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How Grocery Stores Got Good: New at Reason

The Amazon/Whole Foods deal is just the latest chapter in a long story of progress. Reason Staff|Nov. 23, 2017 8:04 am Of all the stories in the busy news cycle of 2017, the one with the most meaningful long-run effects may be Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. What this marriage means for the future of […]

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Collegial or Fired: New at Reason

General counsel is asking the University of Arkansas System to consider adding collegiality to the list of things for which to fire a tenured professor, a very, very bad idea, Lindsay Marchello writes. The vagueness in U of A’s and ONU’s policies is the crux of the danger to academic freedom, leaving plenty of room […]

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The First Thanksgiving: New at Reason

Where was the first Thanksgiving in the United States actually held? A. Barton Hinkle writes: Thanksgiving is a great American tradition. As is disputing the holiday’s origins. National mythos portrays the first Thanksgiving as taking place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in celebration of a bountiful harvest. History.com buys into the myth when it refers to “the […]

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Open Season on Lena Dunham: New at Reason

The right and the left is piling on Lena Dunham’s apology for questioning the sexual assault allegations of actress Aurora Perrineau. But while Dunham may have brought some of it on herself, Brendan O’Neill says the vitriol is undeserved. But she also doesn’t deserve it because surely no one deserves to be metaphorically strung up […]

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A Holiday Guide … to Surveillance Reform Legislation: New at Reason

Before the year’s end Congress needs to decide what it’s going to do about an important regulation overseeing the authority of federal intelligence agencies to engage in surveillance. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments permits the federal government to engage in surveillance of foreign targets that are not on U.S. soil, […]

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Making History Modern: New at Reason

When women bought retro futurism at $4.50 a yard Reason Staff|Nov. 19, 2017 9:45 am 1929 Mallinson’s & Co.She is an icon of 1920s modernity: an independent woman with bobbed hair and a short skirt, walking with her streamlined Borzoi, the quintessential Art Deco dog. Behind her is a New York City street. But instead […]

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