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The Newberg Graphic
United States is addicted to the wrong drug
The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in early February has become a hockey puck in the war over the war on drugs.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
DEA deputy director: "Every single parent" opposes pot legalization
Well over half of Americans want pot to be legalized, and a panicky Drug Enforcement Administration is ramping up its lies and surliness.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
My View: We're addicted to the wrong drug laws
The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman early last month has become a hockey puck in the war over the war on drugs.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Guest column: Gary J. Stein: A medical marijuana bill 'written in the ...
By Gary J. Stein Tampa Stein worked for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health tobacco control program.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Don't Expect Congress to Move Quickly on Marijuana
However, Congressman Earl Blumenauer said that just changing the schedule isn't the answer for everyone.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Washington Post
More respond to inquiries about shutdown pay
More responses have been rolling since The Washington Post published data Thursday afternoon about lawmakers who donated part of their pay to salary or back to the U.S. Treasury after the government shutdown last October.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Can Gov. Chris Christie's 'dear friend' conduct impartial Bridgegate investigation?
Among the attorneys working with the governor's office to investigate his staff's possible role in the George Washington Bridge scandal is one who has a lucrative history with Gov. Chris Christie.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Memphis Flyer
Here's Your List: A Teeming Roster of Candidates to Kick Off the Election Year on May 6
Pending any changes by next week's February 27 withdrawal deadline, Shelby Countians are guaranteed some brisk action in this election season, though most of it will occur not in the May 6 countywide primaries but on August 7 when the countywide general election and the state and federal primary dates coincide.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Defeat May Sting, But UAW Has Piles of Political Cash
The United Auto Workers' defeat in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, when a majority of workers at a Volkswagen plant voted not to unionize, was a blow to a broader campaign to shore up and grow the labor movement in the South.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
David Rosman: Let's find practical ways out of student-loan debt
There are three loans most of us will have to deal with during our lifetimes - home, automobile and student loans.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Can America's drug czar tell the truth about pot?
Can he legally tell the truth? Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske.
Shelbyville Concerned Over Possible New Law That Could Impact Walking Horse Industry on Murfreesboro News and Radio
Shelbyville's mayor and council have written to several members of Congress expressing concerns about a proposed federal law that would impact the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Friday Talking Points -- Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
John Boehner has a song in his heart . That song is "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah," which he was heard quoting from as he was busy passing a clean debt ceiling bill in his House.
Heroin and marijuana aren't equal
The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman already has become a hockey puck in the war over the war on drugs.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
The Jewish Journal
House letter against Iran sanctions garners half of Democrats
Half of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives signed on to a letter opposing any legislative action on Iran sanctions with talks underway.
Colorado Kids Get Legal Pot as New York Doctors Can Barely Study It
"It is troubling that while few barriers exist for parents to give their children marijuana in Colorado, there are significant federal roadblocks preventing doctors from studying it in a rigorous scientific manner," write Orrin Devinsky and Daniel Friedman, physicians at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University in The New York Times ... (more)
UAW and VW Seek Economic High Road, Anti-Union Pols Want to Block It
Too frequently in recent decades, the United States has taken the low road , embracing so-called "free-trade" agreements and encouraging domestic "competition" between the states that encourages a race to the bottom when it comes to wages, benefits, environmental rules and consumer protections.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Dem bill lets drug czar study effects of making pot legal
Rep. Steve Cohen on Tuesday introduced a new bill that would let the White House drug czar study the issue of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, something it is currently unable to do under federal law.
TN lawmakers slam FAA for not protecting instruments on flights
Members of Tennessee's Congressional delegation slammed the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday for failing to protect musical instruments on commercial airline flights.