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Trump’s Putin Summit Is Another Reminder He Prefers Dictators to Democratic Leaders

Among the most consistent characteristics of Donald Trump’s worldview is his admiration for dictators, authoritarians, and political strongmen—not in spite of their most thuggish tactics, but because of them. Trump often appears more comfortable in their company, and with their style of politics, than with …

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It’s Amazon Prime Day! Support Reason by Buying Stuff You Would Have Bought Anyway!

Today is Amazon Prime Day! We’re not saying you have to go buy anything, but if you were going to partake anyway, consider using our affiliate links so that Reason gets a cut. If you’re not already a Prime subscriber, you can get a free …

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Should This Obnoxious Drunk Be Punished for His Political Views?

It is pretty clear that Timothy Trybus broke the law when he harassed Mia Irizarry for wearing a T-shirt featuring the Puerto Rican flag at a park in Chicago last month. But now that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged Trybus with hate …

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Police Kill Man with Bulldozer over 10 Marijuana Plants

Pennsylvania State Police killed a man with a bulldozer over a 10-plant marijuana grow “operation” on state lands in Berks County. The man’s death was likely an accident, but it highlights how recklessly and foolishly police have perpetuated the drug war, even as Americans want …

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Trump Apologies for America Ahead of Helsinki Summit With Putin: Reason Roundup

Presidential summit between Trump and Putin today. Displaying an interesting diplomatic tack ahead of his Monday morning meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump opined that America’s relationship with Russia “has NEVER been worse”—cold war, schmold war, amirite?—and that this situation is all our fault. …

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Florida Police Chief Charged with Arresting Random Black Men to Improve His Department’s Record

An investigation into a false arrest has uncovered a former Florida police chief’s scheme to boost his department’s clearance rate by arresting innocent people. The authorities are charging former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano and two officers, Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, with conspiracy …

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‘Concerned’ Rand Paul Isn’t Sure How He’ll Vote on Kavanaugh Confirmation

Citing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record on privacy issues, Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) said Sunday that he has yet to decide if he’ll vote to confirm the judge. “I’m concerned about Kavanaugh,” Paul said on Fox & Friends, alluding to the judge’s views on …

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TV Station Ordered to Expunge Archived Story About Teacher’s Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges

Until a week ago, Houston’s ABC-13 TV station, KTRK, had the following story on its web site (I quote the July 13, 2017 version, which had been updated from its original 2016 story): An Alief ISD teacher is no longer in the classroom after he …

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Brickbat: How Blue Can You Make Me?

Robert Park calls it The Blue Loop, a 1,000-foot-long trail of blue cups, blue toys and other blue objects he placed in a wooded area on his home’s yard. He says it’s art. Officials with Bath Township, Michigan, call it junk. Even though it’s all …

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Soft Spot for Police Abuses

The history of liberty in America features an endless battle over the rights of individuals versus the powers of police. The Constitution was written with the intent of protecting citizens and controlling cops. But that’s not quite in keeping with the preferences of Brett Kavanaugh. …

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