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Jane Hamsher

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Jane is the founder of firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC. Subscribe in a reader
 
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Jane is the founder of firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC. Subscribe in a reader

The Unexpected Way Local Marijuana Taxes Can Impact Public Health

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 2:32 pm

If tax rates vary from city to city some people are going to drive to the next town to get a better deal. How much extra driving that could cause would depend on a huge number of unknowns, but purely for the sake of an illustration let’s assume a third of Oregon’s projected recreational consumers would choose to always drive to stores an average of 15 miles further away to save on taxes. That could result in 100 million more miles driven during the first three years. Based on national averages that should translate to about one extra traffic death and 80 injuries. It would also release about 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. A modest but real downside.

High Court Judge Rules UK Government Not Entitled to Immunity From Claims Brought by Torture & Rendition Victim

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:27 pm

A high court judge in the United Kingdom has ruled that a Pakistani detained by British forces in Iraq in February 2004 may proceed with claims against the UK government related to his rendition, torture and detention.

Over Easy: Grand Jury Basics, as Ferguson Waits for a Decision

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:22 pm

The interesting issue in this case is why the prosecutor decided to go to the grand jury, as opposed to charging Darren Wilson by information. The likely reason that the prosecutor did not file by information is that it would have potentially been a job killer. If he charged Wilson with murder, the police would have turned against him, but the citizens of Ferguson and their supporters would have and were turning against him because he did not. To extricate himself from the dilemma, he took the case to the grand jury.

Uber Investigating Executive For Tracking Reporter Using Uber Data

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:17 am

While Uber has yet to fire the executive who called for Uber’s media critics to be personally destroyed, it has begun an investigation into Josh Mohrer, Uber’s general manager in New York, for possibly tracking a reporter using Uber data raising concerns that people within the company are using private information from Uber users for nefarious purposes.

Overwhelming Support for Change to New York City’s Racist Marijuana Policy

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 10:12 am

Ending the racist and often illegal way the New York City police have abused the marijuana possession laws enjoys overwhelming support.

Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:07 am

Max Boot, who will have considerable influence in the new Republican controlled Congress, says that the US must get back into the nation-building business to defeat ISIS.

The Terrible School Policy

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:02 am

Having high school start earlier in the day is associated with a significant increase in motor vehicle accidents, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Keystone XL Fails In Senate

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:52 am

In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off in Louisiana. She was able to peel off 14 Senate Democrats to help advance the bill but it was not quite enough.In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off in Louisiana. She was able to peel off 14 Senate Democrats to help advance the bill but it was not quite enough.

FDL Movie Night: Citizen Autistic

By: Monday November 17, 2014 4:59 pm

Citizen Autistic is the followup to director William Davenport’s film Too Sane for This World, which documents the lives of 12 people living with either autism or Asperger’s syndrome. In Citizen Autistic, Davenport explores institutional challenges faced by people within the community when dealing with a world that thinks they need to be “cured,” and organizations that exploit their condition and deny them self-advocacy.

In the Future All Marijuana Edibles Might Need to Be Pre-Approved By Colorado Government

By: Monday November 17, 2014 2:52 pm

In the ongoing effort to decide how to handle the regulation of marijuana edibles, the Colorado Department of Health is planning to recommend that all marijuana products need to go through an approval process before they can be sold. The worry is that some products are too appealing or confusing for children.

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