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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The Whimsical Illogic of 'Assault Weapon' Bans: The Category Is Defined by Politicians, Who Focus on Looks Rather Than Function Jan 16, 2019

Since 1996, Gallup has been asking Americans whether they support a ban on "assault weapons." Gallup... Read More

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Are Boycotts Protected by the First Amendment? Only If You Like the Cause They Serve, According to Supporters of Laws That Target the Anti-Israel BDS Movement Jan 09, 2019

I am not one of those people who keep track of the policies, positions and practices of every busine... Read More

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Trump's Right About 'Ridiculous' Misuse of US Forces Jan 02, 2019

Donald Trump has been complaining for years about the promiscuous use of American military personnel... Read More

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Blame Anybody but Trump: For the President, Self-Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry Dec 26, 2018

For the past decade, I have been writing an end-of-the-year column recalling memorable examples of b... Read More