Drugs won big on Election Night. In all seriousness, it wasn’t so much a win for drugs as it was a win for Americans, who after almost a century of Drug War have finally declared prohibition to be a failure (again). But the War on Drugs drags on, and until […]
Pan Am was once the largest international airline in the United States. In 1970 alone, it carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. Pam Am still holds cult status for its iconic aviation style. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Following is a transcript of the […]
The vaping “epidemic” is really a classic moral panic fuelled by sensationalistic media reports that ignored evidence and exacerbated by opportunistic politicians. Legal nicotine vapes almost certainly had nothing to do with the spate of vaping-related illnesses last year, and the increase in teen vaping corresponds with a massive historic […]
Prohibition, the 13-year-long nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages in the US, began on January 16, 1920. To commemorate the anniversary, we used data from the US Census Bureau to estimate the number of bars in each state, adjusted for population. The northernmost Great Plains and Mountain states had the highest […]
America’s beer landscape has changed significantly since Prohibition started. Before Prohibition, brewhouses were a staple of the American landscape that reflected the local character of towns across the country. Craft breweries added $US79.1 billion to the US economy in 2018 and provided more than 550,000 total jobs. Subscribe now to […]
The legal status of cannabis has been in question in the U.S. since people starting regularly smoking it in the early 1900s. The debate continues today, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking a firm stance against legalization and insisting that federal prohibition laws be enforced, even where states have made […]
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Tomorrow you can celebrate 80 years of being able to drink legally in the United States. Prohibition, established by the 18th Amendment to stop people from making, moving or selling alcohol, was repealed on December 5th 1933. But in Prohibition’s heyday, speakeasy bars — so called because of the need […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:5_Prohibition_Disposal%289%29.jpg”] Anyone who wants a beer in Haddonfield, New Jersey had better be ready for a drive: buying or selling alcohol anywhere within city limits is punishable with jail time.Since long before Prohibition — the 13-year national ban on alcohol that started in 1920 — Haddonfield has […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Detroit_police_prohibition.jpg”] When Colorado and Washington voters passed measures legalizing recreational marijuana last week, they demonstrated — probably unknowingly — a rueful familiarity with the failure of Prohibition.Guess whether I’m describing the 2010s (before last week, at least) or the 1920s: Government strictures make it impossible for people […]
[credit provider=”vtbrak | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericsweet/879597889/”] At a time when the local food movement has inspired many consumers across the nation to, for the first time, consider the wines being made in their own backyards, no up-and-coming domestic region has received as much serious attention as the Finger Lakes of upstate […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] These eateries have weathered some of America’s most tumultuous times and lived to tell the tale.They’ve witnessed the changes wrought by the Revolutionary War and survived the bleak days of Prohibition.
We always love a reason to celebrate. And in a few days we’ll have another one—the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. The WSJ is calling it “Cinco de Drinko.” Fantastic.