Category: Opinion

Normalizing Alcohol (Should We Normalize Alcohol?)

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Critics of alcohol advertising often argue that it’s normalizing alcohol drinking. So what’s wrong with normalizing drinking? There’s nothing at all wrong with normalizing alcohol unless a person’s goal is eliminating drinking in favor of forced abstinence. The hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation would have opposed normalizing alcohol. The Prohibition Party (yes, it still exists) would oppose it. The …

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The Ignored Civil Rights Issue of Our Time (Age 21 Drinking Law)

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A reader sent the following opinion piece. It addresses the ignored civil rights issue of our time. The writer wishes to remain anonymous.   As we students return to campus each fall, we are bombarded with politically correct rhetoric. It focuses on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Activists tell us that America is systemically racist, …

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Alcohol Brain Science of Teens: Dissenting Ideas to Consider

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In his discussion below on teen alcohol brain science, journalist John Buell raises serious questions. For more observationd by John Buell, visit “Facts of Teen Prohibition” and “Underage Drinking Problem Prevention.” Earlier I suggested that collegiate binge drinking would increase if society intensified campaigns against all underage drinking. Recent publicity about new scientific evidence on …

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The United States of Prohibition: Discover What It Means

In “The United States of Prohibition, ” writer Jonathan David Morris shows how frustrating differing state alcohol laws can be. United States of Prohibition by Jonathan David Morris I’m leaving New Jersey after 26 years when I get married in August. My soon-to-be wife and I are leasing a townhouse in a magical paradise called …

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