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A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Apostle Paul and the Bible: Fundamentalism = Anti-Intellectualism

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Inerrancy, literalism, or unexamined belief in the Bible, why does Fundamentalism still have a strong hold on so many Christians today?

Taylor Casti

This Magazine Cover Depicts Today's Gamers As Sexist Males Who Smoke Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Taylor Casti | Posted 05.09.2014 | Technology

"Reason" magazine, a monthly libertarian publication "covering politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, a...

The Cost Of The Death Penalty

Reason | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
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Is the death penalty too expensive and ineffective to keep? ...

Upgrading From Prayer to Reason

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

The first Thursday in May is a peculiar day for many Americans as it's a day set aside for government to intrude in their private religious practices. On May 1, the National Day of Prayer, government officials from city council to president ask citizens to join them in supplication.

Man Rousted At Gunpoint After License Plate Scanner Misreads Plate

Reason | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
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One of the downsides of all of the new gee-whiz identification technology law enforcement is adopting (usually with hefty federal subsidies) is that i...

Mayor's Gripes Over Parody Twitter Account Prompt Police Raid

Reason | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
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Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria, Illinois, ordered police to track down whoever was responsible for a parody Twitter account mocking him....

Why The Supreme Court Should Allow Cameras

Reason | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
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In February, Lord David Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, addressed a conference in Northern Ireland on the topic o...

Why Jeb Bush May Be The Wrong Messenger For The GOP

Reason | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
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Let it be noted that Jeb Bush deserves kudos for making sense on the immigration issue....

Inside The Corrupt Reality Of Government

Reason | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
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The only mild complaint against the critically acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad is that the premise is a stretch....

Poll Finds Americans Believe A Huge Amount Of Politicians Are Corrupt

Reason | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
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Americans don’t paint a pretty picture of their public servants in the new national Reason-Rupe poll....

If You Don't Want A SWAT Team At Your Door, You Shouldn't Be Drinking Tea

Reason | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
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Why did a SWAT team raid Bob and Addie Harte's house in Leawood, Kansas, two years ago, then force the couple and their two children to sit on a couch...

Is A Cannabis Crackdown Coming?

Reason | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
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This month Washington's legislature ended its 2014 session without approving new restrictions on medical marijuana, a step that supporters portrayed a...

The First Westboro Baptist Counterprotest Of The Post-Phelps Era

Reason | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
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When members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketed a Lorde concert in Kansas City, counterprotesters were there to greet them. ...

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Judge Says State GOP Orchestrated Plot Against Libertarian Candidate

Reason | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
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A ruling from a District Court in Ohio significantly diminishes the chances of getting a Libertarian Party candidate on the ballot for the 2014 govern...

Feinstein: Freedom For Me, But Not For Thee

Reason | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
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Initially, I was gratified to learn that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was unafraid to take on the...

State GOP Accused Of Scheming To Keep Rivals Off The Ballot

Reason | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
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Charles Earl is trying to run for governor of Ohio. ...

Another Liberal Begs Ginsburg To Retire From SCOTUS

Reason | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, turned 81 years old over the weekend....

Open Letter to a Too Small God

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I don't really know how to say this. Honestly, if you were bigger this would be so much easier. If you were bigger, you could take the questions and I wouldn't be so worried about hurting you.

Anti-Pot Group Complains That Coloradans Are Not Buying Enough Pot

Reason | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
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Numbers released by the Colorado Department of Revenue this week indicate that the marijuana industry added $3.5 million to state coffers in January....

Los Angeles Starts Forcing Marijuana Dispensaries Shut, Threatening Landlords

Reason | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
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Almost a year ago, Los Angeles residents approved Measure D, a ballot initiative to cap the number of medical marijuana dispensaries within the city a...

Homework Can Turn Your Kid Into a Stressed-Out Wreck, Researchers Say

Reason | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
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Sending your kid to school can be frustrating as hell....

No Thanks, CPAC

Reason | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
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Conservative movement types are converging on the National Capital Area this weekend for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). ...

What The Tea Party Got Right

Reason | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
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It's been five years since Rick Santelli's CNBC "rant that shook the world" helped give rise to the Tea Party movement....