Rebecca Copley

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Number Of Homeless Declines Again, But Gains Aren't Universal

The number of homeless people in the U.S. shrank from 2012 to 2013, according to a large government study that found the number of veterans and others who are homeless declined for the third straight year. But homeless numbers rose in New York and other states, according to the Department of …

As Our Safety Nets Get Slashed, More People Fall into Deep Poverty

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> Mother Jones<i>.</i><p>Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also …

People Support Social Welfare When They're Hungry Themselves

In moments of physiological hunger, research subjects were more likely to support redistribution—but not to share their own resources. How that type of thinking applies to universal healthcare<p>It’s hard to know how to feel about Obamacare right now.<p>One one hand, there’s outrage at stories that like …

How to Cut the Poverty Rate in Half (It's Easy)

By sending every adult and child $3,000 a year, the government could achieve historic poverty reductions. Think of it as Social Security for all, not just the elderly.<p>In the United States, we are generally told that poverty is a deeply complicated problem whose solution requires dozens of reforms …

Republicans are angry about the poor getting food ... so, who are these people?

Speaker John Boehner is angry that states are "cheating" (following the law) to prevent food stamp cuts.<p>As Republicans gnash their teeth over a …

Private charity and the safety net: Why philanthropy can’t replace government.

Conservatives like to argue that if we trim the social safety net, private charities will step in and tend to the needy. Paul Ryan—he of the soup …

Was Nietzsche Right About Religion?

<i>The Age of Nothing: How We Sought to Live Since the Death of God</i><br>by Peter Watson<br>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 624pp<p><i>Culture and the Death of God</i><br>by Terry …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 20 (Reuters) - A medical marijuana bill unanimously passed both the Alabama House and Senate on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Robert Bentley, who has said he will sign it into law.<p>The measure makes it legal to possess only a prescribed medical grade extract …

Meth flowing in from Mexico through border crossings, report says

California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris.<p>The 98-page report on …

Bloom is off pot stocks on Wall Street

Wall Street seems to be losing its appetite for pot.<p>Marijuana stocks were high fliers — so to speak — after Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use and several other states announced they may legalize sales or decriminalize possession. Shares in about 20 marijuana-related companies …

Drug Dealers Aren't to Blame for the Heroin Boom. Doctors Are.

In 2010, a dentist extracted my wisdom teeth, told me to gargle with salt water, and sent me home with a prescription for a Costco-sized bottle of …

Drug Addiction

Vapor Madness

The drug divide: concerns grow in the US over generics produced in India | DW | 20.03.2014

You could say the US doesn't trust medicines made in India.<p>There have been growing concerns in recent months, with the US Food and Drug …

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Marijuana research hampered by access from government and politics, scientists say

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Millions of ordinary Americans are now able to walk into a marijuana dispensary and purchase bags of pot on the spot for a variety of medical ailments. But if you’re a researcher like Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist who studies post-<br>traumatic stress disorder, getting …

Welcome to the dead zone: Our planet’s greatest cities are facing a major pollution crisis

<b>(AP/Francois Mori/Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>We’re fast approaching a future where Paris is no longer the “city of light” — and breathing has becomes a hazard<p>Henry Grabar<p>March 23, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Last week, Paris and Beijing had one of those feuds that city-watchers love so much. (Such …

What happened to MH370? A pilot and a flight attendant give their views

We may never know what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the 239 people on board.<p>The Guardian spoke to a long-haul commercial pilot and a former Thomas Cook flight attendant – people who understand aeroplane emergency procedures and rules about access to the cockpit and …