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Keep the Government Out of Poor People’s Food Choices: New at Reason

Food policy expert Baylen Linnekin takes a withering look at the proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replace food aid with a “harvest box” full of food shipped to poor families: A USDA official tried to spin the proposal as akin to Blue …

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USDA’s ‘Harvest Box’ Food-Shipping Proposal Is Truly Absurd

When I was around 12 years old, my grandfather, a stockbroker, had a debilitating stroke. My grandmother hadn’t worked, so my grandfather had served as the sole breadwinner for the couple. He’d also apparently been in charge of the family’s finances and, in this role, …

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Your Tattoos Are Problematic: New at Reason

Oscar is a white guy living in Austin, Texas, with a penchant for Japanese-style tattoos. A huge black and white dragon arcs over his left shoulder. The dragon’s scales subtly change shape as he moves, and the beast’s eyes are beady and glaring, nestled below …

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Your Tattoos Are Problematic

Oscar is a white guy living in Austin, Texas, with a penchant for Japanese-style tattoos. A huge black and white dragon arcs over his left shoulder. The dragon’s scales subtly change shape as he moves, and the beast’s eyes are beady and glaring, nestled below …

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Final Pre-Argument Thoughts on the Microsoft Case

(cross-posted at Lawfare) I have blogged a lot over the last two years on the pending case of United States v. Microsoft, the case on whether Microsoft must comply with a search warrant for foreign-stored e-mails. With oral argument scheduled for next Tuesday, I thought …

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Trump Considering Huge Tariff Increase on Steel, Aluminum With Weak ‘National Security’ Rationale

The Trump administration is trying to sell its plan to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as necessary for national security, but the import taxes are an unnecessary step that will hurt American manufacturers and increase prices on a wide range of products, from …

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3 Broward County Police Officers Made No Attempt to Enter the School and Stop Nikolas Cruz

Scot Peterson, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school resource officer who declined to confront alleged mass killer Nikolas Cruz in the midst of his attack, wasn’t alone in remaining safely away from the massacre: three Broward County sheriff’s deputies waited outside the school as well. When …

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Ex-NFL Player Taken Into Custody Over Threatening Instagram Post, Rick Gates Pleads Guilty in Russia Probe, and Companies Cut Ties With NRA: P.M. Links

Former NFL player Johnathan Martin taken into custody after tagging his former high school in a threatening Instagram post. Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty to conspiracy, lying to the FBI today. Florida lawmakers back raising age requirements for purchasing firearms, other restrictions. A …

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Even in Health Care, Immigrants Do Jobs Americans Won’t

The debate over American health care tends to focus on how we pay for services, rather than why we pay so much more than any other developed country. In a new working paper, Jeffrey S. Flier and Jared M. Rhoads of the Mercatus Institute suggest …

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As Hyperloop Projects Advance, So Do Calls for Subsidies

The idea of connecting America’s cities via Hyperloop—a high-speed train propelled at breakneck speeds through vacuum tunnels—is being taken increasingly seriously. So is the possibility that the technology will get taxpayer support. Just this week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company secured a construction permit from the …

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