Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason magazine and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health. His cover story about the aftermath of Citizens United, “You Are Now Free to Speak About Politics,” appeared in the December 2010 issue of Reason.
Sullum’s weekly column, distributed by Creators Syndicate, is carried by newspapers across the country, including the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His work also has appeared in Cigar Aficionado, Seed, National Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. His awards include the Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties and the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement in the Field of Journalism.