DEA chief insists marijuana is dangerous and isn’t medicine

DEA chief insists marijuana is dangerous and isn’t medicine

Newsweek

Just as presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders filed a Senate bill Wednesday that would allow states to end their marijuana prohibitions without federal government interference, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration called the plant “bad” and “dangerous.” “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal—because it’s not,” DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg…

Latino group offers $5K reward to hecklers who shout ‘Trump is a racist’ during SNL taping

Latino group offers $5K reward to hecklers who shout ‘Trump is a racist’ during SNL taping

Bethania Palma Markus A Latino political action committee is offering big bucks to any audience member bold enough to heckle GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump during his appearance on Saturday Night Live this week. The Deport Racism PAC will give potential hecklers $5,000 cash for interrupting the billionaire real estate mogul by saying either, “Deport

Oregon cops wrong to pry apart drug suspect’s buttocks in ‘Crack Alley’ arrest: court

Oregon cops wrong to pry apart drug suspect’s buttocks in ‘Crack Alley’ arrest: court

Travis Gettys An appeals court overturned the conviction of an Oregon man who was arrested on drug charges after police pried apart his buttocks and found cocaine. Herbert Lee Scruggs Jr. was arrested in November 2011 after police spotted him meeting two suspected drug buyers in Portland’s “Crack Alley,” reported The Oregonian. Officers said Scruggs,

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

The Conversation It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans. That’s because decades of income stagnation have transformed political attitudes in ways that

Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem

Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem

The Conversation Ted Cruz is on a roll. The right wing Texas senator gave a strong performance in last week’s GOP presidential debate and he is now rapidly lining up key conservative endorsements before the Iowa caucuses. Even more impressive, the latest polling data and fundraising numbers show significant momentum building behind his campaign. With

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Reuters Democrats blocked the fiscal 2016 defense appropriations bill for a third time in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, amid a broader fight with Republicans over tax and spending policy. The vote was 51-44 for the bill, short of the 60 votes required under Senate rules to move ahead. Democrats have vowed to block all