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Menthol Cigarette Bans Sweep the Nation

Politicians should butt out of people's personal habits.

Spain's Crackdown in Catalonia Won't Stop the Push for Self-Determination

If anything, it will make independence more attractive.

New Sanctions on North Korea, Hurricane Maria-Related Deaths, Russia Warns U.S. on Troops in Syria: P.M. Links

President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions against North Korea. Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 in the Dominican Republic, and parts of Puerto Rico may be without power for months. Facebook says they'll release the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to Congressional ...

GOP Leaders are Trying to Bribe An Alaska Senator to Repeal ObamacareÔÇöBy Letting Her State Keep Obamacare

Sens. Graham and Cassidy are reportedly considering a brazen legislative handout to win over a single vote.

Free Speech Activists Brawl with Supporters of Turkish President Erdo─čan

Clash for the third time in two years in U.S. between supporters and opponents of Erdo─čan.

More Terrible Republican Health Care Ideas

Republican health care reform is, once again, a disappointing mess. After seven years of howling for repeal, Senate conservatives have sidestepped any fundamental reform and are instead just shuffling regulations around. Reason's Peter Suderman, who knows about this stuff, thinks the latest ...

The Secret Slush Funds of Asset Forfeiture

Two investigations published this week reveal how police and prosecutors spend asset forfeiture funds outside the public eye.

Fake Scandal: 'DeVos Uses Private Jet for Work-Related Travel'

Real scandals: Tom Price charters five flights in a week and Steven Mnuchin wants a military plane for his honeymoon.

Feminist Porn Isn't Free

A new porn platform for women claims to promote ethical, feminist smut while pirating clips and stealing from sex workers.

Jeff Sessions to America: The Crime Fearmongering Will Continue Until Y'all Obey

The data don't match the attorney general's attacks on sanctuary cities.

Oklahoma City Cops Tase, Shoot, Kill Deaf Man

There were no body cameras, because the union delayed their deployment.

Graham-Cassidy Promises States More Flexibility; Leaves Washington Fully in Charge of Americans' Health Care

The limited amount of federalism in the Graham-Cassidy bill would come only with the expressed permission of the federal government.

Northwestern Investigated Laura Kipnis Again for Violating Title IX with Her Opinions

"So she was investigated for writing about being investigated for writing about being investigated?"

Climate Models Run Too Hot: Settled Science Again

A Nature Geoscience study finds that humanity has more time to avert dangerous man-made warming.

How We Lost The Vietnam Syndrome and Why We Need It Back: New at Reason

How could we be repeating the mistakes of Vietnam already?

A.M. Links: Special Counsel Wants Documents from Trump White House, Hurricane Maria Heads for Dominican Republic, Earthquake Death Toll Climbs in Mexico

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly asked the White House for documents relating to President Donald Trump's firing of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his firing of FBI Director James Comey. "In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign Chairman Paul Manafort ...

3 Priorities to Guide Tax Reform: New at Reason

How we can fix our hopelessly outdated tax code.

Breaking Addicts in Order to Fix Them

How Synanon revolutionized drug treatment and poisoned the politics of prohibition.

Brickbat: You Can Never Leave

The Spanish government has seized more than 1.3 million leaflets and other materials promoting a referendum on independence for Catalonia. Meanwhile, prosecutors are threatening to charge elected officials with civil disobedience, abuse of office and misuse of government funds if the vote takes ...

The Vietnam Syndrome: How We Lost It and Why We Need It Back

How could we be repeating the mistakes of Vietnam already?

3 Priorities to Guide Tax Reform

How we can fix our hopelessly outdated tax code.

The Politician Behind California High Speed Rail Now Says It's 'Almost a Crime': New at Reason

Quentin Kopp convinced voters to approve the bullet train. Now he's suing to kill it.

Canadian School Bans Cartwheeling, Because We Can't Be Too Careful

Risks? What about the risk of never taking a risk?

The Politician Behind California High Speed Rail Now Says It's 'Almost a Crime'

Quentin Kopp convinced voters to approve the project. Now he's suing to kill it.

Trump Says He's Made Decision on Iran Deal, All of Puerto Rico Without Power, German Researchers Accuse U.S. Right Wing of Meddling in Election: P.M. Links

President Trump said he has come to a decision on the Iran nuclear deal. The Iranian president called Trump a "rogue newcomer" in his United Nations speech. Hurricane Maria has knocked out power in all of Puerto Rico. A federal lawsuit accuses police in Columbus of exhibiting a pattern of excessive ...

