Smoke and mirrors: Of course the federal government should downgrade marijuana from its current narcotic status

Under the Controlled Substances Act, the federal government classifies drugs by their dangerousness. Schedule I drugs, the most serious, have “a high potential for abuse” … Continue reading

Freedom 101: Slowly but surely, New York universities are learning how to deal with students who disrupt speech

At Binghamton University Monday, economist Arthur Laffer spoke at the invitation of campus Republicans. About 15 minutes in, a handful of students, not content to … Continue reading

Disgraced pol Hiram Monserrate’s comeback dreams prompt renewed push for bill to bar corrupt felons from holding city office

Disgraced pol Hiram Monserrate’s plot to mount a comeback has prompted a Bronx councilman to renew a push for a bill that would bar certain … Continue reading

Google admits its ‘dark skin’ face scan project violated internal policy, leading to overhaul of data collection after Daily News exposé

Google is working to save face. The tech giant admitted it’s making changes after a Daily News investigation found its facial recognition field research project … Continue reading