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New York Times Goes Off the Rails With Claims About Secret Koch Plot to Kill Public Transit

A light rail ballot initiative in Nashville, Tennessee, went down in flames last month when two-thirds of voters rejected a $9 billion transit plan that would have hiked taxes on sales, hotels, car rentals, and businesses to pay for 20-plus miles of light rail and …

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Yes, Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Just Like the Holocaust, Except for the Genocide

Over the weekend, former CIA Director Michael Hayden displayed the calm reflection and sense of proportion for which Donald Trump’s opponents are known by likening the separation of illegal border crossers from their children to the Holocaust: Other governments have separated mothers and children pic.twitter.com/tvlBkGjT0h …

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California Democrats Want to Bring Back Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission’s controversial measure repealing “net neutrality” rules went into effect last week. Supporters of net neutrality have virtually no chance of fighting back on the federal level, but in California, Democratic state legislators are getting creative. Sen. Scott Wiener (D–San Fran.) introduced …

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Tattoos Shouldn’t Be Cause for Deportation

On May 15, Judge Ricardo Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle ruled in favor of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipient who had been detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due …

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New Study Shows Drug War Sends Users to Dark Web

A new study published in the British journal BMJ says restricting the supply of illegal drugs forces users into black markets, where the drugs get more dangerous and more addictive. The authors of the study looked at the effect of the DEA’s rescheduling of hydrocodone …

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You Might Have a ‘Uniquely Compelling’ Reason to Find Out Whether Your Government Has Placed You on a Kill List

It’s just possible, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded in a decision last week, that being a journalist in Syria placed on a kill list by your own government might constitute a violation of your First, …

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Judge Spikes Kansas Voter ID Law, Orders Trump’s ‘Voter-Fraud’ Czar to Take Remedial Legal Classes

Yesterday, Chief Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, a George W. Bush appointee, struck down Kansas’s toughest-in-the-country voter ID* law that had required proof of citizenship at the polling booth. The law, authored and enforced by controversial Kansas …

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Defiant Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation of Immigrant Families: Reason Roundup

At a White House press briefing on Monday afternoon, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen offered an unqualified defense of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families who enter the country illegally. At the same time, she denied that the separations amount to official policy. …

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Stossel: Jordan Peterson vs. ‘Social Justice Warriors’

Many leftists hate Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto. They began to hate him after Peterson said he’d disobey a proposed Canadian law that would force Canadians to call anyone who doesn’t want to be called “he or she” …

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In D.C., Initiative 77 Would Raise the Minimum Wage for Bartenders and Servers. Many Don’t Want It.

If voters in Washington, D.C., go to the polls on Tuesday and approve Initiative 77—a ballot question that would end the city’s minimum wage for tipped employees and raise all restaurant servers’ and bartenders’ wages to $15 an hour by 2025—bartender Ryan Aston says he …

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