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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 12/2007

Cops Become Drugstore Cowboys in Vermont; 4th Amendment Officially Dead

| Posted 12.04.2007 | Politics

It's about time that everyone in America realizes that if you allow a drug war exception to the Fourth Amendment, the Constitution is effectively moot.

Smartest Drug Story of the Year?

| Posted 12.06.2007 | Politics

America lost the drug war not by making tactical errors-- but by picking the wrong enemy. Rolling Stone deserves credit for making a strong case for just how wrong that went.

The Only Thing Worse Than Letting Addicted Docs Practice is Banning Them...

| Posted 12.19.2007 | Healthy Living

Failing to allow doctors to anonymously seek treatment and removing their licenses will make doctors go to greater lengths to hide their problems and avoid ever seeking treatment.

Shock School Replicates Shocking Obedience Experiment

| Posted 12.21.2007 | Healthy Living

Here, however, poorly-trained staff inflicted serious and genuine emotional and physical pain on emotionally disordered children -- at the prompt of an anonymous caller, and outside an experimental setting!

No Surprise: State Spares 'Shock School,' Not Kids

| Posted 12.24.2007 | Healthy Living

No matter how many kids you order to be abused, there always seems to be a state regulator willing to give you one more chance.