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Why the Gun Violence Research Ban at the CDC?

May 5th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

To better understand which laws and policies actually work to lower gun deaths, accurate research on what is effective is needed; but for decades the Center for Disease Control has been prevented from doing any scientific study on the issue whatsoever

Jerry Brown Asks: How Many People Can Get Stoned?

March 3rd, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

While Brown was postulating about possible threats to the state's competitive edge if too many people start smoking legal weed, these words actually came out of his mouth: "How many people can get stoned, and still have a great state or a great nation

Why is the NFL Tax Exempt?

February 19th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Did you know that for decades the IRS has considered the hugely profitable NFL, and other professional sports leagues, to be non-profit organizations, exempt from paying taxes?

New Federal Bank Rules Crack Open Legal Marijuana Industry

February 16th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

In a hugely important move that will be an enormous boost to the legal cannabis economy, the US Justice Department has just released new federal regulations for banks conducting business with our country's expanding legal marijuana industry

Elizabeth Warren: Expanding Social Security Now is Reality

December 16th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding that our nation strengthen Social Security benefits, as more citizens than ever before are struggling financially, experiencing food insecurity or living in poverty. For millions of seniors, their monthly Social Security payments are the only thing that keeps them from being homeless, hungry and destitute

Is New York the Next US State to Legalize Marijuana?

December 12th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

This week New York politicians Liz Krueger and Richard Gottfried announced that they will introduce legislation to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults in their state. If successfully passed, the law would allow those who are eighteen and older to possess up to two ounces of weed for personal use and grow up to six plants; citizens who are at least 21 would also be allowed purchase pot

Jimmy Carter Demands another End to the Death Penalty

November 11th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Former President and civil rights activist Jimmy Carter has is once again calling for an end to the death penalty in the United States. Carter will also be part of the National Symposium on the Modern Death Penalty in America on Tuesday, November 12 in Atlanta, Georgia

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