Uruguay’s President Drives An ’87 Beetle and Donates His Paycheck To Charity. Could He Save The International Left?

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Tweet  Jose Mujica has gone viral for his humble lifestyle and liberal reforms. Paul Blest on what the Uruguayan president’s popularity means for global leftists.  —– President Jose Mujica is not your typical head of state. First off, Uruguay’s president is old – 78, to be exact, one year younger than Ronald Reagan when he left office. […]

Dear John: Daughter’s Nude Photos Not Welcome in Family Album

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A daughter’s photography choices, a friend who wants credit for an idea, and a boyfriend who lied about a pot pipe.

Should You Treat Anxiety With Marijuana?

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The good, the bad, and the ugly with weed and mental illness.

Dear John: Divorce May End The Marriage But Not The Problems

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A shallow and abusive husband shares custody, a friend’s terrible paint job, and a husband unsure about his kids seeing him smoke pot.

“If we found a way to remove addiction, would we be altering human behavior that we might find out later to be a core element of our humanity?”

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This is a comment by Thaddeus Howze on the post “What Marijuana Means to Me”.

Business Travel with Dad

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Chuck Ross relates a father and son bonding experience at the U.S./Mexico border.

WWRPD? What Would Ryan Phillips Do?

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Ryan Phillips thought his life had ended when he was caught smuggling a large amount of marijuana into the United States. Turns out, it had only just begun.

Help and Healing: Top Ten in May on The Good Life

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Introducing The Good Life’s staff writers, a look at the themes featured this month, and the most popular posts in May.

“When any substance, illegal or not, grabs one’s soul, that person is just a statistic-in-waiting; not much humanity left.”

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This comment is from Paul Winkler to the author of the post about her brother, “What Marijuana Means to Me”.

Dear John: Boyfriend’s Sexy Talk A Total Turnoff

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A guy saying suggestive things in front of her son, a coworker who got mailed pot, and a couple on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Against the Current, With the Stream

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When it comes to getting high, John Paschal chooses to stand alone.

Understanding Marijuana

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Dr. John Douillard examines the cultural and psychological effects of long term marijuana use.

What Marijuana Means to Me

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For Grace, marijuana represents the destruction of her family.

Out of the Haze

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Brandon W. Mosley is called a ‘unicorn’ by his classmates—for being a non-toking college student surrounded by aggressive, athletic stoners.

Who Is Greater?

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What makes someone like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev vulnerable to radicalization? A Muslim American parent of two young men asks a question that strikes close to home.

Walking on Knives in Nova Scotia

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Rob Azevedo puts his love to the test soon after their married lives begin.