Attn, DC Reasonoids: Happy Hour, Wed, 9/13; New Guest Star

Come out and celebrate the publication of Reason's October issue on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30PM at the upstairs bar at Dragonfly (1215 Connecticut Avenue NW, a couple of blocks from the south exit of the Dupont Circle Metro stop).

Reason staffers NICK GILLESPIE, JESSE WALKER, RON BAILEY, KERRY HOWLEY, and DAVE WEIGEL will be on hand to tell tales of Reason's recent Amsterdam conference with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone ("the libertarian version of Davos," according to John Tierney in The New York Times), the gray market in human egg donation, what it's like to guest blog at Wonkette and Andrew Sullivan's Time blog, and more.

SPECIAL GUEST STAR: Radley Balko, host of The Agitator blog and author of the new Cato Institute study Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America and "The Case of Cory Maye," a haunting investigative piece about race, the drug war, and the death penalty, in our latest issue.

NEW SPECIAL GUEST STAR: Jim Henley, harsh master of the excellent Unqualified Offerings blog, will be in attendance, as well.

BONUS: Free issues, stickers, randomly sized T-shirts, and secret guest stars to be named at a later date.

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    Jim Henley Must Die!

    Oh wait, it's Don Henley that must die.

  • Timothy||

    FYI: The Balko link doesn't go to his blog, its url is

  • Nick Gillespie||

    D'oh. Fixed the link to Balko's blog.

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    Is the super secret guest the bellybutton girl?

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    Is the super secret guest the bellybutton girl?

    Yeah, that bit about "The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America" ought to get her in a mood to party.

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    Kerry Howley is a very brave woman, going to publicized events where H&R horndogs may be lurking.

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    Where is Dragonfly? I mean what city?

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    Sorry...I missed the "DC" in the title. Damn antihistamines kickin in...

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    Why the short notice?

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    Check it out, Daily Kos linked to Balko's study of SWAT team overkill:

    That's great news - Kos is one of the most-read blogs on the net.

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    Indeed, joseph, indeed. I think I've also heard of this Daily Koz myself.

    Even more good news! The reach of Balko's article was extended even further when it was linked at the freeper place, a website that is also fairly popular (and probably has little readership overlap with Daily Koz).

    Even better news -- contrary to expectations, perhaps, the response at the freeper place is fairly strongly libertarian. It is not until Post #50 that the first (and so far only) apologist for the GeSWATpo shows up (a former cop). At this point, however, some of the thread diverges into a discussion of the legality of poisoning unwelcome stray cats.

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    crimethink wrote: "Kerry Howley is a very brave woman, going to publicized events where H&R horndogs may be lurking."

    Well I'm sure she'll be carrying a concealed weapon, so there shouldn't be a problem.


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