biden’s Plans To Fix the Pay Gap Won’t Actually Help Women-  [link] March 2022

Lowest-Income Taxpayers Are the Most Likely To Be Audited- [link] March 2022

How an Academic Grudge Turned Into a #MeToo Panic- March 2022

How COVID Supercharged the #MeToo Movement- March 9th, 2022

The Sex-Ad Law FOSTA Was a Mistake. Some Lawmakers Want to Fix It. March 9th, 2022

State News Networks Embrace Encryption as Russian Censorship Worsens- March 7th, 2022

Prosecutor Extorts $300,000 Out of Alleged Drug Dealer by Threatening His Entire Family With Charges- March 4th, 2022

The New Violence Against Women Act Aims To Protect Women From State Violence –March 4th, 2022

No Cops Will Face Legal Consequences in Conjunction With Breonna Taylor Killing- March 4th, 2022

States Investigate TikTok Over Alleged Harms to Kids and Young AdultsMarch 3rd, 2022

No Copyright in AI-Created Works, Says Copyright OfficeFebruary 22nd, 2022

Justin Trudeau’s Crackdown Will Make Bitcoin and Cash More Popular. There’s no freedom if the state can separate us from our money. February 23rd, 2022

Arizona House Committee Approves Bill To Criminalize Filming Cops on the Job- February 22nd, 2022

European Leaders Find Backdoor Way To Ban Porn on Social Media- February 18th, 2022

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Moses would be a free woman—if she hadn’t insisted on exercising her constitutional right to trial. February 17th, 2022

214 Sex Workers Arrested in Super Bowl ‘Human Trafficking’ Mission- February 16th, 2022

Police Search Rape Kit DNA To See if Victims Are Also Criminals- February 15th, 2022

Appeals Court Rules Ohio Cops Didn’t Have Cause To Arrest Man Wearing ‘Fuck the Police’ Shirt- January 9th, 2020

Homeland Security Is Already Mobilizing Against Potential Protests by U.S. Truckers- February 11th, 2022

Mom Handcuffed, Jailed for Letting 14-Year-Old Babysit Kids During COVID-19- February 8th, 2022

Unreliable Speed Cameras Line Government Pockets. Someone should tell Pete Buttigieg that local governments use speed cameras more for revenue than for safety. February 3rd, 2022

D.C. Cops Conspired to Keep Records From Reporters, Activists, and Critics, Says Lawsuit- February 3, 2022

Cincinnati Cop Union Head Pouts Over Nixed Publicity for Gay Sex Sting- February 2nd, 2022

The EARN IT Act Is Back. Here’s What People Are Saying.- February 1st, 2022

New York Restricts Free Legal Advice. Now It Faces a First Amendment Lawsuit- January 31st, 2022

Kamala Harris Spreads Misinformation on Human Trafficking- January 31st, 2022

Immigration Is a Bright Spot in the America COMPETES Act- January 29th, 2022

An LGBT-Friendly Charter School in the Heart of Alabama Shows the Power and Flexibility of School Choice. But culture war political fights over race and sex education threaten their educational freedom. January 28th, 2022

Instagram Bans Healthy Eating Ads for Promoting ‘Negative Self-Perception’ January 28th, 2022

Smile! The IRS Wants You To Send Selfies to a Facial Recognition Company- January 24th, 2022

The SHOP SAFE Act Would Entrench Amazon’s DominanceJanuary 19th, 2022

Released Video Footage Shows Disastrous U.S. Drone Strike That Killed Kabul Family- January 20th, 2021

Voters Around the World Are Cooling on Populists, Gravitating Toward Technocrats- January 19th, 2022

The U.K. Government’s Latest Encryption Fear mongering Relies on Child Sex-Trafficking Panics- January 18th, 2022

 The INSANE Case That Blocked OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate, the Justices Disagreed About When COVID-19 Counts As a Workplace Hazard- January 14th, 2022

Police Misbehavior Is a Crucial Threat to Liberty January 14th, 2022

Facebook Faces Federal Monopoly Lawsuit Again- January 12th, 2022

Facebook Is a Snitch- January 12th, 2022

Biden’s Plan To Make At-Home COVID-19 Tests More Expensive and Harder To Find- January 11th, 2022

Viral Social Media Story of Attempted Child Luring Turns Out To Be Nothing “You could hear they were trying not to laugh.January 6th, 2022

Back and Joked About It. A Court Says His Family Can Sue. January 6th, 2022



‘Should Police Arrest Sex Workers for Standing Around?’ No, of Course Not. December 4th, 2021

Deng Xiaoping and the Communist Party Don’t Deserve Credit for Chinese Economic Power- December 26th, 2021

RIP Phil Harvey, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Who Expanded Human Pleasure and Human Choice- December 6th, 2021

Twitter’s New ‘Privacy’ Policy Could Destroy Its Value for Decentralized Citizen Journalism- December 2nd, 2021

Watch Nevada Highway Patrol Officers Seize a Veteran’s Life Savings Through Asset Forfeiture- December 1st, 2021

Jack Dorsey’s Exit From Twitter Could Worsen Tech CensorshipNovember 29th, 2021

 Biden Wants To Empower the IRS Despite Its Track Record of Trampling Rights and Undermining Privacy- November 26th, 2021

After 20 Years of Failure, Kill the TSA- November 19th, 2021

Don’t Worship an FBI That Took the Steele Dossier Seriously -November 17th, 2021

Can the Government Hide Its Misdeeds as ‘State Secrets’ November 17th, 2021

Kamala Harris Was Unpopular Before She Became Vice President. Nothing Seems To Have Changed. November 16th, 2021

Government Officials Hunger for More Revenue Through Food TaxesNovember 13th, 2021

Netflix Says Algorithm Is Protected by First Amendment in 13 Reasons Why Suicide Lawsuit- October 27th, 2021

The Facebook Papers Are a Big Fat Nothingburger- October 25th, 2021

The Supreme Court Deals a Major Blow to Qualified Immunity Reform- October 18th, 2021

A Drone Whistleblower Goes to Prison- November 2021

Biden’s Total Financial Surveillance- October 2021

Court ‘Won’t Sanction One More Day’ of Texas Abortion Law- October 7th, 2021

Instagram’s Effect on Teens Gives Congress the Latest Pretext To Put Tech on Trial- October 6th, 2021

Reason Magazine Blasts ‘The Collapsing Federal Prostitution Case Against Backpage.comOctober 5th, 2021

Are These Wyoming Library Books Obscene?- October 5th, 2021

The Collapsing Federal Prostitution Case Against Backpage– October 4th, 2021

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Louisiana’s Defense of a Law That Stamped ‘SEX OFFENDER’ on Driver’s LicensesOctober 4th, 2021

55 Percent of Police Killings Are Misclassified as Other Causes of DeathOctober 1st, 2021

The U.S. To Continue Cruel Treatment of Haitian Refugees—But Not on Horseback- September 24th, 2021

Do We Really Need New Anti-Asian Hate Crime Laws?October 2021

Florida Anti-Riot Law ‘Violates the First Amendment,’ Says Court in Scathing Rebuke of Gov. Ron DeSantis- September 19th, 2021

They Came to the U.S. Legally as Children. At 21, They Face Deportation.September 17th, 2021

Court Says COVID-19 Can No Longer Justify Immediate Expulsion of Migrant Families- September 16th, 2021

Judges Who Violate Due Process Rights For Personal Gain Just Got a Major Pass From This Federal Court- September 15th, 2021

Temporary Government Checks Produce Better Poverty Numbers…Temporarily- September 15th, 2021

2 Women Dated for Years. After It Ended, JMU Said Their Relationship Was ‘Nonconsensual. September 15th, 2021

Biased Testimony in Backpage Trial Triggers More Calls for a Mistrial- September 14th, 2021

Police Shot a Man Driving Away, Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight, Get Qualified Immunity Anyway- September 10th, 2021

California Is Set To Outlaw Unannounced Condom Removal- September 9th, 2021

Backpage Defense Lawyers Call for Mistrial After ‘Inflammatory’ Opening Statements- September 9th, 2021

Texas Abortion and Social Media Laws Are a ‘Contradictory Mess’September 3rd, 2021

The FDA Is Set To Unintentionally Push Quitters Back to Smoking September 3rd, 2021

As Twitter Sex Trafficking Case Proceeds, Platforms Face an Impossible Dilemma- September 3rd, 2021

