2 The Reality and Propaganda of War

An honest conversation about foreign policy requires us to confront the brutality and imagery of violence. Matt Welch

4 Contributors

5 Letters and Reaction

A lethal injection of reality; Putin's Russia…

6 Citings Obamacare costs; patent trolling in court; encrypted iPhones; Uber under siege; the Clinton comeback; getting high vs. benefits; we are all mutants now…

56 Reason TV: Sex, Spice, and Small-Town Texas Justice

A rogue prosecutor makes the war on drugs personal. Anthony L. Fisher


12 Ebola, Smoking, and Mission Creep at the CDC Controlling contagious diseases is just one of many items on the agency's to-do list. Jacob Sullum

14 Foreign Aid Is a Failure Throwing good money at bad governments makes poor countries worse off. Veronique de Rugy

16 'Enough, For All, Forever'

A report from New York's mixed up, anti-capitalist People's Climate March. Ronald Bailey

78 Stop Complaining About That Flying Car. You Have Amazon.

Getting stuff gets more awesome every day. Greg Beato


18 The Crony Capitalism Litmus Test

The Ex-Im Bank won't survive 2015-if the GOP is serious about free market principles. Timothy P. Carney

26 In Search of Libertarian Realism

How should anti-interventionism apply in the real world? Will Ruger, Sheldon Richman, Fernando R. Tesón, and Christopher Preble

39 Americans Want Action Against ISIS…But Do Not Expect Quick, Easy Success

A Reason-Rupe poll

42 Dr. Never

Former Rep. Ron Paul on how 'military interventions by the United States after World War II were all unjustified.' Interview by Matt Welch

48 The Conservative Realist?

Sen. Rand Paul on ISIS, the Middle East, and when America should go to war. Interview by Matt Welch

50 The Case for Conservative Realism Rand Paul

Culture & Reviews

58 When Judicial Activists Switched Sides

Deference to elected majorities was a Progressive ideal long before modern conservatives picked up the baton. Damon Root

Briefly Noted

60 Jesse Walker on S.R. Staley's St. Nic, Inc.

62 Matt Welch on the TV show Manhattan

64 Zenon Evans on the film The Internet's Own Boy

66 Peter Suderman on the TV show The Knick

68 Robby Soave on the TV show Shark Tank

68 How Liberals Put Black America Behind Bars A surprising new history about race and prison. Thaddeus Russell

The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America, by Naomi Murakawa

72 Alt-Constitution

Rewriting the Constitution without Washington's permission. Brian Doherty

America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community, by Robert L. Tsai

76 Our Fairy Godfather

Crockett Johnson's brilliant Barnaby is back in print. Jesse Walker

80 Artifact: Meet the 'Reason'

A new 3-D printed metal gun with a familiar name. Brian Doherty

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