European Data Protection Supervisor Calls for Stronger Protections for Electronic Communications

The top European data protection official, the European Data Protection Supervisor, has called for strong privacy protections in the “ePrivacy Directive”, an updated framework to safeguard personal information. “The scope of new ePrivacy rules needs to be broad enough to cover all forms of electronic communications irrespective of network or service used.” The Data Protection […]

Michael Bloomberg’s Speech Could’ve Been a Gary Johnson Endorsement, if Bloomberg Weren’t a Big Nanny Statist

Michael Bloomberg’s Speech Could’ve Been a Gary Johnson Endorsement, if Bloomberg Weren’t a Big Nanny Statist

Former Republican/Independent New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the Democratic  National Convention tonight, making the pitch for Hillary Clinton to independent voters. “You know, when the founding fathers arrived here in Philadelphia to forge a new nation, they didn’t come as Democrats or Republicans, or to nominate a presidential candidate,” Bloomberg said. “They came […]

<em>The Fifth Column</em> Takes on the DNC

<em>The Fifth Column</em> Takes on the DNC

Logistics, schmogistics: The Fifth Column will bring you analysis, commentary, and sedition every damn week. This week, not only did your favorite podcast starring Kmele Foster, Michael C. Moynihan, and me record an episode in the middle of the Democratic National Convention on a Wednesday, we’re posting in the middle of the DNC on a Wednesday. Step […]

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Good Thing John Hinckley Jr. Only Shot the President. If He Sold Drugs, He Might Still Be Locked Up.

John Hinckley Jr. will be released from a psychiatric hospital after being confined there for 35 years for the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981. Hinckley, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity at his trial, is finally rehabilitated and unlikely to commit further violence, according to a federal judge. Some conservatives […]

Should Third-Party Candidates Be in the Debates? We Asked Democrats: New at Reason

Should Third-Party Candidates Be in the Debates? We Asked Democrats: New at Reason

Download Video as MP4 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have the highest disapproval ratings of any two major candidates in history. The #NeverTrumpers on the right and the #BernieorBust crowd on the left represent just two dissatisfied political coalitions. There are also libertarians and the plurality of Americans who identify as politically independent. With this […]

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