Abortion Ban To Take Effect in Texas on Wednesday- August 30th, 2021

Supreme Court Says Private Property Rights and Separation of Powers Do Still Exist in U.S.- August 27th, 2021

Federal Regulations Keep COVID Patients in the Dark About Which Variant They Have- August 24th, 2021

California Judge Overturns Voter Initiative That Said Gig Workers Aren’t Always Employees- August 23rd, 2021

White Feminists Wanted to Invade- August 17th, 2021

In ‘Precedent Setting’ Transgender Rights Case, Court Strikes Down Hobby Lobby Bathroom Policy- August 19th, 2021

Police Reform Without Qualified Immunity Reform Is Worthless- August 18th, 2021

Plymouth County Keeps Puritanism Alive With Bogus Sex Trafficking Stings- August 17th, 2021

A Federal Cop Devised a Bogus Sex Trafficking Ring and Jailed This Teen for 2 Years. The Cop Can’t Be Sued. August 12th, 2021

Cryptocurrency Fight Holds Up Infrastructure Bill–  August 9th, 2021

Rubio Bill Would Make Tech Companies Disclose Government Interference-August 6th, 2021

Texas Senate Passes Bill To Restrict Charitable Bail Organizations- August 4th, 2021

Why Are There New Crypto Rules in the Infrastructure Bill?August 2st, 2021

The Bipartisan Antitrust Crusade Against Big Tech- July 2021

Drug War, Pandemic Likely Reasons for Spike in U.S. Overdose Deaths July 15th, 2021

Judge Says ‘Fuck Biden’ Signs Are Obscenity and Orders Their Removal July 13th, 2021

FOSTA’s Failure: The 2018 Sex Trafficking Law Has Been Worse Than Useless So FarJune 30th, 2021

Major Anti-Tech Antitrust Package in Congress Moves Forward June 28th, 2021

How an Equal Pay Law in Colorado Is Backfiring- June 21st, 2021

Barely Legal Strippers Now Fully Illegal in Texas- June 3rd, 2021

A Phony Warrant, a Deadly Drug Raid, and a Barrel of Bad Apples in Houston- May 2021

The Cops Trashed Her House. She Says She Was Targeted for Retaliation April 23rd, 2021

Will Feminists Please Stop Calling the Cops? April 2021

Is Matt Gaetz a Child Sex Trafficker? Here’s What the Law Actually Says. March 31st, 2021

Perhaps Facebook Supports Section 230 Reform Because It Could Make Big Tech Even More Powerful- March 25th, 2021

Massage Parlor Massacre: 8 Killed in Atlanta, Media Speculate About Anti-Asian Motive- March 17th, 2021

Science-Based Policy Means Decriminalizing Sex Work, Say Hundreds of Researchers- March 3rd, 2021

The Washington Supreme Court Just Decriminalized Simple Drug Possession. Legislators Shouldn’t ‘Fix’ the Overturned Law. March 1st, 2021

Federal Suit Seeks Damages for Men Illegally Recorded at Florida Massage Parlors, Falsely Smeared as Sex Traffickers- February 25th, 2021

Video: Two ‘Homeless Liaison’ Deputies in California Kill a Man for JaywalkingFebruary 19th, 2021

In 2020, Teachers Unions and Police Unions Showed Their True Colors-  March 2021

Two Federal Lawsuits Say the Houston Police Department’s Culture of Corruption and Impunity Killed an Innocent Couple- January 28th, 2020

Cops Must Destroy Illegal Surveillance Videos From Spa Visited by Robert Kraft-  January 26th, 2021

The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris’ Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water- January 22nd, 2021

New Hampshire’s Supreme Court Lawsuit Seeking to Prevent Massachusetts from Taxing NH Residents Working Remotely for Massachusetts Firms January 23rd, 2021

Biden’s Recovery Plan Would Extend the Federal Government’s Extraordinary Eviction Ban Through September 2021 January 16th, 2020




Mitch McConnell Agrees To Pass $2,000 COVID-19 Checks—in a Bill That Would Also Eliminate Section 230December 29th,2020

Trump Outlaws Ugly Federal BuildingsDecember 22nd, 2020

Florida Masseuse Ordered to Pay $31,573 After ‘Soliciting’ Robert Kraft To ‘Commit ProstitutionDecember 2st, 2020

Judge Whose A.G. Spouse Bashes Backpage Won’t Recuse Herself From Backpage Trial- Oct 30th, 2020

Florida Drops Prostitution Case Against Robert Kraft, Still Pursues Charges Against the Women He Paid- September 25th, 2020

Sen. Josh Hawley Says He ‘Took on an Asian Trafficking Ring’ and ‘Freed a Dozen Women in Sex Slavery.’ That’s Not True.- August 14th, 2020

Kamala Harris Is a Cop Who Wants To Be (Vice) President- August 11th, 2020

Judge Allows Professors’ Libel Case Against Ex-Students to Go, Forward July 13th, 2020

New Charges and Audit Results Reveal Widespread Laxness and Corruption in the Houston Narcotics Division That Killed an Innocent Couple- July 2nd, 2020

With Chief in Charge, SCOTUS Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law and Eliminates CFPB Independence June 29th, 2020

Elizabeth Nolan Brown Cleans Sen. Josh Hawley’s Clock in Epic Twitter Beat-Down- June 17th, 2020

OnlyFans Didn’t Save Sex Workers, Sex Workers Saved ThemselvesJune 11th, 2020

It’s Time To Bust Police Unions- June 3rd, 2020

Nation’s Cops Seem Determined To Demonstrate Why People Are Protesting Them in the First Place- May 31st, 2020

Even Police Unions Trash the Actions of the Cop Who Killed George Floyd- May 29th, 2020

Sanders Delegates Banned From Bashing Biden on Social Media- May 21st, 2020

No, 1 in 3 Kids Coming Across the Southern Border Are Not Victims of Sex Trafficking- May 21st, 2020

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Suit Saying Facebook Helped With Hamas Attack- May 19th, 2020

ICE Agents Fight Sex Trafficking by Paying Potential Victims for Hand Jobs- May 15th, 2020

Anti-Porn Groups Target Websites’ Ability to Accept Credit Card Payments May 8th, 2020

Weed Warriors Who Mistook Tea for Marijuana Will Pay Their Victims $150,000 May 5th, 2020

The Future of FOSTA May Be Frivolous Lawsuits – May 2020 Issue

Joe Biden Wants To Close the ‘Boyfriend Loophole.’ Here’s What That Means.April 29th, 2021

The Pandemic Brings Out Americans’ Inner Snitches-April 14th, 2020

U.S. Sex Workers and ‘Prurient’ Businesses Excluded From COVID-19 Disaster Loans- April 1st, 2020

How the War on Sex Work Crushes Underprivileged WomenMarch 2020

The Vice Cops Who Arrested Stormy Daniels Now Face Federal Charges for Fraud and Conspiring to Violate People’s Civil RightsMarch 31st, 2020

Justice Department Reportedly Asks Congress for Indefinite Detention Powers To Fight Coronavirus- March 21st, 2020

Police Powers During a Pandemic: Constitutional, but Not Unlimited- March 18th, 2020

Florida’s On the Verge of Banning E-Cigarette Flavors at the Worst Possible TimeMarch 16th, 2020

COVID-19 Reminds Us: Social Media Is Good, Actually- March 16th, 2020

California Bill Would Require Occupational Licenses for Porn Actors, Strippers, Cam Girls- February 20th, 2020

Massage Parlor Panic- March 2020

Only Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, but Other Dems Show Signs of Progress on the Issue- February 10th, 2020

What Americans Think About Prostitution Laws- February 6th, 2020

How the War on Sex Work Crushes Underprivileged Women- February 2020

How Truth Became a Casualty of the War on Smoking- February 2020

An NYPD Cop Was Sentenced to a Day in Jail for a Lie That Nearly Doomed a Man to 15 Years in Prison- January 10th, 2020

Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myths Return January 10th, 2020

‘It’s a Lie, but It’s Fun’: An Officer’s Falsified Report Leads to a Man’s Suicide January 10th, 2020


California Freelancers Sue To Stop Law That’s Destroying Their Jobs. Pol Says Those ‘Were Never Good Jobs’ Anyway. December 23rd, 2019

Andrew Yang Is Wrong About Prostitution- December 23rd, 2019

5 Myths That Anti-Porn Crusaders Keep Repeating- December 9th, 2019

Ashley Judd and Seth Meyers Say They Want to Help Sex Workers. They Could Start by Shutting Up. November 26th, 2019

