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Democrats Cling to Collusion as Explanation for Clinton’s Loss in New Lawsuit Against Russia, Hackers, and Trump Campaign: Reason Roundup

Democrats are suing over alleged Trump-Russia collusion. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has filed a civil lawsuit against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Russia, and anonymous entities who “hacked” DNC emails and handed them over to WikiLeaks. DNC Chairman Tom Perez told ABC News Sunday that …

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In New York, Blight Is Whatever Officials Say It Is

Eminent domain abuse has reared its head in East Harlem. New York City officials plan to seize a family-owned dry cleaning business, raze the buildings, and hand the forcibly vacated land to a private developer. City officials insist that the property is “blighted,” the condition …

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Brickbat: Prying Eyes

A new German law gives those who work in firms with more than 200 employees the right to know what their co-workers in similar jobs are paid. The law is aimed at making sure men and women working in similar jobs are paid the same. …

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Expect Trump’s North Korea Talks To Be Fruitless

Donald Trump says that if his meeting with Kim Jong Un “is not fruitful,” he will “respectfully leave the meeting.” My advice would be to wear his walking shoes, because he will probably be taking a hike. Anytime two enemies sit down to resolve their …

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Flashback: The Supreme Court Turns Back the Parade of Horribles

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (2014). My mind still reels at the notion that it took the Supreme Court’s intervention …

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Penn State’s 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside

What’s more dangerous: rugby, or a walk in the woods? At Pennsylvania State University, the administrators apparently think it’s the latter. The student “Outing Club,” which has gone backpacking, kayaking, and hiking in state parks over the course of its 98-year-existence, will no longer be …

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The Defeat of California Senate Bill 827 and the Future of the Struggle to Curb Zoning

Last week, California Senate Bill 827 was defeated in a committee vote. Its failure was a painful setback for advocates of liberalizing restrictive zoning laws. The bill would have enabled the construction of many thousands of new homes throughout California by loosening zoning restrictions that …

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Earth Day and the Plastics Pollution Problem

The theme for the 48th Earth Day is ending plastic pollution. The main concern of the Earth Day Network is the continuing accumulation of plastic trash in the world’s oceans. The poster child of the plastic marine debris problem is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch …

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In Defense of Cash: New at Reason

On the evening of November 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500-rupee notes (valued at about $8) and 1,000-rupee notes would become “worthless pieces of paper” at midnight, no longer recognized as legal tender. The stated goal of his demonetization plan: to catch …

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In Defense of Cash

On the evening of November 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500-rupee notes (valued at about $8) and 1,000-rupee notes would become “worthless pieces of paper” at midnight, no longer recognized as legal tender. The stated goal of his demonetization plan: to catch …

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