Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

During two decades in journalism Jacob Sullum has relentlessly skewered authoritarians of the left and the right, making the case for shrinking the realm of politics and expanding the realm of individual choice.

Read his weekly column here or check out hisĀ bio.

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Will COVID-19 Kill the Constitution? Politicians and the Public Are Alarmingly Willing to Violate Civil Liberties in the Name of Fighting the Epidemic Apr 01, 2020

The great American jurist St. George Tucker, writing at the beginning of the 19th century, called th... Read More

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Trump Is Right to Worry About the Cost of Aggressive COVID-19 Control Measures: So Far Politicians Have Been Acting As If Only One Side of the Ledger Matters Mar 25, 2020

President Donald Trump is rightly worried that the "cure" for COVID-19 — sweeping restrictions... Read More

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An Epidemic Big Enough to Accommodate Everyone's Wish List: Politicians of Both Parties Use COVID-19 to Advance Their Preexisting Policy Agendas Mar 18, 2020

The United States would be better prepared for the COVID-19 epidemic, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., su... Read More

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The Bloomberg and Steyer Fiascoes Should Give Pause to Speech Restrictionists: No Amount of Money Can Buy Victory for Candidates Who Fail to Persuade Voters Mar 11, 2020

Two and a half weeks after Bernie Sanders slammed Michael Bloomberg for trying to "buy this election... Read More