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Another Conservative State, Another Failed Drug Testing Program

By McCarton Ackerman

Georgia's plan to drug test food stamp recipients was rejected by the feds. But will they go the full Don Quixote like Florida's Gov. Rick Scott? MORE  

Michigan Senate Approves Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite the stigmatization of welfare recipients and the failure of testing programs in other states, Michigan went ahead and passed the bill anyway. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Lamar Odom's drug dealers may have robbed Khloe Kardashian, third graders caught smoking pot in school, D.C. decriminalizes weed, and Oregon couple tries burning down pizza place with hootch. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Takes Welfare Drug Testing Battle To Supreme Court

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite it being struck down by an appeals court judge, the unpopular governor remains determined to push a questionable program that wastes more money than it saves. MORE  

Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Ruled Unconstitutional

By McCarton Ackerman

The judge ruled against the punitive law despite undying support from Florida's much-maligned governor. MORE  

Minnesota to Test Welfare Recipients for Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

The Land of 10,000 Lakes becomes the latest state to throw its poorest citizens into the icy waters of uncertainty. MORE  

Kansas Launches Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite other states wasting financial resources on their own testing programs, Kansas is ready to go full steam ahead. MORE  

New Poll Shows Americans Want Congress to be Drug Tested

By Shawn Dwyer

But lawmakers blanch at the idea of random drug testing for themselves even though they want welfare and unemployment recipients to pee in a cup. MORE  

Minnesota Lawmakers Will Drug Test Themselves

By Bryan Le

With one voice, state politicians declare, "Bring on the cup." MORE  

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

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