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05/01/2016 - 6:00pm

    In a letter this month to inquiring lawmakers, the Drug Enforcement Administration quietly announced that it will decide whether to change the federal status of marijuana "in the first half of 2016." The move excited legalization advocates and reminded everyone else of how convoluted our drug regulatory...

04/30/2016 - 7:00am

    Wow, $5 billion.

    That’s the stunning amount Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams, which helped wreck America’s economy in 2008....

04/30/2016 - 12:00am

    The Washington Redskins are headed for the Supreme Court - in the guise of a dance rock band called The Slants. The Department of Justice has asked the court to review a lower court's holding that the Patent and Trademark Office violated the band's free-speech...

04/29/2016 - 9:00pm

    James Tracy is certainly a crank and also seems to be a terrible person. But Florida Atlantic University violated his academic freedom when it fired him from his tenured professorship in January, and he should win the lawsuit he's just brought against the school....

04/29/2016 - 4:00pm

    Campaigning for her mother in Maryland last week, Chelsea Clinton said the Supreme Court could issue a "definitive" ruling on gun control in the near future. Clinton didn't define "definitive," let alone "gun control." But with a...

04/29/2016 - 1:00pm

    It is intuitively appealing to connect the number of fighters a country sends to the Islamic State with poverty and inequality. The more desperate and economically downtrodden people are, the more likely it is that they'll join a terrorist group, right? Wrong,...

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