West Virginia Inmates Will Be Charged by the Minute to Read E-Books on Tablets- November 22nd, 2019


CDC Started a Vaping Panic, Now It’s Admitting Vitamin E Acetate In Illegal Products Is to BlameNovember 9th, 2019

This Florida Prison Guard Allegedly Paralyzed an Inmate. Now He’s Been Arrested for Child Molestation- November 7th, 2019

The FBI Rebrands Its Sex Worker Harassment Campaign –November 2019

‘This Is a Culture War’: Sex Work Decriminalization Bill in D.C. Draws 14 Hours of Passionate Public Testimony- October 18th, 2019

Robert Kraft and the so-called sex trafficking ‘sting’- October 14th, 2019

Warren Says She’s ‘Open to Decriminalizing Sex Work’; Klobuchar Still Says No Way October 11th, 2019

Can a Federal Judge Sentence You for a Crime Your Jury Says You Didn’t Commit? The Answer May Terrify You-September 27th, 2019

Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring ‘Mentally Ill People’ for Signs of Imminent Violence -September 9th, 2019

“The War on Whores” Documentary: Celebration and Panel Discussion -September 26th,2019

Secret Memos Show the Government Has Been Lying About Backpage-August 26th, 2019

FBI Rebrands National Sex Sting as ‘Operation Independence Day.  The operation is still arresting sex workers and calling it a rescue mission. August 13th, 2019

Court Sides With Prison Guards Who Forced Female Inmates To Expose Genitals During Training Exercise -August 13th, 2019

Selling Drugs to Sex Workers Could Be Human Trafficking Under the Senate’s New ‘PROTECT Act’- August 6th,2019

Cops Can’t Take a Joke? The First Amendment Doesn’t CareJuly 30th, 2019

Section 230 Is the Internet’s First Amendment. Now Both Republicans and Democrats Want To Take It Away- July 29th, 2019

President Trump’s New Asylum Ban Will Lead to More Illegal Immigration- July 16th, 2019

Trump—Who Once Said Jeffrey Epstein ‘Likes Beautiful Women as Much as I Do’—Moves to Distance Himself From the Disgraced Palm Beach Billionaire- July 10th, 2019

Defense Department Computer Network Among Top Sharers of Child Pornography -July 3rd, 2019

U.S. Government Says Migrant Children Deserve Dirty, Traumatizing Conditions -June 24th, 2019

Kamala Harris Won the Democratic Debate by Fudging Her Record- June 28th, 2019

The War on Is a War on Sex Workers -June 26th, 2019

Qualified Immunity Is an Unqualified Disgrace  -July 2019

Asset Forfeiture Funding Has Little Impact on Solving Crimes, Says New Study -June 12th, 2019

How Oakland Cops Gamed the System To Earn $30 Million in Overtime Pay -June 12th, 2019

Becoming the Libs to Own the Libertarians: Tucker Carlson Praises Elizabeth Warren -June 6th, 2019

Consenting To Be Paid for Sex Is Still Consenting! -July 2019

D.C. Sex Workers Want Decriminalization—and City Council Members AgreeJune 4th, 2019

Kamala Harris Is a Cop Who Wants To Be President- July 2019

Congress Is Racing To Address a Fentanyl Problem That Fentanyl Experts Say Probably Doesn’t Exist

You can’t overdose on fentanyl simply by touching it.– June 1st, 2019

Think Trump’s Attacks on Journalism Are Bad? San Francisco Cops Literally Raided a Reporter’s Home. May 31st, 2019

A 16-Year-Old Girl Is Facing Child Pornography Charges for Making a Sex Video of Herself-May 29th, 2019

The Sex Trafficking Panic -May 15th, 2019

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Libertarians Calmly Discuss Abortion-  May 14th, 2019

Kamala Harris Lies About Truancy Laws, Defends Criminalizing Parents Whose Kids Miss School -May 13th, 2019

Moral Panic Over Sex Work- May 2019

Florida Is Creating a New Sex Offender Registry Just for Prostitution CustomersMay 9th, 2020

Kamala Harris Wants to Be Your Online Censor-in-Chief -May 7th, 2019

Massage Parlor Surveillance Videos Can’t Be Used in Court, Says Florida Judge: Reason Roundup -May 3rd, 2019

Police Union Protects Another Bad Cop, This Time Despite Domestic Violence Allegations-  May 2st,2019

After a False Accusation, Police and Child Services Forced a Family Apart for 7 Months -April 25th, 2019

Chicago Is Trying to Pay Down Its Debt by Impounding Innocent People’s Cars -April 25th, 2019

The Feds Are Dropping Child Porn Cases Instead of Revealing Info on Their Surveillance Systems -April 24th, 2019

Americans Want Drug Companies to Pay for Opioid Addiction: April 24th, 2019

Harris Clarifies That She Does Not Support Prostitution Decriminalization,  -April 23rd, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Government Regulation of Political Speech on Facebook -April 5th, 2019

Sneak-and-Peek Warrant for Hidden Cameras at Florida Massage Parlors Faces ScrutinyWe were told this sort of spying would only be used to stop terrorists. And yet…-March 4th, 2019

Homeland Security and Florida Cops Spied on Chinese Massage Workers for Months but Still Couldn’t Find Evidence of Human Trafficking Nine women face felony prostitution charges and hundreds of their customers have been arrested. Florida says it’s the real victim.-February 28th, 2019

‘No Allegations of Human Trafficking’ and ‘Women Could’ve Walked Out’ In Florida Massage-Parlor Prostitution Stings Authorities are walking back big claims about an international human-trafficking ring involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft.-February 25th, 2019

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft’s Arrest Is Being Billed as a Human Trafficking Bust, but it Looks More Like Ordinary Prostitution February 22st, 2019

How the Feds Are Using Civil Asset Forfeiture to Threaten Free Speech-Sex, publishing, and quasi-legal theft collide in the Backpage prosecution.-February 20th,

Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You.– February 5th, 2019

Kamala Harris Hopes You’ll Forget Her Record as a Drug Warrior and Draconian Prosecutor -The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.- January 31st, 2019

Verbal Harassment of Government Buildings Now Violates Twitter Rules, Apparently, Author and sex worker Maggie McNeill was suspended from Twitter Tuesday for a hyperbolic comment about burning the White House down.- January 8th, 2019

Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers and Their Customers With Secret Votes on Four New ‘Protection’ Laws 

Sex Workers Around the World Demand Decriminalization: Reason Roundup -December 17th, 2018

Facebook Also Becoming a Sexuality-Free Zone: Reason Roundup New rules ban erotic art, talk of shared sexual interests, kink groups, and anything that “encourages sexual encounters between adults.” December 6th, 2018

At Least Half of What You Know About Psychology Is Probably Wrong:  -November 20th, 2018

Anti-Porn Republicans Haven’t Gone Anywhere November 13th, 2018

There Are 200 California Inmates Fighting the Camp Fire. After Prison, They Likely Won’t Be Allowed to Become Firefighters -November 12th, 2018

High School Girls Admitted to Making False Sexual Assault Accusations Against a Male Student Because They ‘Just Don’t Like Him’ (Even the FBI cites the rate of false allegations at 2-8%) Oct 17th, 2018

Strip Club Staffers Arrested With Stormy Daniels Sue, Claiming Cops Lied As Republican Retaliation Oct 11th, 2018

This Is How Sex-Trafficking Panic Gets Made: Reason Roundup- Oct 10th, 2018

House to Vote on ‘Human Trafficking’ Bill That Strengthens PATRIOT Act Spying -Sept 24th, 2018

A Banned Magazine Is Trying to Take Florida Prison System to the Supreme Court– Sept 17th, 2018

Sex worker Maggie McNeill gets an ICE officer to re-exam his beliefs and resign from ICE– Sept 14th, 2018

NYPD Cops Busted for Running a Prostitution and Gambling Ring Sept 13th, 2018

A senator suggests FOSTA for opioids. Sept 10th, 2018

Supervised Injection Facilities Save Lives -Sept 5th, 2018

National Sex Trafficking Crackdown’ Nets Zero Sex Traffickers: Reason Roundup August 31st, 2018

Decades-old fraud claims blamed for new birth certificate crackdowns.  August 30th, 2018

