The Myth of the Toothless President

By: Monday July 2, 2012 1:26 pm

There are few things that frustrate me more about political writing than reporters helping to promote the myth of powerless top government officials. It most commonly takes the form of the false claim that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass anything.  Or it’s the insistence that the President wants to do something, [...]

The Smoke and Mirrors of the Legalization Debate

By: Friday April 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Some people think that the push for the legalization of marijuana is backed mostly by marijuana smokers.   This is because the mainstream media and the Obama Administration frame the discussion as a subculture issue (ex. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Sublime fans vs. “normal” people).  Don’t be fooled.   Legalization is not about a subculture, it [...]

There Is No Super Secret Obama Waiting for 2013

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 12:26 pm

I want to give the same piece of advice to some apparently delusional people who both oppose and support President Obama: there is no super secret Obama 3.0 just waiting until after the election to strike. Apparently this delusional belief that some secret Obama, way better or way worse than today, will magically emerge in [...]

Andrew Sullivan Finally Does the Bare Minimum Research About Obama’s Marijuana Position

By: Friday February 17, 2012 10:45 am

Amazing what a difference a month makes. Andrew Sullivan, at long last, pulled his head out of the sand and did the absolute bare minimum of research about Obama’s marijuana policy before writing about it. Just last month Sullivan praised Obama for somehow helping to advance the cause of marijuana legalization despite the fact that [...]

Obama Has Proven to Be an Adamant Opponent of Marijuana Reform

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 10:27 am

Andrew Sullivan is still trying to defend his absurd claim that Obama somehow deserves credit for growing support for marijuana legalization.  In fact, though, while the decades long trend towards greater support for marijuana legalization hasn’t stopped since Obama took office, it has continued despite the Obama Administration’s overt opposition. From Sullivan’s response: Oh please. [...]

Andrew Sullivan Believes Obama Even Deserves Credit for Things Obama Opposes

By: Monday January 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Andrew Sullivan attempts to mount a defense of President Obama’s record from the standpoint of achieving liberal objectives.   But on some key items, he gets the President’s record and positions wrong, even backwards. Sullivan starts by declaring that Obama’s critics from both the left and right are unhinged from reality.  He then goes on [...]

Plan B Reminder: Obama Controls the Executive Branch at All Levels

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 8:59 am

Yesterday the United States Department of Health and Human Services did something extraordinary. For the first time ever, the HHS secretary publicly overruled the Food and Drug Administration. After a careful, lengthy and scientific review, the FDA came to the conclusion that the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, should be available over the counter. In what [...]

Obama Has a ‘Jobs Plan’ but He’s Actually Pursuing Anti-Jobs Actions

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 9:11 am

Over the past few weeks President Obama has been traveling the country championing his doomed America Jobs Act as his plan to address the jobs crisis. But during the same time Obama has been publicly flogging this dead show bill, his administration was actually implementing policies and pushing legislation through Congress that will destroy tens [...]

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.

Just Say Now Launches Online Phone Banking for Marijuana Reform

By: Friday October 1, 2010 7:21 am

This morning, Just Say Now is proud to announce a new tool to put marijuana reform directly in the hands of activists: online phone banking to identify supporters of marijuana reform before November’s election.

There are thousands of voters in Arizona, California, Oregon, and South Dakota who we need to vote for marijuana reforms. We’re targeting calls to young voters and “surge voters” – people who turned out in 2008 but who are not yet likely to vote in the midterm elections.

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