Mother’s Misdemeanors Manufactured by ‘Merica’s Marijuana Madness

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 3:13 pm

A frightening circumstance driven by the failure of timid and narcissistic former cannabis imbibing politicians to take action to set federal standards for the legal use of cannabis medicine has led to the indictment of a Minnesota parent who sought relief for her brain injured son using cannibidiol oils to relieve his chronic pain.

 

Coppers Ride the Cannabis Arrest Tide, Allow Criminals to Slide

By: Friday August 15, 2014 5:49 pm

Statistics compiled by the US Department of Justice reveal that arrests of Americans for simple cannabis possession have increased by over 300 percent nationwide since 1991. Washington Post writer Christopher Ingraham analyzed data provided by the DOJ to find that since 1991 cannabis arrests have tripled even though arrests for all crimes, including violent crimes, have reduced over that same period. Ingraham noted that the figures reported by the DOJ with respect to cannabis possession arrests “are likely even higher,” as some states do not report arrest data to the agency.

The Panoptic Effect

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 11:08 am

Who benefits from the regimentation of our lives? Who benefits from the all-seeing eye?

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

By: Sunday July 20, 2014 11:15 am

We are losing the class war because we are not fighting the class war.

Nothing to see here – move along…

By: Saturday July 19, 2014 12:29 pm

As a citizen whose family members include police officers, it is difficult to argue against the mesmerizing mantra of police commanders who claim simply to be protecting their officers (and, by the way, the police involved in the killing of Jason Westcott were found by the Hillsborough County State’s Attorney to be justified in their use of deadly force against the decedent). But there is a group of folks who know that cannabis is not a narcotic and is essentially harmless, that communities of color are almost exclusively targeted by local rough and tough militarized small time police chiefs and officers in drug war raids, and that local coppers make boatloads of cash by banging down doors in the middle of the night to lock away cannabis users – both through In Rem forfeiture actions as well as being rewarded by the feds (both Congress and the DOJ) for doing their part to continue the failed, bigoted and immoral war on drugs and on cannabis in particular – these ‘folks’ are your congresspersons and senators and President Obama.

These diners off of taxpayer-paid-for china dinner plates know full well that their self-interested promotion of the drug war is immoral, anti-science and dis-compassionate and has been a failure.

Late Night: Two More Reasons to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Scientists in England are reporting what could be a significant breakthrough in the treatment of all forms of cancer stating that their research suggests that cannabis’ psychoactive component, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), could act to shrink cancerous tumors in patients stricken with the deadly disease.

Post Occupy Analysis

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 7:09 pm

Occupy Wall Street did come up with an official statement from its onset, a litany of valid complaints – with the disclaimer that the complaints were not all-inclusive.

What it did not do, is offer any solutions, any demands, any formula for what to prioritize and how to change it.

Late Night: Strange Days Indeed

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00 pm

For decades now, the rich and their bought-and-paid-for-politicians have been waging class warfare against the middle class and the poor. They won’t call it that, they never will call it that, but that’s what it is. Class warfare. It has been decreed from on high, by Wall Street bankers, by corporate CEO’s, by the billionaires of the Forbes 500. There was no resistance in the 1980′s, so they escalated it. There was no resistance in the 1990′s, so they escalated it again.

They’re still escalating it.

C. Wright Mills Explains the End of Liberalism

By: Sunday May 12, 2013 10:15 am

The liberals disappeared long ago, but before they went, they hammered the left into crumbles, and justified the sell-out of the knowledge class. That way, there would be no one to create new ideas that challenged the oligarchy.

Colleges Pushing Poor Students Into Debt to Give Aid to Rich Ones

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 10:55 am

A report by the New America Foundation details the systematic undermining of the financial aid system by colleges and universities who are using financial aid to attract wealthy students rather than open doors for poorer ones, forcing poorer students to either not attend or take on high debt burdens.

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