"I'm ashamed of you," Jay Rockefeller told Jason Healy and Craig Weiss during a Senate hearing last week. "I don't know how you go to sleep at night.…You're what's wrong with this country." What had Healy and Weiss done to rouse Rockefeller's ire? As the presidents of two leading electronic cigarette companies, they had promoted what Healy plausibly called "the most significant tobacco harm reduction product ever." Jacob Sullum says Rockefeller's sanctimonious outburst illustrates the baffling hostility to that product among people who claim to care about smoking-related disease and death.
Fairfax County, Virginia, allows home businesses but prohibits them from keeping inventory on site.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
One of the officers was fired after arresting two six-year-olds in one day.