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Reason Nominated for a Record-for-us 28 Southern California Journalism Awards

Reason magazine was founded in May 1968 by a Boston University design genius and Objectivist visionary named Lanny Friedlander. Originally a mimeographed proto-zine held together by staples, the publication quickly moved to offset printing and a more professional managerial team (beginning in 1971) of Robert …

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Who’s Telling the Truth in Washington? Anyone?: New at Reason

For politicians, lying is an art form. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Even if you set political slant aside, the media sometimes get stories badly wrong. Think of Dan Rather’s “fake but accurate” memos about George W. Bush’s service in the National Guard. Or Rolling Stone’s …

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Libertarian Legal Scholars Reject Trump Judicial Nominee’s Views on 14th Amendment

One of President Donald Trump’s federal court nominees favors an interpretation of the 14th Amendment that libertarian legal scholars have roundly rejected. Kevin Newsom, the former Alabama solicitor general recently nominated by President Trump to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, is …

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Avoid Impeaching Trump Without Good Cause: New at Reason

Anyone infuriated and exhausted by the chaos of the Trump administration can be forgiven for wishing it would end as soon as possible. But as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., noted the other day, a lot of Democrats “wanted the president gone on November the 10th …

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Coroner Says Everyone Should Avoid Energy Drinks, Which Kill at Random

Last week a South Carolina coroner blamed a teenager’s sudden death on caffeine-induced arrhythmia, prompting yet another burst of alarmist warnings about the dangers posed by energy drinks. As usual, the stories either glossed over or misrepresented the amount of caffeine these products contain compared …

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Brickbat: Eat and Run

Authorities in Venice, Italy, have banned new fast food restaurants including kebab shops and places that sell pizza by the slice. They say they want to “preserve decorum and traditions.” Continue Reading....

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Don’t Rush to Impeachment

To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Trump may come, or it may not. Trying to do it now would be like harvesting sweet corn before it’s ripe, yielding something stunted and indigestible. Plenty …

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Trump To Muslim World: Peace Only Possible “if your Nations Drive Out the Terrorists and Extremists”

President Donald Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia was in many ways window-dressing to a new, $110-billion arms deal with one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. But his 30-minute talk, televised widely through the Arab and Muslim worlds, is an interesting statement that’s …

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Liberland Turns Two: New at Reason

Thanks to a long-standing border dispute between two parts of the former Yugoslavia, there was a little slice of unclaimed land on the west bank of the Danube River. Croatia would prefer recognizing a border more closely corresponding to an older flow of the Danube, …

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P.J. O’Rourke: Things Are Going to Be Fine: New at Reason

“The politician creates a powerful, huge, heavy, and unstoppable Monster Truck of a government,” P.J. O’Rourke writes in his new book, How the Hell Did This Happen? (Atlantic Monthly Press). “Then supporters of that politician become shocked and weepy when another politician, whom they detest, …

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