January 20, 2022 3:00 am

Seattle and Detroit Move Toward Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Though state laws in both places have not yet adapted, consumers of “entheogenic” plants and fungi are now less likely to be arrested and prosecuted in the two cities.

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January 14, 2022 2:11 pm

Her Husband Died After Police Hogtied Him for 90 Minutes. Could She Ever Hold Them Accountable?

Kelli Goode’s civil suit is a case study in how difficult it can be to get state actors to take responsibility when they allegedly infringe on someone’s rights.

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January 10, 2022 2:15 am

2022 Is The Year To Stop Letting Fear Control Us And Hold Tight To Hope

As we start off a new year, let’s reject the fear being pushed on us at every turn, and let America be the land of hope once again.

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December 30, 2021 9:06 am

In 2021, Qualified Immunity Reform Died a Slow, Painful Death

Despite bipartisan momentum at the federal level, Congress still couldn’t get anything over the finish line.

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December 29, 2021 1:30 pm

Why the Pandemic Will End Only When We Demand It’s Over

Ronald Bailey and Jacob Sullum on the future of COVID-19, the politicization of science, the failure of mandates, and how to talk with anti-vaxxers.

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December 16, 2021 2:30 am

Studies Proving Generic Drugs Can Fight COVID Are Being Suppressed

To identify the best ways to treat and prevent COVID-19, doctors should be able to use every possible safe means at their disposal. Unfortunately, that is impossible in our current political climate.

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December 13, 2021 12:36 pm

A Judge Has Ordered Him Released From Prison—Twice. The Government Still Won’t Set Him Free.

Bobby Sneed’s story highlights how far some government agents will go to keep people locked up, flouting the same legal standards they are charged with upholding.

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December 10, 2021 3:00 am

A Scientific Life on the Edge

Stanton Peele’s memoir of his “lonely quest to change how we see addiction” contradicts the prejudices that still dominate the drug policy debate.


December 7, 2021 3:20 am

Biden’s Border Crisis Is Killing More Americans Than Ever With Spike In Drug Trafficking

Cartels are taking advantage of law enforcement weaknesses and policy failures to smuggle record amounts of fentanyl into the United States.


December 7, 2021 3:00 am

Vaping Regulation Threatens a Lifesaving Smoking Alternative

Policy makers are acting as if saving the lives of smokers via harm-reducing alternatives counts for nothing.

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November 22, 2021 2:06 pm

Man Faces 30-Year Sentence in the Self-Defense Case Everyone Ignored Last Week

Some are using Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal to argue for harsher laws and punishments. Andrew Coffee IV’s case is a study in why that’s an awful idea.

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November 16, 2021 2:00 am

How Democrats’ Build Back Better Plan Would Spike Seniors’ Drug Costs

The latest version of Democrats’ $4 trillion Build Back Better reconciliation bill includes a provision to empower the government to set Medicare drug prices.

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November 12, 2021 11:31 am

California Desert Towns Struggle To Survive As Violent, Illegal Drug Cartels Take Over

Mexican drug cartels operating illegal marijuana farms are taking over the Southern California desert with gang violence and Americans are fleeing.

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