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Brickbat: Collective Punishment

After officials at New Jersey’s Randolph High School found a beer can at a high school football game, they ordered 75 students sitting nearby to a classroom. Then they called their parents and gave them two hours to have blood or urine tests performed on …

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If Democracy Is Doomed, Don’t Blame the Russians

A week before Hillary Clinton published her campaign memoir, Facebook seemed to validate her complaint that Vladimir Putin helped Donald Trump defeat her. But the social media platform’s announcement about suspicious online political ads also highlighted common misconceptions about the nature of Russian attempts to …

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House Approves Amendments to Block Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Directive

The Republican-led House of Representatives approved three amendments to a large spending bill Tuesday that would attempt to block Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ civil asset forfeiture directive. In July, Sessions announced he was ending restrictions put in place by former attorney general Eric Holder on …

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$20,000,000,000,000 in Debt and Rising

The deal to raise the debt ceiling bumped what Washington has borrowed to more than $20 trillion. Democrats and most Republicans got spending they wanted, plus suspension of the debt limit. Trump got the hurricane Harvey relief spending that he wanted. But this is a …

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$20,000,000,000,000 in Debt and Rising [New at Reason]

The deal to raise the debt ceiling bumped what Washington has borrowed to more than $20 trillion. Democrats and most Republicans got spending they wanted, plus suspension of the debt limit. Trump got the hurricane Harvey relief spending that he wanted. But this is a …

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Our Amazing Debt (Cosmos Parody)

The national debt just skipped past $20 trillion, which puts America’s indebtedness at “unfathomably staggering.” (And the chunk you owe personally at “a lot.”) The math behind the national debt is so complex that Reason TV decided to lean on “Cosmos” to explain it. Written …

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Our Amazing Debt [New at Reason]

The national debt just skipped past $20 trillion, which puts America’s indebtedness at “unfathomably staggering.” (And the chunk you owe personally at “a lot.”) The math behind the national debt is so complex that Reason TV decided to lean on “Cosmos” to explain it. Written …

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After 5 Years, Ferguson Drops Bogus Charges That Cost Navy Veteran His Job

In its 2015 report on the Ferguson, Missouri, police department’s rights-violating, revenue-maximizing enforcement of the city’s municipal code, the Justice Department described a 32-year-old African-American man who was accosted by a cop while “sitting in his car cooling off after playing basketball” in a local …

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Bitcoin’s Blockchain Tech Could Be the Answer to Voter Fraud

Michael Scott Several states have recently tightened their voting protocols, often by requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot. Such laws reduce the likelihood of election fraud, but they also come with a cost: Millions of Americans lack government-issued photo …

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Trump’s Lumber Tariffs Hurt Hurricane Recovery

As the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey dry up, the residents of affected areas are turning to the task of rebuilding their storm-ravaged communities. Early estimates of the damage suggest they have their work cut out for them. The Texas Division of Emergency Management reports …

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