16 Dec 2014

Anti-Pot Congressmen Indirectly Admit Obama Has a Way to Let DC Legalize Marijuana

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is the anti-pot crusader who has been working diligently to undermine democracy in the District of Columbia to try to stop local marijuana reform, but he may have accidentally validated arguments that President Obama has the power to easily undo his efforts.

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16 Dec 2014

Anti-Pot Congressmen Indirectly Admit Obama Has a Way to Let DC Legalize Marijuana

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is the anti-pot crusader who has been working diligently to undermine democracy in the District of Columbia to try to stop local marijuana reform, but he may have accidentally validated arguments that President Obama has the power to easily undo his efforts. In the Washington Post

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15 Dec 2014

Making All the People Unhappy All the Time

Congress’s overall approval rating continues to remain extremely bad, but in their terribleness they have managed to achieve something that would be impressive if it wasn’t so depressing. Gallup found that disapproval with Congress is basically equal among all political groups. Regular Republicans, Democrats and Independents all have an almost

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14 Dec 2014

Omnibus Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag for Marijuana Reform

Late Saturday, the Senate approved an omnibus bill funding the federal government for the next year which contained two big provisions affecting marijuana policy. One very good and one very bad.

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14 Dec 2014

Omnibus Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag for Marijuana Reform

Late Saturday, the Senate approved an omnibus bill funding the federal government for the next year which contained two big provisions affecting marijuana policy. One very good and one very bad. On the positive side: Protection for medical marijuana patients. The funding bill contained a provision preventing the Department of

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13 Dec 2014

We’re Not Very Good at Bombing Countries into Peace and Prosperity

After over a decade of military involvement in Afghanistan and billion spend on trying to build it up, the nation is arguably the worst place on Earth to live and things still are deteriorating.

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12 Dec 2014

D.C. Marijuana Reform Offers a Real Test of Obama’s Principles

It is time for Obama to put his money where his mouth is. Obama has often publicly claimed to care about the principles like democracy, minority voting rights, and D.C. Statehood; but has failed to fight for them when it matters. Now he faces a clear and simple test to prove if his word means anything. If he actually believes in the importance of voting rights and the “principle of District home rule,” he should use his power to to make it happen.

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12 Dec 2014

D.C. Marijuana Reform Offers a Real Test of Obama’s Principles

President Obama decided to actively lobby for the omnibus spending bill, which included a policy rider intended to block marijuana legalization in D.C. after the people of the District overwhelmingly voted for it. The rider was designed to strip the basic right of democratic self determination from the voters of

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11 Dec 2014

There is No Preparing for Health Care Calvinball

If the Supreme Court rules against Healthcare.gov providing tax credits they will be playing Calvinball. They will be acting as an unelected and unaccountable third legislature branch and not as a Constitutional court. There is no preparing for Calvinball.

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10 Dec 2014

The Study Health Care Reform Desperately Needs

Now that millions of people have used coverage bought on the Affordable Care Act exchanges for a year, it is time for a comprehensive study that questions the entire basis of the law.

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