Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system — and insurers are already freaking out

Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system — and insurers are already freaking out

Medical Daily

First legalized marijuana, now universal health care? As reported by the Denver Post, Colorado is now poised to consider the possibility of expanding its health coverage in a way never before seen in the United States via a single-payer insurance system — thanks to a successful campaign run by ColoradoCareYES. The grassroots group presented 158,831 signatures…

Larry Wilmore mocks Starbucks ‘cuprage’ sparked by ‘douche-y vertical video’ by ‘angry guy in a parking lot’

Larry Wilmore mocks Starbucks ‘cuprage’ sparked by ‘douche-y vertical video’ by ‘angry guy in a parking lot’

Travis Gettys Larry Wilmore mocked the controversy over Starbucks’ insufficiently celebratory holiday cups. Starbucks is going with a minimalist design for its holiday cups — and some evangelical Christians are pretty upset that they won’t see seasonal symbols such as snowflakes and snowmen. “No snowmen? How am I going to celebrate the birth of Jesus?”

3 Missouri men charged with terrorist threats: ‘I’m going to stand my ground and shoot every black person I see’

3 Missouri men charged with terrorist threats: ‘I’m going to stand my ground and shoot every black person I see’

Reuters Three 19-year-old Missouri men have been charged with making terrorist threats on social media about shooting people at college campuses in the state, and two of them talked about targeting black people. One of the three, Hunter M. Park, of Lake St. Louis, who allegedly made threats against the University of Missouri, was denied

Trump hilariously reenacts Carson’s knife fight and asks ‘how stupid’ is America to believe ‘this crap’

Trump hilariously reenacts Carson’s knife fight and asks ‘how stupid’ is America to believe ‘this crap’

Tom Boggioni Speaking at an Iowa rally, 2016 Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump went off on a vicious tirade against his fellow GOP candidates that was highlighted by an over-the-top reenactment of Dr. Ben Carson’s alleged assault on a friend with a knife. Ultimately asking how “stupid” Iowans and Americans are to “believe this

Study: Number of black students — not crime — the major factor in a school’s decision to hire cops

Study: Number of black students — not crime — the major factor in a school’s decision to hire cops

Zaid Jilani, AlterNet Two professors, Tim Servoss, professor of psychology at Canisius College in New York, and education professor Jeremy Finn at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have performed research they plan to present in full in spring showing that the prevalence of police in schools correlates to the number of black

Thousands tell Obama to fire DEA chief for calling medical marijuana a ‘joke’

Thousands tell Obama to fire DEA chief for calling medical marijuana a ‘joke’

International Business Times

More than 36,000 people had signed a petition as of Friday morning asking President Barack Obama to fire Drug Enforcement Administration head Chuck Rosenberg over comments he made on medical marijuana. Rosenberg said Nov. 4 that smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes “is a joke,” CBS News reported. “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana…

For the fourth time this week, a racist threatened to massacre black college students — this time in Michigan

For the fourth time this week, a racist threatened to massacre black college students — this time in Michigan

Travis Gettys Another person has been arrested for making racist threats against black college students — this time in Michigan. Police said they took a suspect into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with an anonymous threat posted on social media directed at students at Michigan Technological University, reported The Detroit News. The university’s Department of