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Report: USA Patriot Used to Sniff Out Druggies, Guns and Fraud, Not Terrorism

On October 1, Senator Russell Feingold revealed in a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee that “in fiscal year 2008 only 3 out of the 763 sneak and peek search warrant applications were in terrorism cases. 65 percent were for drug cases.”

Sneak and Peek operations, you may recall, are authorized by the USA Patriot [...]

Salvia Divinorum Banned, Costing Ohio >$100K for What?

For less than $100,000 a year, the state of Ohio could have provided a full tuition scholarship to Ohio State University for ten kids. Instead, at a cost of more than $100,000 a year, the state of Ohio has decided to ban the hallucinogenic herb salvia divinorum. Salvia will be classed as a Schedule I [...]

Sex, Drugs and Bribery in Oil Drilling Leases Should Stop Congress

It would be foolish for Congress to pass legislation authorizing expanded drilling before the bribery and other crimes are fully investigated… Foolish, or simply corrupt. [...]

Read Lewis Black Books for his Personal History… not for the Jokes

I’ve been a fan of Lewis Black’s stand-up comedy for a while. He has an ability to make righteous outrage so hilarious that I find my anguish vented and deflated when he’s done with me. His video comedy (which you probably have seen on The Daily Show) directed me to his books, Nothing’s Sacred and [...]

Moses A Murderer And A Drug User?

Dependence on mind-altering drugs to obtain inspiration would explain why Moses couldn’t find his way from Egypt to Israel, even over the course of several decades. Hint to Moses: Follow the coastline! [...]