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Tag: Alcohol
  • The Stairwell Drunk and the Plight of the Bystander

    It was a late night in Madison, Wisconsin, a city known for the party-hard nature of its college students. A friend and I were returning to my apartment after partaking in some mild revelry across town. I live on the fourth floor of an industrial-style building. My apartment is across from a stairwell at the …

  • Failed Prohibition and the Fake ID

    “But officer, I…” Both an excuse and a shameless plea inevitably follow. They do no good, of course, and an illegitimate plastic card is snatched away.  As a college student, this is a scenario I witness all too often. What is remarkable, though, is how often a situation such as this could occur, but doesn’t. …

  • Libations, Liberty, & Leadership

    If you didn’t know, “libations” is Southern for booze. College and alcohol can never fully be separated — and perhaps shouldn’t be. In your time as a student and as a member of YAL you will likely encounter drinking and probably partake in it as well. Please do. But bear in mind also that as …

  • Big Government and Your Beer

    You would think that the continuing Minnesota government shutdown would have nothing to do with your beer. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. NPR explains what happened: MillerCoors, which holds “brand label registrations” for 39 beers, including Miller, Coors, Blue Moon Pale and Hamm’s — almost 40 percent of the beer sold in Minnesota — sent …

  • The Right Lessons from Liquor

    The MN state shutdown has been the gift that keeps on giving for liberty-minded people.  My last post also revolved around the shutdown too, but I can’t help that it truly spews example after example for why the government needs to be seriously trimmed down.  Contrary to what many liberals thought would happen, the sun has even …