Drug policy and rationality go together like hot fudge and anchovies, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum. From marijuana to Salvia divinorum, from cocaine to "bath salts," from absinthe to Four Loko, panic precipitates and perpetuates prohibition as activists, politicians, and yellow journalists conspire to keep the American public alarmed about the psychoactive substances other people are consuming. Sullum picks five examples from the last year.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
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.
Plus: the foundations bankrolling bad tech policy, they is the word of the year, and more...
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.
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.