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Libertarian Party Now Has Two Sitting Legislators in New Hampshire

Since the 2016 election, the Libertarian Party (L.P.) has gained two sitting state legislators in New Hampshire. Not by having L.P. candidates win in that election, but by having two legislators who won as a Republican and a Democrat switch allegiance to the L.P. The …

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DHS Chief Sows More Terrorism Fears to Kick Off Your Holiday Weekend

As you’re gassing up for your Memorial Day weekend trip, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wants to remind you that the world is trying to kill you. It’s all part of his apparent plan to try to get Americans to support the men …

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Trump’s Repeal of a Welfare Drug-Testing Regulation Backfires (Thankfully)

The 1996 Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress a limited time window after a regulation is implemented to repeal it, was successfully used just once in its first two decades in existence. That all changed in the first half of 2017, as a GOP-led Congress …

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Ariana Grande Will Return to Manchester, Hillary Criticizes Trump: P.M. Links

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester to play at a benefit concert for victims of the bombing. Hillary Clinton criticizes President Trump in her commencement speech at Wellesley College. John Boehner says Trump has been “a complete disaster.” The Obamacare repeal bill faces a divided …

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Won’t Let You Buy Booze in Grocery Stores

Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill that would have allowed grocery stores, gas stations, and other retailers to sell liquor alongside the beer and wine they already offer. The proposal to tear down Florida’s so-called “liquor wall” had cleared the state legislature despite opposition …

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People Who Called Snowden a Traitor Shocked to Learn About All This Domestic Surveillance

There’s this whole “Life comes at you fast” shtick that folks on Twitter use to point out people’s hypocrisy. Suddenly Democrats care about federalism when it comes to immigration law enforcement! Suddenly Republicans don’t care about federalism when it comes to immigration law enforcement! I …

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Mass. Teacher’s Union Snubs First Charter School Teacher of the Year

This year Sydney Chaffee, a humanities teacher at Codman Academy, became the first charter school employee to win National Teacher of the Year, one of her profession’s highest honors. This displeased the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), which just voted down a motion to commend their …

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Should the Government Limit What Women Can Learn from Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?

As they develop, fetuses shed their DNA into the bloodstreams of pregnant women. Several companies now offer a blood test that can provide genetic information about a fetus nine weeks into a pregnancy, when it is the size of a grape. The process is called …

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The Fifth Column Branches Out to Sirius XM POTUS!

Some news: The Fifth Column, the 13-month-old, occasionally bleary-eyed politics/media/bad-accents podcast co-hosted by Kmele Foster, Michael C. Moynihan and myself, is expanding to Sirius XM’s POTUS (stands for “Politics of the United States”) channel, beginning this weekend. You can find POTUS, which bills itself as …

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Teachers Unions Losing Long War Over Parental Choice: New at Reason

Choice advocates won two seats on the school board for the Los Angeles Unified School District, just the latest indication that powerful teachers unions are losing the long war against school choice. Steven Greenhut writes: Supporters of charter schools, homeschooling and other forms of school …

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