FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, and Angela Hawken, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know

By: Saturday August 11, 2012 1:59 pm

Marijuana legalization is going to be an actual voting option for many people in this election cycle, and despite attempts by most politicians to avoid the topic, it has already become harder to do so. We have Presidential candidates this year openly calling for legalization, and President Obama has had to transition from laughing off legalization questions in a Town Hall to seriously acknowledging Latin American leaders calling for a real discussion about “market alternatives.” Regardless of how voting turns out this year, it seems inevitable that marijuana is heading inexorably toward some kind of legalization.

It is, perhaps, perfect timing for a book like: Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.


So, In Conclusion, The Koch Bros Are Not As Bad As Dick Cancer

By: Monday October 24, 2011 7:00 am

The Washington Post’s Ombudsman attempts a pull back from WaPo’s rerunning of the Bloomberg expose on the Koch Bros. Shorter WaPo OBM: We can’t disagree with anything Bloomberg Markets said about the Koch Bros illegal activities, but we should have included his paid PR denial even though it didn’t shake the original story, and besides there are lots of other corporate evil doers besides the 4th richest men in America.

NYT Speculates on Departure of Goldman Sachs’ Blankfein; Ignores Criminal Referral

By: Monday April 18, 2011 7:20 am

The New York Times has what I assume to be a bizarre form of beat sweetener on Goldman Sachs today. It spends most of 1,300 words speculating on who might replace CEO Lloyd Blankfein if he were to step down, exploring three possible candidates in depth. But the Times ignores one of the big reasons Blankfein might be eyeing the door.

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