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Cynical Politicians Turn #FakeNews Into a Rallying Cry for Censorship: New at Reason

Forget petty Russian meddling in American elections; the greater threat is government messing with our freedom. J.D. Tuccille writes: Who knew the republic was so vulnerable that our elections could be monkeywrenched by Russian dirty-tricksters spending their office coffee budget on a motley collection of …

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The Never Ending Battle of Ideas Between Capitalism and Socialism

Today marks 100 years since the Bolshevik coup d’état in Russia overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky and replaced it with communist dictatorship that lasted until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Throughout this year, I have written a number of columns …

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The Never Ending Battle of Ideas Between Capitalism and Socialism: New at Reason

The U.S. may have won the cold war, but the ideological struggle never ended. Marian Tupy writes: Today marks 100 years since the Bolshevik coup d’état in Russia overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky and replaced it with communist dictatorship that lasted until the …

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Brickbat: Not Wanted

Want a job with the British Transport Police? The agency holds special workshops to help recruits fill out their applications, prepare for tests and get ready for interviews. But white men are barred from taking part in the workshops. Continue Reading....

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Cynical Politicians Turn #FakeNews Into a Rallying Cry for Censorship

Who knew the republic was so vulnerable that our elections could be monkeywrenched by Russian dirty-tricksters spending their office coffee budget on a motley collection of social media ads that would make the authors of Nigerian prince scam emails wince at their clumsiness? Or, more …

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Vetoing Voters, Maine’s Governor Blocks Marijuana Legalization

Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Friday vetoed a bill that would implement the marijuana legalization initiative that voters approved last November by establishing a system to license and regulate production and distribution of cannabis for the recreational market. Today state legislators are considering whether to …

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Neither Major Party Gubernatorial Candidate Has a Serious Plan to Fix New Jersey’s Pension Crisis

New Jersey, depending on how you count, has the nation’s worst public pension debt or it ranks in the top three along with Illinois and California. The Garden State’s estimated $135 billion pension debt—that’s a tab of $15,000 for every man, woman, and child living …

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Texas Shooter’s In-Laws Attended Targeted Church, Woman Fired for Flipping Off Trump, Weiner Readied for Hard Time: P.M. Links

The church targeted by the Texas shooter was also the church that his mother-in-law attended, and he had been sending her threatening texts, according to authorities. She was not at the church at the time of the attack. His grandmother-in-law, though, is reportedly one of …

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Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race Will Show if Trumpism Can Survive Trump

One burning question since Trump arrived on the political scene is can Trumpism—a noxious combination of overt nativism and covert racism—survive without him? The outcome of the gubernatorial race in Virginia might offer an answer tomorrow. Late in the game, the Republican candidate Ed Gillespie …

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Why Did Texas Church Shooter Devin Kelley Pass Background Checks?

Devin Kelley, who police say murdered 26 people at a rural Texas church yesterday, seems to have been legally disqualified from owning a gun. It’s not clear why he repeatedly passed federal background checks while purchasing firearms, including the Ruger AR-556 rifle he used in …

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