The War On Drugs
The war on drugs has taken big steps toward ending in recent months as more and more officials call for the forty year old operation to end. President Carter recently put an op-ed in the New York Times where he reiterated his objections to the “war”, and repeated a phase he used back in ‘77: “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the...
Hey Ya’ll, I’m experiencing a strange influx of work that’s making me about 300% busier than usual. I’m putting the blog on hiatus until I can give it the minimal amount of attention it deserves. Thanks for your continued reading, Ex-Mod
Writing about this feels a little like discussing an episode of The Jersey Shore, so I’ll be brief. I find it incredibly disturbing how closely criminal trials mirror entertainment, and how seemingly arbitrary it is which trials become national news stories. Though what happened to that kid is horrendous, I don’t need to know the details or watch it on TV. Don’t talk to me about one kid, talk...
News of the World & Rupert Murdoch
A few people have E-mailed me asking why I haven’t commented on this story yet. I try not to blog about the kinds of stories that leave me with nothing new to add to the conversation. There’s also very little about this story that I find surprising. Are tabloid journalists the scum of the earth? You bet. Is Rupert Murdoch a manipulative bastard more interested in making money than holding his...