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Quaker political activists highlight the importance of an informed and active electorate

A Quaker group is quietly making its mark on modern presidential politics by sending representatives to campaign events to ask carefully planned and probing questions that candidates seldom face from friendly rally-goers and mainstream reporters.

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Rand Paul Is Out—But Libertarianism Is Finally Mainstream: New at Reason

Rand Paul is out. Donald Trump just schlonged the Grand Old Party in New Hampshire. And Bernie Sanders is setting dumpster fires in the hearts and minds of America’s youth.

Borrowing the sage words of moral philosopher (and round robin bowler) Walter Sobchak, we have to ask: Has the whole world gone crazy?

Matt Kibbe hopes to convince you that the answer is no. Despite ominous signs that the End Times near, everything’s going to be all right.

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Don’t Put Right-to-Work in the Virginia Constitution: New at Reason

Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly are working to enshrine the state right-to-work law in the state constitution. A. Barton Hinkle explains why that’s a bad idea:

Not every good idea belongs in the Constitution. It’s a good idea to carry an umbrella if it looks like rain—but we don’t need a constitutional amendment for that, do we?

As Democrats in the state Senate quickly pointed out, Virginia’s right-to-work law has thrived, unmolested, for more than four decades now. It does not seem to be in even slight peril.

But it should not become part of the state Constitution even if it were in peril. After all, it is nothing but a response to federal legislation. Writing constitutional provisions to answer legislative mandates dilutes the purpose of having a constitution in the first place.

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