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Local News Uncritically Publicizes Mother’s Kidnapping Freakout

The headline is terrifying: “Mother gives warning after attempted abduction at rest stop.” And yet the story is anything but. See if you feel the same. “A woman is giving a stark warning after she says two women and three men attempted to abduct her …

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Feminist Philosopher Explains Jordan Peterson’s Biggest Mistake, Makes a Bigger One

Vox recently invited Kate Manne, a professor of philosophy at Cornell University, to critique Jordan Peterson, the Canadian psychologist whose meteoric rise to fame and unflinching criticism of political correctness has launched a thousand takes, at Reason and elsewhere. Manne raises some interesting points. Unfortunately, …

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Mark Sanford Loses Primary, the Nightmares Continue for Trump’s Republican Skeptics: Reason Roundup

Tuesday’s primary results were bad for Republicans in general, but even worse for those on the right who dare to criticize President Donald Trump. Rep. Mark Sanford (R–S.C.), a fiscal conservative whose libertarian leanings made him skeptical of Trump, lost his re-election bid to state …

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Brickbat: What Have We Got Here?

A prison major in Texas has resigned and four guards have been fired as officials investigate claims that guards planted contraband on prisoners. Several other guards have been demoted. The investigation has found the Ramsey Unit in Brazoria County had a quota system in which …

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Trump Should Hurt Sessions by Helping Drug Offenders

While it may be months or years before the results of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un are clear, his meeting with the other Kim was an unqualified success. Last week, thanks to the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West’s intercession on her behalf, Alice …

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Jordan Peterson vs. the Left

“Shame on you! Shame on you!” chanted protestors after psychology professor Jordan Peterson said he’d refuse to obey a law that would require everyone to call people by the pronoun they prefer—pronouns like “ze” instead of “he” or “she.” It wasn’t just radical college kids …

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Mark Sanford Is a Libertarian Republican Who Took on Trump. He Just Lost His Primary.

A primary challenger backed by President Donald Trump successfully unseated incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) tonight just hours after Trump took to Twitter to attack Sanford for—of all things—the congressman’s marital infidelities. First-term state Rep. Katie Arrington (R-Dorchester) defeated Sanford, earning more than 51 percent …

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I’ll Be on Reddit Tomorrow (Wednesday) for an “Ask Me Anything”

Here’s the announcement: On June 13 r/legaladvice will be very pleased to host an “AMA” by UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. Professor Volokh teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School …

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University of Michigan Realizes Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings, Changes Speech Policy

Just one day after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would join a lawsuit challenging the University of Michigan’s anti-harassment policies on grounds they allegedly violate the First Amendment, university officials have decided to revise the policies in question. “The revised definitions more precisely …

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Good News: AT&T and Time Warner Get Judge’s Approval to Merge

An ill-advised effort by the Department of Justice to stop AT&T from buying out Time Warner for more than $85 billion was rejected by a federal judge today. The merger will move forward. In fact, the judge even warned the Justice Department away from further …

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