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Thankful for Property Rights on Thanksgiving Day

Ready for Thanksgiving? Before you eat that turkey, I hope you think about why America has turkeys for you to eat. Most people don’t know. Everyone’s heard about that first Thanksgiving feast—Pilgrims and Indians sharing the harvest. We like the drawings of it we saw …

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FCC Head Ajit Pai: Killing Net Neutrality Will Set the Internet Free

In an exclusive interview today just hours after announcing his plan to repeal “Net Neutrality” rules governing the actions of Internet-service providers (ISPs) and mobile carriers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has an in-your-face prediction for his critics: “Over the coming years, we’re …

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Trump Defends Roy Moore, Erik Prince Will Testify Before Congress, and Harvard Faces DOJ Probe: P.M. Links

Trump commented on allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, saying “he denies it. He totally denies it,” and “we don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat.” Former Blackwater head, Erik Prince, will testify before House panel looking into any collusion between the Russian …

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Pennsylvania Town Used Confidential Informant and Undercover Cops to Arrest a Man For Selling Bongs

Limerick, Pennsylvania must be the safest town in America. That’s the only reason I can think of why police there used a confidential informant and undercover police officers to build a case against a head shop owner for selling the kinds of things one normally …

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Why Trump Deserves to Lose in Federal Court on Sanctuary Cities

A federal judge has declared President Donald Trump’s executive order denying federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities to be unconstitutional. The judge got it right. In his opinion this week in County of Santa Clara v. Trump, and the related case of City and County …

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Ajit Pai: ‘We Are Returning to the Original Classification of the Internet’

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai announced this morning that he is submitting a proposal to repeal what he characterized as the “heavy-handed, utility-style regulation” of Internet companies adopted by the Obama administration in 2015. Colloquially (if misleadingly) known as “net neutrality” (see Reason’s …

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Destroy Capitalism to Save the Climate, Argues New York Times Op-Ed

The New York Times is running an op-ed by Benjamin Y. Fong, essentially reprising progressive simpleton Naomi Klein’s 2014 screed, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In “The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid,” the solution to anything Fong dislikes, just like Klein, is the …

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Tax Reform Would Make Getting Trashed Cheaper

In the Britschgi household, Thanksgiving means a big family meal with copious libations. If Senate Republicans have their way, the libations will be much cheaper. Amidst its more controversial changes, the Senate’s tax reform bill includes a provision slashing taxes and streamlining regulations for the …

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Stossel: Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you know that the pilgrims almost starved after they arrived at Plymouth Rock? That’s because they were forced to farm “collectively.” The corporation that funded the expedition said, “grow food together. Divide the harvest equally.” This is a terrible idea. It creates what economists …

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Happy Thanksgiving! New at Reason

Happy Thanksgiving! But before you eat that turkey, thank private property! Without it, Thanksgiving would be “Starvation Day.” Here’s why… Click here for full text, a transcript, and downloadable versions. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to …

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