PETA Sics Cops on California Foie Gras Dinner: New at Reason

Earlier this week, a small salumeria in Nevada City, California, was forced to cancel a foie gras-themed dinner after PETA, the animal rights group, sicced the local police on the popular local retailer. The Ham Stand marketed the foie gras dinner on its Facebook page and elsewhere. The dinner menu, which I tracked down here,… Read More »

The War of Lies

Sixteen years ago, the US and Britain committed a crime of historic proportion, the invasion and destruction of Iraq.  It was as egregious an aggression as Nazi Germany’s 1939 invasion of Poland. Large numbers of Iraqi civilians died from 2003-2007. Iraq’s water and sewage systems were bombed, causing widespread cholera.  The UN estimated 500,000 Iraqi children… Read More »

It’s Only Natural

Freedom’s Progress?: A History of Political Thought, by Gerard Casey The opening chapter of Casey’s book is entitled “The Dawn of History.”  Through this chapter one can discern why much of what is advanced in today’s society is destructive to society.  But before getting to this, Casey constructs what is unique about man: Human beings are singularly… Read More »

The Amen Corner

I’ve written about the media’s active complicity in pushing the EV Agenda. This includes the car media, which seems to have very few car people behind the bylines. Car people being people who regard cars as more than transportation – as a service or otherwise. And who – as journalists – ought at least to… Read More »

The U.S. Desperately Needs a “Fiber for All” Plan

We have a real, coming broadband access crisis in the United States. Data from the government and independent analysis show that we are falling behind the world. This crisis comes from the fact that fiber-to-the-home deployment, the alternative to your gigabit cable monopoly (if you even have that choice), is languishing and slowing down across… Read More »

As the Mueller Report Drops, a Transparency Fight Begins

There no need to ask if we’ll see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report about his investigation of Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. We almost certainly will. The real questions are when we’ll get it, how much we’ll see of it, and who‘s going to leak it. Because these days, sieves are… Read More »

Preet Bharara’s Boy Scout Manual of ‘Doing Justice’

From the very first pages of his new legal memoir, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Preet Bharara underscores his commitment to all that he believes is good, decent, and disappearing fast in contemporary America. Reason readers may remember him as the official who, in 2015, issued a grand jury… Read More »