The Reason staff in Washington, DC gathered at Mackey's Pub tonight to celebrate the Reason blog, Hit & Run, being named one of the five winning political blogs in Playboy. I went down to DC for the event, held at Mackey's Pub. My only quibble: Why are so many events where you go for the purpose of talking to interesting people held at places where you have to yell to hold a conversation? Even so, a great time was had by all, with conversation topics ranging from the Roberts confirmation to the disillusionment of conservatives and libertarians who supported Bush (Bruce Bartlett of the National Center for Policy Analysis has an upcoming book about Bush's betrayal of the Reagan legacy) to the recent anti-war demonstration in Washington (the Cato Institute's Evan Pierre told me that he goes to demonstrations of all stripes -- pro-life, pro-choice, anti-war, and would gladly go to pro-war ones if they drew more than a handful of people -- just because he enjoys seeing Americans exercise their rights) to same-sex marriage to Ivy League mommy-trackers and more.
With Reason editor Julian Sanchez
With WNET talk show host Luke Thomas (EndofPolitcs.com)
With Volokh Conspirator Randy Barnett
With Megan McArdle, aka Jane Galt of Asymmetrical Information, and Reason's Nick Gillespie
(You can click on the photos to see the full-size version.)