Why the Press Conflates Prostitution with Sex Trafficking—and Why That’s a Threat To Free Speech: Podcast  Elizabeth Nolan Brown exposes the flimsy case against the alt-weekly pioneers accused of facilitating sex trafficking through  August 24th, 2018

Federal Prosecutors Love Snitches; Trump Thinks They Should Get Stitches “Flipping” should probably be illegal, Trump says. It’s one of federal prosecutors’ most beloved tactics and their go-to argument for mandatory minimums.- August 23rd, 2018

The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes.’s Founders Speak for the First Time.  -August 21st, 2018 Founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin Were Accused of Sex Trafficking by the Senate. Now They Tell Their Story: Reason Roundup -Aug 21st, 2018

Surprise! The Ban on Digital Sex Ads Didn’t Work: Reason Roundup-August 20th, 2018

Newspapers Team Up to Tell Trump They Aren’t Colluding Against Him: Reason RoundupAugust 16th, 2018

West Virginia’s Entire Supreme Court Just Got Impeached -August 14th, 2018

Ex-ICE Agent Is Headed to Prison After Accepting $990,000 in Bribes From Desperate Immigrants-  August 13th, 2018

What to Know Before You Pay for Sex -July 2018

TSA No Longer Keeping ‘Quiet’ About Citizen Surveillance Program: Reason Roundup -August 9th, 2018

Jinx the Anarchist Sex Worker Goes to Washington- July 27th, 2018

Sex Workers Meet in Los Angeles To Draft Statement of Principles -July 5th, 2018

Judge to Detroit Students: We Can’t Force Schools to Actually Teach You Anything-July 3rd, 2018

Federal Judge Rules Against Suspending Poor People’s Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Court Fines- July 3rd, 2018

Libertarian Party Adopts New Sex Work Plank, Becomes Only Notable U.S. Party to Endorse Prostitution Decriminalization -July 2st, 2018

Cops Arrested a Black Man. He Called Them Nazis, So He Was Charged With a Hate Crime.-  June 29th, 2018

A Post-Roe World Would Pave the Way for a New Black Market in Abortion Pills-  June 28th, 2018

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 in Favor of Trump’s Travel Ban June 26th, 2018

Abolish ICE-  July 2018

Personal Encryption 101- July 2018

D.C. Candidates Battle Over Decriminalizing Sex Work- June 5th, 2018

What to Know Before You Pay for Sex– June 2018

The Opioid Crisis Isn’t What You Think It Is—and It Can’t Be Stopped by More Drug War: Podcast June 1st, 2018

The Government’s Cure for the Opioid Epidemic May Be Worse Than the Disease-June 1st 2018

Congress Attacked Sex Workers. Now We Need You to Stand with Us June 1st, 2018

Supreme Court Rules 8-1 Against Warrantless Police Search in Important Fourth Amendment Case May 29th,  2018

Study: Elite Colleges’ Race-Conscious Admissions Discriminate Against Asian Applicants-May 24th, 2018

Blocking of Twitter Users from @RealDonaldTrump Violates First Amendment- May 23rd, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform Bills in Congress Draw Trump’s Support, Jeff Sessions’ Ire, and Infighting Among Prominent Democrats: Reason Roundup May 21st, 2018

A Public Defender Is Shaking Up the Race for San Diego D.A. May 16th, 2018

Google to Purge Ads for Bail Bond Services May 8th,2018

Human Trafficking Court in Delaware Shuts Down for Lack of Human-Trafficking Victims- May 8th, 2018

25 Years of Experience in Child Care? Get a Degree or Lose Your Job, Says D.C. April 27th, 2018

The Sex Trafficking Charges Against Smallville Actress Allison Mack Are Totally Bogus The federal charges against Mack highlight how human trafficking hysteria harms vulnerable women. April 26th, 2018

Do Ordinary Speakers Have Lesser First Amendment Rights Than Newspapers Do? “Yes,” the Minnesota Supreme Court said in 1980 — now it’s being asked to reconsider that. April 21st, 2018

Trump Announces Unprecedented Support for Legalizing Marijuana Drug war is over (if you want it). April 13th, 2018

Trump Just Signed SESTA/FOSTA, a Law Sex Workers Say Will Literally Kill Them- April 11th, 2018

Stossel: The Great American Tax Ripoff- April 10th,2018

Feds Raid Office of Trump Lawyer Who Paid Off Stormy Daniels. This Is a Big Deal.- April 9th,2018

Backpage Founder’s 93 Charges Lack Actual Sex-Trafficking Claims April 9th, 2018

I Don’t Want to Tell the Census That I’m Gay. Don’t Erase Me. April 6th, 2018

Feds Seize Control of; Founder Faces 93-Count Indictment April 6th, 2018

New Backpage Ruling Lays Bare Some of the Lies Undergirding FOSTA April 2nd, 2018

Can You Guess How Much Butt This Town Will Let You Show? April 3rd, 2018

Hours After FOSTA Passes, Reddit Bans ‘Escorts’ and ‘SugarDaddy’ Communities March 22st, 2018

Hours After FOSTA Passes, Reddit Bans ‘Escorts’ and ‘SugarDaddy’ Communities March 22st, 2018

FOSTA Passes Senate, Making Prostitution Ads a Federal Crime Against Objections from DOJ and Trafficking Victims–  March 21st, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Was Doing Marketing, Not Black Magic March 19th, 2018

Sign Referencing Civil War Hero Is Sexual Harassment, Says Massachusetts Lawmaker March 16th, 2018

Controversial Law Professor’s Comments on Affirmative Action Get Her Banned From Teaching First-Year Classes  March 14th, 2018

Drunk History: When the Government Banned Female Bartenders March 13th, 2018

Nordic ‘Glass Ceiling’ Shows How Gender Equity Suffers From Government Overreach March 8th, 2018

A Jailed Model Claims to Have Evidence of Russian Meddling in U.S. Elections. Her Story Is Even Weirder Than You Think. March 7th, 2018

Trooper Stops Driver Twice Within 3 Hours, Gropes Her for No Apparent Reason March 7th, 2018

Stone Age Statue Was Too Racy for FacebookMarch 2st, 2018

House Passes ‘Anti Sex-Trafficking’ Bill Opposed by Both DOJ and Trafficking Survivors Feb 28th, 2018

Emergency Hearing to Address Fate of Pregnant Prisoners in California Feb 22st, 2018

Banning Porn Is a Bad Idea. Half a Century of Science Shows It. Feb 20th, 2018

Appeals Court Rules That Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 Is Unconstitutional  Feb 16th, 2018

9 Women Describe Horrific Treatment at the Hands of Their Jailers  Feb 17th, 2018

Wired Thinks Free Speech Has Been Tried and Failed  Feb 13th, 2018

Ninth Circuit: Adultery Is Constitutionally Protected Feb 12th, 2018

In a series of protests, strip club workers and their allies are pushing back against abusive policing. Feb. 6, 2018

Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth Gives Good Cover for Federal Security Theater Minneapolis is being transformed into a police state. Feb 2st 2018

Texas Cops Charge ‘Child Sex Trafficking Victim’ With Felony They also arrested her younger friend for prostitution. Jan 25th, 2018

Man Incarcerated for 6 Years Without a Trial Because He Demanded a Speedy Trial  What the 2nd Circuit’s opinion in U.S. v. Tigano reveals about the state of our criminal justice system Jan 25th, 2018

The Internet Makes Life Better and Safer for Sex Workers. Obviously. A large new study out of the U.K. proves it.  Jan 25th, 2018

The man was charged with promoting prostitution after allegedly saying he was going to exchange the gift cards for sex.– Jan 19th, 2018

No Right to Earn a Living Via Prostitution, Says Federal Court “There is no constitutional rights to engage in illegal employment,” rules the 9th Circuit court. Jan 17th, 2018

Aziz Ansari and the Limits of ‘He Should Know Better’ Sloppy seduction or sexual assault? If those are your terms, you’re already missing the point. Jan 16th, 2018

How the Supreme Court Is Aiding and Abetting Occupational Licensing Abuse  Williamson v. Lee Optical of Oklahoma, Inc. should be overruled. Jan 12th, 2018

The Phony Feminism of Kamala Harris Jan 11th, 2018

Utah Elementary School Fires Art Teacher for Showing Students Classical Nudes- Jan 9th, 2018

