by | Dec 6, 2018

Sacramento During my first trip to Salt Lake City years ago, I wandered into a nondescript little bar and — forgetting about Utah’s arcane drinking laws — tried to order a whisky. The bar wasn’t open to the public, I…

by | Dec 5, 2018

Raise your hand if you enjoy alcoholic beverages. Now raise your other hand if you love free markets. Alright, AmSpec readers, you can put both your arms back down — this is not a stick-up — and continue scrolling downward. Wouldn’t…

by | Oct 3, 2018

Washington If you have read enough pro-Kavanaugh articles, give this one a pass. You are not going to like it. Yet if you have not heard enough, you will probably like this one. I have nothing but congratulatory things to…

by | Dec 7, 2016

December 5 was Repeal Day. Eighty-three years have passed since that dreadful social experiment, Prohibition, was killed. We think we are living in strange times — but what a weird era that was. Politics makes strange bedfellows, and what an…

by | Jul 5, 2016

Virginia may be for lovers, but the state’s draconian liquor laws make nights out on the town not so lovely. The commonwealth is home to some of America’s worst alcohol laws. Up until 2008 sangria was treated as contraband and…

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