To play an eel in a school production of The Little Mermaid, Olivia Shaffer, 12, asked her mother if she could dye her hair blue. Her mom checked the Orange County, Florida, school system handbook, found nothing against it and helped her dye her hair. But when Shaffer went to school, her principal told her she had to change back to her natural color or she'd be suspended. School officials say that though the district has no rules about student hair color, each school can design its own rules and the school Shaffer attends bans distracting hair colors.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
If politicians are going to paint their opponents as illegitimate, they should be prepared to receive the same treatment in return.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.
A 2017 Reason investigation found that black residents in Madison County felt under siege in their own neighborhoods.