Op-Eds


Crime Is Still at Historic Lows

Coauthored with Nathan Leamer of the R Street Institute. This op-ed was originally published at The American Spectator on October 4, 2016. Some are playing up news stories or writing editorials with clickbait headlines featuring…



Bradley Ad on Wrong Side of Policy, Politics

Coauthored with Sakira Cook of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. This op-ed was originally published at The State Journal-Register on August 26, 2016. State Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, is running an attack…


Time for Justice Reform in Michigan

This op-ed was originally published at The Detroit News on June 28, 2016. The 19th century novelist Victor Hugo once said that there’s nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come. Justice reform…



David Perdue Wrong on Justice Reform

This op-ed was originally published at Georgia Pol on May 2, 2016. On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), unveiled improvements to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections…


The Eminent Donald Trump Has A Weakness

This op-ed was originally published at Forbes on February 9, 2016. A poll released by The Des Moines Register on the eve of the Iowa caucuses found that Donald Trump’s support of eminent domain bothered…