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Forget Speech Codes, Trigger Warnings: These Students Protest FOR “Peace, Love, Liberty” (Podcast)

While some college kids are calling for speech codes, trigger warnings, and safe spaces, Students For Liberty, a group with chapters in 110 countries and on hundreds of campuses worldwide, is agitating for “Peace, Love, and Liberty. On March 2-4, over 1,500 attendees from all …

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Unaccountable. Trump’s Budget Tries to Change That: New at Reason

As a result of its unique structure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is insulated from accountability by the democratically elected branches of government. While there are efforts underway to fix this, they have so far been frustrated. Now the Trump Administration is taking another …

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Unaccountable. Trump’s Budget Tries to Change That.

As a result of its unique structure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is insulated from accountability by the democratically elected branches of government. While there are efforts underway to fix this, they have so far been frustrated. Now the Trump Administration is taking another …

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Is Degrowth the Only Way to Save the World?

Unless us folks in rich countries drastically reduce our material living standards and distribute most of what we have to people living in poor countries, the world will come to an end. Or at least that’s the stark conclusion of a study published earlier this …

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Fake Stats About School Shootings, Student Arrested for Saying AR-15, Playboy Model on How Trump Hid Affair: A.M. Links

No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings so far in 2018. A federal judge dismissed a copyright violation claim brought by Playboy Entertainment Group against Boing Boing over the blog’s linking to a collection of Playboy centerfold photos that had been posted to Imgur. Meanwhile, …

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None of These Popular Gun Control Proposals Would Have Prevented the Parkland Shooting

A graph in The New York Times—published last year, but circulating again on social media in the wake of the Parkland massacre—attempts to map the popularity of different policy responses to mass shootings, both among experts and among the general public: Thread. Also, it’s stunning …

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3 Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Month

February is shaping up to be quite a month at the U.S. Supreme Court. In the coming weeks, the justices will hear oral arguments in cases that tackle such contentious issues as the constitutionality of compulsory public-sector union fees, whether the First Amendment protects the …

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Brickbat: Move the Truck Yourself

Rick Rickerson, a retired fire department battalion chief, was driving down a rural Georgia road when he saw the driver of the vehicle in front of him lose control of her car. The car hit a culvert and flipped multiple times. Rickerson called the accident …

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Movie Review: Black Panther

It’s too bad, in a way, that we have to focus on the racial breakthrough that this movie represents – although of course we do. Here, for the first time ever, is a $200-million Marvel blockbuster that’s been entrusted to a black director (Ryan Coogler), …

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Calling the Cops Every Time a Student Seems Sad, Angry, or Lonely Isn’t Going to Stop Mass Shootings

It’s easy to prevent future mass shootings: We just need to spend a couple billion dollars hiring more security guards, installing alarm systems, metal detectors, and bulletproof glass, while undertaking a broad cultural shift toward reflexively reporting sad loners to the authorities. That’s the flawed …

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