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Bias Response Teams: New at Reason

In their quest for fostering sensitive and inclusive university communities, bias response teams—administrators policing student speech and behavior—feel cramped by that pesky old First Amendment, Liz Wolfe writes. These administrators seemed to understand they’re restrained from cracking down of free speech, especially on public campuses. One administrator, Jennifer, said, “We can’t have [offensive groups] removed…How […]

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Legal Marijuana Is Becoming the Norm: New at Reason

The case for full legalization becomes stronger—and more politically acceptable—all the time. Reason Staff|Oct. 22, 2017 10:00 am Albin Lohr-Jones/Polaris/NewscomThe war on drugs has been going on since 1971, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states—even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states sanction medical use of […]

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When Prisons Become Nursing Homes: New at Reason

Thongjiew/DreamstimeWhen Americans think of federal prisons, they probably don’t picture nursing homes. But maybe they should. Thanks to the long mandatory sentences that come with many drug offenses, elderly inmates have emerged as the fastest-growing sector of the federal prison population. As of June 2017, there were nearly 35,000 federal inmates over the age of […]

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The Truth About Niger: New at Reason

Jihadists would be no threat to Americans who were left to mind their own business. Reason Staff|Oct. 22, 2017 9:00 am Zayid Ballesteros/US Army / Polaris/NewscomPredictably, the news media spent most of last week examining words Donald Trump may or may not have spoken to the widow of an American Green Beret killed in Niger, […]

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Getting the State Out of Marriage: New at Reason

We recently got married. Well, technically, we got married twice. One fine day this spring, we put on nice clothes and publicly performed the rites and rituals recognized by our families and community as a wedding ceremony. As part of the day’s events, we signed a Ketubah, the traditional Jewish wedding contract. Historically, the Ketubah […]

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Do Lawmakers Really Need to Meddle in the Language of Food Marketing? New at Reason

Food policy expert Baylen Linnekin examines the tendency by government nannies to control how food is marketed rather than educating the public on treating claims more skeptically: I happened upon a story about this week’s season debut of Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, a show from Britain’s Channel 4 that uncovers artifices restaurants use to […]

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A Murder Mystery Starring Volcanoes: New at Reason

Nova documentary highlights the science of tracking down the long-term deadly effects of eruptions Reason Staff|Oct. 20, 2017 3:30 pm ‘Nova: Killer Volcanoes’Television critic Glenn Garvin, recovering from both the parade of fall premieres and Hurricane Irma, takes a breather to watch Nova: Killer Volcanoes: After two wretchedly solid months of hurricanes, everybody who lives […]

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Journalism Intern Needed This Spring in Our D.C. Office

Reason is taking applicants for its Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program. Interns work 12 weeks in our D.C. office with a $5,000 stipend. Interns have the opportunity to report and write for Reason and reason.com, as well as helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at the […]

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Movie Review: The Snowman: New at Reason

The Snowman is a movie that defies you to keep watching it. Who are all these characters? Who forgot to give them chemistry and coherence? And all these sinister snowmen—are we in some sort of dark Pillsbury universe here? You know a movie’s doomed when its director admits what a mess it is even before […]

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