Jacob Sullum, Chicago Sun-Times

Jacob Sullum

Chicago Sun-Times

Dallas, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Federal ban on animal cruelty: Puppies and kittens trump the Constitution

The new federal ban on animal cruelty converts the Commerce Clause into a general police power. → Read More

Puppies and Kittens Trump the Constitution

I guess I should say at the outset that I do not favor torturing puppies and kittens. But there is → Read More

This Groundbreaking FDA-Approved Study Will Use Marijuana Produced by a U.S. Company

CTPharma, a Connecticut company that supplies cannabis products to dispensaries under that state's medical marijuana program, recently announced that it → Read More

Michael Bloomberg's Centrism Combines the Worst Instincts of the Right and Left

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is reportedly entering the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, presenting himself as → Read More

As the FDA Prepares to Ban E-Cigarette Flavors, the Government's Own Data Contradict Wild Claims About Adolescent Nicotine Addiction

According to Thomas Ylioja, a "smoking cessation expert" quoted by CBS News, the latest survey data on e-cigarette use by → Read More

Trump's Audacious Immunity Claim

President Donald Trump's desperate attempt to block a New York grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns, which he once → Read More

Trump impeachment: President’s kingly claim to immunity is ludicrous

He audaciously puts himself and his cronies above the law. → Read More

This Chronicle of Sloppy Alcohol Breath Testing Highlights the Hidden Problems With Supposedly Scientific Forensic Evidence

In principle, machines that analyze drivers' breath can accurately measure the concentration of alcohol in their blood. But as The → Read More

CDC Says Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Overwhelmingly Involve Black-Market THC Products, but It's Still Warning People to Avoid E-Cigarettes

According to numbers updated today, 1,888 cases of vaping-related lung injuries, including 37 deaths, have been reported to the Centers → Read More

Victims of Marijuana Raid Based on Tea in Their Trash Get Another Chance to Hold Cops Responsible

The Leawood, Kansas, couple whose home was raided in 2012 after sheriff's deputies claimed that loose tea found in their → Read More

Anti-Vaping Propaganda in Schools Undermines Critical Thinking and Spreads Dangerous Misinformation

In response to the "epidemic" of underage e-cigarette use, public schools are deploying the tried-and-true method of lying to children → Read More

Does the Pending Federal Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Endanger Trump's Re-Election?

A new poll commissioned by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) suggests that Donald Trump is endangering his re-election by supporting → Read More

A Survey Finds Speech Restrictions Are Pretty Popular. That's Why We Need the First Amendment.

The First Amendment is unpopular…which is why we need the First Amendment. A recent survey commissioned by the Campaign for → Read More

The Belated Approval of a Harm-Reduction Claim for Smokeless Tobacco Highlights the Potentially Deadly Impact of FDA Censorship

This week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally granted a snus manufacturer permission to tell the truth about this → Read More

Congress Tortures the Constitution To Obtain Permission for a Federal Animal Cruelty Law

Yesterday the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would make "animal crushing" a federal felony punishable by up → Read More

Congressional Hearings Conflate Vaping With Smoking, Legal E-Cigarettes With Black-Market THC Products

The titles of two congressional hearings held yesterday give you a sense of how serious Democratic legislators are about understanding → Read More

Democratic Presidential Candidates Promote Dangerous Opioid Myths

During last night's Democratic presidential debate, billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer claimed "72,000 people died of opioid overdoses last → Read More

The Attorney General Is Determined to Undermine Your Privacy

The Department of Justice claims to support "strong encryption, which is used by billions of people every day for services → Read More

This Case, Which Resulted in a 20-Year Prison Sentence, Supposedly Showed How Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Lets People Get Away With Murder

After Michael Drejka lethally shot Markeis McGlockton outside a convenience store in Clearwater, Florida, last year, the case was widely → Read More

States Are Depriving Innocent People of Their Second Amendment Rights

Shortly after 5 a.m. on November 5, 2018, two police officers arrived at Gary Willis' house in Glen Burnie, Maryland. → Read More