Showing posts with label recreation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recreation. Show all posts

Anti-Party Law Turns Innocent Kids Into Criminals

by Steven Greenhut.   Orange County Republican Party Chairman Fred Whitaker got into GOP politics because of his “belief in individual liberty, limited government and a free market,” according to the party’s website. His recent actions as an Orange councilman, however, show too little regard for liberty, governmental limits or the Constitution’s     ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: Regulation A Sure Bet For Fantasy Games

California's option destroyers never sleep.   "Fantasy sports" has come a long way from the office football pool. Instead of passing around photocopied spreadsheets and collecting a few bucks from cubicle mates, players now go to sophisticated web sites, where they can make daily wagers—and not just trudge through a long sports season    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell’s Christmas Gift Recommendations

by Thomas Sowell.     People who want to buy Christmas gifts, without having to confront the crowds at the local shopping mall (or shopping maul) can take a load off their feet by buying books or movies on the Internet, while sitting in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to old standbys like gorgeous coffee table books of Ansel Adams’      ... MORE

These 17 States Could Have Legalized Marijuana Soon

by Kyle Jaeger.      A marijuana legalization initiative in Ohio received enough signatures to get on the November 2015 ballot, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced on Tuesday, much to the excitement of the measure's pro-pot supporters. If it passes, Ohio will become the fifth state (plus the District of Columbia) to allow people 21 or older to   ... MORE

G Bentley: Paper Explodes Feminist Myth That Women Are As Horny As Men And Calls For Legalization Of Prostitution

It is what it is.   Men’s demand for sex far outstrips that of women and the gap is set to widen with major implications for laws surrounding prostitution, according to a new paper from the Institute of Economic Affairs. One of the key claims in the IEA paper is that there is a major gap between men and women in sexual desire. “Male sexual      ... MORE

Peter Holley: Kansas Wants To Ban Welfare Recipients From Swimming Or Seeing Movies On Government’s Dime

A downside of government being your daddy.   There’s nothing fun about being on welfare, and a new Kansas bill aims to keep it that way. If House Bill 2258 is signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, R, this week, Kansas families receiving government assistance will no longer be able to use those funds to visit swimming pools, see movies, go   ... MORE

Vermont Could Be Next State To Legalize Recreational Pot

by Matt Ferner.     Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims to end prohibition of the plant. Senate Bill 95 would legalize the possession, use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state for those 21 and older. Adult residents could possess   ... MORE

Let Your Kids Play Outside And We Will Take Them Away

by Lenore Skenazy. CPS's threat to a dad.     I received an update from the Maryland mom of two who was contacted by Montgomery Country Child Welfare Service in November after she let her kids, ages 6 and 10, play at the park two blocks from home by themselves. She was cited for allowing a child under age 8 "to be locked or confined  ... MORE

Andrew Giambrone: Will Congress Let D.C. Legalize Pot?

Will national politicians allow liberty?     Imagine your state just passed a law legalizing marijuana in small amounts. If you are at least 21 years old, you can possess up to two ounces, give as much as one ounce to other adults, and grow as many as six marijuana plants at home. Because you enjoy consuming pot recreationally, you plant      ... MORE

Momentum To Legalize Marijuana In California Is Growing

by Kurtis Alexander.   After Tuesday’s election, just one piece of the West Coast remained unwelcoming to recreational pot: California. But with voters in Oregon and Alaska legalizing the use and sale of marijuana — joining Washington and Colorado in inviting retail spreads of cannabis-infused teas and brownies and joints — advocates see fresh    ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Cannabis and Capitalism - The Horror?

The people's initiatives. Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot last week, and all three won.  That's a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surprised when voters in Colorado and Washington approved legalization two years ago, and I was surprised again when voters in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.,     ... MORE

David Leonhardt: Football, The Newest Partisan Divide

Dismantling the gridiron.      To the list of issues that divide the country along partisan lines, you can add an unusual item: football. Yes, virtually every slice of America still watches football in enormous numbers. But blue America — particularly the highly educated Democratic-leaning areas of major metropolitan areas — is    ... MORE

Pot Legalization Spreads Through The West And Into D.C.

by Evan Halper.  Joints, pot brownies, cannabis–dosed sodas and other marijuana products will soon be sold in retail shops to any adult who wants them throughout a large chunk of the West, after voters in Oregon and Alaska approved legalization measures Tuesday. And an initiative approved overwhelmingly by Washington, D.C., voters legalizes   ... MORE

Lisa Leff: Marijuana Legalization Effort Begins In California

One less victimless crime in Golden State?   A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year. The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork      ... MORE

Most Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

by Lenore Skenazy.   A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside  ... MORE

Matthew DesOrmeaux: Legalize Pot, Don't Socialize It

What if a state just legalized it?    The campaign to end the War on Drugs has gained momentum in recent years with state ballot initiatives legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, and a similar referendum coming to Washington, DC on this year’s general election ballot. Along with the push to reform sentencing laws,   ... MORE