VID: Ferguson Grand Jury Decides–Police Press Conference (Parody)

Original post from November 21, 2014: Ahead of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement held a press conference detailing how they would respect the constitutional rights of citizens. Performed by Justin Monticello. Written and produced by Monticello and Paul Detrick. Graphics by Will Neff. Run time: 2:20 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube […]


Patrick Hannaford: Did Silver Soar?

In reason’s June 1978 financial issue, Charles R. Stahl boldly proclaimed silver “the superinvestment of the decade ahead.” Citing both dwindling global reserves and an expected growth in demand-driven in part by the use of silver in new technologies-Stahl predicted that there would be a “period of actual silver shortage” sometime in the early 1980s. […]


Baylen Linnekin: Hellman's Sues to Protect Its Mayo-Monopoly

Must mayonnaise contain eggs, as FDA regulations require? Is “mayo” “mayonnaise”? Concerned sandwich makers everywhere can take comfort in the fact that these important questions will be answered in a lawsuit filed late last month by Unilever, maker of Hellman’s, against Hampton Creek, maker of Just Mayo. The former contains eggs, while the latter—which contains […]

Students Won’t Be Collateral Damage in California Big Spenders’ Showdown

There’s a showdown brewing in California’s not-so-OK Corral—make that the UC Corral—and students are fed up with being the ones caught in the crossfire. It started back in 2012 when Gov. Jerry Brown threatened to slash state funding for California’s 10 University of California campuses unless his Proposition 30  (also known as the “Millionaire’s Tax”) passed. […]

Playing with Constitutional Fire

Last week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States. He will do so by issuing an executive order to federal officials who oversee immigration directing them to undertake a course of action […]

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