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“People use information however they like. It’s confirmation bias”: Humans of FreedomFest 6

Editor’s note: FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is the largest annual gathering of libertarians in the country. Today is the first day of the four-day long conference, which is being headlined in its 10th year by William Shatner, John Stossel, Greg Gutfeld, and …

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The Surprisingly Long History of Private Space Exploration

The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War, by Alexander MacDonald, Yale University Press, 272 pages, $35 Seventy years ago, the Soviets launched Sputnik and, with it, the space race. For Americans who grew up since …

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“We’d even gone to see if I could legally adopt him so he didn’t have to stress being an illegal alien”: Humans of FreedomFest 5

Editor’s note: FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is the largest annual gathering of libertarians in the country. Today is the first day of the four-day long conference, which is being headlined in its 10th year by William Shatner, John Stossel, Greg Gutfeld, and …

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Humans of FreedomFest, Part 4: “My father used…’libertarian’ as a swear word.”

Editor’s note: FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is the largest annual gathering of libertarians in the country. Today is the first day of the four-day long conference, which is being headlined in its 10th year by William Shatner, John Stossel, Greg Gutfeld, and …

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Reefer Madness at The New York Times: New at Reason

“The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana,” The New York Times declared in an editorial published on July 27, 2014. That week, the paper ran a series of essays fleshing out the case for legalization, including a piece in which editorial writer Brent …

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Italy’s Ruining Its Own Food Culture with Heavy Hand of Regulation: New at Reason

Food policy writer Baylen Linniken laments the local governments handing down terrible rules on the lovely restaurants and cafes (and food trucks) of Italy: Italy is home to some of the best and most memorable meals I’ve ever eaten. I first visited in 1994, after …

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A Timeline of Marijuana in The New York Times

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Shake Your Head at Italy’s Crappy New Food Laws

Italy is home to some of the best and most memorable meals I’ve ever eaten. I first visited in 1994, after graduating from college, and have returned on several occasions. Some of my fondest memories are of sampling wonderful street food in Milan, drinking and …

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Michigan Activist Sentenced to Jail for Distributing Pamphlet About Juror Rights

Today a Michigan judge sentenced a local activist to eight weekends in jail, plus $545 in fines, 120 hours of community service, and six months of probation, for passing out jury nullification pamphlets in front of the Mecosta County courthouse. Keith Wood, a former pastor …

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Colorado State Pueblo Settles With Student It Falsely Accused of Rape

Colorado State University-Pueblo has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by Grant Neal. Neal is the athlete who the university expelled for allegedly raping a fellow student, even though that student told school officials, “I’m fine and I wasn’t raped.” The settlement comes as …

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