Scott Keyes is a senior reporter for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
South of the border, the combined forces of crowded housing, conservative fathers, and high school politics have produced extreme PDA.
There are still many areas where selling and even possessing alcohol is illegal. Research shows that they are probably not faring as well as their wet counterparts.
Alcohol consumption inside a supportive housing unit can actually make the road to recovery easier. And that means huge taxpayer savings on arrests, hospitalizations, and welfare.
While it might be the most-sung song in the world, "Happy Birthday" was created for children and is currently mired in an ugly copyright dispute. It's time to put an end to the awkward tradition.