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Dems File Impeachment Articles Against Trump, High School Bans Five Offensive Words, Possibly Hospitable Planet Found Near Earth: P.M. Links

A group of House Democrats have filed impeachment articles against President Trump. Ohio postponed the execution of Alva Campbell after they couldn’t find a usable vein; Campbell had previously requested to be killed by firing squad because of his vein issues but was denied by …

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Should the Government Get to Define ‘Native-American’ Art? One Woman’s Free Speech Fight: New at Reason!

Peggy Fontenot is a successful Native American artist who can’t call her work “Native made” or “Indian made” in Oklahoma because of a recently passed law. The law narrowed the definition of Native artist to only people from federally recognized tribes; Fontenot is from a …

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Merchants of Environmentalist Doubt*

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reinforces a message that scientists have been telling us for years: Glyphosate isn’t going to give you cancer. But don’t expect activists to stop telling you it will. Glyphosate, often sold as Round Up, …

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2017 a Record Year for Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

Opium poppy cultivation has hit a record high in Afghanistan, according to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Counter Narcotics. The milestone is just the latest in a long string of failures associated with Washington’s 16-year …

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Should the Government Get to Define ‘Native-American’ Art? One Woman’s Free Speech Fight

Peggy Fontenot has had a successful career as a Native American artist working in beading, silver jewelry and black-and-white photography. She’s won numerous awards at art shows and has shown her work at top-tier museums. Today her career is in jeopardy because of a 2016 …

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Roy Moore Could Be Digging His Own Grave By Denying Any Contact With His Accusers

Roy Moore does not deny that he dated teenagers when he was a local prosecutor in his early 30s. But the Republican Senate candidate vehemently denies that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl at his home and that he sexually assaulted a …

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Chaos in Africa, Apologias in Alabama, and the Rise of Democratic Socialism

As mentioned in the Morning Links, Zimbabwe is experiencing a bit of a military coup at the moment. Yet that might not rank as the most momentous activity currently taking place on the African continent—the Saudi royal family (with what looks like the blessing of …

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The Senate Intelligence Committee Really Wants to Secretly Snoop on Americans

A newly released report from the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence shows how thoroughly its members are resisting any efforts to protect Americans from unwarranted surveillance. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments is up for renewal this year, or it expires. …

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Roy Moore Threatens Washington Post, Zimbabwe Military Ousts Mugabe, Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage: A.M. Links

Lawyers for Alabama Judge Roy Moore sent a grammatically nuts, legally dubious, and all around batshit letter to a local news group and The Washington Post, threatening legal action. The Zimbabwe military took over the country early Wednesday and have longtime President Robert Mugabe detained, …

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Taylor Swift Should Apologize for Being Apolitical: Fashion Mag

Pop star Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, is on its way to setting sales records. So it’s a good time to slag the performer for being insufficiently politically correct, right? Or, more precisely, for being insufficiently political. The editors Marie Claire, “a fashion publication with …

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