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Keith Humphreys’ and Jonathan Caulkins’ dance cards are full of straw men

Check out this whopper of an opening sentence in the Guardian:

The loudest voices in US drug policy debates call either for enforcing prohibition with ever-increasing ferocity or for giving up altogether by letting corporations legally sell the currently illicit drugs much as they do tobacco and alcohol.

That’s in Towards a smarter drugs policy […]

Can Ron Paul wake up stagnant progressives?

…Just some two-bit political analysis on my part.

I’ve been fascinated the past couple of weeks by the vehemence of some of the political pundit discussions regarding Ron Paul’s candidacy.

(Note: Keep in mind that when I talk about progressives/liberals/conservatives in this post, I’m referring to the partisan political writers, not the voters.)

Once it […]

Meet my special hamster.

I have a new helper in the fight against the smuggling of endangered species. It’s a hamster named Sergeant Cheeks. He is able to detect the presence of endangered species or protected elements of endangered species (feathers, tusks, etc.) in someone’s personal possession.

Sergeant Cheeks has gone through specialized training and even has a certificate […]