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Gross National Happiness

Matthew Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Anderson

Americans represent four percent of the world's population and sixty percent of the world's illicit drug usage. Why is America bailing out of its own culture at such an alarming rate?

'The Hurt Locker' vs. 'Avatar': Were the Academy Awards Small-Minded?

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

Was the message to Cameron, "You've gotten quite enough awards and kudos for Titanic and the rest of your work. Be satisfied"?

Holder's Baby Step On Medical Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's plan is good news for medical marijuana advocates, but although this is a historic shift in the War on Drugs, it does not go far enough because it does not resolve the illogic of the underlying legal issue.

Pfizer-Wyeth Deal Approved By FTC

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AFP) -- US regulators gave tentative approval Wednesday to a deal allowing Pfizer to buy pharmaceutical Wyeth, boosting the size of the worl...

Amritsar: India's Heroin Capital (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports on the devastating effects of drugs in one of India's most holy cities, Amritsar. The city, home to the Golden Templ...

An American's Traumatic Journey Through A Moroccan Jail

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- When Moroccan guards came to release Illinois retiree James Douglas Willson from prison, he believed that they'd come to shoot him....

Make Marijuana Legal And Help Save The Environment

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The war on drugs may be a noble intention, but the illegal growing of marijuana is destroying our environment and we need to step in. Primarily run...

Face The Inquisition

Dean Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Becker

Today's "compassionate" drug warriors have fractured the futures and pulverized the possibilities of more than 37,000,000 US citizens.

Who Are the Drug Lords?

Dean Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Becker

The real kingpins are bankers, pharmaceutical house CEOs, weapons manufacturers and a thousand other corporate interests whose gross profits depend on violence, hatred, distrust and deception.

Are We Totally Blowing Our New Media Freedom? My 10 Health Care Reform Videos

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

I made 10 short videos about health care reform. I wasn't hired to do it, I wasn't asked to do it. I just did it because the issue is important to me personally, to my family and to my country. And I did it because I could.

Barney Frank Introduces Marijuana Legislation

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How many Democrats do we need to elect to Congress before such commonsense laws are passed to rein in some of the excesses of past eras?

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.

Question For Obama: How About A Science-Based Drug Policy?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant


Medicare Should Just Say No to Unproven Drugs

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

For a new administration committed to fixing the US health system by only paying for medicine we know works, Medicare's decision to pay for off-label drugs presents a challenging question.

FDA: Another Government Regulatory Disaster -- II of III

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

Besides a complete overhaul, a few prosecutions might be just the medicine the FDA needs.

Obama's Drug Past Isn't Hurting Him -- But Thousands Aren't So Lucky

Vince Beiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vince Beiser

Many currently incarcerated for drug use are no different than the young Barack Obama, or millions of other Americans like him -- curious kids experimenting with intoxicants for kicks.