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Pornosophy: Forbidden Fruit

Francis Levy | Posted 01.07.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Why is modesty so dearly preserved in some venues and so categorically denied in others?

St. Pierre, a Tiny Pin Point of France and Al Capone's Prohibition Haunt: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 10

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Back in the halcyon days of old, New France -- France's North American Empire -- covered 3,088,817 square miles, only 550,000 or so less than today's ...

10 Things You've Got Completely Wrong About Prohibition

Thrillist | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

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

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?

Obamacare Could Become the Next Volstead Act

Howard Barbanel | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Like the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting alcohol and 1919's Volstead Act enforcing it, what is sometimes derisively called Obamacare may end up once again proving the law of unintended consequences.

The Politics of Cannabis and Color

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Legalized marijuana would go a long way toward ending a uniquely destructive form of American racism and discrimination.