The controversial author on her acclaimed and condemned book, being deplatformed, and the future of free expression in an increasingly polarized marketplace of ideas
The refusal leaves in place a federal court decision favoring trans students' right to insist on accommodation.
Fearmongering culture panic leads to a new dumb low.
Plus: A reminder that censorship backfires, Wyoming city considers ban on "performance prostitution," and more...
Charges against Kraft were (rightfully) dismissed. The women he patronized now have criminal records.
Florida Drops Prostitution Case Against Robert Kraft, Still Pursues Charges Against the Women He Paid
Plus: DHS wants to ban some immigrants from getting four-year degrees, Louisiana cop who claimed attack admits he shot himself, and more...
One very sketchy story about an Oklahoma City teen’s tragic death has gone viral.
Plus: Alice Marie Johnson's RNC speech, Twitter bans bots pretending to be disillusioned black Democrats, and more...
"I know what moral panics look like; they look kind of like this."
American Airlines Reportedly Accused a Black Social Worker of Kidnapping the White Child In Her Care. Now She's Suing.
Never mind the court order showing the child as a dependent in her care.
Sen. Josh Hawley Says He 'Took on an Asian Trafficking Ring' and 'Freed a Dozen Women in Sex Slavery.' That's Not True.
As a state attorney, the young GOP senator oversaw raids of more than a dozen massage parlors, but he didn’t secure a single sex trafficking conviction.
We've seen this before...
The CDC's Shift From Vaping to COVID-19 Highlights the Crucial Differences Between Real and Metaphorical Epidemics
The agency's scaremongering about e-cigarettes undermined its credibility on the eve of a true public health crisis.
A new generation of marijuana prohibitionists is reviving old talking points with vaping products substituting for joints.
Government wants to force social media platforms to accept a “duty of care” to protect users from whatever they deem harmful.
GOP attacks on internet smut are heating up, but the porn industry has more practical threats to worry about.
E-cigarettes are under attack, but they are a safer way to consume nicotine than conventional smoking, says Jacob Sullum.
We found a lot of things to worry about over the past 10 years.
"It's all over Facebook."
Plus: climate change defamation suit can proceed, trade deal inches forward, and more…
Plus: Joe Biden still thinks weed might be a "gateway drug," D.C. sex work decriminalization bill won't get a vote, and more...
Anti-smoking advocacy groups have a long history of exploiting shoddy science for political gain.
High taxes and tight restrictions have handed huge chunks of the tobacco market to criminal networks. Why would vaping be any different?
America may be safer than ever, but residents of the Land of the Free seem set on raising their children in a climate of fear.
Plus: Juul targeted for smoking cessation claims, federal budget deficit tops $1 trillion, and more...
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Acts of Politically Motivated Violence Are Already Illegal. Making 'Domestic Terrorism' a Federal Crime Won't Help
A domestic terrorism law is bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.
The bipartisan bill says "using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act" or in any kind of labor counts as human trafficking.
Studies show no connection between games and real-world aggression.
'Killer' Walkman, 'Insane' Bicycles, and Novels Will Rot Your Brain: Pessimist Archive's Jason Feifer on 'Why We Resist New Things'
Jason Feifer's podcast explores "why we resist new things" and tells great stories about panics over the novel, the elevator, the waltz, margarine, and more.
Researchers made no effort to link the two.
A Pennsylvania mom faces reckless endangerment charges for assuming her children—ages 2, 5, and 7—could survive a very short wait.
Senator proposes telling publishers what virtual products they can and cannot sell to children.
Maybe people are just playing to escape all the Brexit news?
And no, teens aren't popping random pills at "Skittles parties" either.