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They Should Name A Building For Him

Max Allan Collins | Posted 03.25.2014 | DC
Max Allan Collins

Recently U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed naming the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Eliot Ness, leader of the famed "Untouchables."

Why I Support the Drug Policy Alliance's 2014 California Measure to Regulate and Tax Marijuana

David Bronner | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
David Bronner

Legalizing marijuana in California in 2014 will truly be the massive earthquake that hastens the demise of national and international cannabis prohibition, and all the evils that attend this draconian racist policy.

Celebrate Repeal Day at One of the Nation's Best Historic Speakeasies

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel

It's been 80 years since Utah swung the three quarters majority and prohibition laws were repealed in the U.S. On that day it became every American's right to get good and drunk whenever they saw fit.

Prohibition Ended 80 Years Ago Today. Celebrate With This Boozy Cocktail Of Knowledge

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

At 5:32 in the afternoon 80 years ago on Thursday, Prohibition ended as the 21st Amendment was ratified. It's a wonderful excuse to get zozzled, ossif...

10 Things You've Got Completely Wrong About Prohibition

Thrillist | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste

You didn't always use a password to get into a speakeasy.

Happy Repeal Day! Here Are Some Things You May Not Have Known About Alcohol Prohibition.

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Today is the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day, when America finally lifted its disastrous, 13-year experiment with alcohol prohibition. Here are a few f...

80 Years Ago Today We Repealed Alcohol Prohibition, Now It's Time to End Drug Prohibition

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Derek Rosenfeld

Making alcohol illegal led to huge increases in organized crime, corruption, and violence. For many of the reasons that led to its repeal, the same arguments can be made for why we need to end the war on drugs.

The Legacy Of Prohibition On Wine 80 Years Later

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Can't get wine shipped to your house? Blame it on Prohibition. Can't buy wine on Sunday? Another legacy of Prohibition.

5 Liquors We Wish Were Still Prohibited

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 12.05.2013 | Taste

Happy Repeal Day, everyone!

Celebrate Repeal Day And Made-In-New York Spirits Together

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

What better way to toast the 80th anniversary of Repeal than with a glass of something locally made?

DEA Issues Empty Threat

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Norm Stamper

Did authors of the latest "Drug Threat Assessment" sleep through their history class on America's grand experiment with alcohol prohibition? What if the DEA were the "Alcohol Enforcement Administration" of yesteryear?

Three Myths About the Marijuana Lobby

Rob Kampia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Now that support for making marijuana legal has reached 58 percent nationwide, opponents of marijuana legalization are now trotting out arguments that were only used in impolite company years ago.

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When walking around NYC, most people don't pay much attention to the city's darker side. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. A modern-day concrete jungle may conceal the sin and violence of yore you'll see the depravity that exists behind the present-day facade.

From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 12.02.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

In 1933 Felix Silva went legit. In the previous decade, as a younger man, Felix had been a bootlegger and moonshiner, but now that prohibition was over, he decided to open a small, neighborhood bar -- Silva's Saloon -- along the old Route 66 in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

I'm a Controlled Alcoholic

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Mason

The danger is not so much in what people do as in how they do it. Drug abuse is life abuse... but so are all forms of abuse. People abuse religion when they use it to exterminate their neighbors. They abuse credit when they use it to buy a $300 dinner. Should we outlaw credit? Dinner? How about plastic?

Death of a Whistleblower: Detroit's Bankruptcy, Edward Snowden and Jerry Buckley

Kevin Walsh | Posted 11.27.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Fifty thousand people is a considerable crowd at a ballpark, but a graveside service is pretty remarkable -- particularly in a thunderstorm.

Toasting Boardwalk Empire | Posted 09.06.2013 | Taste

In honor of Boardwalk Empire's season premiere, try one of these recipes that were really enjoyed during Prohibition -- and be sure to toast its repeal!

Marijuana, Sex and Amsterdam

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

For the past twenty years, I have researched the economics of drug legalization versus drug prohibition. Based on this work and much other evidence, I have come to regard legalization as a policy no-brainer. Virtually all the effects would be positive, with minimal risks of significant negatives.

The 100th Anniversary of California's War on Pot

Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Dale Gieringer, Ph.D,

In the light of 100 years of failure, California would be better off to repeal prohibition and to re-legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. 

What Would Happen Tomorrow if Coffee Were Banned?

Quora | Posted 10.25.2013 | Comedy

Rich people would quickly find legal loopholes allowing them to continue using coffee without interference. Conversely, enforcement would focus on ethnic minorities and other unpopular social groups.

Most Americans Now Live in States That Have Rejected Marijuana Prohibition

Rob Kampia | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Given the rapid rate at which public support is growing nationwide, it doesn't take a mathematician to recognize that marijuana prohibition is on its way out.

Style Inspiration: Great Gatsby

Indie Lee | Posted 08.05.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

Fortunately -- with the help of a vintage Nicole Miller gown, my great-grandmother's pearls, hair set in a low side chignon topped with a Deco-inspired rhinestone comb -- I was ready for any speakeasy.

Speakeasies Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler Alcohol may be legal, but that hasn't stopped a proliferation of hard-to-find drinkeries that recall t...

The IRS Is Also Abusing 'Marijuana'

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Long before the IRS began singling out groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names, "marijuana" was a political buzzword that elicited special attention from the IRS.

Drug Warriors and Gun Violence: The War on Drugs Fuels Violence

James Peron | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
James Peron

As bad as drugs can be, Drug Warriors are worse. They raise the stakes of the drug fight, incentivize the drug gangs and push them to greater heights of violence. When a solution becomes worse than the problem it is time to abolish the solution.