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

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

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,

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

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…

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Reuters A northern Illinois policeman who officials said committed suicide while concerned about an audit that would have exposed his embezzlement tried to arrange for the killing of a local administrator, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sent a text about the hit last April and asked for