Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy

Recently, many Americans observed April 13th as the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. However, the fact that some chose this day to remember the man is actually quite ironic. This is because Jefferson did what he could to conceal this date from the public, celebrating instead only on July 4th. After all, that is the date […]

Glenn Garvin Reviews a Documentary on Sharks in Cuba and a Will Ferrell Noir Parody

Glenn Garvin Reviews a Documentary on Sharks in Cuba and a Will Ferrell Noir Parody

Within weeks of the Obama administration’s announcement last December that it would resume diplomatic relations with Cuba, the Internet nearly sank under the weight of new pages urging everybody to “see it now before it changes.” Because, apparently, a poverty-ridden, one-party police state teeming with cheap hookers and expensive mojitos would quickly be vulgarized by […]

Steven Greenhut on California's Cautious Effort at Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Steven Greenhut on California's Cautious Effort at Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Regardless of one’s take on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Friday forbidding states from banning same-sex marriage, it’s clear the ruling didn’t come in a vacuum. Analysts said the court “created” a new civil right, but public attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent years. The court simply gave its blessing to a cultural change that already has […]

Magic Mike

Kurt Loder Reviews <em>Magic Mike XXL</em>

The adventures of a troupe of male strippers once seemed the unlikeliest of subjects for a movie. But Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike was such a huge international hit three years ago (raking in $170-million on a budget of about $7-million) that a sequel was inevitable. And here it is. And it, too—despite some over-long production numbers—is a […]

Vetoing Liquor Privatization, Pennsylvania's Governor Says Competition Would Raise Prices

Vetoing Liquor Privatization, Pennsylvania's Governor Says Competition Would Raise Prices

Yesterday Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have privatized the sale of wine and liquor while liberalizing the rules for selling beer in the Keystone State. Wolf counterintutively argues that replacing the state monopoly with private businesses would be bad for consumers. “During consideration of this legislation,” he says, “it became abundantly clear […]

Why Marijuana Merchants Love Rand Paul

Why Marijuana Merchants Love Rand Paul

Last week Rand Paul got a higher grade on marijuana policy than any other presidential candidate in a report card from a leading reform group, and this week he held a fundraiser at a cannabusiness convention in Denver. In my latest Forbes column, I review the positions that have made the Kentucky senator popular among pot […]

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