Ron Paul is such a dilemma for many liberals because he doesn’t fit nicely into the current narrow political continuum. It is easy for liberals to ignore how bad Democrats are on many issues because Republicans are almost always equally as bad on those issues or marginally worse. This makes comparing a Democrat to a [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday July 30, 2010 3:12 pm|
I appeared on MSNBC a couple of weeks ago and said that what we were calling an immigration problem was really a drug cartel problem. The video surprisingly traveled all over the internet, so they asked me back to talk about it and let me give Dylan’s “daily rant.” It was fun.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday July 23, 2010 9:44 am|
I was on MSNBC talking about the schism among Democrats regarding Arizona’s new immigration law and the Justice Department’s response. Obama is worried about his plummeting poll numbers among Hispanics (down 12 points this year), while Arizona Congressional Democrats are worried about being voted out of office. But nobody is talking about pot. When asked [...]
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday May 25, 2010 11:35 am|
Two weeks ago, a federally funded drug task force called WestNet seized 200 signatures in support of placing marijuana legalization on the November ballot in Washington State while conducting a raid on a medical marijuana dispensary. Early in the morning, drug agents entered the home of the family that owns a medical marijuana dispensary known [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday May 12, 2010 7:29 am|
Yesterday Barack Obama’s Office of National Drug Control Policy released its National Strategy for Drug Control. While the strategy was spun by Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske as one focusing on prevention and treatment over enforcement and criminal prosecutions, the amount of money spent proportionally is the same as during the Bush Administration.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday May 5, 2010 12:47 pm|
In Congressional testimony today, two FBI officials said that “marijuana is the top revenue generator for Mexican DTOs [cartels]“, calling it “a cash crop that finances corruption and the carnage of violence year after year.” Of course, nowhere does the FBI make the obvious connection that if you want to stop the cartels from financing their operations with marijuana, you can make marijuana legal and cut out their legs from under the cartels.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday April 17, 2010 7:30 am|
When talking about ending the prohibition on Marijuana, it is almost impossible to wrap your head around the totality of problems and issues it touches. The externalities, long reaching negative effects, and indirect consequences create an enormous web that touches countless aspects of our society. The amount that Marijuana prohibition costs us as a society [...]