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Rick Scott's 'Ugly Attack' Comes To An End

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to su...

Dave Jamieson

The Washington Post May No Longer Make Job Seekers Pee In A Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

If you've ever been offered a job at The Washington Post, you know there's one undignified step in the hiring process that just about everyone goes th...

Small Businesses Speak Out Against Scott Walker

Duncan Hosie | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Scott Walker wants to place new burdens on poor people. His justification? He's fighting for small businesses. He should stop pandering to the most extreme elements of the Republican base and start listening to employers across his state.

Arthur Delaney

The Behind-The-Scenes Fight Over Drug Testing The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday evening formally proposed drug testing for people who want unemployment benefits, but there's...

Arthur Delaney

Scott Walker Itching For Food Stamp Fight With Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is pushing forward with a plan to make food stamp recipients pass drug tests -- a requirement that the O...

Maine Moves Forward With Welfare Drug Testing

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is moving forward with a plan to make some welfare recipients take drug tests if they want cash benefits, The...

The Christmas Spirit Is an Affront to Conservative Values

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Comedy
Dale Hansen

On the surface, this charitable giving may seem like the right thing to do for the holiday season. In reality, it's part of a nefarious plot being perpetrated by the lamestream media and Comrade Obama to turn true patriots into bleeding heart liberals and bring down this once-great nation.

Maybe We Shouldn't Waste Money on Drug Testing Michigan Welfare Recipients

Nick Norton | Posted 02.07.2015 | Detroit
Nick Norton

Instead of going on a witch hunt to find welfare queens, that by in large do not exist -- Representative Farrington might want to consider spending our money on strengthening our social safety net. Maybe we can spend half a million dollars helping them instead of stigmatizing the poor. Just food for thought.

Measure To Drug-Test Doctors Fails In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A California ballot measure to conduct random drug-testing of doctors and raise the cap on “pain and suffering” damages in medical malpractice law...

Testing Under the Influence

Tom Dalzell | Posted 12.28.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

Rarely are California's doctors, unions and the Republican Party on the same page -- but this year, Proposition 46, which would mandate drug testing for doctors, is making some strange bedfellows.

All We Have to Lose Is Our Lives

Erin Brockovich | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Erin Brockovich

We live in a world where as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of preventable medical mistakes. With Prop 46, California voters can do what the politicians and the status-quo crowd won't: Nudge our healthcare system toward safer practices, deter doctor substance abuse and hold negligent physicians accountable.

Pot-Firing Case Hits State's High Court

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers'...

The Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

Richard Taite | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Richard Taite

The NFL has put the final touches on a new drug policy. This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing and marijuana use.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Says His Call To Drug-Test Lawmakers Was 'A Joke'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

In a radio interview Friday morning, Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for California governor, made a push for regularly drug-testing state law...

Arthur Delaney

Ohio Business Groups Push Schools To Drug-Test Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business groups in Ohio want some local school systems to drug-test students who enter vocational training programs. While it's not ...

Tuskegee Today

Jessica Cussins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

The notoriety of the Tuskegee syphilis study is unparalleled in the field of bioethics. Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the horrific experiment's termination, and many people took the opportunity to recall Tuskegee and examine its relevance to the treatment of human research subjects today.

How Black Men Are Benefiting From Workplace Drug Tests

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a study with results that some may have found surprising: it found that drug tests in th...

Arthur Delaney

This Week In Making Poor People Pee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced this week that certain poor people in the state will have to relieve themselves if they want to get...

Marina Fang

Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Thursday railed against states that have legalized marijuana, citing its connection to auto accidents. D...

No Drug Tests For Food Stamp Recipients, Feds Tell Georgia

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government has put the state of Georgia on formal notice that it can't make poor people take drug tests when they apply for ...

Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required...

Talking With MMA Star Matt Riddle: The High Times Interview

High Times | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
High Times

Matt Riddle has had his battles outside the ring as well. The UFC suspended him last February for testing positive for pot, despite the fact that he's a state-sanctioned medical marijuana user in Nevada. Pot is forbidden; but testosterone replacement therapy isn't.

Toughest Drug-Testing Program In Winter Games History

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 01.28.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Go ahead — just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price. That's the challenge laid down t...

The Poor Don't Lie and Cheat Any More Than the Rest of Us

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The notion that the poor are uniquely morally deficient, it turns out, is completely backward. They're actually more virtuous, on average, than the rich. And yet, we have politicians who assume that the poor are less trustworthy and therefore less deserving of our help.

Marijuana Might Be in NFL Players' Future

The 420 Times | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
The 420 Times

Why was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently talking about the possibility of letting players use cannabis?