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The Genuinely Honorable Walter Jones

I just retired after serving 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 16 years before that as a lawyer and Judge. Of all the great men and women with whom I have worked during my career, Walter Jones

Alita: Battle Angel Is A Movie About Our Post-Human Future—and Proof It’s Already Here

20th Century Fox/Lightstorm EntertainmentAlita: Battle Angel works a casual post-humanism into nearly every facet of its world. The film, a mega-budget adaptation of a popular manga series by filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron, is set in a far-future post-war

A Presidential Tweet Can’t Stop the TVA from Shuttering Two Coal-Fired Generation Plants

Michael Brochstein/Zuma Press/NewscomWhen President Donald Trump heard this week that the Tennesee Valley Authority’s board of directors was preparing to vote on closing down two aging coal-fired electricity generation plants, he tweeted: “Coal is an important part of our electricity

Democracy in Decline? New at Reason

Ullstein/Getty ImagesThere is no more satisfying description of democracy than Winston Churchill’s declaration that it “is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Among compliments, backhanded ones are the