Author Archive | Christian Britschgi


Trump’s Deregulation Drive Stops at the Border

The Trump administration is an increasingly mixed bag for free market types; deregulating the domestic economy with one hand, placing more barriers on international trade with the other. Yesterday, Trump’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a major rollback of heavy-handed Obama-era internet regulations; a decision greeted with applause here at Reason. Buried by that news, […]

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Is The TSA More Chill About Weed Than San Francisco?

Is the Transportation Security Administration more chill about weed than San Francisco? The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) this week voted to ban marijuana ads from its Muni buses, bouncing 130 current ads when the current contract expires. “Prohibiting cannabis advertising on public transit is the right policy to protect our future generations and […]

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Trump Defends Roy Moore, Erik Prince Will Testify Before Congress, and Harvard Faces DOJ Probe: P.M. Links

Christian Britschgi|Nov. 21, 2017 4:30 pm Chuck Kennedy/MCT/NewscomTrump commented on allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, saying “he denies it. He totally denies it,” and “we don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat.” Former Blackwater head, Erik Prince, will testify before House panel looking into any collusion between the Russian government and the […]

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Tax Reform Would Make Getting Trashed Cheaper

In the Britschgi household, Thanksgiving means a big family meal with copious libations. If Senate Republicans have their way, the libations will be much cheaper. Amidst its more controversial changes, the Senate’s tax reform bill includes a provision slashing taxes and streamlining regulations for the nation’s brewers, vintners, and distillers. “That would have a huge […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Brags on Facebook About Having Sex With “Very Attractive Females”, The Nazis Loved Decaf, and California Unveils New Pot Regulations: P.M. Links

Christian Britschgi|Nov. 17, 2017 4:31 pm Raymona Pooler/DreamstimeThe Keystone pipeline leaked, spilling 5,000 gallons of oil near the small South Dakota town of Amherst. White House Legislative Director Marc Short assures the nation that there is no hypocrisy involved in President Donald Trump’s condemnation of Al Franken for groping a woman. Added to the the […]

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New Gun Bill Urges Everyone to Obey the Other Gun Bills

om Williams/CQ Roll Call/NewscomA new bipartisan bill aimed at fixing the holes in the federal background check system was introduced today. Sponsored by an unlikely collection of senators that includes Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), the “Fix NICS Act” promises to “enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System” (NICS) […]

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Senate Tax Reform Will Ditch Individual Mandate, CNN Looks at Sexual Harassment in Congress, and More Republicans Want Moore to Go: P.M. Links

Christian Britschgi|Nov. 14, 2017 4:30 pm Jeff Malet Photography/NewscomIn House testimony today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back on demands for a special counsel to investigate alleged Clinton campaign misdeeds. The Senate reportedly plans to include repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate in its tax reform proposal. CNN looks at sexual harassment in Congress. Photo Credit: […]

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Bernie Sanders Suggests How to Fix the Democratic Party, Louis CK Cops to Sexual Misconduct Allegations, and Republicans Split on Roy Moore: New at Reason

Christian Britschgi|Nov. 10, 2017 4:30 pm Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/NewscomBernie Sanders has a bone to pick with the Democratic Party. Steve Bannon sits down with the failing New York Times. Seattle politicians think a new street car is unnecessary, but are still happy to pay for it. Louie CK cops to sexual misconduct allegations. Mitt […]

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‘Democracy Vouchers’ Help Incumbents, Establishment Candidates Coast to Victory

Aquarius83men/DreamstimeThe results are in from Seattle’s first election under the city’s Democracy Voucher program. So far, the winners are incumbents and establishment-backed campaigns. The program gives each registered voter four $25 vouchers to give to the qualified candidates of their choice. Voucher proponents promised the program would enable “more candidates, including women, young people and […]

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