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Stossel: Armed Teachers

President Trump says one solution to school shootings is to allow teachers to be armed. He was mocked for that, but John Stossel says it’s a reasonable idea. Hundreds of schools already allow it. Keene Independent School District in Texas embraces the idea. Its superintendent, …

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Bernie Sanders Has a Jobs Plan. It’s Called ‘Socialism.’

Hey, there, displaced factory worker! Looking for work? Bernie Sanders has a job for you. How would you like to make $15 an hour cleaning up park trails for your municipal government? What, you say that sounds like something an employee of the city’s parks …

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Armed Teachers: New at Reason

President Trump says one solution to school shootings is to allow teachers to be armed. He was mocked for that, but John Stossel says it’s a reasonable idea. Hundreds of schools already allow it. Keene Independent School District in Texas embraces the idea. Its superintendent, …

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Selfie-Taking Monkey Loses Federal Copyright Case: Reason Roundup

Monkey photographer loses federal copyright case. Good news, fellow humans: We won’t have to pay licensing fees to any damn dirty apes anytime soon. Nor to any animals with an artistic streak. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit just held that copyright …

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Freedom for the Press as An Industry, or for The Press as a Technology? From the Framing to Today

The comments on my recent Do Ordinary Speakers Have Lesser First Amendment Rights Than Newspapers Do? post reminded me that many people think that in the Framing era “the freedom of the press” referred to the freedom of newspapers and similar professional media institutions. But …

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British Politicians Declare War on Knives

It turns out that when you pass laws disarming people in an attempt to prevent violence, criminals who habitually disregard all laws don’t make exceptions for the new rules. In London, crime still thrives despite the U.K.’s tight gun controls and the British political class …

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British Politicians Declare War on Knives: New at Reason

It turns out that when you pass laws disarming people in an attempt to prevent violence, criminals who habitually disregard all laws don’t make exceptions for the new rules. In London, crime still thrives despite the U.K.’s tight gun controls and the British political class …

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Brickbat: Honoring Those Who Serve

Jacksonville, Florida, code enforcement officer Melinda Power posted an apology on Facebook for being “unprofessional and disrespectful” while issuing a warning to a local business for flying military flags. According to staff at Jaguar Power Sports, Power issued the firm a warning for flying the …

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Privacy zealots undermine security. Again.

In a news-only episode, we get a cook’s tour of the RSA conference from attendees Paul Rosenzweig, Jim Lewis, and Stewart Baker. Instead of spending a week at RSA, you can listen to us talk for five minutes about the top trends we saw at …

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Actually, Rand Paul Will Support Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

After weeks of suggesting he would vote against the appointment of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) flipped on Monday afternoon and now says he will support Pompeo’s appointment. The reversal likely smooths Pompeo’s path to confirmation in the …

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