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How the Declaration of Independence Explains Political News in 2018: New at Reason

If you take a moment this July 4 to re-read the Declaration of Independence, it may help you make better sense of the latest headlines. The founders of the United States of America didn’t just declare independence from Great Britain. They wrote a statement explaining …

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Let Freedom Boom: New at Reason

Those looking to celebrate America by blowing up a small piece of it this Fourth of July will want to take an extra close look at their state’s fireworks regulations. At the federal level, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sets some basic standards about …

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Most Americans Want a Supreme Court Justice That Supports Legal Abortion: Reason Roundup

Poll shows strong support for Roe v. Wade. Most Americans hope that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement will embrace the abortion status-quo, at least in a broad sense. In a poll conducted last week by Politico and Morning Consult: 52 percent of those surveyed …

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Let Freedom Boom

Those looking to celebrate America by blowing up a small piece of it this Fourth of July will want to take an extra close look at their state’s fireworks regulations. At the federal level, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sets some basic standards about …

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Brickbat: Taking It to The Streets

Toronto police have charged William Whatcott for distributing anti-gay material during the city’s annual pride parade. Whatcott has been charged with promoting hatred against an identifiable group. Continue Reading....

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How the Declaration of Independence Explains Political News in 2018

If you take a moment this July 4 to re-read the Declaration of Independence, it may help you make better sense of the latest headlines. The founders of the United States of America didn’t just declare independence from Great Britain. They wrote a statement explaining …

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Legal or Illegal, Fireworks Are More Available Than Ever

One of my fonder childhood memories involves igniting a small batch of home-brewed gunpowder on the windowsill in my bedroom. I had vague plans for making my own firecrackers, or cherry bombs, or maybe a cannon—something that would go BOOM anyway. The stuff worked, though …

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Senators Demand an Explanation After the F-35 Savings Estimate Is Off By $600 Million

The Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office is facing scrutiny from Congress after reports of its purported savings were found to be more than a little inflated. The Office had claimed that it would be saving over a $1 billion in parts by buying in bulk, …

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Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul is Dead. Don’t Forget His Role in Ending the Cold War.

It has been over a week since Pantera drummer and American metal heavyweight Vinnie Paul Abbott passed away, and the tributes are still pouring in. At a Sunday public memorial for Abbott—who died in his sleep at age 54—friends, fans, and a long list of …

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Ron Paul Slams ‘Cultural Marxism’ with a Quickly Deleted Bigoted Cartoon

This morning the Facebook page of Ron Paul, former Republican congressman and presidential candidate (and also former Libertarian Party presidential nominee), ran a post attacking “cultural Marxism.” The post made wide national news (see coverage in The Daily Beast, Newsweek, and the New Republic) because …

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