I’ve written a book about marijuana policy, and I know that Just Say Now and Firedoglake readers will appreciate it most — so I want to give you a sneak peak. The title is After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy in America. Below are a couple of passages from the introduction.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 4, 2013 1:00 pm|
|By: dakine01 Monday January 28, 2013 11:20 am|
Well, it looks like there is a new push on in the long term destruction of Social Security today. Now, I usually write about the plight of the long term unemployed and underemployed but I am getting close to Social Security eligibility so decided I would discuss the anti Social Security effort today.
|By: dakine01 Tuesday October 9, 2012 8:00 pm|
What I find most ironic about these CEO deficit hawks complaining about the “uncertainty” that is hurting the economy is that they are the ones responsible for helping to create said uncertainty to begin with.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 9, 2012 10:40 am|
Just Say Now’s Jon Walker discusses the upcoming marijuana ballot measures on Radical Russ Belleville’s radio show, and they both scratch their heads at how out of step with popular opinion the elite drug warriors at Facebook are.
|By: Ryan Cook Monday October 17, 2011 3:12 pm|
We want to help Calvin and #OccupyDC out by helping them purchase propane to cook with. If you’d like to help us, you can chip in $10 to buy fuel for the propane grills at #OccupyDC. We will be using the money we take in from our coverage fund to purchase propane and other supplies, so that is why we are asking people to donate there.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday October 7, 2011 10:07 am|
FDL’s Kevin Gosztola, Jon Walker and Ryan Cook will be livestreaming the #OccupyDC march from Freedom Plaza to the State Department today starting at 12:50 pm. The protesters plan to join the Keystone XL pipeline protesters for the final public hearing on the matter before deciding whether to allow construction to proceed. I’ll be liveblogging the protest here.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 6, 2011 4:23 pm|
Livestream from October 2011
|By: dakine01 Thursday May 26, 2011 6:00 pm|
I think the economists are making it all up as they go along. I’m not sure any group of people can be so consistently wrong on so many levels.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday May 25, 2011 11:28 am|
More than 60 members of Firedoglake met for a webinar on May 11, 2011 to discuss what FDL should do for the 2011 election. The lively event showed the true depth of both the views of FDL’s members, as well as the great ideas for how we should proceed from both an organizing and journalism perspective for the election.
You can watch a replay of the member presentation in the above video. We want to show what it means to be an FDL Member, and invite you to join as a member to participate in our coming discussions. (Future recordings of webinars will be available to members only.)
|By: Peterr Saturday May 21, 2011 4:00 pm|
“Paul Ryan Gets a Boost from Catholic Bishops” said the headline in Politico yesterday, describing a letter from USCCB President Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York. But reading the article makes me wonder if the reporter read the earlier letter from Ryan to Dolan, or an earlier letter from two prominent Catholic bishops to members of Congress last month.
Ryan’s letter is very, very misleading, and misrepresents the papal encyclical he quotes. Given that he’s writing to a bishop about Catholic teachings, he probably ought not to be telling lies. Dolan’s apparent endorsement of Ryan’s letter, then, becomes quite troubling indeed. Either Dolan is aware of Ryan’s misleading approach and is endorsing it to give Ryan political cover with Catholics, or Dolan has been snookered by the guy Paul Krugman labeled “The Flimflam Man.”
Neither is terribly flattering to Archbishop Dolan.