Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)

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Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)

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Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)

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The Marxist Move to Cancel Jefferson

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Posted: Oct 21, 2021 12:01 AM

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In our age of historical revisionism, the city officials in New York City have set their sights on a statue of our third president – Thomas Jefferson. This is a statue that has been in City Hall since 1833. It was moved about 80 years ago to the actual chamber where the business of the city is conducted.
“Jefferson Statue Will Be Removed From N.Y.C. Council Chambers,”declares the New York Times.

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Hispanic Cop Notorious for Claiming to Be Black Sued for Making Fellow Officer’s Life ‘Living Hell’

A Miami Police Department Captain and former union boss who was probed by state law enforcement and the FBI for a pattern of abuse and bias against Black people has been sued by a fellow sergeant for allegedly upending the man’s career.
Edwin Gomez, a 23-year veteran of the Miami Police Department, claims in his Monday lawsuit—a copy of which was obtained by The Daily Beast—that he participated in a racial discrimination investigation filed against Javier Ortiz in Jan. 2020.

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Iraqi Comedian Ahmed Albasheer: The U.S. Invasion Left a Saddam on Every Corner

The comedian and political satirist Ahmed Albasheer is the most popular media figure in Iraq—half of the country regularly tunes into his show. An outspoken critic of government corruption, Albasheer has also lamented the failure of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the toppling of Saddam Hussein to bring democracy to the country.

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Iraqi Comedian Ahmed Albasheer: The U.S. Invasion Left a Saddam on Every Corner

The comedian and political satirist Ahmed Albasheer is the most popular media figure in Iraq—half of the country regularly tunes into his show. An outspoken critic of government corruption, Albasheer has also lamented the failure of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the toppling of Saddam Hussein to bring democracy to the country.

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Reason Has 12 Podium Finishes at the Southern California Journalism Awards

The Los Angeles Press Club held its annual Southern California Journalism Awards gala this past weekend, and as in years past, Reason managed to pick up some hardware. We were finalists in 15 categories and ended up on the podium for 12 of them, including two first-place finishes.
Without further ado:
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ReasonTV contributor Qinling Li’s “Meet the Trans Activists Fighting for Sex Worker Freedom” received first place honors in the category of Gender and Society.

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Reason Has 12 Podium Finishes at the Southern California Journalism Awards

The Los Angeles Press Club held its annual Southern California Journalism Awards gala this past weekend, and as in years past, Reason managed to pick up some hardware. We were finalists in 15 categories and ended up on the podium for 12 of them, including two first-place finishes.
Without further ado:
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ReasonTV contributor Qinling Li’s “Meet the Trans Activists Fighting for Sex Worker Freedom” received first place honors in the category of Gender and Society.

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Leopoldo and His Purpose

Leopoldo López talks to the media at the residence of the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Venezuela, May 2, 2019. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)
A conversation with Leopoldo López, a leader of the Venezuelan opposition, a onetime political prisoner, and a fighting exile
Editor’s Note: The below is an expanded version of a piece that appears in the current issue of National Review.

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