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Internet Goes WILD After FCC Net Neutrality Vote

Are you ok? Is your Internet connection still copacetic? Based on some of the reactions online, today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind the so-called “net neutrality” rules (the “Open Internet Order”) passed by the agency in 2015 signals an end to life as we know it. Here’s a real-life headline from […]

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Uber Availability Lowers Use of Ambulances

Curtis Gregory PerryIntroducing Uber to a new market brings down the per capita use of ambulances by at least 7 percent, according to a new study conducted by an economist and a medical doctor. David Slusky, an economist at the University of Kentucky, and Leon Moskatel, a physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, […]

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Fed Hikes Interest Rates, Chuck Schumer Files Police Report, 262 Journalists In Prison Around the World: P.M. Links

The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark short-term interest rate for the third time this year. The White House said after a missile test was “not the time” for talks with North Korea a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested the U.S. was ready to negotiate without pre-conditions. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has […]

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Tis The Season for Christmas Lawsuits

Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace on earth and good will to men people, but in the U.S. it’s also a time of legal battles. And if those fights often stem from ginned-up outrages, they still sometimes involve important constitutional principles. Here are some current and recent examples: 1. A Catholic archdiocese […]

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Can You Trust Trump to Use Domestic Terrorism Resources to Go After White Supremacists?

If you think Donald Trump coddles white supremacists, would you trust his Department of Justice to go after white supremacist violence? The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) seems to. The same SPLC that has warned of a Trump advisor downplaying white supremacist violence, the same SPLC that says the president is responsible for a resurgence […]

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L.A. Times Obtains Secret List of Bad Cops

California is the only state in the country that blocks prosecutors from seeing entire police personnel files. It’s also one of 22 that keeps information on officer discipline from the public. But now a list compiled by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department of about 300 deputies with histories of dishonesty and misconduct has been obtained […]

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You Don’t Lose Your Right to Anonymity Just Because You Lost a Lawsuit

ReasonGood news for people who like to write anonymously online: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has now ruled that losing a lawsuit does not automatically mean you lose your right to anonymity. The case, Signature Management Team vs. Doe, revolves around Amthrax, a blog that criticizes multi-level marketing schemes. The site’s anonymous author posted […]

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Trump Calls on Saudi Arabia to End Yemen Blockade, Bipartisan Majority in House Rejects Trump Impeachment Effort, August Ames Dead: P.M. Links

TwitterPresident Trump called on Saudi Arabia to immediately end a blockade of Yemen and permit humanitarian aid to reach the country. The House voted down, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority, an effort to impeach Trump. Trump announced the U.S. would now recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Senate Democrats call on Sen. Al Franken […]

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