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What Charles Manson Teaches Us About Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, and Tax Reform: Podcast

On this week’s Reason Podcast, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch discuss everything that’s wrong with the Republican tax reform bill, what it would mean for Obamacare, whether the neverending stream of sexual-assault revelations will turn America into a desert wasteland of …

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Is Donald Trump Responsible for the Attack on Rand Paul?

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has taken hold at The New Yorker. Hence, this idiotic story, which is advertised in a tweet from the magazine’s official feed: The attack on Rand Paul by his neighbor reveals a sinister banality of American life that, these days, is …

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L.A. Is Creating Traffic Jams to Push Commuters to Ride Bikes and Rail

In July of 2017, Los Angeles imposed a “road diet” in the quiet beach community of Playa del Rey, replacing car lanes with bike lanes and parking spaces. The roads were suddenly jammed with traffic. The community was livid. “Most of Playa Del Rey didn’t …

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Nebraska Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

The Nebraska Public Service Commission has voted 3–2 to allow TransCanada to route the Keystone XL pipeline through the Cornhusker State. The 1,200-mile pipeline will transport more than 800,000 barrels of crude daily from Canada’s oilsands in Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. …

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Film Subsidies Are Real Losers

Put a question to any two economists and you will get three answers back. That old joke is not very funny, and it is even less accurate. On some topics economic analysts are, if not unanimous, at least largely in accord. Example: sports stadiums. As …

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Manson’s Death One More Milepost in Waning Significance of Baby Boom Generation

So Charles Manson, the murderous, violent, demented cult killer, is dead at the age of 83. Buried with him is, likely, a cottage industry devoted to “the Family” that included best-selling books such as Helter Skelter, campy admirers of some of Charlie’s girls such as …

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Fearing ‘Terrorism,’ Middle School Cancels D.C. Trip

A middle school in Ohio has cancelled its 3-day student trip to Washington, D.C. Why? Because of terrorism, say school officials. What the officials don’t mention is their own inability to process the idea that just because the world is not perfectly safe does not …

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Sex, Jobs, and Smoking: What’s Legal for Teens in Your State?: New at Reason

The age of majority in the United States is 18—that’s when you can join the military, register to vote, and be convicted of crimes as an adult. But in individual states can’t resist drawing their own bright lines of law regarding many adult activities, thereby …

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Sex, Jobs, and Smoking: What’s Legal for Teens in Your State?

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Brickbat: For Services Rendered

When drivers get into an accident in Newburgh Heights, Ohio, the city bills them or their insurance company hundreds of dollars for police services, even if the cops never respond. And the city continues to send them bills until they pay. It’s all quite official …

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