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Selling Sovereignty on the Retail Level

Cutting-edge libertarian-world projects such as Seasteading and Liberland are rooted in the idea of widening competition in sovereignty. They also reflect the idea that the trappings of sovereignty that a globetrotter might value needn’t rely on physically inhabiting a particular piece of land. The Atlantic …

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Should We Abolish the Sex Offender Registry? New at Reason

On February 12, 2018, Emily Horowitz debated Marci Hamilton over whether we should abolish the registry for convicted sex offenders. Horowitz is chair of the sociology and criminal justice department at St. Francis College, and Hamilton authored Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect …

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Georgia Lt. Gov. To Delta: No NRA Discounts, No Corporate Welfare

Casey Cagle—Georgia’s Lt. Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate—says he will not support any more corporate welfare for Delta Airlines…until the company starts giving National Rifle Association members discounts again. “I will kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and …

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New York Times Columnist Is Worried About What’s in His Urine

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is very worried about what is in his urine, and he wants you to be too. In his latest piece, Kristof explains that he is very fastidious about avoiding contamination from endocrine-disrupting chemicals—that is, man-made substances that supposedly mimic …

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Can Congress Save Lives by Raising the Rifle Purchase Age?

In response to this month’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wants to raise the minimum age for buying a rifle from 18 to 21. The proposal is hardly surprising coming from Feinstein, who has persistently pushed gun …

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Gun Control and Militarized Schools Have Long Gone Hand in Hand

In the wake of the Parkland massacre, the most vocal Democrats have called for stricter gun controls. The most vocal Republicans have called for making schools more like fortresses: hiring more armed cops, installing more metal detectors, intensifying surveillance of students. On Friday, Florida Gov. …

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Broward Co. Sheriff Israel: ‘Not My Responsibility’ That His Employee Failed to Confront Parkland Shooter

Apart from Nikolas Cruz, charged with killed 17 people, the second villain of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, is shaping up as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. At CNN’s “town hall” last week, Israel attacked defenders of the Second Amendment and said he and …

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Are You a Russian Troll?: New at Reason

The Internet can be a confusing place. A. Bartpon Hinkle writes: The federal indictments special counsel Robert Mueller handed down a few days ago confirmed that Russian agents did, indeed, use social media to interfere with the 2016 presidential election—and, even more than that, to …

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Are You a Russian Troll?

The federal indictments special counsel Robert Mueller handed down a few days ago confirmed that Russian agents did, indeed, use social media to interfere with the 2016 presidential election—and, even more than that, to sow political animosity, heighten divisions, and pit Americans against one another. …

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Trump Recommends Personal Pilot to Head FAA, Xi Jinping Could Serve for Life, Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea: A.M Links

President Trump recommended his personal pilot, John Dunkin, to head the Federal Aviation Administration. The Communist Party in China amended the Constitution to remove term limits on the presidency, opening the door for Xi Jinping to serve for life. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua …

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