Reason Weekly Contest: Name America's Fighter Jet

Last week's winners revealed.


Donald Trump
Gage Skidmore

Welcome back to the Reason Weekly Contest! This week's question is:

A new report by the U.S. Air Force's Accident Investigation Board reveals that the F-35 Lightning II—slated to become America's primary warplane—can (and did) catch on fire during take-off. Please come up with a new name for it.  

How to enter: Submissions should be e-mailed to Please include your name, city, and state. This week, kindly type "PLANE" in the subject line. Entries are due by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, June 29. Winners will appear Friday, July 3, right here at

In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. First prize is a one-year digital subscription to Reason magazine, plus bragging rights. While we appreciate kibbitzing in the comments below, you must email your answer to enter the contest. Feel free to enter more than once, and good luck!

And now for the results of last week's contest: We asked you to help out Donald Trump by coming up with a presidential slogan for him.

FIRST PRIZE: Happy Days Are Hair Again! — Andy Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA

SECOND PLACE: Income equality now! — Jon Gabso, Boston, MA 

THIRD PLACE "Who wants cake?" — Pat Patterson



The hair apparent. —  Nancy McDermott

ISIS: You're Fired! —  Dennis Rodkin, Highland Park IL

Barack Obama: You're Fired! — Boaz Blough, Dallastown, PA

Trump 2016: The Classy Choice — Joel Kimball AKA "Almanian," Howell, MI

You need a candidate with experience managing bankrupt organizations. —  Brian Beck, Morton Grove, IL

I can do for this country what I've done for my hair. — Louis Bacigalupi- Vancouver, WA

Too crazy to be president… or just crazy enough? — Christopher P. Brown, Idlewylde, MD

Admit It: You're Curious What the White House Would Look Like Covered in Gold Plating — Peter Orvetti, Trumpington, D.C.