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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....

Rand Paul Speaks Out Against 'Illegitimate' Gay Marriage Ruling

Reason | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has said that he will not appeal a recent order issued by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II directing Kentu...

Why Washington's Proposed Restrictions On Medical Marijuana Have Patients Worried

Reason | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
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It looks increasingly likely that Washington's legislature will approve new restrictions on medical marijuana by the end of its current session a week...

Why Some Conservatives Aren't Happy With Rand Paul

Reason | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
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Yesterday Jennifer Rubin responded to comments made by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the turmoil in Ukraine and America’s relationship with Russia....

DEA Agent Joins Marijuana Industry

Reason | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
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While Washington State is still adjusting to many changes since legalizing recreational marijuana—from growing space size to the number of licenses ...

Docs Afraid To Prescribe Life-Saving Medical Pot, Even Though It Won't Get Patients High

Reason | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
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Three-year-old Dahlia Barnhart was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer last June. ...

Joe Trippi: 'I Don't See Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton Having A Big Fight Over The NSA'

Reason | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
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In this interview excerpt, Democratic political strategist, Joe Trippi, explains why voters will find a libertarian presidential candidate appealing....

Failures Expose Anti-Drug Warriors

Reason | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
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Economists specializing in international development have identified what they call the "resource curse": Contrary to expectations, an abundance of lu...

It Is Darwin Day, a Celebration of Science and Reason

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.

Why Obama Should Reschedule Marijuana

Reason | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Ever since Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, drug policy reformers have complained that marijuana does not belong on Schedu...

Why The Conservative Myth Of 'Traditional Marriage' Falls Flat

Reason | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

In the battle over same-sex marriage, opponents are strongly in favor of deferring to the wisdom of our ancestors....

Here's Where Legal Weed Could Come Soon

Reason | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

The march towards good sense and marijuana freedom continues apace. ...

How To Really Debate Creationists

Reason | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Yesterday, Ken Ham, nutty founder of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum in Kentucky debated Bill Nye, the Science Guy on the evidence for Youn...