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Feminist Porn Isn’t Free

“Our goal was to undress Pinterest, not dress up Pornhub,” the press kit for Bellesa, a Montreal-based web startup, proclaims with lofty feminist ambitions. A recent writeup on Bustle hails the (NSFW) site as “good both for women and for men who want something outside …

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Jeff Sessions to America: The Crime Fearmongering Will Continue Until Y’all Obey

Stats so far from 2017 show that violent crimes in America’s major cities are generally dropping again after a brief, sharp uptick. Some individual cities are still in bad shape, but the broad trend is looking up. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not land …

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Fake Scandal: ‘DeVos Uses Private Jet for Work-Related Travel’

Today The Hill published a story about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and then tweeted it out. Here’s the tweet: DeVos uses private jet for work-related travel https://t.co/xvdnGmDo2c pic.twitter.com/f5kDumORJR — The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2017 I get it; stories about government officials abusing the public …

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Northwestern Investigated Laura Kipnis Again for Violating Title IX with Her Opinions

The forces of darkness really don’t want Prof. Laura Kipnis to criticize the campus sex bureaucracy—but they keep proving her right about it. You will recall that Northwestern University investigated Kipnis after she wrote an essay about campus sex politics for The Chronicle of Higher …

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Graham-Cassidy Promises States More Flexibility; Leaves Washington Fully in Charge of Americans’ Health Care

On the same day that 10 governors—a mix of Republicans and Democrats—announced their opposition to a new health care bill being positioned for a vote in the U.S. Senate, one governor’s statement of support stood out. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, said the Graham-Cassidy …

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Oklahoma City Cops Tase, Shoot, Kill Deaf Man

Police in Oklahoma City tased and fatally shot a deaf man, Magdiel Sanchez, who they said was wielding a metal pipe. Police reportedly shot him when he was at least 15 feet away from any officers. The cops were not wearing body cameras. Although the …

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A.M. Links: Special Counsel Wants Documents from Trump White House, Hurricane Maria Heads for Dominican Republic, Earthquake Death Toll Climbs in Mexico

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly asked the White House for documents relating to President Donald Trump’s firing of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his firing of FBI Director James Comey. “In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign Chairman Paul Manafort said …

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How We Lost The Vietnam Syndrome and Why We Need It Back: New at Reason

The Vietnam War was the greatest U.S. military catastrophe of the 20th century. It left deep gashes in the American psyche. It instilled an aversion to wars of choice that became known as the Vietnam syndrome. The allergy might have lasted for generations. It didn’t. …

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Climate Models Run Too Hot: Settled Science Again

Climate computer model projections of future man-made warming due to human emissions of carbon dioxide are running too hot, says a fascinating new study in Nature Geoscience. Consequently, researchers reckon that humanity has more time to prevent dangerous future climate change than had been suggested …

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Breaking Addicts in Order to Fix Them

The Recovery Revolution: The Battle Over Addiction Treatment in the United States, by Claire Clark, Columbia University Press, 336 pages, $35 Though nearly forgotten today, Synanon—the first organization to claim to have a drug-free cure for heroin addiction—had an enormous impact on American culture. At …

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