It's a game of gotcha, played by people who want to destroy their political opponents—and drive them into the outer darkness.
Making cheap tests widely available would go a long way toward crushing the pandemic.
The tradeoffs among considerations of health, prosperity, and liberty are catching up with us even if we don't want to acknowledge them.
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Around the world, governments are taking advantage of COVID-19 to tighten the screws on their subjects.
We may find that we like making our own decisions.
The Dispatch senior editor on the value of liberalism and the problems with the new nationalist right
A pandemic becomes an excuse for treating people as playing pieces in a game.
The real resistance is made up of those who refuse to be governed by any of the wannabe rulers.
A more active government wins growing approval, but only so long as it doesn’t raise taxes, require tradeoffs, or interfere with private enterprise.
"Liberty," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "is unobstructed action according to our will; but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."
Under Chinese authoritarianism, they'll have neither.
Putting up with some drag-queen storytelling seems like a small price to pay to live in a relatively free society.
"Hong Kong is a place without basic political and economic freedom," Wong tells Reason.
TV's "Mr. Wonderful" says that the president has deregulated the economy.
TV's "Mr. Wonderful" says that the president has deregulated the economy in a powerful way and "is a great entertainer."
From fireworks task forces to local snitches.
"Section 230 has nothing to do with neutrality. Nothing. Zip. There is absolutely no weight to that argument," Wyden says. He oughta know. He wrote the damn thing.
Though Juneteenth is first and foremost a celebration of the end of slavery, the day has evolved in the 21st century.
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
The HBO series is a powerful portrait of the political and social rot that occurs in authoritarian regimes.
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In the home of the brave, a kid can't hold a pencil on the school bus.
The prolific George Mason University economist outlines his unabashedly libertarian argument for a government that does less and individuals who do more.
After Police Detention for National Anthem Disrespect, Chinese Online Star Admits She 'Hurt Your Feelings'
Under Chinese law, disrespecting the national anthem is punishable by up to 15 days in jail.
Economic freedom is good-whether in itself or because of the longevity, prosperity, and associated liberty it brings.
Should we try to make the existing system better-or should we try to launch a new one?
We asked the attendees at PorcFest 2018.
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