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Idaho’s Attempt to Gag Dairy Critics Should Be Struck Down: New at Reason

Last week food policy expert Baylen Linnekin attended oral arguments in Seattle in a case that could determine whether the government may grant special protections to agricultural producers that supersede the First Amendment rights of others. The case, Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Wasden, pits …

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P.J. O’Rourke: Things Are Going to Be Fine

“The politician creates a powerful, huge, heavy, and unstoppable Monster Truck of a government,” P.J. O’Rourke writes in his new book, How the Hell Did This Happen? (Atlantic Monthly Press). “Then supporters of that politician become shocked and weepy when another politician, whom they detest, …

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Trump Administration Announces Its NAFTA Renegotiation Concerns

Donald Trump’s rhetorical hostility to free trade and his apparent desire to manage U.S. companies’ investment decisions over an obsession with “balance of trade” has been one of his most alarming characteristics to some libertarians. Letters from Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to various …

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Net Neutrality Nixed: Why John Oliver Is Wrong

Democrats and progressives are concerned that the internet is about to descend into a corporate hellscape since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to repeal Net Neutrality regulations, which prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking particular sites or throttling traffic from specific services. …

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Why John Oliver Is Wrong About Net Neutrality: New at Reason

Progressives are freaking out now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is beginning the repeal of Net Neutrality regulations, which give the government the right to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The main arguments in favor of Net Neutrality are really arguments guarding against hypotheticals: …

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Russia Investigation Identifies Current White House Official, Trump Bragged About Firing ‘Nut Job’ James Comey

Authorities investigating potential ties between the Donald Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government have identified a current White House official as a “person of interest” in the case, according to The Washington Post. This person is a senior advisor who is “close to the …

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Jennifer Lawrence, Libertarian Feminist?

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is in the news this week for a number of reasons, including her impromptu performance at a Vienna strip club and her stepping out in a $700 Dior T-shirt that proclaims “We Should All Be Feminists.” The Daily Mail even devoted a …

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Trump’s Bad Week Continues, Canadians Really Hate Cultural Appropriation: P.M. Links

Some are pushing back against The Washington Post’s report about the Russian investigation identifying a White House official as a “person of interest.” Canadian writer gets burned at the stake (figuratively) for writing in praise of cultural appropriation. Feminism isn’t cancer. Feminism is a virus—according …

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HBO Ignores Madoff’s Victims in Favor of Family Drama

The Wizard of Lies. HBO. Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m. Sorry, guys. Showtime has decided not to offer advance screenings of its reboot of the milestone of television weirdness, Twin Peaks, which premieres this weekend. This is either a canny make-’em-beg marketing strategy or a …

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Austin Police Responded to the Burglary of an Empty Home With a Full-On SWAT Raid

When an out-of-town homeowner received a video alert from his home security system showing a burglar in his house, he contacted the Austin Police Department. In response, the Austin Police Department sent a SWAT team and nearly leveled the place. Right on Crime’s Randy Petersen, …

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