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You can check out our progress by looking at the torch icon in the upper-right-hand corner of the page. We've covered a lot of ground since just last Thursday, but we've got miles to go before we sleep. In all our iterations—Reason magazine, Reason.com, Reason.tv, Reason Foundation—we're your voice in public debates, pushing for individual liberty and freedom in all areas of human activity. In no particular order (well, maybe), we want drug legalization, lower taxes, smaller government, impartial government when it comes to freely chose lifestyle arrangements, open borders, no war except when it's truly defensive (and defensible), no censorship.
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Your support is vital to our efforts. We can't do what we do without your help. And to get a sense of what we put up with while slugging it out on your behalf (and ours!), check out this classic encounter between Reason Senior Editor Jacob Sullum and Bill O'Reilly discussing drug legalization, which ends up the O'Reilly Factor host threatening Sullum. "You wanna get stoned?" says O'Reilly, who deems Sullum a "pinhead" for arguing that responsible drug use is not an oxymoron. "Have a good time. Don't get in a car. And don't come near my family!"