Category Archives: Forum

Travel writer advocates drug law reform at 75th Forum Series

By Hannah Pitzl The criminalization of marijuana in the United States creates more harm than good, and the drug itself isn’t the issue, travel-writer Rick Steves said during a speech advocating the reform of the nation’s marijuana laws. “I’m not in … Continue reading

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Rick Steves, The United States and Marijuana

By Maxwell Inskeep Travel author and internationalist Rick Steves is not pro-marijuana, but is anti-prohibition. “I’m not promoting marijuana…” said Steves. “I am promoting harm reduction and taking crime out of the equation.” Steves spoke to an audience of around 450 at … Continue reading

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Rick Steves discusses marijuana legalization at 75th Forum series

By Nicole Bellford   Prominent travel writer Rick Steves said it is time America followed suit with European marijuana policies, thus taking a pragmatic harm-reduction approach rather than one of moralized incarceration. “It’s not a matter of being soft or … Continue reading

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Harvard Law Professor Talks Corruption in U.S. Congress

By Sidan Qi Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor and one-time candidate, shared his opinions on institutional corruption and said the broken Congress needs to be fixed up on Wednesday, March 2. “The fact is, at the core of our … Continue reading

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Political activist gives plan to fix Congress

By Erica Jones With its focus on fundraising, Congress has corrupted the system the framers of the Constitution originally intended, according to a one-time presidential candidate and current Harvard professor. “Democrats and Republicans alike are increasingly distracted by this fight … Continue reading

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Harvard law professor sees a corrupt Congress

By Travis Nyhus The corruption in the U.S. Government is in the fundraising, a Harvard law professor said when he spoke as a part of The Forum series in Schofield Auditorium on the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire campus. “There … Continue reading

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Lessig calls attention to a broken Congress

By Hillary Smith A broken and corrupt U.S. Congress threatens America’s representative democracy, said a Harvard Law Professor in his Wednesday speech at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 74th annual Forum. “At the core of our democracy, there is a … Continue reading

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