Who Exactly is Against Marijuana Legalization, and Why?

Consider this: the Supreme Court tipped the national scales on same-sex marriage after it had been legalized in thirty-seven states. Marijuana has some status of legality in over half the country (according to Pew Research), with new laws budding every day. Will the Supreme Court follow a similar route of judicial legalization with marijuana? Possibly. […]

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Does Robert Lewis Dear Really Represent Pro-Lifers?

Hours after purported pro-life activist Robert Lewis Dear killed three and wounded nine at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility on Friday, pro-choice activists were already blaming the shooting on pro-life rhetoric. Is this connection fair? There are many threads to this discussion. First, the only evidence we have that Dear was motivated by hatred for […]

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Pundits Quick to Blame Snowden for Paris Attacks

If the aftermath of 9/11 taught us anything, it is that centralized governments slouching toward totalitarianism never let a crisis go to waste. And, in a corollary, citizens are far more credulous and trusting when they have just experienced a trauma. So, in the wake of the Paris attacks, it doesn’t surprise me at all […]

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Insane Fact: The Death Penalty Costs More than Life in Prison

It would seem like a really obvious thing that an inmate that is executed costs the State less than an inmate that lives out the rest of his life in jail. In what might be one of the more puzzling realities of the modern justice system, this is actually not the case. At all: It’s […]

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Transgender “Woman” Upset with Handling by TSA

A man who now self-identifies as a transgender woman is upset that the TSA detained him/her for a while because of an “anomaly” with their scanner. That “anomaly” was the man’s penis. But he’s upset the TSA wanted him to go through the scanners as a man. Because it was embarrassing and all that. And […]

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Hillary Clinton Courting the Private Prison Lobby

According to an article in The Intercept, the private prison lobby is working closely with Hillary Clinton to fund her 2016 presidential run: Last week, Clinton and other candidates revealed a number of lobbyists who are serving as “bundlers” for their campaigns. Bundlers collect contributions on behalf of a campaign, and are often rewarded with special favors, such as […]

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Is Kim Davis a Martyr or a Malefactor?

Yesterday, I wrote about Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses of any kind since the June Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Yesterday, I asked the question of whether Davis was a hero or a hypocrite, since she herself has been married four times. Since I wrote that […]

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