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Are We Experiencing Peak Gun Rights?

We may have reached peak gun rights. History could very well record that in the modern era, the Second Amendment received its most generous reading in 2010 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided its last major case, and that gun rights have been declining ever …

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Trump’s Impulsive Trade War Is Lousy Economics and Worrisome Politics

Huh. So it turns out when you elect an impulsive, anger-prone mercantilist who campaigned and won the presidency on a platform to stop “letting” America’s international trading partners get away with “murder,” he might impulsively launch a trade war without so much as properly consulting …

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Trump Wants to Meet with Video Game Industry Leaders to Complain About Gun Violence That’s Not Their Fault

President Donald Trump, who has complained bitterly that safety rules have made professional football less violent and dangerous, apparently plans to meet with video game companies to “see what they can do” about school violence. This came as news to the video game industry’s trade …

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Trumpism’s Legacy for the GOP: 24/7 Culture Wars: New at Reason

The GOP and the Tea Party spent the Bush-Obama years erecting bulwarks against precisely the kind of spend thrift apostasy that Trump has engaged in. They abolished earmarks, imposed sequesters, and insisted on the debt ceiling. But none of that mattered when the gale force …

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The Good Doctor Frankenstein

Let me tell you about a fiery individualist with an uncompromising vision. A fierce defender of reason and innovation. A brilliant scientist who defies superstition and evades the law to conduct his experiments in secret. A heroic figure whose work is feared by the clerisy …

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Public-Sector Unions Deserve to Be Destroyed: New at Reason

Mandatory union dues are an assault on free association. David Harsanyi writes: How does a public-sector union work? Easy. First, the state creates a monopoly. The monopoly forces taxpayers to fund those workers, whether they do a good job or not. The union then coerces …

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Trump’s Tariffs Will Crush the Beer Industry

Donald Trump’s plan to slap a 10 percent tariff on all aluminum imports has beer makers belching their outrage. “President Trump’s announcement today that he plans to impose a 10% tariff on aluminum imports will increase the cost of aluminum in the United States and …

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Stone Age Statue Was Too Racy for Facebook

A pudgy little figure with wide hips and ample breasts, the Venus of Willendorf was discovered in 1908 but originally dates to the Stone Age. One of the oldest surviving art works in the world, the limestone sculpture now resides in Vienna’s Natural History Museum, …

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Movie Review: Red Sparrow: New at Reason

Jennifer Lawrence gets all kinds of naked in Red Sparrow. It’s a crass thing to say at the outset of a review, I know, but this unusually brutal spy movie traffics so heavily in Lawrence’s nudity that it has to be a factor in any …

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Brickbat: Give Peace a Chance

A Turkish court has sentenced human rights activist Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu to two-and-a-half years in prison for a tweet he posted calling for peace. Gergerlioglu posted a photo of a World Peace Day demonstration of two mothers marching behind symbolic coffins, one draped with the …

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