Dumping Russian Vodka is Stupid

It might feel good but it has zero impact on Putin.

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SCOTUS Lifts California Worship Ban

How should we balance public health and fundamental rights?

SCOTUS Strikes Down New York Church Closures

The right to worship trumps the public’s health.

WHO Says Limit Alcohol Consumption During Pandemic

Next thing you know, they’ll tell us to eat vegetables.

Most Americans Still Not Staying at Home

Social distancing is helping but too many aren’t taking it seriously enough.

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WHO Says Alcohol Not Good Coping Strategy

What do they know, anyway?

Short-Lived New York City Blackout Brings Back Memories Of Much Bigger Events

Last night New York City experienced what turned out to be a short-lived blackout mostly limited to Manhattan’s West Side, but it brought back memories of much bigger events.

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Residency Requirement For Liquor Sales License

The Supreme Court issued a significant ruling on Monday that could make it easier to buy and sell alcoholic beverages across state lines.

‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

Justices Appear Skeptical Of Residency Requirements In Alcohol Sales Laws

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that could make it easier for consumers to buy and ship wine and other adult beverages across state lines.

SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Make It Easier To Buy Wine From Out Of State

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that could make it easier to order and ship wine from out-of-state retailers.

Judge Lets North Dakota Voter ID Law That Discriminates Against Native Americans Stand

A Federal Judge is letting a North Dakota Voter ID law that clearly discriminates against Native Americans stand.

What’s The Problem With Apu?

One of the longest-lasting characters on The Simpsons may not be long for this world, but before we write him off perhaps we ought to stop and think.

Nancy Reagan Dead At 94

Nancy Reagan was a crucial part what made Ronald Reagan the man he was, and today she passed away at the age of 94.

Playboy To Drop Nude Pictorials

From now on, you’ll just have to read it for the articles.

Alcohol Tax Weirdness

Taxes on wine, beer, and spirits vary wildly from state-to-state and even within each state.

What Gun Laws Would Help?

David Frum calls for several measures to reduce gun violence.

Baltimore Under Siege

Just over a week after a death at the hands of police that remains incredibly suspicious, Baltimore is the sight of violent riots.

Only One Person Has ‘Blood On His Hands’ In The Deaths Of Officers Ramos And Liu, And He’s Already Dead

NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot dead while sitting in their patrol car In Brooklyn. And those suggesting that anyone other than the killer has “blood on their hands” are being absurd.

Ferguson Grand Jury Returns No Indictment In Michael Brown Shooting

A not unexpected decision from the Grand Jury that investigated the Michael Brown shooting.

Voters In Washington, D.C. And Oregon, And Probably Alaska, Approve Marijuana Legalization

Big victories for advocates of marijuana legalization.

Is Scott Walker Too White To Get Elected?

TNR makes the worst possible case for a proposition that’s almost certainly right.

No, It’s Not Time For A New War On Booze

A supposed conservative calls for massive increases in taxes on alcohol.

Kim Jong Un Ordering Executions While Drunk?

Kim Jong Un seems to share his father’s taste for alcohol.

Navy Bans Early Morning Alcohol Sales

Sailors will now be required to wait until 9 am to buy booze.

ACLU: Police Can Read, Track, And Store Your License Plate Number Wherever You Go

New technology brings the day of round the clock tracking of citizens who’ve done nothing wrong ever closer.

Bourbon Snobbery

The noted wine critic Robert Parker recently forayed into reviewing bourbon and came under intense fire from enthusiasts of American whiskey.

College Bars Going Out of Style?

A wonderfully descriptive story in the New York Times Style section that’s almost surely mere anecdote being touted as trend.

Washington Privatizes Liquor Sales, Jacks Up Costs

Washington has become the first state in decades to privatize its state-run liquor stores. They’ve coupled this with onerous fees on private distributors.

Let’s Get The Federal Goverment Out Of The Political Convention Business

Your tax dollars should not be paying for this.

Herman Cain Was Against A National Sales Tax Before He Was For It

Less than a year ago, Herman Cain was denouncing a tax plan that is remarkably similar to the one he now advocates.

Cheering For Death At The Reagan Library Debate

There was a somewhat disturbing moment during last night’s GOP Debate.

ThinkProgress Flogs Drunken Horse

Whether due to innumeracy or intentional deceitfulness, ThinkProgress has the JobsOhio bill totally wrong.

National Drinking Habits

Americans drink less than Europeans and far less than Russians.

Social Conservatives Leading Effort To Block Legalization Of Sunday Alcohol Sales In Georgia

The success of Christian conservatives in blocking efforts to legalize Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia demonstrates why concentrating solely on national politics is a mistake.