Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Six of the Best 438

How bad will the 2015 general election be for the Lib Dems? Nick Tyrone takes an optimistic view.

"While the drug policy debate seems to be heading irreversibly towards decriminalisation and regulation, the sex work debate is a car crash in comparison." Ewan Hoyle looks at the chances of achieving the decriminalisation of sex work.

Evidence into Practice asks if teachers can stop believing in fashionable pseudoscientific ideas about learning.

"By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to 'normalize' them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs." Ryan D'Agostino writes for Esquire on the drugging of the American boy.

Katy Pickersgill on Prison Voices: Crime, Conviction and Confession, 1700-1900 looks at solitary confinement in Great Expectations.

Myles Power witnesses an embarrassing evening for Psychic Sally in Middlesbrough.

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