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PBS Delves into the Military Mindset for Memorial Day: New at Reason

Television critic Glenn Garvin reviews two war documentaries, Going to War and Served Like a Girl, being aired for Memorial Day on PBS: The relationship between soldiers and war is never as simple as outsiders make it out to be. Some certainly hate it. But …

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How We Became a ‘Nation of Narcs’ and How To Fix It: Podcast

Reason reporter Mike Riggs talks with Nick Gillespie about his story “A Nation of Narcs,” which argues that Americans have developed “a nasty habit of inviting the state into people’s lives for tiny offenses.” Riggs discusses how class, race, and ethnicity often play out when …

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PBS Lets Vets Themselves Describe Life Inside the War Machine

Going to War. PBS. Monday, May 28, 9 p.m. Served Like a Girl. PBS. Monday, May 28, 10 p.m. So, an easy solution to the problem of Adderall abuse: It’s called “Afghanistan.” “I think it’s hilarious that in America now, we have this big thing …

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California’s ‘Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act’ Resulted in Less Transparency, Fairness for Taxpayers: New at Reason

It’s a rule of thumb. One should always expect the opposite result of whatever any government agency promises. The War on Poverty created a permanent underclass that perpetuated poverty throughout generations. The War on Drugs did much to erode our civil liberties, but mainly has …

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Why Judy Gold Doesn’t Play Colleges: ‘You Don’t Tell a Comic What Topics They Can Discuss on Stage’

Add the scabrous comic Judy Gold to the growing list of professional funnypeople—Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, John Cleese, Bill Maher—who won’t play on and/or have withering things to say about the offense-taking culture of college campuses. “This idea that words are more harmful than actions,” …

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New Cancer Report Tries To Scare You Out of Eating Sausage and Bacon

“No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe,” declares the Daily Mirror. The article is about the latest cancer prevention dietary guidelines from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which isn’t actually as alarmist as that sentence sounds. The WCRF report estimates that eating …

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Kurt Loder Reviews Solo: A Star Wars Story: New at Reason

Is it still possible to get worked up about a Star Wars movie? Three of them have been released in just the last two and a half years, and now—on the 41st anniversary of the very first film’s debut—comes Solo: A Star Wars Story. I …

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Trump Won’t Talk to Mueller Unless He Gets a Report on Spygate: Reason Roundup

Trump won’t talk ’til learning more about “Spygate” briefing. Rudy Giuliani told HuffPost yesterday that “we could probably decide by June 12 whether [President Donald Trump will] testify” before federal prosecutors about potential “collusion” between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. The decision, said Giuliani, …

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Rent Control Feeds Inequality in San Francisco: New at Reason

San Francisco is famously America’s most expensive city. That means there’s all kinds of political agitation for rent regulations and other affordable housing mandates. But a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the city’s rent control laws help a certain …

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Rent Control Feeds Inequality in San Francisco

San Francisco is famously America’s most expensive city. That means there’s all kinds of political agitation for rent regulations and other affordable housing mandates. But a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the city’s rent control laws help a certain …

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