May 31, 2023 6:30 am

Senators Want To Declare Fentanyl a National Security Threat

Plus: SCOTUS won’t hear Reddit sex trafficking case, debt deal would increase spending on SNAP benefits, and more…

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May 25, 2023 11:00 am

Panicked by Fentanyl Analogs, Biden Embraces the Mandatory Minimums He Claims To Oppose

A House-approved bill that the president supports would expand the draconian penalties he supposedly wants to abolish.

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May 24, 2023 3:55 pm

Even After Legalization, Maryland Cops Wanted to Search People Based on the Odor of Pot. Legislators Said No.

Police have a long history of using the real or imagined smell of marijuana to justify outrageous invasions.

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May 24, 2023 9:06 am

The Republican Primary Consensus for Sending the Military Into Mexico

Presidential contender Tim Scott, who announced recently, says he will use “the world’s greatest military to fight these terrorists” south of the border. He’s not alone.

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May 22, 2023 10:15 am

Minnesota Will Be the 23rd State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Possession and home cultivation will be legal as of August 1, and licensed sales could begin in late 2024.

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May 19, 2023 11:50 am

Desperate To Avoid Decriminalization, Washington Legislators Lovingly Threaten Drug Users With Jail

The imminent expiration of a law that recriminalized drug possession triggered a bipartisan panic.

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May 18, 2023 2:10 pm

Pot Legalization Is a ‘Big Mistake’ Only If You Ignore the Value of Freedom and the Injustice of Prohibition

The harm caused by marijuana abuse does not justify reverting to an oppressive policy that criminalized peaceful conduct.

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May 8, 2023 1:05 pm

Texas House Overwhelmingly Approves Restrictions on No-Knock Warrants

Conservatives who support the bill recognize the conflict between unannounced home invasions and the Second Amendment.

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May 3, 2023 8:20 am

A Bonus Reason Roundtable. Live From New York City!

Enjoy a special video episode recorded live from New York City’s illustrious Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground.

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May 3, 2023 4:00 am

New Senate Bill Would Turn Online Services Into Narcs

An expanded surveillance state can’t solve problems created by drug prohibition.

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May 1, 2023 11:25 am

Minnesota Is Poised To Join 22 Other States in Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

The debate over the details shows that, despite all the talk of treating cannabis like alcohol, legislators are not prepared to fully embrace that model.

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April 28, 2023 10:55 am

This Bill Aims To Reduce Mass Incarceration by Encouraging States To Cut Their Prison Populations

The legislation, whose authors say two-fifths of prisoners are locked up without a “compelling public safety justification,” would reward states that take a more discriminating approach.

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April 27, 2023 11:30 am

The Louisville Cop Who Killed Breonna Taylor Has a New Law Enforcement Gig

Myles Cosgrove never faced criminal charges in connection with Taylor’s death, but he was fired for his reckless use of deadly force.

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