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Larry Krasner Wins Philly DA Race: ‘This Is a Movement’ for Criminal Justice Reform

A digital billboard truck with bright LED “Congratulations to Larry Krasner: Philadelphia’s New District Attorney” signs on its sides was waiting at the William Way LGBT Community Center, where the Democratic District Attorney nominee was holding his election watch party, before polls had closed. Within …

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Murderers Slip Through the Screen

Last week Sayfullo Saipov, who was approved as an immigrant in 2010, used a pickup truck to murder eight people on a bike path in Manhattan. This week Devin Kelley, who was repeatedly approved as a gun buyer in recent years, used a rifle to …

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Simpler Tax Simplification

As you read this, President Trump’s tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this ends, no one knows. I want two things: 1. Simplification. 2. More money in private hands. Trump offers some of both. His cuts would leave more money in …

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Gun Control Failures Allowed a Criminal to Carry Out the Texas Church Shooting

As more details emerge about the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: The tragedy was at least in part an institutional gun control failure. Devin Patrick Kelley—who killed 26 people and wounded another 20 at a Sutherland Springs church …

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Russian Libertarians Detained, Apparently on Suspicion of Being Part of Feared Anti-Putin Revolution

Over two dozen attendees at the “Adam Smith Forum,” a libertarian conference over the weekend in Russia, were arrested by authorities, according to a report from the Freedom Today Network site (an Irish site for millennial libertarians). The UK Telegraph contextualized the arrests as part …

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Virginia Gubernatorial Race Wraps Up, GOP Tax Plan Might Raise Your Taxes, and Rand Paul Will Be Back at Work Next Week: P.M. Links

Virginia’s gubernatorial race wraps up today. You can read Reason’s coverage of the race here and here. New analysis showing that the GOP’s tax plan would raise taxes on some households has Republicans on the defensive. Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’ after a …

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Waymo Unleashes Real Self-Driving Cars in Arizona

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has revealed that it is running its self-driving vehicles on public roads in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona without a safety driver sitting in front of their steering wheels. The Verge reports that soon …

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Treating Drug Overdoses As Homicides May Be Deadly

Because prompt medical attention is crucial in saving people from potentially fatal opioid overdoses, 40 states and the District Columbia have enacted “911 Good Samaritan” laws that shield bystanders from some drug-related charges when they call for help. But as a new report from the …

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Columbia Student Group Thinks Student Groups It Disagrees With Should Be Defunded

The Columbia University chapter of the College Republicans has few friends at the school. The Black Students’ Organization (BSO) has no love for the right-leaning group, but rather than agreeing to disagree, the BSO has proposed the Student Governing Board strip them of their funding. …

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Columbia Student Group Clash: New at Reason

Columbia University’s Black Students’ Organization thinks the College Republicans’ choice of guest speakers ought to cancel its status as a campus organization entitled to funding from student fees, a pool to which those young Republicans contribute, Lindsay Marchello writes. The BSO and the CCSC at …

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