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Brickbat: Hateful Attitude

In England, the North Yorkshire police department says it will now treat misogyny as a hate crime. According to the police, examples of misogynistic behavior include unwanted or uninvited sexual advances, sending unwanted or uninvited texts and unwanted or uninvited verbal contact or engagement. Continue …

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Cleveland Will Be Paying for Renovations to King James’ Castle Until 2034

Led by one of the game’s all-time greatest players and just four wins away from back-to-back league championships, there’s no doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers are basketball royalty. Taxpayers in northern Ohio—thrilled though they might be about the team’s on-court exploits—might find themselves feeling more …

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A Handy Guide to Camping on Forbidden Turf: New at Reason

In his column from Reason’s July issue, J.D. Tuccille offers a handy guide to camping on forbidden turf: Grand Canyon National Park is a common destination for stealth trips, since backpacking there requires permits that are restrictive as to time and location. Inspiration sometimes moves …

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Under the Stars and Under the Radar

Some years ago, when I lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, I answered a knock on the door of my house to find my buddy Bryan and a fellow I’m almost willing to swear was the backwoods character Gabby Johnson from Blazing Saddles. It seemed they’d been …

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Montana Libertarian Mark Wicks, Who Got 6 Percent Against the GOP’s Gianforte, Believes the L.P. Must Focus More on State and Local Races

It wasn’t ultimately surprising that a Republican candidate facing assault charges for allegedly bodyslamming a reporter the day before the election won his House race in Montana anyway. But Greg Gianforte’s 6 percent win over Democrat Rob Quist was far lower than most assessments of …

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Long Strange Trip: The Grateful Dead’s Radical Anti-Authoritarian Streak [New at Reason]

The Grateful Dead, a band forged during the Bay Area Acid Tests of the 1960s that grew to become one of the most popular live acts in American history, is the subject of a new 4-hour documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Amir Bar-Lev. Using a …

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Long Strange Trip: The Grateful Dead’s Radical Anti-Authoritarian Streak

The Grateful Dead, a band forged during the Bay Area Acid Tests of the 1960s that grew to become one of the most popular live acts in American history, is the subject of a new 4-hour documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Amir Bar-Lev. Using a …

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Civil Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: New at Reason

In the June issue of Reason magazine, Daniel McCarthy critiques The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest, by Walter A. McDougall: Never mind the First Amendment; the United States has an official religion after all. It’s a civil …

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That Old-Time Civil Religion

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest, by Walter A. McDougall, Yale University Press, 408 pages, $30 Never mind the First Amendment; the United States has an official religion after all. It’s a civil religion, and the deity’s …

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Mandating Menu Labeling is Foolish, Not ‘Easy’

This week, New York City—the first place in America to require chain restaurants to post calorie information on their menus—expanded the reach of its menu-labeling law. The city is now “the first municipality to require grocery and convenience stores with more than 15 outlets nationwide …

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