Want to eradicate racism and sexism? Define them first.

University officials didn’t specify the reason for removing Lieberman. Nor did they define the terms racism and sexism. Also lost in the brouhaha is the fact that he has held these leadership roles for 17 years. If racism and sexism are, in fact, the reasons for his dismissal, then administrators should conduct an investigation to determine what impact, if any, his leadership has had on subordinates, hiring and promotional practices, among others.

Carl Hart: Drug Use for Grown-Ups

“I am now entering my fifth year as a regular heroin user,” says Columbia University neuroscientist Carl Hart, the author of Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. “I am better for my drug use.” The 54-year-old father and military veteran makes a powerfully documented case that responsible adults should be free to buy, sell, and use whatever substances they want to and that policy discussions about drug use have been polluted by bad information and moral posturing.