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The High Cost of Shutting Down One Medical Marijuana Operation

<i>A single prosecution can easily run more than $1 million -- all to send an empty message about federal drug laws and hand the market share over to a less savory purveyor.</i><p>Reuters<p>All casualties are purposeless when you're fighting an unwinnable war.<p>Later in the article, we learn that "two of Mr. …

The Folly Of Hanging Around Afghanistan In One Sentence

<b>"IOM paid $300,000 for 600 gallons of diesel fuel, $500 per gallon, when market price should not have exceeded $5.00 a gallon."</b><p>That's from an email sent to Business Insider about a report prepared by the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction on the USAID-backed International …

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Sheldon Adelson: U.S. Should Fire Nuclear Missile At Iran

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson advocated sending a nuclear bomb into the desert of Iran as a warning shot. "And then you say, 'See, the next one is in the middle of Tehran. So we mean business. You want to be wiped out, go ahead, take a tough position and then continue with your nuclear …

The number of families with children living in deep poverty has gone up 130 percent since 1996

A new report reveals how inadequate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is at combating poverty<p>Funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant hasn't increased since welfare was "reformed" in 1996. Since then, the number of families with children living on $2 a day or less …

“The Bridge Project” aims to bring average Americans into immigration debate

Much of the immigration debate has taken place on Capitol Hill, but a group of immigration activists are looking to show average Americans that …

Goodlatte: “good possibilities” of immigration reform

There are “good possibilities” of an immigration reform during this year’s congressional session, said House Judiciary Committee Chairman and …

Gutierrez: 'The majority already exists' on immigration reform

Comprehensive immigration reform would pass the House today if GOP leaders would bring it to the floor, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said …

How to Win Over GOP on Immigration | Council on Foreign Relations

by Edward Alden via cnn.com August 2, 2013

Obama’s NSA review panel littered with insiders

Having been promised “independent” reviewers, we’re getting national intelligence and White House stooges<p>Obama's NSA review panel -- announced to allay public outrage over the spy agency's near-totalizing surveillance programs -- is pure Kabuki theater.<p>Reports addressing the panel's composition …

Veteran theology professor asked to leave Christian college after coming out as transgender

Heath Adam Ackley had been teaching at Azusa Pacific University for 15 years<p>A veteran theology professor at a California Christian college has been asked to leave his teaching post after coming out as transgender in a sermon.<p>Heath Adam Ackley (who, before coming out as transgender, went by the name …

Krugman: Republicans are “meanspirited class warriors”

The New York Times columnist defends food stamp program against conservative onslaught<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, Paul Krugman castigates House Republicans for slashing funding for the Supplementation Nutritional Assistance Program (aka SNAP or food stamps) and defends the program …

Shutdown crisis proves the GOP’s inner sickness

And yes, the GOP will get some of the blame<p>Congressional Republicans have gone directly from conservatism to fanaticism without any intervening period of sanity.<p>First, John Boehner, bowing to Republican extremists, ushers a bill through the House that continues to fund the government after Sept. 30 …

Destroying the right to be alone

The NSA and other agencies are making privacy obsolete<p>For at least the last six years, government agents have been exploiting an AT&T database filled with the records of billions of American phone calls from as far back as 1987. The rationale behind this dragnet intrusion, codenamed Hemisphere, is …

Poll: Majority Opposes Defunding Obamacare If It Requires Government Shutdown

Charles S. Clark, Government Executive<p>Sept. 23, 2013, 8:44 a.m.<p>In the first na­tion­wide poll re­leased since Fri­day’s House vote for a stop­gap …

Defunding laws you dislike is not constitutional

It’s also a dangerous precedent<p>Yesterday morning on ABC’s “This Week,” Newt Gingrich and I debated whether House Republicans should be able to repeal a law — in this case, the Affordable Care Act — by defunding it. Here’s the essence:<p>GINGRICH: Under our constitutional system, going all the way back …