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The rise and fall of Pan Am

In 1970 alone, Pan Am carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. But after decades of financial turbulence, Pan Am went bust.
The rise and fall of Pan Am
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Americans have declared the Drug War is over

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 […]
Americans have declared the Drug War is over
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The rise and fall of Pan Am

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 rise and fall of Pan Am
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The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war

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 […]
The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war
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The racist origins of marijuana prohibition

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 […]
The racist origins of marijuana prohibition
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10 Classic Speakeasies In New York City

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 Prohibition, established by the 18th Amendment to stop people from making, moving or selling alcohol, was repealed on December 5th 1933.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 […]
10 Classic Speakeasies In New York City
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Prohibition Lives On In A New Jersey Town

[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 […]
Prohibition Lives On In A New Jersey Town
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Why Legalizing Pot In The US Could Get People To Stop Smoking It So Much

[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 […]
Why Legalizing Pot In The US Could Get People To Stop Smoking It So Much
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Upstate New York Will Finally Become America’s Next Great Wine Region

[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 […]
Upstate New York Will Finally Become America’s Next Great Wine Region