The public thinks the number one problem facing the country last year was their dysfunctional government, according to Gallup. From Gallup: It is not too surprising a result, given that in the past few years we have seen almost no laws of any significance approved, a prolonged government shutdown and
Karl Racine, who starting next month will be D.C.’s first elected attorney general, believes the recently approved marijuana legalization initiative can move forward.
Karl Racine, who starting next month will be D.C.’s first elected attorney general, believes the recently approved marijuana legalization initiative can move forward. He told the Washington Post: “We think Initiative 71 was basically self-enacted, just as the congresswoman does,” Racine said. “And we think there’s good support for that
I’ve spent every Christmas for the past decade in Colorado with my grandparents, and this year I noticed it was still the same beautiful state it has always been, even though recreational marijuana has now legally been for sale for a full year. The closest thing to the sky falling
Since the midterm election President Obama has really been flexing his executive authority. In just the past month he has done two big actions to accomplish popular goals and it has paid off. The first was his move on immigration. While the public would prefer the issue wasn’t handled via
President Obama’s recent decision to change course on Cuba has garnered overwhelming support from the general public. By roughly a two-to-one margin, the country supports establishing diplomatic relations, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. It found that 64 percent of Americans back opening diplomatic relations with the nation.
The protests over Ferguson and the death of Eric Garner have worked. The public’s awareness and concerns about police practices, racial relations and the racial disparity in arrests has increased dramatically over the past month. It is now seen as one of the top problems facing the country. From Gallup:
It is no accident that President Obama announced his decision to move forward with normalizing relations with Cuba yesterday. Four big factors made this the ideal moment. 1) Being a lame duck has its advantages – President Obama will never face an election again nor need to worry about how
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has one very good number for Republicans. It found that an incredible 71 percent of voters want the next president to use a different approach for governing than President Obama. For the Republican party it is easy to cater to this disenchantment with
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.