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The argument for the legalisation of cannabis has been won. Now for the difficult bit
IT IS like a hash-induced hallucination: row upon row of lush, …Marijuana
Tell me where dwell the thoughts, forgotten till thou call them forth? Tell me where dwell the joys of old, and where the ancient loves, And when will they renew again, and the night of oblivion past, That I might traverse times and spaces far remote, and bring Comforts into a present sorrow and a …The Brain
As tens of thousands of people die from opioid painkillers and heroin each year in what's been called an epidemic, some officials are looking for …Democrats
While Republicans debate immigration at length in their debates, moderators for the Democratic debates have mostly left immigration — one of the most controversial and central issues of this cycle — aside.
Last week, Republicans debated immigration policy at length — a frequent feature of the …Hillary Clinton
Democrats Want Emergency Cash to Fight Opioid Abuse
Shaheen, left, and Schumer, right, are seeking emergency funds to tackle opioid addiction. (Photo …Rob Portman
And it could harm an entire generation of kids.
Kids need more time for free play in preschool, argues childhood development specialist Erika Christakis.
Disappearing are the days when preschools were havens for free play and make believe. They're now factories for rote memorization and dry …Kids
• Increases resources for TANF. The budget adds $8 billion to the TANF block grant over five years. Each state would receive some portion of those …
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As the Democratic presidential primary …
Michelle Alexander, famed author of The New Jim Crow, published a scathing takedown of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, arguing that "Clinton doesn't …Crime
There are three ways to increase the sustainability of Medicare, the deservedly much-loved program that provides affordable, quality health coverage to almost 50 million mostly older Americans: cut spending, raise more revenues and/or slow the growth of health costs. (Another way would be to deport …Medicare
"It is not the Education Department’s job to punish students for drug infractions," Sen. Orrin Hatch said.
Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) are co-sponsoring legislation to repeal a law that bars students with drug convictions from continuing to receive financial aid.
WASHINGTON -- …Marijuana
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos speaks to the media in Santa Clara, California, Feb. 3, 2016.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Years from now, in a country …Peyton Manning
“People are pouring across the southern border,” the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in a debate in December. That image has …World Politics
"This is a harm-reduction strategy for the rest of society," said Dan Morhaim, a physician who serves in the state House of Delegates.
Dan Morhaim, a physician who serves in Maryland's House of Delegates.
The war on drugs has failed. Slap that assertion into Google and you'll find it in quotes being …Heroin
The drug war's harsh sentencing has led to serious overcrowding, a new report says.
El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. policymakers need to grab this "defining moment" and dramatically change the way America's overcrowded federal prisons operate, according to a …Prison
The real estate mogul is reveling in a flurry of polls that show him only getting stronger heading into the Iowa caucuses.
A sense of inevitability is growing around Donald Trump with just six days to go before the Iowa caucuses as new polls show the billionaire businessman extending his lead and …Donald Trump
The full version of this report is posted at TrendCT: …Wealth
As Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Bernie Sander’s health care proposals continue, one of his defenses is that he "helped write” the Affordable Care …Bernie Sanders
Here's one more reason to take Bernie Sanders's candidacy seriously: He has put forward statements and arguments on what is by far the most powerful …Bernie Sanders
Movement conservatives are understandably (and even commendably) apoplectic with the rise of Donald Trump, who has appealed to the right-wing id …Republicans
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped insert the “atom bomb” into legislation years ago. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Twenty years ago, it was enacted …Harry Reid
EXIT POLLS: Big numbers for independents and late deciders
Clinton looks to avert big loss to Sanders in New Hampshire
Trump's rivals scramble for second place in New Hampshire
Trump team struggles with candidate who won’t adjust
3 things to watch in New Hampshire
Long lines of Trump voters in his …Donald Rumsfeld
The oil market's roller-coaster ride this year is not over yet, technical analysts warned on Friday, with new lows likely to come after traders catch their breath.
U.S. oil futures for March CLH6 surged 13.5 percent on Thursday and Friday, erasing nearly half the losses racked up since the start of …Whiplash
TALLAHASSEE - Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections, but it's not being treated as a crisis by Gov. Rick Scott or the state's top health …Florida
Last month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report titled “Burnt Offerings? PPOs Decline in Marketplace Plans.” The title said it all. …Health Care
Updated Jan. 2015 – Map and tables reflect most recent premium data available.
The map and 50-state table are updates to our September analysis, which …Insurance
I find myself, over and over again, how well ACA implementation is doing in the Blue States that have implemented it enthusiastically--I would have …Prices
The Florida Senate is drafting an ambitious package of bills that will reform the state's sentencing laws to give judges more flexibility, provide …Prison
Archbishop Gomez: Those with irregular immigration status 'do not cease to be our brothers and sisters.'
Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez issued the following statement today on the Supreme Court decision to review Texas v. the United States of …Archbishop