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The History of Wakanda

The Black Panther was among the first of my favorite comic heroes. The first comic book I had featuring T’Challa of Wakanda was Avengers #126. Given this I was understandably excited to take my daughter to the movie this weekend (and, like Kurt Loder, thought …

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Greg Gutfeld: How To Stop Mass Shootings Without Gutting the 2nd Amendment

Last night on his compulsively watchable weekly show, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld laid out an interesting set of ideas on how to stop mass shootings, especially at schools. Take a listen to his brief monologue: Greg’s opening monologue. pic.twitter.com/c8QDxj5w2l — Greg Gutfeld Show (@GregGutfeldShow) February …

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When Governments Suspend Their Own Rules: New at Reason

All over the world, in carefully delimited areas, governments have carved out exceptions to their own rules. These special economic zones, better known as SEZs, come in many sizes and types, ranging from simple duty-free warehouses to jurisdictions the size and complexity of entire cities. …

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A Cure for Mass Shootings Doesn’t Exist: New at Reason

Every time there is a mass shooting, a chorus goes up: “We must do something to keep this from happening again. We can’t tolerate it any longer.” Revulsion understandably creates a demand for remedies. And every time, we do nothing, to the fury of those …

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‘Peace Through Strength’ Is a Racket: New at Reason

Donald Trump has embraced the popular “peace through strength” doctrine with his characteristic panache: “I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody—absolutely nobody—is gonna to mess with us,” Trump has said. On other occasions he’s said similar things, such …

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‘Peace Through Strength’ Is a Racket

Donald Trump has embraced the popular “peace through strength” doctrine (PTSD) with his characteristic panache: “I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody—absolutely nobody—is gonna to mess with us,” Trump has said. On other occasions he’s said similar things: …

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When Governments Suspend Their Own Rules

The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones: Concentrating Economic Development, by Lotta Moberg, Routledge, 192 pages, $140 All over the world, in carefully delimited areas, governments have carved out exceptions to their own rules. These special economic zones, better known as SEZs, come in many …

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A Cure for Mass Shootings Doesn’t Exist

Every time there is a mass shooting, a chorus goes up: “We must do something to keep this from happening again. We can’t tolerate it any longer.” Revulsion understandably creates a demand for remedies. But every time, we do nothing, to the fury of those …

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The Space Shuttle and Reasonable Doubt

From People v. Van Meter, decided earlier this month by the Colorado Court of Appeals. Van Meter was on parole from two felony aggravated robbery convictions, and was then arrested and prosecuted for possessing a gun while on parole. The prosecutor then made a creative …

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Food Nannies Frustrated by Persistent Personal Choices: New at Reason

This month, a pair of seemingly unrelated stories—a story about Chile’s crackdown on subjectively unhealthy foods and a bill now before the U.S. Congress—make clear that the legions of do-gooders who want to compel you and others to eat just what they think you should …

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