Category Archives: Liberty

What the New HBO Brexit Film Gets Wrong: New at Reason

There’s a bizarre moment in Brexit: The Uncivil War, the HBO drama about Britain’s 2016 E.U. referendum. Robert Mercer, the Trump-supporting American billionaire, is shown offering his services to Arron Banks, a Leave-supporting British businessman. It’s an incongruous scene, and feels as if it has been spliced in from a cheap spy thriller. “Data is… Read More »

Go Study the Maginot Line

Special for ‘Good fences make good neighbors,’ wrote American poet Robert Frost.  But not according to President Donald Trump whose proposed Great Wall is supposed to protect the nation from hordes of rabid, murderous, drug crazed rapists and unwhites from south of the border. I’m a life-long student of military architecture, with a particular… Read More »

‘Someone Will Make Money by Stoking Fears’

The new US missile defense strategy is a boondoggle for the military-industrial complex, which will drive the US into more debt and can bring misery upon multiple nations by fueling an arms race, ex-US Congressman Ron Paul said. Plans to weaponize space with a new layer of sensors unveiled by Trump as part of his… Read More »

Fact-Free Politics

In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance… Read More »

The Resurgent States of America

The “United States of America” has become a misnomer. In 1776, the words “state” and “nation” were synonyms. The USA could have been named “The United Nations of America,” or the UNA. After pushing the British off their shores, the colonies became independent nations. But they usually called themselves states. The founders’ goal was to… Read More »

Meet Two Feminist Journalists Who Are Saying #MeNeither: Podcast

Journalists Nancy Rommelmann and Leah McSweeney make no apologies for critiquing what they’ve called the “toxic femininity” of Asia Argento and the anti-Semitism of some of the leaders of this weekend’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Argento, they tell me in a new Reason podcast, acted like Harvey Weinstein when it came out that she… Read More »

Has the Women’s March Outlived Its Usefulness?: New at Reason

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of turnout the third annual Women’s March can muster tomorrow. But it’s safe to say it won’t be anything like the millions who showed up in Capitol Hill after Trump’s inauguration in a collective “yuck,” writes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia. Fear and loathing of Trump is… Read More »