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Why Ending Mass Incarceration Means Locking Up Fewer Violent Criminals: A Conversation with John Pfaff

Anthony L. FisherIn Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform, Fordham University law professor John Pfaff takes aim at the conventional wisdom that the war on drugs and race-based prosecution of it are the primary factors causing the U.S. prison populations to continually rise. Pfaff’s Twitter bio states (in […]

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Michigan’s New Attempt to Stop Wine Shipping from Out of State: New at Reason

The Supreme Court already ruled against this, didn’t it? Reason Staff|Feb. 25, 2017 8:00 am Steven Cukrov / Dreamstime.comLast month, an Indiana wine retailer and a handful of consumers in Michigan filed suit in federal court to challenge a new Michigan law that bars out-of-state retailers from shipping wine into the state. The Michigan law, […]

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Arkansas Police Want To Force Amazon To Release Private Audio From Echo

By Derrick Broze Prosecutors in Arkansas are attempting to set a dangerous precedent by forcing Amazon to release audio gathered by the Echo device. Since its June 2015 release, civil liberties activists have been concerned with the dangers associated with Amazon’s Echo device. The device responds to either “wake,” “Alexa,” or “Amazon,” and records audio […]

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Trump Admin Scraps Plan To Abandon For-Profit Prisons — Stocks Hit Record High

By Jack Burns The Trump Administration’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a one paragraph memo to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Thursday, reversed an Obama administration directive to phase out and ultimately end private prison corporations’ partnership with the federal government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons contracts with the private prisons to house inmates largely […]

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The Cosmopolitan’s Case Against Donald Trump or, Make Mine Mises! [Reason Podcast]

The Cosmopolitan’s Case Against Donald Trump or, Make Mine Mises! [Reason Podcast]

Donald Trump has promised to slash taxes, junk regulations, repeal Obamacare, and expand school choice. Given all that, shouldn’t libertarians give him at least a little (maybe even a whole lotta) love? No, says Reason Senior Editor Brian Doherty in the latest Reason podcast, because Trump is actually trafficking in a “Dangerous Anti-Libertarian Nationalism” that […]

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CPAC: Fiorina Offers a Welcome Counterpoint to Trump’s View of Small Government Conservatism

It says a lot about the Republican Party that when their voters went looking for a political outsider presidential candidate, they picked Donald Trump over Carly Fiorina. Fiorina, the former head of software company HP who briefly sought the presidency last year (and even more briefly ran, weirdly, as Ted Cruz’ vice presidential nominee during […]

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Trump Speaks at CPAC, Cracking Down on Protesters, College Rape Case Verdict: P.M. Links

Republican legislators are trying to crack down on protesters in 17 states. In CPAC speech, President Trump continues war on the media. Several media outlets, including The New York Times, POLITICO, and CNN, were prohibited from attending a White House press briefing today. Read Slate Star Codex’s Scott Alexander on “Some Groups of People Who […]

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