'No Such Thing as a Republican Judge' Says Gorsuch, Older Folks More Politically Polarized, How the Web Has Been Good to Mail-Order Brides: P.M. Links


  • Consolidated News Photos/Newscom

    "I have no difficulty ruling against, or for, any party, other than based on what the law and facts in the particular case require," Trump Supreme-Court pick Neil Gorsuch told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon. "There's no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge. We just have judges in this country."

  • Political polarization has grown more among the oldest Americans than any other age group over the past few decades, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. "These findings argue against the hypothesis that the internet in general or social media in particular are the main drivers of increasing polarization," write the authors.
  • In "Operation March Sadness," deputies of Polk County, Florida, arrested 38 sex workers and 51 men attempting to pay for sex. "This is not a star basketball team. These are losers, and they all fouled out," said Sheriff Grady Judd by way of explanation.
  • Traditional conservatives may be mad at The Blaze's Tomi Lahren over her abortion comments but the alt-right has been rallying behind her.
  • The city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, has decided to end a long-controversial ban on the display and sale of sex toys.
  • How the internet has been good for mail-order brides.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and don't forget to sign up for Reason's daily updates for more content.