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Reason.tv's Nanny of the Month: SF Mayor Gavin Newsom

They’ve targeted bottled water and the selling of all kinds of pets, er, “animal companions.” And now, with the soda scold who’s yanking sugary beverages from vending machines, the City by the Bay pulls off the first-ever Nanny of the

Reason.tv: 3 Reasons The New Financial Regs Won't Fix Anything

The financial reform bill currently working its way toward President Barack Obama’s desk for signing is being touted as the biggest overhaul of the banking and investment sectors since the Great Depression. But the new regs won’t be any more

Reason.tv: Citizenship and The Pursuit of Happiness

Whether it’s Arizona’s controversial new law or President Obama’s decision to send additional national guard troops to the US/Mexico border, immigration remains one of the most contentious issues in contemporary politics. As the battle over “comprehensive” reform heats up, everyone

Reason.tv: Is Sweden a Supermodel for America's Economy?

To the American mind there may be nothing more quintessentially Swedish than the leggy, blond supermodel. But there’s another Swedish model that inspires almost as much admiration–the Swedish economic model. With a generous welfare state and high living standards, Sweden

Reason.tv: 3 Reasons Obama Should Kick His Own Ass

President Barack Obama made news on The Today Show when he talked about kicking some ass over the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. If he is interested in punishing those responsible for what is shaping up as

Reason.tv: Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

It’s not surprising that so many parents are so worried about autism. After all, the disorder strikes about one out of every 115 kids, its prevalence seems to be growing, and its cause or causes remain mysterious. A 1998 article

Reason.tv: Is The Tea Party Movement Racist?

Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Tea Party movement is “struggling to overcome accusations of racism,” some of which has been perpetuated in its editorial pages. Yesterday’s New York Times, home to the most obsessively anti-Tea Party editorial page

Reason.tv: 3 Reasons YouTube Shouldn't Censor Downfall Parodies

The video sharing site YouTube.com recently started blocking access to countless parodies of the 2004 German movie Downfall, a critically acclaimed film that chronicles Adolf Hitler’s final days in a Berlin bunker. The parodies take off from a powerful monologue

Reason.tv: 21: Is it Time to Lower the Drinking Age?

The drinking age in the US has been 21 for more than 20 years. Today, we all take the drinking age for granted, but should we? In fact, the US is one of only four countries in the world with

Reason.tv: Advice Goddess Amy Alkon on Beating Manners Into Rude People

“I don’t like regulations,” says Amy Alkon, a syndicated advice columnist who blogs daily at AdviceGoddess.com. “I like to shame people into behaving better.” Reason.tv’s Ted Balaker sat down with Alkon to discuss her new book, I See Rude People:

Reason.tv: 3 Reasons Obama's High-Speed Rail Will Go Nowhere Fast

Supertrain 2010 = Supertrain 1979! President Barack Obama has pledged $8 billion in tax dollars to build a national network of high-speed rail–trains that can carry passengers at speeds in excess of 150 MPH. But the Supertrain fantasy was a