2 It's Stupid Season. Have You Been Vaccinated?
How the press turned a local issue into the first controversy of the 2016 presidential campaign. Matt Welch
6 Citings Click yes for porn; Cuba libre; predator bots; bad building codes; North Korea vs. art; Google tax backlash; computers that can learnâ€¦
54 Reason TV: Should Pregnant Addicts Go to Jail?
Criminalizing dependency is counterproductive and unconstitutional. Amanda Winkler
12 Charlie Hebdo in the Dock Despite its stand against the terrorist's veto, France treats offensive words and images as crimes. Jacob Sullum
14 Regulatory Robophobia We don't need a federal commission to govern things that go beep in the night. Veronique de Rugy
16 Let Slip the Robots of War
Lethal autonomous weapon systems might be more moral than human soldiers. Ronald Bailey
70 Roombas in the Big House?
What to do when robots break the law. Greg Beato
18 The Robot Revolution Is Here
They're sweeping my floors, watching my kids, and stealing my job. Here's why I'm not worried. Katherine Mangu-Ward
26 Sex, Love, and Robots
Will sexbots make human life better, creepier, or both? Elizabeth Nolan Brown
36 Will They Take Our Jobs?
MIT economist Andrew McAfee on driverless cars, wireless fishermen, and the second machine age. Interview by Katherine Mangu-Ward
44 The Settlement Shakedown
Federal and state governments are extracting and pocketing huge payments from big businesses, perverting justice along the way. Scott Shackford
50 Life Out on the Political FringePeter Bagge
Culture & Reviews
56 Hi, Robot
How science fiction androids became real-life machines. Peter Suderman
58 Katherine Mangu-Ward on the alcohol delivery app Klink
60 Robby Soave on the documentary Suffer No Fools
62 Jesse Walker on John Bicknell's America 1844
64 Ronald Bailey on the documentary The Immortalists
66 Ed Krayewski on the TV show Orphan Black
60 How to Survive a Robot Uprising Seeing dark omens of catastrophe in new tech demos. Robin Hanson
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, by Martin Ford
64 Somalia Lived While Its Government Died
"Serious" foreign policy minds care about everything but citizens' lives. Brian Doherty
Somalia in Transition Since 2006, by Shaul Shay
68 Feeling Clint Eastwood's Disgust
American Sniper is not a pro-war movie. Kurt Loder
72 Artifact: RoboCop 1.0
An automated policeman, from 1924. Nick Gillespie
Cover Photo: Courtesy Honda Motor Co.
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