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American Reason: Addressing personhood

As we recently saw with the Wendy Davis filibuster in Texas, the abortion debate has started heating up again. Many conservative states appear to be competing to see who can ban abortions at the earliest stage of pregnancy, and in August, Mississippi may become the first state to de facto ban abortion clinics through rigorous […]

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American Reason: Game of drones

In response to a citizen-led initiative, the Iowa City City Council temporarily banned the use of certain surveillance technologies such as traffic cameras, license plate readers and drones for traffic and parking enforcement. These sorts of tools possess capabilities far beyond the imagination of the writers of the constitution, so how do we ensure the […]

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American Reason: Beyond Border Security

With his failure to get the Dream Act passed, President Obama was unable to deliver on his promise of immigration reform last term. This term, immigration looks to be one of the President’s top priorities and some sort of a new bill should come to a vote in Congress soon. However, there are a number […]

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American Reason: Foreign Policy: To Serve And Protect?

In light of the upcoming changes in President Obama’s cabinet  as well as the United Nation’s recent estimate of 60,000 deaths in the ongoing conflict in Syria, this is the time to discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy.  In this months edition of American Reason, we ask whether or not the U.S. should act as […]

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