Matt Damon's new film Promised Land is stoking the controversy over fracking, the shorthand for natural gas production using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey argues that the movie sets up a false dichotomy between rural purity and virtuous poverty on the one hand and industrial degradation and rapacious greed on the other. Fracking poses some risks, Bailey writes, but the evidence suggests they can be effectively managed in such a way that the environmental and economic benefits greatly outweigh the costs.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
It's safe to say this guy would not make a good president.
Campus conservatism must take the threat of the far right seriously.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.