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San Francisco Demands That Landlord Dismantle Veterans’ Housing

San Francisco officials are in a bind: Either kick poor tenants out of their homes, or don’t enforce laws that officials insist are there to ensure those tenants have adequate living standards. The city’s Planning Department is demanding that Judy Wu—a San Francisco landlord who …

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‘Obamacare Repeal’ Clears Procedural Hurdles, California Mulls Advertising Restrictions on Marijuana, and China and Russia Conduct Joint Military Operations: P.M. Links

Glen Simpson, who’s company Fusion GPS produced the infamous Trump dossier during the 2016 campiagn, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate’s “Obamacare repeal” bill cleared some procedural hurdles today, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote to being debate on …

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Trump Attacks on Washington Post Illustrate Importance of Citizens United

President Donald Trump does not like The Washington Post, which has made critical coverage of the Trump administration a selling point and adopted a new motto, “Democracy dies in darkness,” for the Trump era. Trump dislikes the Post so much, in fact, that he’s suggesting …

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Helix Launches Online Personal Genomics Testing Marketplace

Helix wants you to become a lifelong repeat customer in its newly launched genomics testing marketplace. For $80 the company will use your saliva sample to sequence all 22,000 protein-coding genes in your exome, along with some additional genetic sequences that its scientists find relevant …

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In Major Win for 2nd Amendment Advocates, Federal Court Blocks D.C. from Enforcing Conceal-Carry Restriction

Second Amendment advocates scored a significant legal victory today when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit blocked Washington, D.C., from enforcing a law that effectively bars most D.C. residents from lawfully carrying handguns in public. “The Second Amendment,” the court …

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Don’t Buy the Hype About an Increased Smoking Age

When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill increasing the smoking age from 19 to 21 last week, he said that the higher age would give young people a “better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be” and that the fewer smokers there are, …

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Lawmakers Demand Sessions Investigate Backpage’s ‘Criminal Role in Sex Trafficking’ in Wake of Misleading Washington Post Article

The Washington Post has been playing right into politicians’ hands when it comes to the narrative about Backpage. A series of recent Post articles suggest a sinister plot by Backpage executives to promote human trafficking, when all the paper’s “trove of newly discovered documents” seems …

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The Case for Gender Anarchy: New at Reason

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?, by Heath Fogg Davis, New York University Press, 208 pages, $25 Philadelphia used to require every public transit pass to say whether a rider was female or male. For Charlene Arcila, a transgender woman, it didn’t matter which option she …

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Food Fearmongering Should Not Thwart US-UK Trade Deal

About a decade ago, I flew to Oslo at the invitation of Norway’s center-right party called Høyre. Back then, Høyre was in opposition, although today it forms a part of Norway’s governing coalition. Its head, Erna Solberg, whom I met on the trip, is the …

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Food Safety Fearmongering: New at Reason

Fearmongering over food safety is one way free trade opponents advance their cause. Marian Tupy writes: About a decade ago, I flew to Oslo at the invitation of Norway’s center-right party called Høyre. Back then, Høyre was in opposition, although today it forms a part …

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