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Mike McDaniel

Mike McDaniel is a former police officer, detective, and SWAT operator, and is now a high school English teacher. He blogs here.
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Seventy-One Rounds in Tucson: The SWAT Shooting of Jose Guerena

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

All evidence suggests an incompetent investigation and raid resulted in the death of an innocent father and Marine.

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The Worst Use of Taxpayer Funds Ever?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

I have never seen a better argument for abolishing a federal agency.

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Gunwalker and the Foundation of Liberty

Sunday, August 21st, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

The lives of the individuals harmed by Gunwalker mean nothing to statists.

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CAFE Standards: Central Planners Target Your Cars

Friday, August 12th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Green socialism starts with Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. (ALSO READ: Obama's Regulatory State Marches On)

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Captain America: Cracking Red Skulls and Inspiring Patriots Since 1941

Monday, August 1st, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Marvel's great symbol of American Exceptionalism inspires in one of the summer's must-see movies.

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Gunwalker: One Step Closer to the Oval Office

Friday, July 29th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

This week's revelations placed knowledge of the operation within the White House for the first time.

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Contempt of Cop: What’s the Law Say About Photographing Police?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Some recent incidents of police misconduct have brought national attention to the phenomenon.

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The Future of Obama’s Stealth Gun Control

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

It's not "under the radar" anymore.

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What — and Who — Made ‘Gunwalker’ Tick?

Monday, June 20th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

The politics of police promotions reveals the answer.

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The Case for SWAT Teams

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Mend them, don't end them. (Also read: Update on Stockton, CA ‘SWAT’ by Department of Education.)

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Second Amendment Rights not Assured Despite Court Victories

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

The Heller and McDonald cases may have established an individual right to bear arms but that doesn't mean there won't be efforts to subvert that right by gun control advocates.

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Obama’s Energy Lunacy

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Will consumers revolt against the Volt?

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Obama’s New Energy Policy: A Lesson in Stealth Socialism

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

His speech and policies utilize the bait-and-switch. (In a related post, Ed Driscoll asks, was the Senate "Bait and Switched into Time-Limited, Response-Limited Kinetic Military Police Action" in Libya?)

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Can One Wrong Death Bring Down Corrupt Las Vegas?

Monday, March 28th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

A concealed carry killing raises dangerous questions.

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Diversity or Safety? Justice Dept. Orders Lower Standards for Police Exam

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

The DOJ ordered the Dayton Police Dept. to lower the passing score for an entrance exam when not many minorities passed. As a cop, I know what happens next and the consequences could be deadly.

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Do Pro-Enforcement Advocates Also Wish to Restrict Legal Immigration?

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

A response to a recent PJM article on "immigration restrictionists" by Ruben Navarette.

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From Progressive Unionism to Progress on Gun Rights?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

In Wisconsin, unintended consequences could yield a new law.

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Well-Meaning or Not, Obama Threatens America

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

A wealth of evidence points to an inescapable conclusion.

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The Limits of Obama’s Rhetoric

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Where it isn't dangerous, it's simply impotent.

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After Tucson, Getting Involuntary Commitment Right

Monday, January 31st, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

We must reverse the damage done by the radical '60s view of mental illness.

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Gabrielle Giffords and the Progressive Creed

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 - by Mike McDaniel

Reflections on the source of our partisan divide.

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Defend America? Relax, We’ll Be Fine!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 - by Mike McDaniel

Just where does defense rank among the Obama administration's priorities?

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No Three-Week Vacations for the Hajj? Don’t Worry, the DOJ’s On It

Monday, December 27th, 2010 - by Mike McDaniel

The DOJ throws its weight behind a middle-school teacher who claims her rights were violated when she wasn't allowed the time to go to Mecca.

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Iran Just Shipped Missiles to Venezuela. Hello? Is This Thing On?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 - by Mike McDaniel

A massive security threat just blossomed, and you'd be hard-pressed to find an MSM or administration official who cares.

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On the Court, Leftist Justice vs. the Rule of Law

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 - by Mike McDaniel

Breyer's "living Constitution" is a dead letter.

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