Video gambling: Not a great way to fund a government

From Vox. What happened when Illinois legalized machines known as “the crack cocaine of gambling”. Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab For more in-depth reporting, check out ProPublica Illinois’ feature piece on video gambling: https://features.propublica.org/the-bad-bet/how-illinois-bet-on-video-gambling-and-lost/ And if you want more of their articles, you can sign up for their newsletter here: https://go.propublica.org/ppil-vox…

Why monks had that haircut

From Vox. There was a lot of thought behind the style — and controversy. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO What was the deal with that monk haircut? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the history and controversy behind the style. Known as “tonsure,” the typical monk hairstyle has many variations throughout religions.…

The World War II battle against STDs

From Vox. Not all of World War II’s battles were public. Venereal disease was a major front in the war. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Venereal disease has long been an issue for militaries, but during World War II, the problem became bigger and more global. That required unusual tactics and unorthodox strategies to beat…

Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

From Vox. There’s a reason why Colombia can’t beat cocaine. Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: http://www.vox.com/borders-email Become a member of the Vox Video Lab for more Borders behind-the-scenes content: http://www.vox.com/join With original music by Tom Fox: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-416166523 Colombia is the world’s largest…