Our Weird Drug Laws

Federal and state marijuana policies are wildly out of sync.

Biden, Harris, and Tha God

A powerful voice in Black media is a thorn in the administration’s side.

Biden Pardons Federal and DC Marijuana Users

A small but positive step.

Jimmy Buffett, 1946-2023

The Gulf and Western singer, songwriter, and mogul has died at 76.

Righting Past Wrongs

Thousands of LGBTQ veterans are seeking to have their discharges upgraded.

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The All-Volunteer Force at 50

Is America’s military capable of fighting the next war?

Addiction and the Public Health Question

A brief foray into looking at Alabama state policy on fighting addiction.

David Crosby, 1941-2023

The folk rock legend is gone at 81.

Matt Yglesias’ Return to His Roots

The one-time Juiceboxer is still annoying the mainstream media.

Punishment for Acquitted Conduct

The Supreme Court may revisit a controversial criminal justice ruling.

Lessons from the Fetterman Victory?

This kind of “analysis” drives me nuts

Military Recruiting Woes

The US armed forces are looking for a few more good men and women.

Pretextual Searches on the Interstate

Assumptions of racial animus are overshadowing a story that’s outrageous enough on its own.

Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

Mayberry and White America

When life doesn’t imitate art.

The Divide Within Our Parties is Almost as Wide as that Between Them

Pew’s new typology shows the diversity of both US political parties.

‘Party House’ Rapist Gets No Jail Time

A really strange case.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

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Vaccine Incentivization: Sticks Better Than Carrots

Making it difficult for refuseniks works better than prizes.

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

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Culture Wars are a Long Game

Conservatives have lost it one generation at a time.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

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Coloradans Need Not Apply

A law seeking to help the state’s workers seems to be having the opposite effect.

Some CRT Theory/Politics of Race Thoughts

You know, some light weekend thoughts.

Marijuana Legalization’s Inevitability

It’s seemingly just a matter of time before recreational use is allowed throughout the United States.

Virginia Legalizes Marijuana

My home state has become the first in the South to join the trend.

The Rhetorical Framing of HR1

A truly silly characterization from Senator Mike Lee.

Biden Staffers Fired for Marijuana Use?

Credulous reports notwithstanding, there’s more to the story.

A Return to the (Lack of) Evidence of Significant Fraud

A CPAC speaker and the return of the problem of the Heritage electoral fraud database.

Police Warned About Nashville Bomber 16 Months Ago

In hindsight, there were more than a few clues.

Larry Hogan 2024

Could a blue state governor be the future of the Republican Party?

Virginia’s Stunning Transformation

A disgraced governor is signing a wave of progressive legislation

No, Biden Shouldn’t Move Left

Sanders supporters need to get on the bus.

Prosecutors In Two Virginia Counties Will Stop Prosecution Of Some Marijuana Cases

Prosecutors in two Virginia counties have announced that they will decline to prosecute low-level drug possession cases.

Democrats Clash In Fifth Debate

The fifth Democratic debate brought some candidate clashes, but hardly the no-holds-barred type of event you might expect for this late in the pre-primary process.

South Park Banned In China After Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship

South Park mocked Chinese censorship so, of course, they were censored in China.

Conservatism without Originalism

A defense of a modest philosophy of judicial interpretation.

Joe Biden Being Joe Biden is Hurting Joe Biden

The 76-year-old Democratic frontrunner’s penchant for gaffes is raising questions about his fitness to govern.

Biden Bounces Back, Harris Takes Fire In Second Night Of Second Debate

As was the case a month ago, Vice-President Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were the focus of last night’s debate. Things turned out very differently, though.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.

Most Americans Oppose Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Another poll is out showing that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the President’s decision to ban transgender troops from serving in the military.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Prohibition On “Immoral” Trademarks

The Supreme Court has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act barring approval of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks as unconstitutional.

Even Most Republicans Disagree With Trump On Transgender Military Ban

A new poll finds increasing support for transgender rights, even among Republicans.

Illinois Set To Become 11th State To Legalize Marijuana

Further progress for advocates of marijuana legalization from the Land of Lincoln.

Majority Of Americans Support Transgender Rights On Bathroom Access, Other Issues

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans support equal rights for transgender Americans, with only Republicans disagreeing with that position.

Trump Laying Impeachment Trap?

An absurd theory for an absurd time.

Denver Votes To Decriminalize Psychadelic Mushrooms

In a first of its kind move, voters in Denver have voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

Bill Weld Launches Primary Challenge To Trump

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has officially joined the race for the 2020 Republican Presidential nomination

What Exactly Does Beto O’Rourke Believe In?

So far, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign has been far more about image than substance.

Marijuana Legalization Becoming Consensus Issue Among 2020 Democratic Candidates

Democratic candidates for President are quickly voicing support for marijuana legalization.