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Guns and Speech At UT: New at Reason

A district judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by University of Texas professors because they were unable to establish that carrying firearms on campus inhibit free speech, Liz Wolfe writes. Professors Jennifer Lynn Glass (sociology), Lisa Moore (English), and Mia Carter (English) banded together and filed …

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Did Police Just Take Down the Biggest Dark Web Drug Market in History?

Alphabay, the largest drug market on the dark web, has been offline since July 5. It’s still unclear why it’s gone, but new evidence is fueling speculation that law enforcement may have been responsible. Initially, participants on the site’s subreddit suspected that one of two …

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Rand Paul Thinks the GOP’s New Health Care Bill Is Worse Than Obamacare

Senate Republican leadership released a revised health care bill this morning, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is not a fan. Asked today by The Hill’s Rachel Roubein whether the new legislation is “worse than Obamacare,” Paul said “yes.” “Do you think this is worse than …

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Ignore the Haters. Russia Is Not Our Enemy.

Those hoping for an early end to the Trump administration received a gift this week as Donald Trump Jr. disclosed an exchange with a Russian lawyer. The Russian hacking story now promises to dominate headlines for the remainder of Trump’s presidency, however long it lasts. …

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DHS to American Citizens: Let Us Scan Your Faces, or No International Travel

Prepare to get your faces scanned whether you like it or not, U.S. citizens, if you want to fly to other countries. It won’t be those other countries scanning your mug to make sure it’s safe to let you in. These facial recognition and biometric …

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Does Donald Trump Have Anything to Do With Constitutional Conservatism?

One of the more interesting, depressing, and still-unresolved questions about the Republican Party in the era of Donald Trump is whether the limited-government philosophy that seemed to animate the Tea Party’s ascendance in 2009-2010 is still an active thing. (See the bottom of this post …

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Congress Needs to Kill a TIGER

Milton Friedman once said that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” Until this week, that was a good description of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. But yesterday, in a rare display of fiscal wisdom, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on …

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How Trump Apologists Will Defend the Indefensible Next

But what about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?, I can already hear those of you who flinched at the above headline retort. So let me jump down to the end of my new L.A. Times column about “The six categories of Trump apologetics”: Republicans rightly …

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Damning New Report Shows How Oakland Cops Covered Up Their Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

While Kamala Harris was bringing trumped-up child-exploitation charges against a classifieds website, a cadre of California cops was actually paying, pimping, and passing around an underage girl for sex and getting away with it. A damning new report explains the extent that the Oakland Police …

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Flying the Fairer Skies?: New at Reason

Consumers have benefited for decades from the presence of Open Skies agreements that lessen government interference in the market for international air travel. Now, a coalition of the big three U.S. airlines—Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines—along with labor unions, are hoping to ride …

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