Help “After Legalization” Dispel #Marijuana Myths Fueled by 40 Years of Drug Warrior Culture

By: Friday December 6, 2013 11:11 am

As Michelle Alexander so brilliantly documented in her book The New Jim Crow, America’s atavistic and punitive drug laws are largely responsible for our booming prison-industrial complex that destroys millions of lives — disproportionately those of people of color. Those laws are slowly starting to change but one of the biggest hurdles to change is [...]

The Two Year Anniversary of ACA, if Only Someone Had Warned Democrats

By: Friday March 23, 2012 9:40 am

Today is the two year anniversary of the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Despite the widely promoted insane belief the that law would magically get more popular after it was passed, two years later the law has only gotten less popular. Research indicates that the intense unpopularity of the [...]

Livestream: Kevin Gosztola and Jon Walker from #OccupyDC

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 4:07 pm

Kevin Gosztola and Jon Walker from #OccupyDC

Jon Walker: What Obama Could Do Now

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 10:34 am

Jobs creation is the top concern for Americans right now, and it is near criminal that we don’t have more members on the board of the Federal Reserve who are committed to fulfilling their mandate to increase employment. Ending the waste would be a massive step towards reduce our deficit. Drug re-importation, ending DADT and medical marijuana are supported by overwhelming majorities of Americans. The list above is not only smart policy, but also represent smart political moves that Obama is fully capable of taking.

10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill

By: Monday December 21, 2009 7:10 am

FDL has become the go-to place for coverage of the health care bill due to the work of our incredible team. Jon Walker’s second-to-none knowledge of the health care bill has made the policy and political analysis he offers up at  FDL Action a driving force. Dave Dayen’s reporting at the FDL News Desk, Marcy [...]