Finally, Some Common Sense on Cannabis

Finally, Some Common Sense on Cannabis

Until recent years, marijuana prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as “soft on drugs.” But finally, thanks to determined activists and broad support from the general public,...
The Farm Bill’s Wasteful Welfare Program

The Farm Bill’s Wasteful Welfare Program

Some aspects of American agriculture are quite odd. For example, to meet a farmer these days, you don’t need to venture out to the hinterland. Thousands of our farmers are city slickers. And they’re really slick, for many of them neither plant nor harvest...
The Food Stamp Fracas

The Food Stamp Fracas

“Stop the moochers!” shouted a flock of GOP budget whackers in the House of Representatives. It was back in July, before they flapped away for their five-week long summer break. This was the battle cry of conservative House lawmakers as they ripped all...