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Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

The War on Drugs is a War on Children

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

One of the more insidious issues surrounding America's War on Drugs has been the increasing criminalization of our children at a younger and younger age through the implementation of zero tolerance policies.

This is Your Neighborhood on the Drug War

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
The Next Ten Challenge

Few people discussing the recent riots and protests in Baltimore have bothered to question why young people would feel angry enough to destroy their own neighborhood. Some have suggested the unrest can be blamed largely on the "breakdown" of the family structure in poor neighborhoods, particularly in poor communities of color, where fathers are frequently absent.

Washington State Joins National Effort to Enhance the Liberal Arts

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Far too many people believe that the sciences are something distinct from the liberal arts when, in fact, they are a core component of a liberal education. This is as true today as it was when the concept of the liberal arts were first created by the Greeks.

How the War on Drugs Killed Kiki Camarena

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
The Next Ten Challenge

This February marked the 30th anniversary of the brutal murder of DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena by members of the Guadalajara Cartel in Mexico.

Amazing Levitating Lambs

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Roeselien Raimond

I swear, lambs are totally nuts! One day, I biked along a meadow, when I suddenly witnessed some strange white movements from the corner of my eye. Some lambs were jumping around like crazy, and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering Mad Sheep Disease.

Time to Listen to the Experts on Legalizing Drugs

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Buried in all the recent news about ISIS, horrific weather lashing the United States, the violence of NFL players, and the like, came a hardly noticed news item about the idea of legalizing drugs. Yes, all drugs.

Prosecutors Object to War on Weed

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of all the pro-legalization arguments, this could perhaps be the strongest one. The laws don't work.

Meatless Monday: What They Still Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Last week, I appeared at a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce panel on behalf of LEAP. We were there as Miami's culinary entrepreneurs, speaking to ot...

Holder to Justice Department: Hands Off Legal Marijuana

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

This announcement is the recognition by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has been the primary obstacle for reform of marijuana laws for 40 years, that the political reality has changed.

Former Cop On New Pot Laws: 'They've Done A Wonderful Job, It's A Great Day'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

Earlier this week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six marijuana bills establishing Colorado as the world's first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana m...

The Next Step

Christine Eilvig | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

We can only take one step at the time, physically and in life. We can take big steps, which in many ways feel like giant leaps, but we can still only master one big step at the time.

You'll Be Able To Buy This Amazing Gadget For $80 This May

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Turns out that 2013 is, indeed, a Leap Year. Leap Motion, the company that makes the hotly anticipated gesture-control device of the same name, ann...

Why We Should Put Children and Families First During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Instead of sequestration, we must demand that policy makers develop a well-balanced plan, making critical decisions on revenue and spending that put children first!

Matt Ferner

Cops Urge Obama, Holder To Respect States' Legal Pot Laws | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

Two weeks ago, Washington and Colorado passed historically unprecedented measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults dealing a ma...

Heart-to-Heart on the Drug War

Laura Carlsen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime
Laura Carlsen

In the nation that first invented the drug war and exported it to their country with deadly results, the Mexican bereaved have left a mark in the hearts of thousands of men and women. Sometimes it takes tragedy to make change.

Lucia Graves

Parody Video Mocks Obama's Kal Penn Ad For Pot Hypocrisy | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new ad featuring stoner duo Harold and Kumar drew accusations of hypocrisy on Tuesday from critics who note that the beloved ...

LOOK: Drug War Activists Speak Out Against 'Failed' Policies

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In December 2006, Mexico’s newly elected President Felipe Calderón declared war against Mexican drug cartels -- words he cemented by sending over 4...

56 Percent Of Americans Want Legal Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of...

U.N. Misses Opportunity to Address Failed Drug War

James Gierach | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
James Gierach

The world is fraught with too much violence, too much crime, too much addiction, too many overdose cases, too many prisons, too many bullet holes, too many AIDS cases, and too many bills related to prohibition. The war on drugs has proved to be public enemy number one.

Leap Year Baby: How February 29 Shaped My Life

Lindsay McCall | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Lindsay McCall

I will forever feel a kinship with other leap year babies, even the ones I haven't met. (I'm talking to you, one-time rap sensation Ja Rule.)

Katherine Bindley

What To Expect When You're Expecting On Leap Day | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents

For most people, Feb. 29 rolls around once every four years, a nifty quirk of the Gregorian calendar. But for parents who are expecting a baby this w...

Moms & Cops Partner to End Punitive Prohibitionist Drug Policies

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Crime
Gretchen Burns Bergman

We are working to change current drug policies from arrest and mass incarceration to therapeutic and restorative policies that will reduce the damage to our communities while improving public safety.

Silence Says a Lot: An Open Letter to Google About Marijuana Legalization

Stephen Downing | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Stephen Downing

In more than twenty years with the Los Angeles Police Department, where I retired as deputy chief of police, I saw a lot of puzzling behavior at close range. This week I saw some odd behavior from Google, YouTube and President Obama.

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.