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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?

Emily Swanson

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. ...

The House Drug Testing Rule Nobody Knows About

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) October arrest on a charge of cocaine possession made headlines on Tuesday when Politico broke the story. Hours later, ...

The Truth About Zinc and Drug Tests

High Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
High Times

The Internet is teeming with claims regarding the use of zinc supplements as a strategy for thwarting drug tests. But is there any hard science to support these anecdotes?

High School Starts Randomly Testing Students For Alcohol

Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois high school has started a new phase in its controversial effort to dissuade students from using drugs or alcohol. As of Monday, student...

GOP's Money-Eating Sham Is A Huge Failure

Salon | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party may generally be short on policy ideas, but there is one with which it has long been enraptured: drug tests for those receiving g...

New Cannabis Initiative Offers Solutions for Drug Testing, DUIs

The 420 Times | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

A new marijuana legalization initiative, pending review by California's Attorney General, is seeking access to the 2014 ballot. The California Cannabi...

Peeing in a Cup

Stephanie Mott | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have a new appreciation for the value of clean facilities and having the toilet seat down. In all honesty, I haven't quite figured out exactly how all of this pee-in-a-cup-while-sitting-down stuff works. I mean, for the first 54 years of my life, it was a pretty simple process.

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon decide whether states should be able to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're n...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Perry Wants Jobless To Pee In Cups | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is expected to sign a law requiring some unemployment claimants to pass drug tests, the Associated Press repor...

A Top Ranking No One Wants

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

This is a top ranking that no one wants. Male arrestees in D.C. were found to test positive for PCP use at a far higher rate than those in other ma...

Professionals Need the Same Standards as Amateurs: A Division-1 College Baseball Player Speaks Out

Nicholas Friar | Posted 07.15.2013 | Sports
Nicholas Friar

The NCAA preaches ethics to its athletes because they are sending the message that the sport you play is greater than any individual, and that we are expected to maintain integrity for the game.

Washington Woman: I Was Fired For Second-Hand Pot Exposure

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Cheryl Hale's 16-year career at a Washington state retail store came to an end about a year and a half ago when an on-the-job injury forced her to sub...

Nick Wing

GOP Governor Suggests Drug Abuse Driving Unemployment | Nick Wing | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on Monday addressed some worrisome employment figures in the state's March jobs report, saying that job applicants w...

John Celock

Copycat Drug Testing Bills Proliferate In The States | John Celock | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Republicans from coast to coast this year have sought to make the poor and jobless pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs, and in several states th...

Supporter Of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Charged In DUI

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A Georgia state lawmaker who supported legislation to drug test welfare recipients was arrested last week, suspected of driving under the influence, R...

State Moves Forward On Unemployment Drug Testing Bill

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark, April 8 (Reuters) - The Republican-led Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Monday that would ...

Athletes Cheat and Get Punished, But Prosecutors Cheat and Get Promoted

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Given that prosecutors occupy a special "quasi-judicial" function, it would seem that a special disciplinary body should be created to investigate misconduct by prosecutors similar to the special disciplinary bodies that investigate the misconduct of judges.

John Celock

State One Step Closer To Drug Testing Applicants, Lawmakers | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Leg...

Federal Judge Orders College To Stop Drug Testing Students

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.22.2013 | College

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A federal judge on Friday again blocked efforts by a central Missouri technical college to drug-test its students, a policy challenge...