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US Faces Deadline On Haqqani Network Decision US Faces Deadline On Haqqani Network Decision
WASHINGTON September 7, 2012, 04:08 am ET WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faces a weekend deadline to decide whether the Pakistan-based Haqqani network should be declared a terrorist organization, a complicated political decision as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan and pushes for a reconciliation pact to end more than a decade of warfare. Enraged by a string of high-profile attacks on U.S. and NATO troops, Congress has ordered Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to give her...
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Look forward to the death of organized religion: Richard Dawkins - Vineet Gill - The Times of India Look forward to the death of organized religion: Richard Dawkins - Vineet Gill - The Times of India
By VINEET GILL - THE TIMES OF INDIAAdded: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:32:09 UTC JAIPUR: Richard Dawkins - scientist, bestselling author and the world's foremost atheist- comes across as mild-mannered and genial but doesn't believe in pulling his punches. He certainly didn't on Monday at the Jaipur Lit Fest as he blasted the "lamentable disgrace" of Salman Rushdie's enforced absence. He also launched a broadside against the "virus of faith", and said he looked forward to the "complete death of organized...
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5500 Hits, 592 Comments, Added On 1/23/2012 8:32:09 PM

Why a Sports Stadium Can't Save Baltimore (or Other Cities) Why a Sports Stadium Can't Save Baltimore (or Other Cities)
Okay, I admit I got caught by Marta Mossburg's satirical riff on Baltimore's economic development policies published in the Baltimore Sun on March 15th. I should have looked at the headline, which referenced the view from 2021, and the substance of the article. But, alas, the truth is that Mossburg was keying into real-world sentiment and public policy. Many public officials actually do believe that simply spending more money on nifty projects will bring their cities back. They won't, and the academic...
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Author: sam.staley@reason.org (Samuel Staley)
3613 Hits, 289 Comments, Added On 3/22/2011 10:57:00 AM

Rick Perry’s Superficial Extremism Rick Perry’s Superficial Extremism
Texas Gov. Rick Perry often talks like he’s ready to refight the Alamo—this time against Washington. He rails about the stimulus and the expansion of federal power while flirting with the idea of devolving control of entitlements to the states. So when Perry officially announced he was throwing in his 40-gallon hat for next year’s Republican presidential nomination, critics were quick to warn of his extremist, radical small-government views. But Perry’s suit-and-tie-Republican...
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Author: peter.suderman@reason.org (Peter Suderman)
3461 Hits, 27 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 7:30:00 AM

Declare Defeat and Go Home Declare Defeat and Go Home
"The war on drugs has failed," declared the editors of National Review in 1996, back when the nation’s foremost conservative periodical promoted ideas more intellectually rigorous than cheerleading for the Republican Party. "It is diverting intelligent energy away from how to deal with the problem of addiction. . . .It is wasting our resources, and . . . it is encouraging civil, judicial, and penal procedures associated with police states. We [here at NR] all agree on movement toward legalization,...
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Author: info@reason.org (A. Barton Hinkle )
2270 Hits, 18 Comments, Added On 6/7/2011 7:30:00 AM

Stopping SOPA’s Anti-Circumvention Stopping SOPA’s Anti-Circumvention
The House’s Stop Online Piracy Act is in Judiciary Committee Markup today. As numerous protests, open letters, and advocacy campaigns across the Web, this is a seriously flawed bill. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa’s proposed OPEN Act points out, by contrast, some of the procedural problems. Here, I analyze just one of the problematic provisions of SOPA: a new”anticircumvention” provision (different from the still-problematic anti-circumvention of section1201). SOPA’s anticircumvention authorizes...
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Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Track Your Car Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Track Your Car
10-1259 United States v. Jones (01/23/2012) In a major step toward defending constitutional rights and due process in an age of high-tech surveillance, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously found that police require a search warrant to place a tracking device on a suspect's vehicle. In doing so, the high court overturned the conviction of Washington, D.C nightclub owner Antoine Jones on charges of conspiracy to sell drugs. To convict Jones, prosecutors used as evidence information from a GPS tracker...
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Author: steven.titch@reason.org (Steven Titch)
2659 Hits, 16 Comments, Added On 1/23/2012 1:07:00 PM

Let Your People Go Let Your People Go
We all know President Barack Obama has covered himself and his country in shame with his reaction to the Egypt crisis. But which variety of shame are we talking about? Did Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignore the festering discontent in the Arab street, or did they too quickly pull the rug out from under Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a valued (and concomitantly expensive) American ally? Did the administration cynically discount the longing for freedom in every breast or did it get...
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Author: info@reason.org (Tim Cavanaugh)
1976 Hits, 52 Comments, Added On 2/3/2011 11:00:00 AM

Venezuela's Hugo Chávez Says Tumor Is Cancerous Venezuela's Hugo Chávez Says Tumor Is Cancerous
Enlarge AFP/Getty Images Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking during a TV program in Havana on March 4. AFP/Getty Images Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking during a TV program in Havana on March 4. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that the tumor removed by Cuban doctors last week was found to be cancerous. In remarks televised on Sunday, Chávez also denied rumors that that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body. Bloomberg reports: "Chavez, making his first television...
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2112 Hits, 44 Comments, Added On 3/5/2012 10:14:00 AM

How The Health Law Could Survive Without A Mandate How The Health Law Could Survive Without A Mandate
Enlarge Astrid Riecken/Getty Images Sally Baptiste from Orlando, Fla., waits outside the U.S. Capitol for the vote on the health care bill on March 21, 2010. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images Sally Baptiste from Orlando, Fla., waits outside the U.S. Capitol for the vote on the health care bill on March 21, 2010. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on, among other things, whether the 2010 health law can require most Americans to have health insurance starting in 2014. The so-called...
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