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Howard Dean Says Ann Coulter Can Be Censored Because Them’s Fightin’ Words

Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, former presidential candidate, and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is a doctor, not a lawyer. Still, you’d think that someone who majored in political science at Yale and has been involved in politics for nearly four decades …

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Trump Beats Clinton in New Poll, White House Pushes Congress to Use Government Shutdown to Secure Border Funding, Le Pen, Macron Headed to Second Round in French Presidential Elections: A.M. Links

A new Washington Poll finds the approval rating for President Trump at 42 percent—it also shows 43 percent of respondents saying they’d vote for Trump again and 40 percent saying they’d vote for Hillary Clinton, leading Trump to tweet that he’d “still” beat Clinton in …

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Brickbat: Public Servants

Two Austin, Texas, police officers have been suspended for 20 and 10 days each for attempting to block an activist from video recording a traffic stop. Continue Reading....

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The Un-Free Speech Movement at Berkeley

There are few prospects in life more appealing than the silence of Ann Coulter. She brings to mind what novelist Mary McCarthy said about playwright and Stalinist Lillian Hellman: “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.'” If the world never suffered …

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Forget Marine Le Pen: The Very Idea of Europe Is Finished [Reason Podcast]

“We’ve known that when there isn’t American leadership in Europe things go to hell pretty quickly and we get sucked into horrible wars whether or not we originally wanted to or not,” says journalist James Kirchick, author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and …

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As Bill de Blasio Raises Cigarette Prices Again, Remember Eric Garner’s Haunting Last Words

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to use the power of government legislation and taxation to raise the floor price of a pack of cigarettes in the city from $10.50 to $13. This would make NYC the most expensive place to buy cigarettes …

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The Only Solution to the Trumps’ Conflicts of Interest: New at Reason

Ivanka Trump is a federal worker, albeit at a salary of zero. But it would make no difference if she had no job in the White House because she would still be the president’s daughter and that’s not going to change. Any foreign leader—or anyone …

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An Epidemic of Bad Epidemiology

Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks, by Geoffrey C. Kabat, Columbia University Press, 248 pages, $35 Eating bacon and ham four times a week could make asthma symptoms worse. Drinking hot coffee and tea may cause cancer of the esophagus. South …

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The Only Solution to the Trumps’ Conflicts of Interest

Pundits at CNN and other news outlets are much distressed over the report that Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories company won trademark recognition from the government of China just as that country’s president was sitting down with President Trump and the First Daughter for dinner …

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Bernie Sanders Says Ann Coulter Has Right to Speak at Berkeley ‘Without Fear of Violence and Intimidation’

Sen. Bernie Sanders supports Ann Coulter’s right to speak at the University of California-Berkeley, and told The Huffington Post that attempts to shut her down are a “sign of intellectual weakness” amongst some of her critics. Sanders made clear that he is no fan of …

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