Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
The Tobacco Tax Fight Is Different This Time Around, and the $100 Million on Campaign Spending Is Only Part of It [LA Times]
California’s Proposition 56 would add tax of $2 per pack of cigarettes; opponents have raised $71 million and the ensuing debates are familiar.
Blindfolded and Hosed With Water: Drug Rehab in the Philippines–in Pictures [The Guardian]
Those drug users who aren’t killed under Duterte’s regime are forced to register and attend “rehab”—these photos are shocking and also bizarre.
Sean Hannity Floats Rumor Clinton Was Drunk at Rally—Then Denies It [Raw Story]
The Fox News commentator tweeted the claim, then pulled back, à la Howard Dean.
Workplace Marijuana Bans Weigh Into Use Decisions, Yale Study Finds [Denver Post]
A range of pragmatic considerations determine whether people will use weed.
One Man’s Death Hints at the Wretched Medical Care in Private Immigration Prisons [The Guardian]
Inadequate care is blamed for a man’s paralysis and death at a facility run by—you guessed it—Corrections Corporation of America.
This Incredibly Deadly Snake’s Bizarre Toxin Could Lead to a Strong, Non-Narcotic Painkiller [Washington Post]
The long-glanded blue coral snake preys on cobras with the help of a fast-acting toxin—its ability to shut down sodium channels in nerves could be key.