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Cracking Down on Cashless Cafés is Crazy

As more consumers use credit cards and payment apps, many businesses have decided to stop accepting cash entirely. If you think that sounds unobjectionable, you must not be Alderman Edward Burke. Burke, a stalwart of Chicago politics who was first elected to the city’s Board …

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Republicans Officially Give Up Trying to Cut Spending

After the rise of the Tea Party in 2009 as a grassroots expression of revulsion at government bailouts, spending, and Obamacare; after a series of insurgent Tea Party primary victories in 2010 over big-spending incumbents and hand-picked establishmentarians; after Republicans re-took the House that November …

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The Great Pentagon Exorcism of ’67

Fifty years ago tomorrow, thousands of antiwar protesters marched on the Pentagon. Armed troops formed a barrier outside the building; hippies stuck flowers in their weapons. Demonstrators dressed as cheerleaders chanted “Beat Army! Beat Army!” Others tried to storm the structure, with a handful managing …

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Journalism Intern Needed This Spring in Our D.C. Office

Reason is taking applicants for its Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program. Interns work 12 weeks in our D.C. office with a $5,000 stipend. Interns have the opportunity to report and write for Reason and reason.com, as well as helping with research, proofreading, and other …

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Students Crashed College Republicans’ Meeting at UC-Santa Cruz, Demanded Shutdown

Activist students at the University of California at Santa Cruz reject the “right of assembly” and “right of free speech” when it comes to white supremacists and fascists. In their view, this includes the College Republicans. And so, the students crashed a CR meeting in …

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After Stalling for Two Years, CBP Returns Truck It Stole at the Border

Yesterday Gerardo Serrano was reunited with his 2014 Ford F-250 pickup truck, which was arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers two years ago in connection with international arms smuggling. The smuggling involved five handgun rounds that Serrano forgot to remove from the truck’s center …

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Movie Review: The Snowman: New at Reason

The Snowman is a movie that defies you to keep watching it. Who are all these characters? Who forgot to give them chemistry and coherence? And all these sinister snowmen—are we in some sort of dark Pillsbury universe here? You know a movie’s doomed when …

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Syrians Say Raqqa Free From ISIS, Bush and Obama Diss Trump, Federal Facebook Regulation Looms: A.M. Links

Syrian forces are declaring victory over ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama had some things to say about the Trump administration yesterday. Why Trump can’t handle the cost of war. Laptops in checked bags could be …

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Deadly California Wildfires Spark Debate About Government Spending: New at Reason

The debate over spending in the wake of the California wildfires is already contentious. Steven Greenhut writes: In the days before Facebook and other social media, it was a matter of course to wait a few days after tragedies strike before making political and policy …

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Brickbat: Such Teeth, Dear

A man dressed as a shark to promote the new McShark electronics store in Vienna was fined under Austria’s new anti-burqa law. The man received a $176 fine when he refused to remove his shark head for having his face covered in public. Continue Reading....

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