America’s Whiniest Ex-Sheriff Announces Senate Run Jan 8th, 2017

Jeff Sessions Can’t Stop Pot Legalization: Podcast  Jan 5th, 2018

Doctors Call for Decriminalization of Self-Induced Abortion Jan 4th, 2018

The Best Sex Work Writing of 2017  Dec 31st, 2017

Judge Overrules State’s Seizure of Child from Couple It Deemed Not Smart Enough to Be Parents  Dec 29th, 2017

Stop Expecting the Justice Department to Fix Your City’s Abusive Fining and Policing Practices  Accountability starts at home. Dec 26th, 2017

The Year in Teen Sexting Panic  Dec 21st, 2017

King County Cops Illegally Recorded Sex Stings  Dec 19th,2017

House Republicans Push Symbolic Nonsense Abortion Bill Dec 18th, 2017

Prostitution Ad Ban Creeps Forward, Threatening Social Media and Sex Workers The bill would gut Section 230 and make sex advertising a federal crime. Dec 12th, 2017

Posting or Hosting Sex Ads Could Mean 25 Years in Federal Prison Under New Republican Proposal  A related measure would open digital platforms to liability for past crimes committed by users.  Dec 11th, 2017

Cops Brag That They Bullied a Woman Out of Town After a Neighbor Said She Sells Sex  An investigation would’ve taken months, so Larksville Police decided to skip that part. Dec 6th, 2017

Prohibited Pony Protest at Clinton Event Spurs Vermin Supreme Speech Suit “No pony has ever attacked an American politician,” the lawsuit notes.  Dec 4th, 2017

Today at SCOTUS: Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking vs. the Fourth Amendment What’s at issue today in Carpenter v. United States. Nov 29th, 2017

Legalize Medically-Assisted Sex Nov 2017

The Cops Were Chasing a Shoplifter. They Ended Up Destroying an Innocent Man’s Home. The outcome of this case may bring clarity to the property rights of Americans living in the shadow of police militarization.  Dec 2017

Chicago’s Chronic Police Corruption Leads to Its First ‘Mass Exoneration’ Fifteen men allegedly framed by a corrupt sergeant have convictions overturned. Nov 17th,2017

Stossel: Who Owns Your Body? John Stossel confronts a prostitute, a pimp and an anti-prostitution crusader.  Nov 14th, 2017 Still Lives, But Homeland Security Raid Has Sex Workers WorriedNov 13th 2017

Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago Why didn’t the Obama administration do anything? Elizabeth Nolan Brown| Oct 31st, 2017

Cops Claim Teen Consented to Sex in Their Custody, Point Prosecutors to Her ‘Provocative’ Selfies Repeat after me, NYPD: Instagram is not consent. Oct 23rd 2017

The Fragile Generation Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed. Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan Haidt  Dec 2017 issue

Federal Court Ponders Constitutionality of Prostitution Ban A right to engage in prostitution seems like “a natural extension of Supreme Court precedent,” says judge. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 20, 2017

FBI ‘Saves’ More Women from Freedom and Money in 11th ‘Operation Cross Country’
Hear from the real victims of this cruel FBI charade.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 18, 2017

Young Man Arrested for FBI ‘Saves’ More Women from Freedom and Money in 11th ‘Operation Cross Country’ Hear from the real victims of this cruel FBI charade. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 18, 2017

New Orleans D.A. Sued for Using Fake Subpoenas to Coerce Witnesses and Crime Victims After the media revealed the threatening, fraudulent notices, a lawsuit has targeted the practice.  C.J. Ciaramella|Oct. 17, 201

Underage Sex Was Re-Arrested for Sharing a Pizza with a 17-Year-Old The witch hunt against Zach Anderson continues Lenore Skenazy|Oct. 15, 2017

The Real ‘Modern Slavery’? Inside America’s Court-Ordered Corporate Labor Camps  Under the guise of getting addicts treatment, courts are ordering people to do dangerous and unremunerated labor in “diversion” factory farms. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 5, 2017

This week has a lot of people wondering “who’s the Harvey Weinstein?” of their industry. For sex workers, the answer is all too often a local cop. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 13, 2017 

Corker Against World War III Now That Trump Is for It Corker is a longtime defender of American intervention and war in the Middle East, and now wants to supply billions in weapons to the Saudis and Ukraine. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 9, 2017

D.C. Could Become Only U.S. City t Decriminalize Prostitution A new bill would remove all criminal penalties in the District for buying or selling sex. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 5, 2017 2

California Is Adding Gender Category ‘X’ to State IDs. Good—Your Gender Isn’t the Government’s Business. A no-gender option on state-issued documents is a very libertarian step.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Sep. 28, 2017 

Human-Trafficking Arrests Are Very Rare in Most States The exceptions in 2016 were Minnesota and Texas, according to newly released FBI data. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Sep. 25, 2017 

19-Year-Old Girl Has Sex with Underage Teen; Years Later, She’s a Mom and a Sex Offender for Life Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.  Robby Soave|Sep. 19, 2017 12:20 pm

Wiretapping Sex Workers, Punishing Pre-Crime, and National Strategy to Stop Sex-Buyers Approved by Senate Congress moves to grant Trump administration vast new policing powers, because “sex trafficking.” Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Sep. 15, 2017

Husband Gets Human-Trafficking Charge for Driving His Wife to a Motel There was no trafficking victim here—just a couple attempting private sexual activity with another consenting adult. But Maryland cops don’t care.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Sep. 7, 2017

HBO, David Simon Chart the Rise of the Modern Sex Economy in The Deuce Prostitution and porn during the 1970s focus of new series. Glenn Garvin | September 1, 2017

First Amendment Protects Cinema’s Right to Show Unicorn Masturbation Scene While Serving Alcohol, Says JudgeDeadpool screening yields an undercover op from Utah’s Bureau of Investigation—and a smackdown in federal court for policing speech. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Sep. 1, 2017 

Backpage Executives Escape Pimping Charges Kamala Harris Brought (Twice) Against Them The state will continue to pursue money-laundering charges against Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey, and James Larkin. by  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Aug. 31, 2017 

Child Sex-Trafficking Victim Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison for Child Sex-Trafficking Hope Zeferjohn’s role was limited to chatting with the “victim”—who was never actually trafficked—on Facebook.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Aug. 30, 2017

After a large jury verdict award over a rapist cop, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says it’s looking into changing its policies. Steven Greenhut | August 18, 2017

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Operation Choke Point The Department of Justice says it’s shutting down the dragnet program that targeted porn makers, payday lenders, gun shops, and other small businesses. Eric Boehm|Aug. 18, 2017

White Supremacy Is a Dead End For White People Courtesy will get you farther than tiki torches. Mike Riggs|Aug. 18, 2017

Police Won’t Say Whether Cops Caught Fabricating Charges Were Disciplined Citing state laws and union contracts by Ed Krayewski|Aug. 16, 2017

How Backpage and Similar Sites Are Crucial in Fight Against Sex Trafficking  A new paper in the Wake Forest Law Review explores “the virtues of unvirtuous spaces” when it comes to stopping sexual exploitation. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Aug. 16, 2017 

Texas Cops Spent 11 Minutes Searching a Woman’s Vagina, Found No Drugs August 15th, 2017

Profiling and Prostitution Pre-Crime in Georgia In one case, a person whose legal identity was listed as male was arrested for sitting at a bus stop while “dressed as a woman” and carrying condoms. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Aug. 8, 2017

More Evidence That Jeff Sessions’ Cannabis Crackdown May Never Materialize A DOJ panel’s recommendations reportedly do not include any significant changes in marijuana enforcement. by Jacob Sullum|Aug. 7, 2017

The Bogus War on Internet Sex Work August 5th 2017 by ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN  

Star-Crossed Student Athletes Torn Apart By Title IX Witchhunt at USC  Zoe Katz comes forward to clear the name of her boyfriend, former USC football star Matt Boermeester. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Aug. 2, 2017 

Sexual Consent in Seattle Must Involve Element of ‘Leisure,’ Claims Top Cop What Korean sex workers “were doing could not be called consensual because they were being paid,” Val Richey tells The Seattle TimesElizabeth Nolan Brown|Jul. 31, 2017

Lawmakers Demand Sessions Investigate Backpage’s ‘Criminal Role in Sex Trafficking’ in Wake of Misleading Washington Post Article Post says Backpage hired a contractor that catfished on foreign competitors’ sites. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jul. 25, 2017 

