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16 Aug 2018

Reason Video Podcast

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This video podcast features the latest stories from Reason TV, the video-journalism arm of Reason—the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a principled libertarian perspective. Our popular YouTube Channel and Facebook page, which receive millions of views every month, offer a mix of heavily reported documentaries, in-depth interviews, video essays, and laugh-out-loud parodies—all from a POV that you won't get from legacy media and dead-inside spokesbots for old left-right, liberal-conservative, Democratic-Republican outlets. Founded in 2007 by comedian Drew Carey, Reason TV explores and defends "free minds and free markets" in all aspects of human activity and it’s the nation's leading producer of libertarian video content.

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    Stossel: Free-Market Social Security

    Today is the 83rd anniversary of Social Security, and this year it went into the red. In the long run, it has a shortfall of $32 trillion. John Stossel says that the program is unsustainable. Young people shouldn't expect it to cover their retirement. Romina Boccia explains the Heritage Foundation's plan to allow young people to contribute to their Social Security payments via private investment accounts. Those private accounts would likely grow faster than people's contributions to Social Security, and young people could invest in "whatever floats your boat," Boccia tells Stossel.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    What We Saw at the Unite the Right II Protest

    So what happened at Unite the Right II? The organizer's permit application stated that about 400 attendees would gather outside the White House to commemorate last year's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The estimate was later downgraded to about 200, but by the time the rain started falling on Lafayette Square, it was clear that fewer than 30 were showing up amid a significant presence of cops and counterprotesters. Most of downtown Washington, D.C., was shutdown. Bands of black clad Antifa members came with shields, helmets, and gas masks, and police surrounded far right protesters to protect them from violence. Most counterprotesters never laid eyes on anyone from the group they came to stand against. Shot by Todd Krainin, Mark McDaniel, and Austin Bragg. Edited by Bragg. "Quirky Dog" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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    <em>Popehat</em>'s Ken White: 'Free Speech Is in Just as Much Danger from Conservatives'

    "When we buy into this narrative that free speech is a conservative value and censorship is a liberal value, we basically invite this chasm where the First Amendment and free speech values steadily get less and less support," says attorney Ken White, who's the proprietor of the legal blog Popehat, the host of the Make No Law podcast, and a contributing editor at Reason. "Saying that the First Amendment is conservative is historically completely illiterate. It's [protected] mostly progressives from being suppressed through most of the twentieth century." Reason's Nick Gillespie sat down with White, who spends his days as a criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Osborn in Los Angeles. They talked about Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, the dismissal of director James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy series, what limits should be put on employee speech inside and outside the workplace, and his libertarian views on law and society. Government is the "giant, vicious dog you bring in to protect you from robbers," says White, and it "traditionally ends up protecting the interests of the moneyed, the connected, and the powerful." Produced by Paul Detrick. Edited by Lorenz Lo. "Massive" by Podington Bear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Driving/Massive

  • Posted on 08 Aug 2018

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    ICE's No Tolerance Policy is Wreaking Havoc on Families and Clogging the Immigration System

    Despite policy changes designed to increase deportations, the Trump administration has yet to match the deportation numbers from the early years of the Obama administration, during which Barack Obama earned the moniker "Deporter-in-Chief." Five days after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order directing ICE to begin targeting "all removable aliens" living in the country. The Department of Homeland Security released a memo rescinding much of the discretion that ICE agents, prosecutors, and judges were previously allowed to exercise. The number of immigrants ICE has arrested and detained from the interior of the country has increased by about 30 percent between 2016 and 2017, but arrests at the border and the rate of deportations have slowed, while the backlog of pending cases has spiked. Mackins says that the lack of discretion emanating from the executive order and the DHS memo is causing a system overload.

  • Posted on 03 Aug 2018

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    Cultural Appropriation Tastes Damn Good: How Immigrants, Commerce, and Fusion Keep Food Delicious

    The late Jonathan Gold wrote about food in Southern California with an intimacy that brought readers closer to the people that made it. The Pulitzer Prize–winning critic visited high-end brick-and-mortar restaurants as well as low-end strip malls and food trucks in search of good food wherever he found it. Gold died of pancreatic cancer last month, but he still influences writers like Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Arellano sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to talk about Gold's legacy, political correctness in cuisine, and why Donald Trump's love of taco salad gives him hope in the midst of all of the president's anti-Mexican rhetoric. The interview took place at Burritos La Palma, named by Gold as home to one of the five best L.A. burritos. Produced and edited by Paul Detrick. "Hang for Days" by Silent Partner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

  • Posted on 01 Aug 2018

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