Today, a group of former police officers, judges, and prosecutors held a press conference in Denver, Colorado to declare and explain their support for Colorado’s marijuana legalization initiative, Amendment 64. Among the coalition of supporters are Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), the National Latino Officers Association, and Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Read more
Medical marijuana advocates have not forgotten Obama's campaign promise that he would not "[Use] Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state [medical marijuana] laws." Today at 5pm, pot patients and Americans for Safe Access will hold rallies at Obama campaign headquarters and other sites in at least 15 cities across the country. Read more
I am a strong supporter of labeling GMO foods. Consumers have the right to know.
That’s enough of a reason to support California’s Prop. 37. There is no need to muddy the waters with difficult-to-interpret science. Read more
When it came to light that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney regards 47 percent of the U.S. electorate as moochers for their use of government programs and tax credits, his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, ran as fast as he could from those remarks. Now, thanks to a 2005 Ryan speech that has recently come to light, Ryan may have to run from his own.
LAURA FLANDERS: Hi, I'm Laura Flanders. A year ago, protestors took over a park in Lower Manhattan and sparked encampments across the States. Out of it came a slogan: "We are the 99 percent," and a new meaning to the verb "occupy." But what else? Some say Occupy Wall Street utterly changed their lives. Others say it changed nothing at all. How to assess Occupy Wall Street? Read more
Americans receiving government benefits do not deserve the right to vote, according to the Republican author of Pennsylvania's harsh new voter ID law. Read more
Clint Eastwood's empty-chair interview during the Republican National Convention spawned plenty of hilarious spoofs, among them pictures of people "Eastwooding" -- talking to an empty chair -- and the #InvisibleObama hashtag. But this take on the empty-chair speech is not hilarious. It is, in fact, really disgusting, and possibly something the FBI might want to get on top of: Read more