Drug Control: Weed Lobby’s Dangerous Wins
“This year’s midterm ballot measures to legalize marijuana across five different states are further evidence of the weed lobby’s progress.” Mark Haskins argues in The Federalist. But “today, many of the arguments made by the pro-marijuana movement have been proven wrong”—such as the claim that it is “no worse than alcohol.” New studies show “previously unknown harmful effects” on “young brains”. It shows children “in emergency rooms with THC toxicity from marijuana products taken from parents and older siblings.” If “the government really cares about a generation already facing plummeting grades, mental health issues, and a bleak future,” then “the only thing to do is step things up . . . and keep marijuana on the controlled substance schedule so that sane people can see the harms it does.” cause it.”
Right: Mansion 2024 problem
Just a week after the midterm elections, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin “already has a challenger” in his 2024 re-election bid, Watch Katie Pavlich on The HillRepublican Representative Alex Mooney announced his campaign for the seat Tuesday. Manchin publicly criticized President Biden for gleefully announcing “plans to close coal plants recently,” but his words “ringed hollow,” given that he voted for the inflation-reducing law—the “Green New Deal with a different title.” In fact, the IRA is the “most important” climate legislation in history, according to Forbes, and it will accelerate the nation’s transition away from coal. Soon after Manchin was voted out, his popularity in West Virginia “dipped”.
Crypto-Biz: Why didn’t the FTX guards bark
“In covering the FTX crash, many in the media were kind of slow to ask a simple question,” Ben Shapiro regrets the creators: “Why hasn’t anyone noticed that Sam Bankman-Fried was one of the most visible scam artists of all time?” It may have been the $40 million he dropped in the midterm elections to support Democrats plus “$5.2 million for then-candidate Joe Biden during the 2020 election cycle.” Or how the SBF invoked “effective altruism”—”the philosophy in which left-wingers seek to use capitalism in order to enrich themselves, then throw money into favored causes”—to cover his hoax. This helped the SBF win government figures who would “repaint the regulations” in its favour. The fault lies with the regulators “who are not out to protect the public at all” but “run away” with “shamed” scammers like Bernie Madoff and the SBF.
The Experts: The Harrowing Ordeal Of Brittney Grenier
Russian penal colonies, like WNBA star Brittney Griner, are “far more brutal than American prisons,” Emma Camp reports in Reason. With the prospect of a prisoner exchange increasingly emerging, Greiner could spend nearly a decade inside a Russian penal colony, where she would likely be subjected to “particular abuse” because of her status as a “gay American.” She would face “appalling conditions.” , as the colonies are “dominated by constant physical and sexual abuse” and detainees are subjected to hard physical labor and a lack of medical care. “While the US State Department continues to classify Griner as being unjustly detained, and previously seemed intent on a prisoner exchange, the hope that the former WNBA player will be released anytime soon is bleak.”
Eye on China: Hong Kong is now high stakes
“Hong Kong’s leaders would like the world to believe that the financial center has returned to normal as it reopens for international business,” but, Warning L. Gordon Crowitz and Mark L. Clifford in The Wall Street Journal, “business is far from normal” there since “Beijing’s National Security Law of 2020” allows “the Chinese Communist Party to poke its shoes into Hong Kong’s free society and markets.” They were on the board of directors for Next Digital, a company that went out of business for its pro-liberty Apple Daily publication, “costing its shareholders their financial rights”. Beware: “The law’s vague offenses can apply to anyone who poses a threat to the Chinese Communist Party’s concept of national security. Most vulnerable are the roughly 1,260 US companies with offices in Hong Kong.”
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