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...
Plus: millennials are buying homes after all, protecting Pinterest from anti-vaxxers, and more...
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.
Amanda Forst 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.
When absurd ghost stories are passed off as actual journalism
Government statistics often show more reports of both. That doesn't mean either is on the rise.
It's not about school safety-it's about the money.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown talks about DHS's "Blue Campaign," which is pushing hotel and airline workers to call the feds if they suspect human trafficking.
Plus: Lionel Shriver on cultural erasure and Stormy Daniels on strip-club labor laws
How big hotel chains became arms of the surveillance state.
Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers and Their Customers With Secret Votes on Four New 'Protection' Laws
A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes.
"Society is all too ready to interpret the most innocent of gestures as a prelude to abusing a child."
A mom says her daughter was almost abducted at a rest stop. That's a stretch.
There's just no evidence about sex robots period, because at present they don't really exist. But that hasn't stopped folks from freaking out...
The House Criminal Justice Committee just voted unanimously in favor of a bill to ban sexting by anyone under age 19.
Friday A/V Club: The boxer who just got a posthumous presidential pardon was a central figure in one of the first battles over movie censorship.
Do deepfakes really represent "the collapse of reality"?
We need to up our media literacy game, not delegate responsibility to politicians who have no idea what they're doing.
The world is full of wonders.
Mandatory abuse reporting requirements lead to a novel marketing scheme.
Trump Wants to Meet with Video Game Industry Leaders to Complain About Gun Violence That's Not Their Fault
No, Call of Duty is not making kids shoot up schools.
The next stage of the safety hysteria cycle
As America deals with terrorist attacks and mass shootings, DHS and the FBI are busy enforcing misdemeanor vice laws.