Category: illegal drugs

Fab, righteous and groovy! Recreational pot gets legal in Illinois!

Unalloyed joy overcame State Sen. Heather Steans (above left), Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Sen. Toi Hutchinson and Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth after the Illinois House approved the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Pending the almost certain signature of Gov. J.P. Pritzker, the loathsome and hateful conservative cultural agenda has  been struck down once again. As libertarian Tribune columnist Steve Chapman proclaims, the direction... Read more »

Chicago-style terrorists

The comparison has been made before and it has almost become a cliche–because it’s the truth. And it bears repeating: While the debate over how to fight terrorism of the Islamist extremist type the world over is underway, Chicago has its own form of terrorism: Armed gangster punks fighting over drug turf and vengeance. John Kass... Read more »

Marijuana anti-science nonsense

It was breathtaking to read that: And most illegal drugs are less impairing than alcohol, which is not tested for by employers, as the National Academy of Science has noted. If anything, the academy concluded from lab studies, moderate doses of stimulants and cocaine had “slight performance-enhancing effects.” The use of certain drugs may not... Read more »

What will be missing in the State of the Union and State of Illinois speeches

Honesty. Clarity. Realism. To name a few. Batten down the hatches as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address Tuesday night and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address on Wednesday. But are faced with the daunting, nay, the overwhelming task of trying to charm us into believing... Read more »

Obama's right: U.S illegal drug use is responsible for Mexico's cartels.

As much as it upsets my conservative colleagues, President Barack Obama is absolutely right when he  said that “much of the root cause of violences that’s been happening here in Mexico, from which so many Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.” He made the statement during his recent... Read more »