D.C. May Soon Decriminalize Marijuana

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 12:15 pm

The penalty for the possession of a small amount of marijuana in the District of Columbia may soon be the same as a parking ticket. Over the past two days the DC council held hearings on a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the district.


Reminder: DC Needs Statehood

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 3:20 pm

For reasons of basic fairness, equality, solidarity, and even raw political advantage DC statehood should be a top goal of the national Democratic Party. Yet congressional Democrats, despite recently having the opportunity to correct this injustice, have done nothing really to advance the issue.

DC is Practically a Different World When It Comes to Economic Perceptions

By: Monday February 6, 2012 3:27 pm

With a large percentage of federal employees, lobbyists and government contracting, the District of Columbia isn’t nearly as susceptible to an economic downturn as the rest of the country. But I still find these numbers from Gallup on economic confidence in DC compared to the rest of the country shocking.

Plan B: When You Don’t Fight, You Get Walked on Later

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 7:15 pm

During the health care reform fight the women’s reproductive rights groups and legislators were basically sold out. President Obama decided to cut a deal with Bart Stupak’s Gang. He assumed that the pro-choice and women legislators in the House and pro-choice groups would just fall in line, and they did with very little fighting. Today’s decision to stop the OTC availability of Plan B morning after contraception is another example of what happens when you don’t extract a price.

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