Jacob Sullum

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Jacob Sullum
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How Drug Warriors Made the 'Opioid Epidemic' Deadlier
By Jacob Sullum
According to the lawsuits that four drug companies agreed to settle last week, the "opioid epidemic" was caused by overprescription ...
July 28, 2021
Biden Is Trying to Impose Online Censorship by Proxy
By Jacob Sullum
President Joe Biden wants to suppress speech that discourages Americans from being vaccinated against COVID-19. Because the First Amendment does ...
July 21, 2021
An Unbeatable Sprinter Is Defeated by an Irrational Prejudice
By Jacob Sullum
President Joe Biden's take on American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's one-month suspension for marijuana use was similar to hers and correct ...
July 07, 2021
Sha'Carri Richardson's Suspension Highlights an Arbitrary Distinction That Makes Less Sense Than Ever Before
By Jacob Sullum
President Joe Biden's take on American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's one-month suspension for marijuana use was similar to hers and correct ...
July 07, 2021
Did Congress Give the CDC More Authority Than the President?
By Jacob Sullum
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have argued about the merits of guidelines issued by the Centers for ...
June 30, 2021
The Feds Can't Compel States to Enforce Restrictions on Guns or Immigrants
By Jacob Sullum
When state and local officials decline to help enforce federal firearm rules they view as unconstitutional, The New York Times ...
June 23, 2021
Legislators Demand a Voice in Public Health Restrictions
By Jacob Sullum
Pennsylvania legislators last week officially ended the state's COVID-19 "disaster emergency," which Gov. Tom Wolf repeatedly extended after declaring it ...
June 16, 2021
How Can California's 'Assault Weapon' Ban Be Unconstitutional?
By Jacob Sullum
When California legislators enacted the country's first ban on military-style rifles in 1989, they gave no weight to the fundamental ...
June 09, 2021
For Decades Western Apologists Downplayed the Horrific Consequences of China's Reproductive Restrictions
By Jacob Sullum
It is not surprising that the Chinese Communist Party, which this week further loosened its legal limits on reproduction, still ...
June 02, 2021
Do Anti-BDS Laws Restrict Speech?
By Jacob Sullum
Two months after the journalist Abby Martin agreed to give the main address at Georgia Southern University's 2020 International Critical ...
May 26, 2021
The Agency Continues a Pattern of Arbitrary, Dubious and Ever-Changing Recommendations
By Jacob Sullum
"My promise is that CDC will continue to follow the science as our guide," Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers ...
May 19, 2021
Biden Hedges on His Promise to Free Pot Prisoners
By Jacob Sullum
Just before he left office, Donald Trump freed more than a dozen federal prisoners who had received sentences ranging from ...
May 05, 2021
SCOTUS Will Decide Whether the Right to Bear Arms Extends Beyond Your Doorstep
By Jacob Sullum
While it may seem obvious that the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" extends beyond the home, federal courts ...
April 28, 2021
The COVID-19 Disaster That Did Not Happen in Texas
By Jacob Sullum
When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted his statewide face mask mandate and his limits on business occupancy in early March, ...
April 21, 2021
The Supreme Court Reaffirms That COVID-19 Regulations Must Comply With the First Amendment
By Jacob Sullum
When Christians met in each other's homes for prayer or Bible study, they had to be careful. Such gatherings were ...
April 14, 2021
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