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Coca-Cola, Big Tobacco, and Why the Personal Responsibility of the Consumer Should Not Be Allowed to Excuse Corporate Malfeasance

A new ad by Coca-Cola has caused a bit of fuss over the intertubes, including in the threads of a post by Ethan over in Off the Cuff.  The debate that’s raging is centered on the questions of whether or not people should have the freedom to drink unhealthy soft drinks if they wish, and…

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See that fellow over there? He’s running a half marathon. He’s probably in a world of pain. Possibly, though, he’s running laps around heaven itself. It’s 6:10AM, last Saturday. It helps that I’m a morning person. I never need to set an alarm. I’m just awake. I suit up. Contact lenses. Take the asthma meds.…

Wecommended Weeding

Will doesn’t quite agree with Matt Labash on medical marijuana: Labash seems to think that his subjects’ tenuous connection to the health care industry is some sort of blanket indictment of marijuana use, but fake prescriptions and opportunistic bouts of carpal tunnel syndrome are actually symptomatic of a ridiculous legal system that outlaws marijuana use…

Because Laws Are for the Little People

“The Saint Patrick’s Day event hosted by the Friendly Sons is a 640-person dinner at the Capital Hilton that has included Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and President Obama’s national security adviser James L. Jones. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has attended and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has served…