Report shows more arrests for cannabis than violent crime

A recent report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch revealed some interesting facts about the 45 year old War on Drugs. It may not come as a surprise to some to read that over 1 million people are arrested … Continue reading →

Colorado Initiative to Require the Democratic and Republican Parties to Let Independents Vote in Primaries Explained

The Durango Herald has this explanation of Colorado’s proposition 108, which would require parties that polled 10% in the last gubernatorial election, and which therefore have primaries, to let independents vote in their primaries. However, the parties would have the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Columbus Day

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue and found a land inhabited by other people. Christopher Columbus believed he had visited Asia, and it was Amerigo Vespucci who finally proved that the lands visited – not discovered … Continue reading →

The Donald’s 180 on not paying taxes

During the first Presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 26, Donald Trump uttered one simple sentence that has caused a lot of headlines ever since. The sentence “That makes me smart.” was in response to Hillary Clinton’s statement “maybe … Continue reading →