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.

Recently Published

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Tackling 'Very Unfair' Drug Penalties Could Help Trump Win: If He Wants Voters to Take Him Seriously, He Should Stop Pretending the Problem Has Been Solved Feb 12, 2020

Donald Trump, who ran for president in 2016 on a "law and order" platform borrowed from Richard Nixo... Read More

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Good and Bad Reasons for Acquitting Trump: Republicans Should Think Twice Before Endorsing the Dangerous Myth That Impeachment Requires a Criminal Violation Feb 05, 2020

Marco Rubio's widely mocked justification for acquitting Donald Trump, which conspicuously avoided c... Read More

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Panic About Peaceful Protest Reveals Gun Controllers' Bigotry: Erroneous Predictions of Violence at the Richmond Rally Conflated Civil Libertarians With Militant Racists Jan 29, 2020

After a gun rights rally in Richmond came and went last week without the "violence, rioting, and ins... Read More