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Judging from recent history, any young person who aspires to be president should be aware that certain attributes seem to be critical. You have to be male. You have to have an Ivy League degree. You have to have been a governor or senator. And, don't...
Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of...
As recreational drugs go, marijuana is relatively benign. Unlike alcohol, it doesn't stimulate violence or destroy livers. Unlike tobacco, it doesn't cause lung cancer and heart disease. The worst you can say is that it produces intense, unreasoning...
After the 2012 Election, you don't have to be a weatherman to know that the political wind is blowing liberal in the Sunshine State. There's a storm brewing for the tea party/GOP, and it's more than a tempest in a teapot. It turns out that Florida voters...
Tags: Arthritis, Feminism, Women's Health, Politics, Same-Sex Marriage
Last Tuesday was a very good day for those of us who think marijuana should be legalized and that the 40-plus-year War on Drugs is an incredibly expensive, destructive failure. Nine states and localities voted for more sensible drug laws, including...
Tags: Health Treatments, FBI, Politics, Prosecution, Ron Paul
Politically, it was a status quo election. Democrats held on to the White House and their majority in the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's voting. Republicans preserved their majority in the House and increased by one their hold on the majority of state...
Tags: DREAM Act, Republican Party, Marriage, Joe Walsh, Mia Love
The Hartford CourantDecriminalizing pot and opening the door to medical marijuana seems like the right thing. We've wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in a futile effort to block use of something that seems less harmful than alcohol. I'm sure of it, just like I can't think...
Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement. "The significance of these events cannot be understated," said NORML, a pro-...
There's something wrong with our nationwide prison system when the Corrections Corporation of America, which runs private prisons, offers $250 million in a proposal to 48 states to buy up state prisons with several provisos -- one of which is states...
Potheads are annoying. They talk too much, are way too chill and keep asking the same questions over and over. But as a general rule they’ve never been in that criminal class like junkies, crackheads and tweakers, addicts who could conceivably...
Indianapolis International Airport police confiscated a bag of marijuana and paraphernalia found in a California cancer patient’s bag Tuesday afternoon. Police said airport security searched 36-year-old Starling Wickes’ luggage, after a...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelThe movement for legalized and medical marijuana is building momentum across the country, thanks to an interesting coalition of progressive and libertarian/conservative folks who think government should spend less time trying to lock up private pot...
Sep 30, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jun 17, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Jan 20, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 6, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Nov 12, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Nov 7, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Mar 19, 2012 |Column| Petoskey News
Dec 2, 2011 |Column| Imperial Valley Press Online
Sep 28, 2011 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Feb 27, 2013 | Orlando Sentinel
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