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Aspiring Journalist? Apply Today for a Fall Internship.

The Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program runs year-round in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns work for 12 weeks and receive a $7,200 stipend. The job includes reporting and writing as well as helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on …

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The Insanely Eventful Life of Grateful Dead Lyricist John Perry Barlow: New at Reason

John Perry Barlow, who died this year at age 70, was a Grateful Dead lyricist, a pioneer in the fight for online civil liberties, and possibly a mutant. As Barlow recounts in his posthumously published memoir, Mother American Night, his mother as a girl was …

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A French Grocer Protested Stupid EU Food Regulations and Won

A French superstore (or hypermarket) chain, Carrefour, recently fought back against dumb EU food laws—and won. You’ve probably never heard of Carrefour. The company, headquartered just outside Paris, opened its first hypermarket in 1963. Today, the company operates more than 12,000 stores in more than …

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A French Grocer Protested Stupid EU Food Regulations and Won: New at Reason

Americans have probably never heard of Carrefour. The company, headquartered just outside Paris, opened its first grocery store in 1963. Today, the company operates more than 12,000 stores in more than 30 countries, boasts nearly 400,000 employees, and generates more than €100 billion in annual …

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The Insanely Eventful Life of Grateful Dead Lyricist John Perry Barlow

Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times, by John Perry Barlow with Robert Greenfield, Crown Archetype, 288 pages, $27 John Perry Barlow, who died this year at age 70, was a Grateful Dead lyricist, a pioneer in the fight for online civil liberties, and …

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Just in Time for National Bourbon Day (June 14), a Bourbon Trademark Case

National Bourbon Day is apparently June 14; and, perhaps or perhaps not entirely coincidentally, the Sixth Circuit yesterday released a bourbon trademark law opinion, Sazerac Brands, LLC v. Peristyle, LLC. It’s written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, who was recently interviewed in these very pages about …

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Alleged Silk Road Mentor Indicted, Extradited to United States

Roger Clark, alleged to have mentored the person who ran the dark-web site Silk Road, has been in prison in Thailand since 2015. Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced Clark’s extradition to the United States to stand trial …

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Hawaii Mismanaged Asset Forfeiture Program, Audit Finds

Hawaii’s asset forfeiture program doesn’t properly track what happens to property seized from people or properly spend those funds, according to a report released this week by the Hawaii State Auditor. Honolulu Civil Beat reports: According to the audit, the Office of the Attorney General, …

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Trump’s Dreamer Fix Will Drag the Country Back to 1924

A long, long time ago in 2012, there was a real estate developer named Donald J. Trump who lambasted Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for losing the election with his “crazy” and “maniacal” talk of promising to create conditions so miserable for unauthorized immigrants that …

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Is the Economy Doing Too Well?

Unemployment is low, the stock market is booming, and the economy continues to grow. In short, things are pretty great. But are they too great? After Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s press conference on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal published an analysis suggesting that unemployment …

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