Crooked Cops Need Tighter Restrictions, Not Financial Incentives to Invent Crimes Cops plant evidence to meet quotas, compete, and settle scores. Eased asset forfeiture with little oversight would just bribe them to do more damage. J.D. Tuccille | July 24, 2017

Michigan Gets Money to Help Homeowners, Uses it to Demolish Homes Instead Many of the homes were taken through likely unconstitutional tax foreclosures. Christian Britschgi|Jul. 21, 2017 

Clarence Thomas vs. Jeff Sessions on Civil Asset Forfeiture Asset forfeiture has “led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses,” Thomas writes. Damon Root|Jul. 20, 2017

Jeff Sessions Announces Justice Department Will Increase Asset Forfeiture No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime,” Sessions says of law that lets police take cash without charging anyone with a crime.  C.J. Ciaramella|Jul. 17, 2017 3:

DHS to American Citizens: Let Us Scan Your Faces, or No International Travel Another nugget of privacy threatened in the name of national security. Scott Shackford|Jul. 13, 2017 

Damning New Report Shows How Oakland Cops Covered Up Their Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Making matters worse, the report concludes, was “the tone at the top.” Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jul. 13, 2017 

Proposal: Don’t Let Government Agencies Profit from Fines Colorado Libertarian Steve Kerbel wants to remove an incentive for police to harass citizens. Brian Doherty|Jul. 10, 2017

Getting to the Truth of the Link Between Porn and Rape Studies showing an ostensible link between watching porn and committing rape are full of flaws. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jul. 3, 2017 

What Do ‘Women in Liberty’ Want? Five Female Libertarians Discuss Does biology dictate that ladies love the state? Hell no, say these panelists at the annual Free State Project festival. Elizabeth Nolan Brown  Jun. 29, 2017 

Airport Scrutiny to Get Worse as House Moves to Mandate Sex-Trafficking Training FAA reauthorization bill would require airline ticket-counter and gate agents to be trained on reporting “potential human trafficking victims.” Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jun. 28, 2017 

Illinois Legislature Passes Asset Forfeiture Reform State’s Attorney urges governor to sign the bill after Reason story shows poor hit hardest by asset forfeiture in Chicago. byC.J. Ciaramella|Jun. 27, 2017

Inside PorcFest, the country’s largest libertarian and anarchist gathering  Elizabeth Nolan Brown– Jun. 26, 2016

How the CIA Turned Us onto LSD and Heroin: Secrets of America’s War on Drugs New History Channel series explores the dark corners of prohibition and takes viewers on great, freaky tripNick Gillespie|Jun. 23, 2017

When Cops Lie- After being falsely labeled a sexual predator, a man gets justice. But why is the officer still working?  Matt Stroud | June 22, 2017

Cindy McCain: Crony Philanthropist From pill theft to cozying up to authoritarians, Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador on human rights has a long history of abusing the system. Elizabeth Nolan Brown | June 20, 2017

Cops Have Lost Control of Their Trafficking Panic, and It’s Beautiful Even the police can’t control human-trafficking hysteria anymore, and it could backfire for them. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jun. 12, 2017

The DEA’s Warrantless Cash Grab Drug squads snag $4 billion using asset forfeiture. C.J. Ciaramella – June 2017

Congress Wants to Let Cops Wiretap Sex Workers, the CDC Study Them, and Homeland Security Screen Them A batch of frightening new bills take aim at all sorts of civil liberties under the guise of stopping sexual exploitation.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jun. 9, 2017

Jeff Sessions Says Social Media, Encrypted Apps Hamper War on ‘Modern Slavery’ These are the tools of pornographers, “sextortionists,” and human traffickers, Sessions told a police conference this weekElizabeth Nolan Brown|Jun. 8, 2017 

GOP Maps Out New Ways to Throw People in Federal Prison Senators drafting massive combination bill with “Kate’s Law” and “Back the Blue” mandatory minimum sentences that are expensive, unneeded.  Scott Shackford|Jun. 1, 2017

House Overwhelmingly Supports Bill Subjecting Teen Sexters to 15-Years in Federal Prison The bill was requested by the Department of Justice after federal prosecutors bungled a child exploitation case.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|May. 31, 2017

‘Operation Big Bad John’ Used 75 Cops, Six Federal Agencies to Catch 13 Sex Buyers Naturally, they’re portraying it as a success.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|May. 31, 2017

Supreme Court Rules 8-0 for Police in Major Fourth Amendment Case

SCOTUS rejects “provocation doctrine,” says illegal police search must be viewed separately from subsequent police use of force. If the police had not violated the Constitution to begin with in this case, the police would not have had the opportunity to use any sort of force at all.

Alaska Cops Fight for the Right to Sexually Exploit Prostitution Suspects New laws are under debate, but the practice is more common than you think.  Maggie McNeill | May 25, 2017

Judge Orders Oakland Cop to Trial; Says He Was ‘Like a Pimp’ to Exploited TeenFormer Oakland cop Brian Bunton is one of dozens of area police officers who’ve been implicated in the sexual exploitation of “Celeste Guap.” Elizabeth Nolan Brown|May. 23, 2017

996 Sex Workers Busted in FBI’s Last ‘Operation Cross Country,’ Says Comey That’s 332 times as many sex workers arrested in the stings as people indicted on federal charges involving a minor. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|May. 19, 2017

Detroit Cops Raid an Innocent Family’s Home at Gunpoint on Bogus Sex-Trafficking Tip  Maria Navarete says police told her “shut up, you have no rights” as they handcuffed and pinned down her and her children.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|May. 11, 2017

The State Wanted to Treat Her Like a ‘Handmaid.’ She Fought Back Tamara Loertscher gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2015. Then she challenged the Wisconsin law that nearly kept them apart. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|May. 3, 2017  

Why Is Everyone So Willing to Believe ‘Fake News’ About Sex Trafficking?  “It’s like we lack enough empathy to understand the choices of others, and therefore deprive them of agency.” |

Prostitution-Ring-Running Cop Sees Court, But Police Who Extort Sex Often Go Unpunished Former NYPD officer Michael Rizzi is accused of running an upscale prostitution service and its 50 related websites. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 28, 2017

‘Deplorable’ NYPD Officer Will Spend Decades In Prison for Soliciting Pics of Mothers Abusing Their Children

Hot Girls Wanted: Exploiting Sex Workers in the Name of Exposing Porn Exploitation? Porn performers are accusing Rashida Jones and other Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On producers of a host of unethical and exploitative practices. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 26, 2017

Alberto Randazzo’s shameless defense: he developed an addiction to child porn after the death of his former police partner.  Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 25, 2017

CIA Head Pompeo Would Like to Decide What Counts as a Real Media Outlet A war on WikiLeaks will ultimately threaten a free press. Scott Shackford|Apr. 14, 2017

Topeka Teen With Violent Pimp Faces More Than 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Kansas CPS said Anthony Long was to stay far away from then 16-year-old Hope Zeferjohn. He didn’t listen. Now she’s being treated as his accomplice. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 10, 2017

D.C. Cop Pays 15-Year-Old for Sex, Steals the Money Back at Gunpoint Afterward Police say she was “acting on her own” and “not a victim of human trafficking.” Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 7, 2017

Stripper Licensing Fees Pocketed by Palm Beach County Employee for Years-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 4, 2017

Proposed Tweak to Internet Law Could Spur Seismic Shifts in Web as We Know It A bill related to sex trafficking and Section 230 could have far-reaching consequences for web content, publishers, and apps. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Apr. 2, 2017

American Sex Police With sweeping trafficking stings, the FBI returns to its roots as the nation’s vice squad-by Elizabeth Nolan Brown- April 2017

The IKEA Child Sex Trafficking Story Is Fake News A highly unlikely crime. Lenore Skenazy|Mar. 31, 2017

Strangers U.S. children today are no more likely to be kidnapped than they were decades ago, and much more likely to be returned safely when they are. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Mar. 31, 2017

DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime A new government watchdog report finds the DEA grabs cash just for the sake of grabbing cash, raising civil liberties concerns. by C.J. Ciaramella|Mar. 29, 2017

Banks Flagging Frequent Pharmacy Trips, Bulk DVD Rentals, and Other Ordinary Activity to Turn Over Tips to Government Snoops– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Mar. 27, 2017

Even sex workers earn more if they get a college degree- by Allison Schrager March 24, 2017

Harlots Doesn’t Sell Out When Detailing Lives of 18th Century British Hookers New historical sex drama comes to Hulu. by Glenn Garvin | March 24, 2017

