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Church property cases and “neutral principles”

The U.S. Supreme Court has just been asked to review a major church property decision. At issue is who owns the land and buildings of 29 formerly Episcopal parishes in South Carolina. Some of these parishes have had their property for a long time—one of …

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“Gun politics is where the easy caricature of America’s radicalized youth marching toward socialism ends.”

Politico has published a genuinely fascinating article about younger Americans and their willingness to confound establishment expectations when it comes to gun rights. The jumping-off point of the story is that millennials (variously defined as those between the ages of 18 to 29, or people …

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Rush Limbaugh Is More Progressive on Immigration Than Anyone on Capitol Hill. Seriously.

Who would have thunk it but when it comes to immigration, the king of conservative talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, might have become the most progressive voice in America today. Limbaugh has done more than any human alive over the last two decades to kill any …

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8 Attacks on Freedom, From the Left and the Right: New at Reason

Freedom has a lot of nay-sayers, and busybodies on the left and the right regularly try to curb it. They haven’t been completely successful yet. A. Barton Hinkle writes: If you look around the country today you will find that, despite the best efforts of …

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8 Attacks on Freedom, From the Left and the Right

If you look around the country today you will find that, despite the best efforts of their betters, Americans still enjoy a fair amount of freedom to do as they wish. But the nation’s busybodies are on the case, and will soon take care of …

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Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions

After the riots in Ferguson, Mo., the DOJ investigated and found officials there routinely harass citizens with citations, court summons, and even arrests over minor code violations. To thwart such abuses, which are hardly limited to Ferguson, the Missouri legislature enacted a series of reforms …

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When School Kids Lose Their Recess Time: New at Reason

When Donna James’ fourth-grade son told her his teacher was taking his recess time away, the Fort Wayne, Indiana, dispatcher assumed this was so he’d have extra time to finish his assignments. “I was OK with it,” she says. “Then one day I asked him, …

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Trump Calls Oprah ‘Insecure’, Former Trump Aide to Turn State’s Evidence, Time #MeToo ‘Silence Breaker’ Accused of Workplace Sexual Misconduct: A.M. Links

President Trump called Oprah Winfrey “very insecure” after she conducted a 60 Minutes group interview about the Trump presidency, and said he hoped she would run so that he could “expose” her too. Former Trump aide Richard Gates is expected to plead guilty and agree …

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When School Kids Lose Their Recess Time

When Donna James’ fourth-grade son told her his teacher was taking his recess time away, the Fort Wayne, Indiana, dispatcher assumed this was so he’d have extra time to finish his assignments. “I was OK with it,” she says. “Then one day I asked him, …

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Brickbat: Phone Sex

Stephen Kyle Goodlett has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to transporting child pornography and knowingly possessing child pornography “that had been transported in interstate commerce.” Goodlett was principal of LaRue County High School in Kentucky. School officials regularly confiscated phones …

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