Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.
Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.
Kendra Baker and Zachary Davis, the owners of a Santa Cruz ice cream shop, describe how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made it possible for them to get the loan they used to open their business.
When people on the far right say things that are obviously and outrageously false, liberals tend to conclude it's because they're either ignorant or dishonest. I think this is too easy -- and not very helpful.
Sen. Leahy detailed how, during the Bush years, the Peace Corps had arrogantly ignored his repeated requests for information. I told him it was a new administration and a new time, but that didn't seem to matter.