We, ironically, depend on Alcoholics Anonymous in this country rather than allowing for more progressive and scientific treatments and remedies for addiction. Our judicial system depends on it. Pop culture has made it iconic. We aren’t willing to truly consider the possibility that there are ways to save even more lives and help people overcome alcohol abuse and addiction even more effectively than what we’ve been doing for nearly a century. We just take it for granted now that A.A. is how you get sober, when maybe it’s not and maybe some who abuse alcohol don’t need to get sober at all.
Best of Banter: Ted Cruz on Gay Marriage, Melting Ice Caps, Chuck Norris and Staking Out the White House
From the river of B.S. spilling out of Ted Cruz’s mouth to the apocalyptic news that melting Antarctic ice sheets will cause 10-foot sea level rises by the end of the century, Banter staff have you covered with enough paddles to navigate your way through the deluge. Here’s the week that was, at The Daily Banter. What Ted Cruz Said… Read More
This week, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials gave the media some incredibly disheartening news. DNA evidence confirmed that a gray wolf shot and killed by a hunter in December in southern Utah was none other than Echo, a three-year-old female who had journeyed over 750 miles since being collared in Wyoming at the start of 2014. Echo’s journey was followed by schoolchildren across the country. It was also heralded as a sign that gray wolves, which had been purged from the Grand Canyon region by a government eradication program in the early 19th century, were making a slow but steady comeback.