We Can’t Find Out How Much Retired Federal Workers Get Paid, and That’s a Problem What’s retired IRS chief Lois Lerner’s pension? No one, besides Lerner, knows. Adam Andrzejewski and Rep. Ron DeSantis want to find out. Eric Boehm|Mar. 15, 2017

Surprise: Government-Grown Pot Is Total Schwag, Not Suitable for Research Doctors using DEA-approved marijuana find it is useless for research purposes. Nick Gillespie- March 11th 2017

Can U.S. courts compel non-citizens to pay restitution to other non-citizens for crimes that took place abroad? Apparently so– by Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Mar. 7, 2017

Clarence Thomas Condemns Civil Asset Forfeiture, Points to ‘Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses– by Damon Root-Mar. 6, 2017

Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists Perpetually raging about the world’s injustices? You’re probably overcompensating. March 1st , 017

Trump’s Mythical Crackdown on Sex Trafficking– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 27, 2017

Deported for Giving a Handjob? Feb 17th, 2017

Ashton Kutcher Claims He Helped Cops Save Way More Sex-Trafficking Victims Than Authorities Say They’ve Found-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 15, 2017

Teen Girl Sent Teen Boy 5 Inappropriate Pictures. He Faced Lifetime Registry as a ‘Violent Sex Offender’ or 350 Years in Jail. by |

Law Enforcement Leaders Release Agenda Calling for Trump Administration to End ‘Unnecessary Incarceration’– Anthony L. Fisher|Feb. 13, 2017

How a Heartwarming ‘Hero Flight Attendant’ Meme Helps Donald Trump Deport People- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.9.2017

No Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Hordes in Houston-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 7, 2017

Why the Government’s Legal Assault on Backfired (New Reason Podcast)- Nick Gillespie|Feb. 3, 2017

Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Doc I Am Jane Doe Doesn’t Understand the Laws She’s Trying to Reform– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jan. 26, 2017

Trump Brings Back Ban on Funds for Groups That Promote Abortion, While Congress Reconsiders Global Anti-Prostitution Pledge– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jan. 23, 2017

Women’s March Waffles on Sex-Worker Rights, Disinvites Women Who Oppose Abortion The Women’s March claims to be for anyone “who believes women’s rights are human rights.” And yet… Elizabeth Nolan Brown– Jan. 17, 2017 


Backpage Backed Into Corner Over Adult Ads. Is Government’s Goal a Goodbye to Sex Trafficking, or Free Speech?Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jan. 13, 2017

Backpage Shutters ‘Adult’ Ads Section Following Years of Government Bullying– Jan. 10, 2017

The Business of Government Is Hysteria– Matt Welch|Jan. 10, 2017





FBI Helps Shut Down Seattle Sex-Work Review Board- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|1.7.2016

‘John School,’ Homeland-Security Training for Strippers, and Other State Sex-Trafficking Laws Coming This Month– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|1.8.2016

14 Arrested, 12 Migrant Women in Custody, and ‘Additional Moneys and Properties Will Be Seized’ Following Shutdown of Seattle Sex-Work Forum ‘The Review Board’ -Elizabeth Nolan Brown|1.11.2016

Homeland Security Asking Hotel Staff to Report Customers for Too Many Condoms-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|1.12.2016

Another Asian Air Traveler Detained Over Suspicions She’s Being Sex Trafficked– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|1.14.2016

The Official Indictment of’s Founder Will Infuriate You– Scott Shackford|1.28.2016

Prostitution Decrim Debated by New Hampshire Lawmakers-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.1.2016

Obama Could Still Stop ‘Megan’s Law’ From Making Sex Offenders Get Special Passports- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.2.2016

Beauty School Syllabus Now Includes Human-Trafficking Awareness Training– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.10.2016

Super Bowl ‘Sex-Trafficking Stings’ Net Hundreds of Prostitution Arrests- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.13.2016

 Sex-Trafficking Victim Arrested for Selling Sex– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.16.2016

Here’s What We Actually Know About Human Trafficking In America– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.19.2016

Sex-Trafficking Arrests on the Rise, But Conviction Numbers Are Still Small– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.21.2016

DOJ Report: ‘Males, Whites, Republicans’ and Porn Watchers Hold ‘Incorrect Beliefs’ About Sex Trafficking– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.21.2016

3 of the Most F*cked Up Ways the Feds are Controlling Sex Work– Nick Gillespie & Joshua Swain|2.23.2016

By ignoring a basic distinction between consensual prostitution and forced sex work, government efforts to police the latter are increasingly invading privacy rights and limiting personal choices. Feb 23rd 2016

Exchanging Anything of Value for Sex Will Soon Be a Crime in Oregon– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.25.2016

Texas Mom’s Paranoid Rant Spawns Viral Sex-Trafficking Rumor– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|2.26.2016

Human Trafficking Is the New ‘Crack-Cocaine Epidemic,’ Says California Lawmaker– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.2.2016

The Biggest Sex-Trafficking Bust in FBI History Was Totally Bogus– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.4.2016

More Than 400 Arrests in ‘Operation Traveling Circus’– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.8.2016

Reason Nominated for 6 Maggie Awards-Matt Welch|3.15.2016

ACLU of Rhode Island Slams ‘Sex Trafficking’ Cops for Focusing on Consenting Adults– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.16.2016

Another Win for Internet Freedom, First Amendment in First Circuit’s Backpage Ruling– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.21.2016

How the Government Stole Sex- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Mar. 28, 2016

Homeland Security Versus Immigrant-Owned Massage Parlors– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.15.2016

Free Markets Linked to Less Human Trafficking– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.18.2016

How New Hampshire Plans to Spike Its Sex-Trafficking Stats– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.23.2016

Sow Rape Culture Hyperbole, Reap Transgender Bathroom Paranoia-Robby Soave|4.26.2016

Influential Ex-Marines Commandant Wants Next President to Make War on Human Trafficking More Like the Drug War- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.28.2016

Homeland Security, L.A. Police Team Up to Arrest Compton Sex Workers– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.2.2016

California Moves to End Mandatory Jail Time for Prostitution– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.3.2016

New Georgia Law Makes Sure Undercover Cops Can Count as Sex-Trafficked Teens- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.4.2016

Reason Wins 2016 Best Feature Maggie Award!-Katherine Mangu-Ward|5.9.2016

Decriminalization Is the Only Feminist, Humane Response to Prostitution, Says Human-Rights Group Amnesty International- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.26.2016

Sex-Trafficking Stat Check: How 45 Toledo Teens Become ‘1,000 Child Sex-Trafficking Victims’- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.26.2016

Former Kentucky Constable Accused of Running Prostitution Ring for Police and Lawmaker Friends– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.27.2016

As the ‘Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act’ Turns One, Lawmakers Demand DOJ Get Tougher on Ad Platforms and Sex Buyers– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.31.2016

Poll: Most Americans Reject Criminal Penalties for Prostitution- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.1.2016

‘She Looked 18’– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.3.2016

Feds Kill Yet Another Website That Makes Sex Work Safer-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.15.2016

Three Oakland Police Chiefs Resign Within Nine Days-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.20.2016

‘Biggest Sex Trafficking Bust Ever For McLennan County’ Texas Mostly Snared Adult Sex Workers– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.27.2016

Oakland Cops Uncover Dead Colleague’s Fling With Underage Sex Worker, Make Sure to Get Her Number for Themselves- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.29.2016

NYC Councilman Completely Fabricates Child Sex-Trafficking Ring– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|7.6.2016

‘Sex Trafficking Survivor’ at Democratic Convention Not Actually Victim of Sex Trafficking- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|7.26.2016

Teen Girl Sells Sex. Teen Boy Serves as Bodyguard. Teen Boy Gets Arrested by Homeland Security for Child Sex-Trafficking- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.4.2016

About That Vanderbilt University Football Player Caught in a Sex-Trafficking Sting…- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.8.2016

Charging Child Sex-Trafficking Victims With Prostitution Is the Only Way to Save Them, Say California Prosecutors– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.9.2016

More Than 1,300 Prostitution Clients Arrests in Latest ‘National Johns Suppression Initiative‘- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.12.2016

11 Oakland Cops Disciplined Over Prostitution Scandal Involving Exploited Teen-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.8.2016

The Truth About the Biggest U.S. Sex Trafficking Story of the Year: – Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.9.2016

