The good folks over at LexBlog have done a terrific job of designing the look, not to mention the technical aspects, of my new blog.

Here’s a shout-out to the people that I know were involved: Kevin, Ryan, Jesse and Colin. I’m sure there were several others who contributed as well, so, let me give them

Bill Maher has an excellent short piece over at the Huffington Post about how America’s War on Drugs is actually fueling the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The larger point here is that it is the criminalization of drug use itself that causes the most harm.  Yes, the drug users are harming themselves by

Virginia House Assembly Delegate member Albert C. Eisenberg published an article today for the Connection Newspapers outlining his plan to introduce legislation requiring the State of Virginia to videotape confessions of juveniles in felony cases.  Cleverly titled "Let’s go to the Videotape", the article contains statistics such as these:

Northwestern University conducted