â€œLetâ€™s get the government out of marriage,â€ libertarians often say whenever the issue of same-sex recognition is raised. Privatize it! Then people can define their own relationships with each other and churches donâ€™t have to worry about being told by the state what they do and donâ€™t have to recognize. It could be used to simplify an absurd tax code that at times favors and at times penalizes adults on the basis of their relationships to each other. But as Reason 24/7â€™s Scott Shackford notes, there are significant problems with privatizing marriage when it comes to the American legal system. Two libertarian legal scholars warn against such extreme changes.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Testimony on FBI Failures Should Be a Wakeup Call for the Media and the GOP
Republicans were wrong to side with the state on privacy issues, and the media was wrong to lionize anti-Trump G-men.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.