Since the Marijuana Policy Project was founded 20 years ago, I've oftentimes written a list of the top 10 victories at the end of each year. 2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.
As House Republican leadership prepared to call a recess and regroup for their final and ultimately successful push to pass the bill, I stood up in House gallery and held a DC flag.
The United States of America, otherwise a beacon of democratic rule for over two centuries, is essentially the North Korea of federal district voting rights, a clear outlier for democratic best practices across the world. As voters across the country elect members of the House of Representatives, District voters have nothing.
Regardless of choice, with the first election of DC's Attorney General, it is most important that DC residents vote in historic numbers for this historic election.
It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.
The world is far from a perfect place. Many, including myself, have differed with the president on a host of issues and felt he didn't move fast enough on some. But those things represent far less than the beliefs we hold in common and recognition of what he has accomplished.
In a recent Washington Post article it was reported that the federal Healthy Start program was changing and becoming more of a competitive grant progr...
This is the Hillary Rodham Clinton who, if she runs and is elected president in 2016, will move us another giant step toward forming a "more perfect union" and finishing the business of our democracy.
The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.
For victims of domestic and sexual violence in the District, the most extreme consequence of a lack of affordable housing is actually homicide. And that outcome is becoming more and more likely in a city where safe housing options are dwindling while the need among victims is surging.
Last Friday, the U.S. EPA formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine projectThis action by EPA is a critical step toward protecting Bristol Bay's salmon from the inevitable devastation that a large-scale mine would cause.
While there are many more racial disparities that affect the number of blacks arrested and charged with various crimes, the new marijuana law is one step in the right direction.
The addition of this new health care tax will add to the operating costs of the small business community in Washington, D.C. It's not unreasonable to assume that this new tax on health insurance carriers is going to be passed along to the individual policyholder's premium costs.
As D.C. voters cast their ballots this week, one of the most consequential votes for our city's future isn't even listed. That's because the D.C. Council and Mayor have determined that our city "isn't ready" to elect an attorney general.
While no one knows how this case will unfold in the most likely months ahead, one thing is for sure. It's not over for Mayor Vincent Gray.
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen appears to be coming very close to the line, if he hasn't already crossed it, of prosecutorial misconduct in his zeal to 'get...