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McCain Disses Graham-Cassidy, Kim Jung-un Disses Trump, and HHS Sec. Tom Price Investigated for Private Jet Use: P.M. Links

Sen. John McCain (R – Ariz.) announces his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy healthcare reform bill. Read Reason’s coverage of the bill’s chances here. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is being investigated for his frequent use of private jets for HHS business. Portland loses …

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Feminist Group Loses Fight to Declare Yik Yak App a Civil-Rights Violation

A federal court in Virginia shot down one of the sadder displays of anti-speech authoritarianism in recent memory, a demand that the social-media app Yik Yak be declared a civil-rights violation on college campuses. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia this …

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‘We Own This Property…It’s Ours Until We Are Done’

The Fourth Amendment requires police to obtain a warrant before searching a private home. It also requires that the home they end up searching is the one they actually have the warrant for. Sheriff’s deputies in Van Buren County, Iowa, were golden on that first …

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The Hillary Clinton School of Literary Criticism

The most eye-catching aspect of Hillary Clinton’s widely reviewed, reviled, and literally discounted campaign memoir, What Happened, is her take on George Orwell’s 1984. Most readers interpret the novel as imploring us all to be skeptical of those in power. Clinton argues that authoritarianism is …

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We Read Hillary’s Book So You Don’t Have To

Hillary Clinton’s new book What Happened attempts to explain Trump’s upset victory in 2016 through a series of reasons which are not Hillary Clinton. The gambit runs from apathetic white lady voters to Russian meddling to the inscrutable popularity of Donald Trump. When Clinton’s focus …

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We Read HIllary’s Book So You Don’t Have to: New at Reason

Hillary Clinton’s new book What Happened attempts to explain Trump’s upset victory in 2016 through a series of reasons which are not Hillary Clinton. The gambit runs from apathetic white lady voters to Russian meddling to the inscrutable popularity of Donald Trump. When Clinton’s focus …

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Does the Colorado River Have Rights?

“In a first-in-the-nation lawsuit filed in federal court, the Colorado River is asking for judicial recognition of itself as a ‘person,’ with rights of its own to exist and flourish.” So declares a press release from the activist organization Deep Green Resistance. The lawsuit against …

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Using Negative Collectivist Generalities to Accuse Libertarians of Indulging Negative Collectivist Generalities

There has been a lot of talk during this long and dreary summer, here and elsewhere, about the connections (or lack thereof) between libertarianism and the alt-right. There have also been plenty of distancing exercises as well, most notably around these parts Zach Weissmueller’s “What …

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California Legislative Session Ends With Higher Taxes, Anti-Trump and Union Priorities: New at Reason

The California legislature kept itself busy this session, which just ended. Steven Greenhut writes: California’s legislative session, which completed its work in the wee hours Saturday morning, was one of the more controversial ones in years, given the degree to which the Democratic majority was …

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Ohio Republicans Move to Ban Sexting Between Teens

Ohio state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would ban sexting between teenagers, potentially turning thousands of ordinary young Ohioans into sex offenders. Its sponsors are pitching this as a step against overcriminalization, since the state would no longer have to prosecute minors—or anyone ages …

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