Sleepwalkers Awoke!

Andrew Sullivan called it “the Great Awokening” in a shrewd New York Magazine column this week. He refers, off course, to earlier episodes of American religious hysteria, namely the Great Awakening of the 1730s that featured the Rev. Jonathan Edwards raining sulfur and brimstone down on

Fourth Circuit Rejects Libel Claims over Misleading Edits in Katie Couric’s “Under the Gun”

From yesterday’s Fourth Circuit decision in Virginia Citizens Defense League v. Couric, the facts: … In 2016, journalist Couric and filmmaker Soechtig released a documentary titled Under the Gun. The documentary concerns gun policy in America, and it takes a

Can Algorithms Run Things Better Than Humans?

Police in Orlando, Florida, are using a powerful new tool to identify and track folks in real time. Video streams from four cameras located at police headquarters, three in the city’s downtown area, and one outside of a recreation center

Can Algorithms Run Things Better Than Humans? New at Reason

PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock, WikimediaPolice in Orlando, Florida, are using a powerful new tool to identify and track folks in real time. Video streams from four cameras located at police headquarters, three in the city’s downtown area, and one outside of a recreation