Who Exactly is Against Marijuana Legalization, and Why?

Consider this: the Supreme Court tipped the national scales on same-sex marriage after it had been legalized in thirty-seven states. Marijuana has some status of legality in over half the country (according to Pew Research), with new laws budding every day. Will the Supreme Court follow a similar route of judicial legalization with marijuana? Possibly. But it’s important to realize a crucial difference between marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage. Whereas there were very powerful lobbies Read more […]

Ted Cruz is Eligible for the Presidency, Part 1

How can you tell when a candidate has Washington–as well as his opponents–wholly terrified? When it’s only January, and a candidate is as bloody as Ted Cruz. It’s a 10-on-1 prison yard fight out there, and everyone’s out to get their shiv in. This isn’t only coming from the left either. In fact, the primary thrust of the blade is coming from the Republicans. Donald Trump spearheaded the Cruz Birther movement, and others have since piled on. John McCain said it should be looked into, attorneys Read more […]

Cruz Takes Trap-Question About Deportation, and Blows it Out of the Water

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare We’ve developed into a society in which honesty is the most hated value. Honesty often acts as a knife, paring away deception that’s been carefully layered over the truth. That can be tremendously painful, and as a result, we’ve essentially let go of honesty, and replaced it with lies. We are masterful liars. We lie because it benefits us personally, or it makes the people to whom we’re lying feel better. In the end, however, a lie is damaging Read more […]

Introducing Paul Ryan Boehner the Second

Paul Ryan is our new John Boehner. He just proved that by overseeing the latest $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill which gained widespread bipartisan support and flew through both houses of Congress. Ryan might actually be worse than Boehner. People knew Boehner was a rat traitor. They don’t know that about Ryan yet, so he was able to father this monstrosity of a spending bill largely uncontested. Here’s hoping he won’t remain uncontested. Republicans have a majority in the House and Read more […]

Donald Trump Wants to do What with American Muslims?

So in another Twilight Zone episode of history repeating itself, Donald Trump is not ruling out tagging, logging, and tracking every Muslim in the US just in case one might be a terrorist: “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule,” Trump said. “Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy,” he added. “We’re going to have Read more […]

To The Senators Who Voted Against Kate’s Law — Your Hands Are Dyed Red

It’s easy for man to let others die if those who are dying are out of sight. That much we’ve learned from war. Setting aside the morality of particular wars, war is easy to support when you’re not the one fighting. This ethical defect we’ve developed as a species was on full display this week when the Senate voted down Kate’s Law. Kate’s Law, otherwise known as the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,” would have withheld federal grants from sanctuary cities (cities that refuse to Read more […]

Judge Andrew Napolitano says Voting is NOT a “Fundamental Right”

In an interesting conversation about California’s recently passed “Motor Voter Law” which allows citizens to register to vote when acquiring or renewing their driver’s license. The biggest drawback to the new law is that it leaves a massive loophole for illegal immigrants to become voters simply because they’ve gotten a driver’s license. Judge Napolitano outlines exactly why the entire process is going to cause many more problems than it might solve. Is it a fundamental right that Read more […]

Why Alcohol is Legal Federally and Marijuana is Not

During the second Republican playground shouting match debate, Carly Fiorina had some words to say about alcohol and marijuana: We are misleading young people when we tell them that marijuana is just like having a beer. It’s not. Fiorina is exactly right, one way or the other. Let’s investigate further to determine why marijuana and alcohol are treated differently by the law. We’ll compare marijuana and alcohol in terms of danger to self and danger to others. In terms of danger to self, Read more […]

Hillary Clinton Courting the Private Prison Lobby

According to an article in The Intercept, the private prison lobby is working closely with Hillary Clinton to fund her 2016 presidential run: Last week, Clinton and other candidates revealed a number of lobbyists who are serving as “bundlers” for their campaigns. Bundlers collect contributions on behalf of a campaign, and are often rewarded with special favors, such as access to the candidate. Richard Sullivan, of the lobbying firm Capitol Counsel, is a bundler for the Clinton campaign, Read more […]

Judge tells IRS to Stop Protecting Obama Administration!

White House emails to the IRS about individual tax returns cannot be exempted by the embattled agency under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge ruled late Friday. United States District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Section 6103 of the tax code does not justify the IRS from withholding from FOIA requesters by refusing to say whether the records exist. She ordered the IRS to respond properly to an FOIA request submitted by the non-profit watchdog group Cause of Action. “As Read more […]

Do Republican Voters Want to Decriminalize Marijuana?

A recent poll posted in Marijuana Majority indicates that a large number of Republicans think the Federal government should honor state marijuana laws: According to the poll, Republican voters believe the next president should do more to respect state marijuana laws without interfering. An even higher percentage of Democrats and independents expressed the same opinion, according to the poll. Overall, 71 percent of voters in Iowa and 73 percent of New Hampshire voters believe the federal government Read more […]

The Absurd “Dog-Authorized” Civil Forfeiture Case Reversed by Honest Judge

Civil forfeiture laws look a whole lot like legalized highway robbery. Because that’s basically what they are. And because of the fact that they constitute basically free money for federal and state governments, it’s highly unlikely for civil forfeitures to be overturned in court. But occasionally it happens. Take the recent, mind-numbing case of Straughn Gorman and his RV full of cash. Mr. Gorman was driving near Elko, Nevada when a state trooper, Greg Monroe, pulled him over for driving Read more […]