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New Trend!!!! US Alcohol, Tobacco And Tax Bureau Approves Powered Alcohol

Share Email Comments<p>Introducing Palcohol, the world’s sneakiest and most efficient way to get drunk. This week, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and …

Northern Territory has ‘paternalistic, dictatorial approach’ to alcohol abuse

The Northern Territory government has a “paternalistic, dictatorial approach” to treating alcohol abuse, say two members of a federal inquiry into the issue.<p>It has been dismantling successful grassroots alcohol treatment programs in favour of overfunding “political stunts” such as mandatory …

Campaigners urge George Osborne to stand firm on alcohol tax rises

Alcohol Health Alliance says chancellor's resolve may be weakening in face of industry pressure to scrap duty escalator<p>Doctors and alcohol campaigners have written to the chancellor, George Osborne, urging him not to give in to industry pressure to scrap annual tax increases on alcohol in the next …

Stop and Frisk Didn't Make New York Safer | Crime Prevention News | 27th March 2014

Just found this ten minute article written by <b>Donald Braman</b> of The Atlantic who investigates the connection or lack of one between aggressive stop and …

Stop-and-Frisk Didn't Make New York Safer

There's no good evidence that the invasive policing strategy brought down crime. The real question is what made crime rates climb in the first place. This post is part of a debate series on “Is Stop and Frisk Worth It?," an article featured in the current issue of The Atlantic magazine.<p>When former …

What Stop-and-Frisk Means to the Descendants of Slaves

Racial profiling is a lazy reversion to an older America—a nation that wasn't designed with black citizens in mind. This post is part of a debate series on “Is Stop and Frisk Worth It?," an article featured in the current issue of The Atlantic magazine.<p>Jehu Grant was a Rhode Island slave who …

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Race & Ethnicity

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son

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Who's Who in Organics, Soda Warnings, and More in Food Policy This Week

Chart Shows Who Owns Who in the Organic Industry<p>Professor Phil Howard of Michigan State University is known for his complex infographics displaying corporate ownership in the food industry. He recently updated his map of the top 100 food processors in the organic industry to reflect new …

Soda Wars Bubble Up Across the Country

Unless something very unexpected happens, voters in San Francisco can expect to be answering a question like this come Election Day in November: …

State Senator Hopeful Soda Tax Can Succeed In The Heartland Despite Fizzling On The Coasts

CHICAGO -- With one of every 100 deaths of obese people per year reportedly linked to a sugary drink-heavy diet, the soda industry is increasingly facing criticism similar to that of "Big Tobacco" in the '90s.<p>And much like the earliest efforts to extinguish Americans' love affair with cigarettes, …

President Obama's Home State Seeks To Make Tax Code More Regressive

When a national soda and snack food tax went into effect in Mexico last month, it gave hope to those looking to revive efforts to impose such levies north of the Rio Grande. While there have been repeated attempts in recent years to pass punitive soft drink taxes in the U.S. at the national, state, …

Sunday Best: 6 Comforting Recipes for a Weekend Afternoon

Whether it's spicy kimchi stew or Nonna's red sauce, these are the 6 recipes our editors love to serve to their families on a long, slow weekend afternoon<p>A comforting, delicious <b>Sunday supper</b> has an almost mystical ability to make the weekend feel longer. Though, in reality, we crave this kind of …

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Expands to Chicago

The restaurant mini-chain, which opened in Syracuse in 1983 before smoking out Rochester, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, will open its first location …

Does Mission Cantina Make the Best Burritos in NYC?

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>When we last visited <b>Mission Cantina</b>, Danny Bowien's breathlessly hyped Mexican restaurant, we found it decent but short of the heights we know Bowien can deliver.<p>Since that write up, some critics have concurred, …

26 Boozy Desserts To Get You Tipsy On St. Patrick's Day

Get lucky with one of these sweet treats on March 17.

Sweet Pea Soup From 'Kitchen Confidence'

Kelsey Nixon's pea soup in her new cookbook, <i>Kitchen Confidence</i>, is a perfect example of resourceful pantry cooking. If you keep frozen peas in stock (which, really, you should), you'll likely only need to grab a couple of basics—scallions and chicken broth—and you'll have this bright, zippy soup …