A Lot of People Think Big Block of Cheese Day Is About Cheese

Fans of The West Wing are intimately familiar with Big Block of Cheese Day, a day on which, inspired by that show (which was in turn inspired by President Andrew Jackson), the Obama Administration has had varying leaders in our government take questions from plebs around the country via social media, using the hashtag…

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What the Government's Comprehensive Study of Sex Work Got Wrong, According to a Sex Worker

Last week, the Urban Institute released a study sponsored by the Justice Department that focused on the underground commercial sex trade in eight major U.S. cities over approximately 10 years. While it was billed as a "landmark" report—first of its kind, etc.—it mostly revealed the government's ignorance about the…

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