Law Enforcement Backs CO's Amendment 64, Says Legalizing Pot Would Benefit Police and Communities of Color

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.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:19

Tonight: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown Face-Off in First MA Senate Debate

It's going to be a big night in Boston, when Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Scott Brown square off in their first debate. The pressure is all on Brown tonight, as he's been down in four out of five polls this week.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:09

How Romney's "47 Percent" Mentality is Linked to Voter Suppression

Yesterday I wrote about the connection between the vote suppression efforts and Romney's disdain for half the country.Here it is in full effect:

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:06

Medical Marijuana Patients Hold Nationwide Day of Action to Remind Obama Pot Smokers Are Voters, Too

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.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:57

Romney's Rhetoric Responsible For Obama's Surge And New Lead In Polls

Mitt Romney's string of offensive remarks—attacking Obama after U.S. diplomats were murdered in Libya and saying 47 percent of Americans don't pay taxes and are pathetic government dependents—has resulted in the largest lead by Obama in 2012's polls.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:35

What to Make of the Scary GMO study?


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.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:24

"What's Been Accomplished?" Laura Flanders Talks Occupy Anniversary with Marina Sitrin and Arun Gupta

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?

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 09:49

Paul Ryan Called for Ending Social Security in Speech to Ayn Rand Fans

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.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 09:55

Sponsor of Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Says 47% Shouldn't Get To Vote

Americans receiving government benefits do not deserve the right to vote, according to the Republican author of Pennsylvania's harsh new voter ID law.

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 09:17

TX Republican Lynches Empty Chair, with American Flag -- The Obama Symbolism Is Clear

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 nothilarious. It is, in fact, really disgusting, and possibly something the FBI might want to get on top of:

Date: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 08:27