Democracies are going to have to do better at exercising their core liberal values to prove their worth and win back support.
It's true that the freedom to make your own decisions comes with both benefits and consequences, but Krugman is squarely focused on just one side of that equation.
There’s no reason to fight over the content of your kids’ lessons when you can choose your own.
Making it easier for families to fund their preferred education options will be a lot more effective than throwing a big bribe to teachers unions.
Like the Hays Code and Waldorf Statement before it, new diversity requirements are Tinseltown's way of asserting cultural dominance through self-policing.
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Authoritarian-minded officials have found opportunity in public health fears.
The island nation's harsh drug sentences, crackdowns on speech, and poor treatment of blue-collar immigrants make Singapore's policy not worth replicating.
Breaking: A pair of donors just stepped in at the 11th hour with a huge challenge grant.
Kids need more space to explore weird pastimes and obsessions.
Armed with the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the far-reaching guarantees of liberty and equality that they contained, Douglass took the fight directly to the slaveholders.
Shopping at Target. Dining outdoors. No activity these days is too mundane for protesters to shout at you for it.
As the pandemic rages on, nominally free countries are sliding down a path blazed by authoritarian regimes.
By virtue of representing the correct vision of the good, these conservatives say, they have every right to use the coercive power of the state to interfere with others' choices.
Officials have never liked it when people are free to move about—and beyond their reach.
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.