Monthly Archives: March 2014

Forgiving Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps, one of the most reviled men in the United States, died last week. Mr. Phelps was the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, a virulently homophobic organization known for its “God Hates Fags” slogan. Members of the Westboro … Continue reading

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Reefer Madness

While I was on the phone with a colleague from Denver last week, our conversation turned inevitably to the topic of marijuana. Colorado legalized recreational use of the drug via popular referendum in 2012, creating the world’s first fully regulated … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs, Policy, Politics, Regulation, Substance Abuse | 2 Comments