The Drug Policy Alliance reports that House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner's draconian Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act—which, among other things, would have increased penalties for nonviolent drug offenders and made failure to snitch on your friends, relatives, and neighbors a federal crime—"is most likely (but not definitely) dead." For a detailed explanation of why the bill is so awful, see the Independence Institute's eye-opening analysis. Meanwhile, another rabid drug warrior, Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.), has introduced a bill that imposes penalties for methamphetamine possession—e.g., a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for five grams—that make the crack sentences created in the 1980s look mild by comparison. DPA is whipping up the opposition.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Testimony on FBI Failures Should Be a Wakeup Call for the Media and the GOP
Republicans were wrong to side with the state on privacy issues, and the media was wrong to lionize anti-Trump G-men.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.