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College Students Adopt ISIS School of Art Criticism

If you thought only the whackjobs of ISIS were hellbent on obliterating statues that offend them, think again. Thousands of miles from the Islamic State, in what you would imagine to be the different moral galaxy of the Western

"The End of Doom": Ron Bailey on Why The Future Looks Pretty Damn Great

"You will always have people selling doom," says Reason's Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey. "It's lucrative and it makes you sound serious. But they will be proved wrong." 

San Francisco's Private Police Force

San Francisco Patrol Special Police officerBefore the gold rush began, San Francisco was a sleepy settlement with only about a dozen homes. By 1849, the town's population had expanded to 5,000; by 1850, it was 20,000. Tens of thousands more passed through. The little village had become a bustling city, with hundreds of ships in the harbor bringing people looking to get rich.

It's Time We Learned from Sin Taxes' Impressive History of Failure

Samuel Johnson reportedly joked that a second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. But marriage at least has sex to recommend it. The screwing that politicians give us when they return to the same failed policies time and again are far less enjoyable. But return they do, most recently to sin taxes on cigarettes, booze and, now, junk food and sugary drinks.

Privatizing Marriage Is a Terrible Idea

If Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is (politically) from Mars, then the leftist feminist writer Naomi Wolf is Gay Marraigefrom Venus. But there's at least one thing this odd couple agrees on here on Earth: The government should get out of the marriage business.

State Death Tax Is a Killer

State and federal death taxes are self-defeating because they drive out businesses and high-income residents.

What GOP Debate Moderators <em>Should</em> Ask Jeb Bush and Gov. Scott Walker

The first Republican presidential debate is coming up August 6 in Cleveland, Ohio. Here are some questions the moderators might consider asking two of the candidates.

For Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin:

Peter Schiff on the Fed, Rand Paul, and the Next Financial Crisis

"The bubbles are pretty much everywhere," says investment guru and radio host Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. "They are in the stock market, they are in the bond market, they are in the real estate market, they are in the U.S. dollar."

Schiff sat down with Reason's Matt Welch while at FreedomFest 2015 to discuss the dollar, his support of Rand Paul, and his argument that we are already living in another stock bubble. 

Anthony L. Fisher on <em>Red Eye</em>, Talking Trump Clownshow, David Frum's Cowardice, and Gwyenth's Yawning Expertise

Reason TV Writer/Producer Anthony L. Fisher appeared on Red Eye with Tom Shillue  alongside Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, "Pastor, Martyr, Prophet" Eric Metaxas, and veteran standup Judy Gold.

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