Ben Dreyfuss

Engagement Editor

Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. You can email him at bendreyfuss@motherjones.com. But you don't have to. But you can. But you really don't have to. 

Get my RSS |

Fox News Host Hits Man With Ax

| Mon Jun. 22, 2015 4:04 PM EDT

Thank god this dude is basically all right.

 

I was hit by an axe while performing a drum solo live on National TV.....words I never imagined saying! This happened last Sunday and I have been reluctant to post but starting to receive inquiries from concerned family and friends. I am thankful to God that the double sided blade only hit broadside on the outer elbow with significant impact and a couple of cuts as it fell along my wrist. It could have been much worse or fatal. Focusing on full physical and emotional recovery.

Posted by Jeff Prosperie on Saturday, June 20, 2015

Full story.

Chaser:

 

Advertise on MotherJones.com

Sarah Palin Has Some Very Nice Things to Say About Donald Trump

| Wed Jun. 17, 2015 1:21 PM EDT

Via HuffPo, here is some more word salad from a reality show host.

@realDonaldTrump - Mr. Trump should know he's doing something right when the malcontents go ballistic in the press!...

Posted by Sarah Palin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015
 

 

I Cannot Stop Laughing at This Vine Of Donald Trump Coming Down an Escalator

| Tue Jun. 16, 2015 12:04 PM EDT

Do you like to LOL? I like to LOL. Let's LOL together.

More LOLs to come.

Donald Trump Is Running For President and It's Going to Be So Hilarious

| Tue Jun. 16, 2015 11:46 AM EDT

Here's his announcement:

The Colorado Supreme Court Just Ruled You Can Get Fired For Smoking Pot Even When You're Not At Work

| Mon Jun. 15, 2015 12:51 PM EDT

The Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that employees can be fired for smoking marijuana even when they aren't at work, according to the Denver Post.

The 6-0 decision comes nine months after the state's highest court heard oral arguments in Brandon Coats' case against Dish Network. Coats, who had a medical marijuana card and consumed pot off-duty to control muscle spasms, was fired in 2010.

Coats challenged Dish and its company policy, claiming that his use was legal under state law. The firing was upheld in both trial court and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

When the case went to the Colorado Supreme Court, legal observers said the case could have significant implications for employers across the state.

They also noted that the ruling could be precedent-setting as Colorado and other states wrangle with adapting laws to a nascent industry that is illegal under federal law.

So here's the deal: Marijuana is legal in Colorado but it's illegal under federal law. Even though the DOJ has not prosecuted recreational users, businesses are still allowed to fire people for unlawful behavior.

tl;dr:

Here's the full ruling:

 

 
Tue Apr. 29, 2014 1:31 PM EDT
Fri Apr. 18, 2014 5:29 PM EDT
Thu Apr. 17, 2014 4:12 PM EDT
Sat Mar. 29, 2014 10:18 AM EDT
Mon Mar. 24, 2014 6:10 PM EDT
Fri Mar. 7, 2014 3:46 PM EST
Thu Mar. 6, 2014 4:10 PM EST
Mon Feb. 3, 2014 2:02 AM EST
Fri Jan. 17, 2014 5:52 PM EST
Thu Dec. 12, 2013 2:34 PM EST
Wed Dec. 4, 2013 3:03 PM EST