The Truth About the Biggest U.S. Sex Trafficking Story of the Year– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.9.2016

Lewd Acts and Prostitution Among Charges for California Cops—If Alleged Victim Gets Out of Florida Jail– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.12.2016

 Oakland Police Follow Up Internal Sex-Crime Investigation by Launching Anonymous Online System for Reporting Prostitution– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.16.2016

Courage House Claimed to Save Sex-Trafficked Girls. Instead, It Used Them As Funding Bait While Playing Evangelical Christian Missionary– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.20.2016

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Creating National Database of Sex Buyers- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.22.2016

King County Sheriff Continues to Offer Distorted View of Seattle Sex Trafficking– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.30.2016 CEO Carl Ferrer Arrested in Texas for Pimping, Conspiracy- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.6.2016

Here’s How Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer Supposedly Profited From Child Sex Trafficking-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.7.2016

More Lives Sabotaged by National Faux-Sex-Trafficking Witch-Hunt-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.10.2016

Texas Dad Pushes for Parents of Adult Women to Be Able to Have Them Committed for Selling Sex– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.12.2016

‘Woman’ Offering Sex in Exchange for McDonald’s Meal Was Part of FBI-Led Ploy to Stop Sex-Trafficking– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.17.2016

Former Heads Say Pimping Charges Motivated by Politics, Not Facts– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.20.2016

Operation Cross Country X: Everything You Need to Know About the FBI’s Annual ‘Underage Human Trafficking’ Sting In One Chart– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.25.2016


Rape, Nude Catfighting, Prostitution… Your Fall Guide to Officer-Involved Sex Crimes in America– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.3.2016

SCOTUS Won’t Hear Illinois Sheriff’s Appeal of Order to Stop Threatening Credit Card Companies for Working With Backpage– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.5.2016

Chicago Cop Arrested for Sex Trafficking and Child Porn, Accused of Paying Teens—Including Braces-Wearing 14-Year-Old—for Sex– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.3.2016

Judge Says Backpage Protected by First Amendment, Rejects Pimping Charges for CEO… Then Backtracks a Few Hours Later- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.16.2016

Pulp Fiction, Pope Francis Figured In Case of Alleged Foot Fetishist Charged With Child Sex-Trafficking- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.22.2016

Alabama Bans Publishing of Prostitution Mugshots, Allows Cops to Hold Suspected Sex Workers for 72 Hours– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.23.2016

4 Incredibly Dumb Ways the Government Is Spending Your Money to Punish People for Having Sex– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|12.2.2016

Backpage Leaders Beat Pimping Charges as Court Affirms Importance of Immunity for Web Publishers of Third-Party Speech– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Dec. 10, 2016

‘The Review Board’ Bust: 12 More Men Face Felony Charges for Posting to Seattle Web Forum– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Dec. 13, 2016

Maryland Police Association Director Resigns Over Prostitution Charges– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Dec. 13, 2016


64 Face Jail After Elaborate Sting Aimed at ‘Ending Demand’ For Prostitution in Houston- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.5.2015

Parking in ‘Designated Area of High Prostitution Activity’ Could Get Your Car Impounded in Spokane, Washington– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.5.2015

Here’s What the Senate’s Massive Sex-Trafficking Bill Would Actually Do– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Mar. 10, 2015

Enhanced Penalties for Prostitution Patrons in New York’s New Human Trafficking Measure- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.17.2015

Abortion Funding Battle Doomed Human-Trafficking Bill and Loretta Lynch Vote To Be Continued in April– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.23.2015

Sex Worker Laura Lee to Launch Legal Challenge to Northern Ireland Prostitution Law– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|3.24.2015

Stalled Senate Sex-Trafficking Bill Should Stay That Way-3.26.2015

Senate Settles Trafficking Bill Controversy Over Abortion, But Immigration Amendments Could Still Stop Passage-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.21.2015

Internet Freedom Suffers in Passage of Senate Human Trafficking Bill-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.23.2015

Feds Convict Elderly Bar Owner Who Allowed Prostitution Upstairs as ‘Sex Trafficking Ring Leader’– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|4.27.2015 Lawsuit: Sex Trafficking Doesn’t Trump Internet Freedom, Says Federal Judge- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|5.20.2015

As the war on drugs loses its luster, legislators are intent to make the same mistakes with sex workers.  By ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN  June 01, 2015

Did You Hear About the Sex Traffickers Abducting Grown Women From Hobby Lobby?– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.8.2015

Teen Recruits Friend for Sex Work With Her, Gets Slapped With Federal Sex-Trafficking Charges- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.16.2015

Anti-Porn Summit on Capitol Hill Mixes Moralist, Feminist, and Public Health Rhetoric With Insane Results- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|6.16.2015

Celebs Protest Amnesty International Call to Decriminalize Prostitution- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|7.28.2015

What the State Department’s New Report Tells Us About Human Trafficking Here and Abroad- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|7.29.2015

Come to a Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking at Reason D.C. on August 3– 7.30.2015

Sex Workers From Around the World Tell Hollywood to Mind Its Own Business– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|7.31.2015

No, Sex Trafficking Isn’t a Misdemeanor in Maryland- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.6.2015

Watch: Reason Panel on Sex-Trafficking Policies– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.12.2015

Why Wasn’t Subway’s Jared Fogle Charged With Human Trafficking?– Aug. 20, 2015

Alaskan Escort-Service Owner Amber Batts Gets Five Years Prison for ‘Sex Trafficking’- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|8.25.2015

Sex Trafficking Not Always a ‘Crime of Violence’ Says Federal Court- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.3.2015

National Johns Suppression Initiative’ Nets Nearly 1,000 Arrests for Attempted Sex– Sep. 4, 2015

3 Important Caveats About That Study Showing Prostitution Clients Are More Prone to Violence– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Sep. 8, 2015

Indiana AG Seeks Mandatory Jail Time for Johns– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.15.2015

Sex (Trafficking) Ed- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.21.2015

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|9.30.2015

The War on Sex Trafficking is the New War on Drugs- Elizabeth Nolan Brown & Joshua Swain|10.2.2015

Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Are Not the Same Thing– Joshua Swain & Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 3, 2015

Covenant House Spreads Lies About Sex Trafficking- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.6.2015

Morals Group Plans Worldwide Protest Against Human Rights– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.8.2015

Hundreds Arrested in FBI-Sponsored Prostitution Sting- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.15.2015

Hundreds Arrested in FBI-Sponsored Prostitution Sting– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Oct. 15, 2015

The People We Trust to ‘Save’ Women From Prostitution Keep Paying Them for Sex—and Worse- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.17.2015

California Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|10.21.2015

Gloria Steinem Believes in ‘Bodily Integrity,’ Just Not for Sex Workers Oct 29th, 2015

Sex-Trafficking Discussion in Portland Tonight– 11.14.2015

Sex-Trafficking Rescue Op in Virginia Netted Fewer ‘Pimps’ Than Initially Advertised But More Prostitution and Drug Arrests– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.17.2015

Backpage CEO Skipped Sex-Trafficking Hearing, May Face Criminal Contempt Charges-Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.22.2015

Justice Department Distorts Sex-Trafficking Arrest Numbers– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|11.25.2015

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs–  Elizabeth Nolan Brown from the November 2015 Wins First Amendment Victory Against Censorious Sheriff– Jacob Sullum|12.1.2015

Donate to Reason! Because Judges Cite Our Work When Telling Government to Back the Hell Off– att Welch|12.2.2015

Asian Girl Band Detained at LAX Because Officials Think They Must Be Sex Workers– Elizabeth Nolan Brown|12.14.2015 Sues Federal Government Over SAVE Act- Elizabeth Nolan Brown|12.15.2015

Progressive Puritans From e-cigarettes to sex classifieds, the once-transgressive left tries to criminalize fun.  by Matt Welch  May 2014

The Wrong Cure for Sex Trafficking. Prohibition of prostitution does not make it safer May 2014

Innocence Stolen?’ Maybe Not. Suspicion Cast on Sex-Trafficking Tale at Heart of Eden Another high-profile sex trafficking yarn is coming unraveled. Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Jun. 12, 2014

Senators Feinstein, Portman Want to Expand Wiretapping Authority to Combat Sex Trafficking Another anti-sex trafficking bill from Sen. Dianne Feinstein that uses inflated fears about the issue to push unconstitutional expansions of federal law enforcement power Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Nov. 19, 2014