Author: Jonah Gruber


Jonah Gruber is a Seattle-based author, humorist, researcher and copywriter. He has written for digital agencies in Chicago and Portland, and done research and editing for numerous television programs and documentaries in New York City. He spends far too much time reading things on the internet, and sometimes must be reminded that without food or water, he will die.

Obamacare is under attack yet again. Why?

Of all the laws enacted under President Barack Obama, Obamacare has emerged as the universal scapegoat for administrators, governors, pundits, and policymakers across the United States. Its implementation triggered a rash of doom-saying and blame that continues nearly six years later. Do any of these claims have merit?

No, Italians can’t legally watch porn at work

While media sensationalism may tend to focus on the libertine qualities of government executives and corporate elites who surf porn while the rest of us languish in sanitized workplaces, the truth is that porn remains the basis for termination the world over, even in lusty Italy.

Can the free market decide the price of human eggs?

Donations of human eggs carries a $10,000 cap, as a means of discouraging young women—who might otherwise be enticed by big money—from donating eggs without fully understanding the ramifications of their actions. But a lawsuit challenging that limit might create a genetic gold rush, with far-reaching implications for both buyers and sellers.

Is “fathers’ rights” just another term for misogyny?

One strain of the fathers’ rights movement seeks greater custody rights for divorced dads and increased maternal child-support responsibilities when the divorced mom is employed. But there is an angrier, more strident side to the fathers’ rights movement espoused by men’s rights activists (MRAs), rooted in reactionary dialog about gender roles and the declining power of men in general.

The naked truth about celebrity sex tapes

Of the many ways that technology collides with privacy, the leaked sex tape is likely the most notorious. The latest sordid episode of recorded bedroom shenanigans involves retired wrestler Hulk Hogan, who recently snagged a victory in his $100 million lawsuit against Gawker.

Can you sue over being too scared?

Haunted house attractions have become a Halloween tradition in the United States. But it turns out that when you put a bunch of thrill seekers into a dark, cramped building coated with slippery blood and overly enthusiastic, axe-wielding amateur actors, something occasionally goes wrong.

Will this new bill in the Senate make pot legal?

On March 10, 2015, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act to the United States Senate. This landmark act is the first comprehensive medical marijuana legalization legislation introduced in the Senate. Why is a bill promoting federal legalization getting consideration from a Republican-led Congress? Is this not the party that started the “war” on drugs to begin with?