Maybe Next Year: The Failure to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis in New York

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from contributing editor Bob Beach, our resident New Yorker who provides insights into the his state’s twisted path to potential cannabis legalization. Beach is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Albany, SUNY. On August 28, 2019, New York State officially decriminalized marijuana. Most saw decriminalization as an importantContinue reading “Maybe Next Year: The Failure to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis in New York”

Nuance-Trolls and Bad-Faith Policy Debates

Editor’s Note:  Today’s post comes from contributing editor Brooks Hudson, a PhD student in history at Southern Illinois University. How do you make someone reluctant about supporting a policy? One strategy is to suggest people with clear answers do not appreciate just how complicated, complex, multifaceted—and my favorite — “nuanced” the situation really is. No oneContinue reading “Nuance-Trolls and Bad-Faith Policy Debates”

Pointscast, Episode 3

Today, Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge bring you the third installment of the new podcast from Points. On the third episode of Pointscast: * Following a disorderly introduction, Kyle and Alex open with a discussion of Patrick Hilsman’s recent piece on drug decriminalization and Islamic terrorism in Vice Magazine. * They then shift their focus to the inclusion, and subsequent exclusion, of an anti-vaccination documentary atContinue reading “Pointscast, Episode 3”

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