If there's a silver lining for the bars and restaurants that have been hit by the COVID-19 lockdowns, it's the widespread loosening of liquor laws.
Absurd enforcement of liquor regulations harms public health efforts.
The WHO Helped Spread Chinese Communist Lies About COVID-19. Now It's Lecturing People About Drinking During Quarantine.
The WHO arguably failed at its most basic mission of stopping the spread of a global pandemic, but it's still willing to hector people about their drinking habits.
After Pennsylvania Closed All Liquor Stores, Residents Crossed State Borders To Buy Booze. Now Ohio Is Shutting Down Out-of-State Sales.
Border counties are now prohibited from selling to anyone without proof of residency.
What happens to bars in a world where bars as we've always known them are forbidden?
For all the good prohibition might do to reduce domestic violence, it won't actually solve that problem and it will certainly cause others.
The state has shut down all liquor stores, leading customers to crowd into retailers across the border.
Rules designed to keep alcohol safe for children are slowing down production of a product that’s in short supply.
Takeout and delivery orders are the only thing keeping the state's 115 craft breweries afloat during the coronavirus outbreak.
American whisky and wine drinkers are being punished for trying to amicably trade what they have for what they want.
If cities will accommodate huge numbers of visitors, why not extend the courtesy to locals?
A 100 percent tariff on European wines could all but wipe out the industry.
While the issue is far from settled, a decline in Canadian beer sales and a drop in binge drinking among college students reinforce the case for a substitution effect.
Independent booze retailers are trying to stifle competition using arguments from Prohibition.
Confusing regulations put well-run businesses at the mercy of bureaucratic brutes.
This Chronicle of Sloppy Alcohol Breath Testing Highlights the Hidden Problems With Supposedly Scientific Forensic Evidence
Even when a technology is valid in theory, haphazard methods can lead to wrongful convictions.
Remnants of Prohibition-era policies continue to frustrate brewers.
Bad laws can cause problems long after they've been passed and forgotten.
Policies aimed at curtailing the harms caused by substance abuse may instead magnify those harms.
Massachusetts Voters May Finally Get a Chance To Repeal the State's Awful Cap on Beer and Wine Sales
For too long, state lawmakers have played favorites with booze laws. Will they finally let voters decide where they can buy?
What's in a name? Money, apparently.
Castle Danger Brewing is the latest of the state's craft breweries to be victimized by a law that forbids all but the smallest operations from selling growlers on location.
The state's heavily regulated restaurant industry thinks beer gardens have it too easy
Karaoke and beer? No. Karaoke, pool, and beer? OK!
The conservative justice would have permitted a nakedly anti-competitive regulation.
Tennessee's residency requirement for retail license applicants "blatantly favors the state's residents and has little relationship to public health and safety," Justice Alito wrote.
The moral arc of the universe is actually a squiggly line
Short of rescinding ridiculous liquor laws, the best way to deal with such silly restrictions is to ignore them.
The Last Word is what every politician wants. It's better in boozy form.
Virginia Alcohol Regulators Said Ending Ban on Happy Hour Ads Would Literally Kill People, Then Supported Ending the Ban
This is a clear victory for freedom, but the way it went down might make you scratch your head a little.
Tennessee alcohol merchants are asking the Supreme Court to uphold an absurd residency requirement that shields them from competition.
Now restaurants can sell alcohol on Sundays as early as 11:00 a.m.