Matthew Harwood, AmericanConservative

Matthew Harwood


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Why Victims’ Rights Laws Are a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A billionaire's emotional crusade to amend every state constitution could have disastrous consequences. → Read More

VIDEO: ‘SB 4 Is Patently Unconstitutional and Is Bad Policy’

On September 1 in Texas, SB 4 will take effect. And on that day, all law enforcement across the state will be immediately transformed from police officers into something much different. → Read More

This FBI Whistleblower and Former Undercover Agent Talks the Comey Firing, the Russia Investigation, and What We Can Expect From a Trump FBI

The last week and a half may be unprecedented in U.S. history — raising the specter of a possible constitutional crisis. → Read More

The Problem With Smart Policing

Cops nationwide secretly exploit intrusive technologies. → Read More

Welcome to Cop Land

People are waking up to the darkness in American policing, and the police don’t like it one bit. → Read More

There is no war on police: Ferguson, Chris Christie and the realities the right willfully ignores

Violent crime against officers is at historic lows. That hasn't stopped conservatives from ginning up fear and hate → Read More

The Logic of the Police State: Waking Up to the Darkness in US Policing

A look at arguments against reforms reveals disregard for concerns about brutality and abuse. → Read More

The Biggest Threat to American Public Safety Is the American Police State

If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming—and it’s all the fault of activists. → Read More

The Logic of the Police State

What happens when law enforcement sees civil liberties as an impediment to public safety. → Read More

Why Read Christopher Lasch?

The conservative radical has answers to Charles Murray’s hard questions. → Read More

Why Read Christopher Lasch?

The conservative radical has answers to Charles Murray’s hard questions. → Read More

Terrorism’s new boogeyman: Charles Krauthammer and the toxic myth of the “lone wolf”

While pundits wring their hands over nonexistent threats, our civil liberties are slowly eroding to nothing → Read More

Lone Wolf Terrorists Are Exceedingly Rare, So Why Does Everyone Keep Talking About Them?

Government officials and prominent conservatives have stoked fears of lone-wolf attacks to justify the expansion of surveillance programs. → Read More

If You’re Afraid of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism, You’re Missing the Point

There’s only one problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn’t true. → Read More

America’s dystopian new normal: Endless suspicion, limitless spying

The Suspicious Activity Report is the newest way Big Brother is secretly keeping tabs on ordinary citizens → Read More

Uncle Sam’s Databases of Suspicion

Law enforcement agencies are keeping tabs on Americans in ways that violate the federal government's own privacy guidelines. → Read More

How Did America's Police Get So Militarized?

Fancy weapons, 9/11 and fear of crime turned local forces into small armies. → Read More

Why Do These Cops Look Like Navy Seals?

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents. → Read More

To Terrify and Occupy

Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam's armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.... → Read More

One nation under SWAT: How America’s police became an occupying force

If the situation in Ferguson has taught us one thing, it's that things are getting very, very scary → Read More