The Grateful Dead lyricist filled a generation with a sense of amused, loving, liberatory patriotism.
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A fierce, but friendly, antagonist in various bioethical controversies
RIP Mark Kleiman, Who Brought Rigor, Dispassion, and Candor to a Frequently Overheated Drug Policy Debate
The widely quoted and consulted academic died yesterday at the age of 68.
Kelling later disavowed the high-volume arrest programs that police departments justified using his theory.
Krueger's work included highlighting the breadth of licensing in American labor markers, and the economic costs of mandatory government permission slips.
The second-generation congressman from North Carolina is a profile in principle and courage.
John Bogle's life is a reminder that in capitalism you can make a fortune by saving your customers money.
The swashbuckling Southwest Airlines honcho is dead at 87.
The Cypherpunk co-founder was a major influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks.
A presidential derangement syndrome for all seasons
There is little to celebrate and much to criticize.
We should, but probably won't, learn the lesson that U.S. presidents don't have to control or even fully understand world events.
Death of Dennis Hof, the 'P.T. Barnum of Booty,' Leaves Uncertain Future for Nevada Brothels and Senate Seat
Hof had a huge impact on legal sex work in Nevada and his death has spurred a heady mix of reactions.
Credibly accused, but never actually convicted, of torturing dozens of people to force confessions
The late Arizona senator's relentless energy and patriotic sense of honor led him to heroic acts of defiance, but also misguided support for disastrous foreign interventions.
The Nobel laureate had a brilliant, sadly ignored insight that would have short-circuited the worst cultural and political reactions of the past 17 years.
Austin was part of a group murdered in Tajikistan.
Pantera's 1991 Moscow show helped cement the demise of a dying empire.
The late travel host changed television-and my life.
America's realest celebrity chef is gone, and the world is less interesting for his absence.
The world didn't just lose a transformative prose stylist. We lost our guide who still explains the contemporary world.
Larry Harvey, the founder of Burning Man, gifted to American culture a fresh and much-needed ritual.
From One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to Black Peter, the Czech-born Oscar-winner championed eccentric individuals and artists over small-minded bureaucrats and a stifling state.
Co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Grateful Dead lyricist, helped create the notion of "cyberspace" as realm of unprecedented liberty.
He was one of the world's greatest theorists of nonviolent revolution. But don't call him a pacifist.