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California Democrats Kill Licensing Reform: New at Reason

Democrats in California don’t care about the working poor so much as they care about control. Steven Greenhut writes: California Democrats prattle endlessly about helping the working poor, but their latest vote against a bill that would tangibly help financially struggling people shows that Democratic …

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Earth’s Forest Area 9 Percent Greater Than Thought

Forests in drylands are much more extensive than previously reported and cover a total area similar to that of tropical rainforests or boreal forests, according to a new study published in Science. Researchers discovered these hidden forests by scrutinizing high resolution satellite images covering more …

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Trump Publicly Blackmails Comey and Threatens to End Press Briefings, Sessions to Bring Back Longer Drug Sentences: A.M. Links

After admitting Thursday that he had questioned James Comey about Russia during a private White House dinner and that he would have fired him regardless of what advisors said, President Trump threatened this morning to blackmail the former FBI director if Comey leaks information to …

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Watch Matt Welch Tonight on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher

Tonight live at 10 p.m. ET I will be participating in HBO’s politics-and-comedy program Real Time With Bill Maher, along with co-panelists Killer Mike of Run the Jewels (watch his great 2014 interview about Ferguson on The Independents) and former Barack Obama speechwriter and current …

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You Want Checks and Balances? Stop Ignoring the Constitution When You’re in Power: New at Reason

Once the trust in checks and balances is eroded, it’s difficult to regain. David Harsanyi writes: “Trump has an authoritarian impulse,” political scientist and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer tweeted after the president fired FBI Director James Comey. “But incompetence is a better explanation of …

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Friday Funnies: Trump’s Tax Plan

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Movie Review: Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: New at Reason

How you feel about Snatched will probably depend on how you feel about Amy Schumer at this point. Did you love her in Trainwreck? Were you then puzzled by the awkward misfire of her Netflix special a few months back? Is she now the new …

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Brickbat: You Snooze, You Lose

A Cleveland, Ohio, 911 dispatcher was suspended for six days after being caught falling asleep during emergency calls. The dispatcher, Jasmin Thomas, had previously been warned about sleeping on the job. “Not excuses, but the reality is that she’s a single mom,” Steve Loomis, president …

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California Democrats Kill Licensing Reform

California Democrats prattle endlessly about helping the working poor, but their latest vote against a bill that would tangibly help financially struggling people shows that Democratic leaders are more interested in serving their real constituencies: state bureaucracies, unions and other interest groups that want to …

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Movie Review: Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

How you feel about Snatched will probably depend on how you feel about Amy Schumer at this point. Did you love her in Trainwreck? Were you then puzzled by the awkward misfire of her Netflix special a few months back? Is she now the new …

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