Unions Battle Environmentalists for a Cut of California's Electric Vehicle Subsidies

Fighting for a piece of the action

Trump's Selective Sovereignty Is Par for the Course in U.S. Foreign Policy

The president's "principled realism" promises more restraint than he has delivered so far.

Fentanyl Importation Reaches 'Shocking' Levels, Says Prosecutor

Maybe it's time to try a new approach?

Show Business Patter Aside, Trump's a Fairly Conventional Militarist

How Trump's UN speech fits into his foreign policy.

The Libertarian Lawyer Who Battled Jim Crow

The relationship between Lochner v. New York and Buchanan v. Warley

The Return of Criminal Justice Reform

Congress failed to pass a bill reforming mandatory minimums last year; now two senators want to try again.

D.C. Threatens to Punish Manufacturers for Failing 'Flushability' Standards It Won't Define

The 'Do Not Flush' fight provides a perfect case study in arbitrary regulation and government incompetence.

The Hidden $700 Billion Debt Owed to Public Workers

The state pension mess is even worse than you think.

No, Donald Trump, America's Trade Deal With South Korea Isn't Costing U.S. Jobs

Pulling out of the deal would hurt American workers in factories, farms, and tech centers. It would also drive up costs for consumers.

Trump to Ease Gun-Export Rules, Cops Kill Man Over a Stick, Dems Move to Censor Social Media: A.M. Links

President Trump will reportedly ease restrictions on exporting American guns. Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick. Another former Fox News commentator, Scottie Nell Hughes, is suing the company over allegations of sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination. Another cop ...

Congress Does Not Want Its War Power: New at Reason

A Senate vote shows that even Trump critics are happy to let the president use the military as he pleases.

Unlicensed Tour Guides Not Allowed in Savannah: New at Reason

Would you trust a tour guide who wasn't licensed? John Stossel writes: Michelle Freenor's business almost failed before it began. That would have been a loss, since her Savannah, Georgia, walking tour gets only good reviews from customers. "Top notch tour guide giving us a lot of history of ...

Brickbat: Constitutional Scholar

"There is a fine line between freedom of speech and hate speech," said Lori Stettler, vice chancellor of student affairs at Southern Illinois University. "Once that line is crossed, there is zero tolerance." Stettler tells the student newspaper that any student taking part in a hateful demonstration ...

Unlicensed Tour Guides Not Allowed in Savannah

Institute for Justice working to change that.

Congress Does Not Want Its War Power

A Senate vote shows that even Trump critics are happy to let the president use the military as he pleases.

Trump Addresses U.N., Hurricane Maria Smashes Dominica, and U.K. Will Stop Training Myanmar Military: P.M. Links

Trump addressed U.N. General Assembly today, warning of rogue regimes and "Rocket Man" Kim Jung Un. Hurricane Maria does "mind boggling" damage to Island of Dominica. San Francisco blocks development over "bulky" design. U.K. stops training Myanmar military following its use of violence against the ...

File a FOIA, Get Sued

Government agencies forget they work for the public.

Trump Addresses U.N., Hurricane Maria Smashes Dominica, and U.K. Will Stop Training Myanmar Military: P.M. Links

Trump addressed U.N. General Assembly today, warning of rogue regimes, and 'rocket man' Kim Jung Un. Hurricane Maria does 'mind boggling' damage to Island of Dominica. San Francisco blocks development over 'bulky' design. U.K. stops training Myanmar military following its use of violence against the ...

Wanted: Journalism Intern This Spring in Our D.C. Office

Apply by Nov. 1 to be considered.

Thanks, Obama, for That Unaccountable System of Deadly Drone Strikes!

Now that it's in Trump's hands, even the illusion of responsibility is fading.

Appeals Court Sides with UVA Fraternity Brothers, Against Rolling Stone in 'Jackie' Rape Dispute

"A reader could plausibly conclude that many or all fraternity members participated in alleged gang rape."

Hours After Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Tickets Residents For Code Violations

Thanks, government!

Stossel: Tour Guides Under Attack

Want to give people a tour? It might not be as easy as you think.

Coney Island Cop Caught on Video Assaulting Man Over Dropped Drink

"I'm just lucky to be alive. So many people died because of cases like this."

More Than a Third of Americans Have No Idea What the First Amendment Says

And 20 percent don't know atheists have the same rights as everyone else.