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‘Get Ready Russia’: Trump Says U.S. Missiles Will Strike Syria Soon: Reason Roundup

Trump promises bombs over Syria soon in bigger, badder Cold War. On Wednesday morning, the U.S. and Russia moved one step closer to war-by-proxy in Syria. This latest round of global dick-swinging posturing as humanitarian concern comes after Syrian government forces attacked the town of …

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Handing Out Pamphlets Is Not a Crime: New at Reason

Brian Thiede, the prosecuting attorney for Mecosta County, Michigan, wants to put Keith Wood in jail for handing out pamphlets. Yet Thiede says the pamphlets are perfectly legal, and so is handing them out. The solution to this riddle lies in Thiede’s interpretation of Michigan’s …

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Trump Says ‘Nice and New and ‘Smart!” U.S. Missiles Headed For Syria

President Donald Trump promised a military strike against Syria this morning, and in the process explicitly threated a confrontation with Russia. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and …

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Is There a War on Science? New at Reason

We’ve been told conservatives don’t believe in science and that there’s a “Republican war on science.” But John Tierney, who’s written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, told John Stossel that “the …

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Brickbat: Say What?

Malaysian officials have proposed a law that would ban fake news and impose prison sentences of up to 10 years and fines of up to $128,000 on those who violate the law. Critics say the law is aimed at stifling dissent. Continue Reading....

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Handing Out Pamphlets Is Not a Crime

Brian Thiede, the prosecuting attorney for Mecosta County, Michigan, wants to put Keith Wood in jail for handing out pamphlets. Yet Thiede says the pamphlets are perfectly legal, and so is handing them out. The solution to this riddle lies in Thiede’s interpretation of Michigan’s …

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War on Science?

We’ve been told conservatives don’t believe in science and that there’s a “Republican war on science.” But John Tierney, who’s written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, told me in my latest …

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A Bunch of Senators Just Showed They Have No Idea How Facebook Works. They Want to Regulate It Anyway.

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s insufficient efforts to protect users’ personal data. In doing so, many of the senators betrayed a general lack of knowledge about how Facebook operates. Imagine trying …

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Affordable Housing Proponents Critical of Permit Streamlining Law Use Permit Streamlining Law to Build Critical Affordable Housing

Critics of California’s SB 35, a 2017 law that created a streamlined, state-level building approval process for housing developments, are begrudgingly starting to see the benefits of the bill. Earlier this month, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)—a San Francisco nonprofit—submitted an application to use …

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Before Busybodies Opposed Home Genome Testing, They Fought Against Home Pregnancy Tests

The home genome testing company 23andMe has been fighting for the right to inform consumers about their DNA for five years now, ever since speculative fears led the Obama administration to clamp down on the industry. Last month, the company scored a win for the …

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