In his new book Meth Mania, sociologist Nicholas Parsons shows that public alarm about methamphetamine bears little or no relationship to objective measures of use or abuse. Parsons analyzes three distinct meth panics, arguing that they can best be understood by considering the motivations of people with an interest in creating a sense of emergency. As Jacob Sullum explains, the consequences have been as uglier than a tweeker in an anti-meth ad.
If politicians are going to paint their opponents as illegitimate, they should be prepared to receive the same treatment in return.
A class-action lawsuit is now challenging the DEA's habit of seizing large amounts of cash from travelers without evidence of any crime.
The FBI Wants To Treat Carter Page Warrant Mistakes Like Training Problems. A Court Adviser Says That's Not Enough.
After seriously messing up its warrant applications with the FISA Court, can the FBI be trusted?
Isabel Fall is canceled. It's the science fiction world's loss.