Obama Admin. Unveils New Policy Easing Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

New Study Reveals Medical Marijuana Saves Over $165 Million In Annual Medicare Costs In United States

Marijuana is dramatically gaining acceptance among the American public. Recently, a new poll by Gallup revealed that the percentage of American adults who smoke marijuana has nearly doubled in three years. According to the Gallup poll published in August 2016, among the American adults who participated in the survey, one in eight – representing 13% of the respondents used in the poll – …

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iEat Green – Charlie Marshall – 06.23.16

Charlie Marshall grew up on his family’s farm and their restaurant on Lummi Island, in Washington State. He worked in the family restaurant from the age of 12 – a career path he has continued along ever since. Charlie’s parents’ restaurant naturally used many ingredients from their own island farm and from an early age he was lucky enough (though he didn’t realize how lucky at the time) to eat and cook locally, seasonally, and sustainably. When it came time to open his own restaurant he wanted to emulate that, while still making it a fun, casual experience.

Charlie opened The Marshal, his casual NYC farm-to-table restaurant, in the fall of 2013, to great success and is currently working on opening his second restaurant, Dianne & Elisabeth in late summer of 2016.

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Sarah Lazare – A Health Care System That You Might Actually Like Isn’t as Far off as It Seems

More than 2,000 doctors across the United States have endorsed a detailed proposal [3] for transforming America’s broken for-profit health care system into a publicly funded, universal model that would knock down all barriers to treatment. Just published in the American Journal of Public Health by a 39-member Working Group on Single-Payer Program Design, and signed by a growing number of physicians and …

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Charles Dunlap – Is the U.S. military strategy doing more harm or good in the Middle East?

Editor’s note: This article is part of our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH that will next air on Tuesday, May 17 on PBS and online atpbs.org. The show features fact-based debate on major issues of the day, without the shouting. With fresh reports that the Islamic State (IS) group has bombed Baghdad to produce the “bloodiest day in months,” …

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ANIS SHIVANI – The Democrats have no soul: The Clintons, neoliberalism, and how the “people’s party” lost its way

Looking beyond the daily tussle between Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party, or Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party, let’s consider the larger historical picture to see what the current election campaign tells us about the state of the two major political parties and their future.  Over the last forty years both major political parties have been in a …

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Bruce A. Dixon – Bernie Sanders Has His Plan B. What’s Yours?

“…the numbers are against Bernie. Not the numbers of Democratic activists and voters, but the numbers tabulated by the Democratic party’s official rules….” Bernie Sanders wants and maybe deserves the Democratic presidential nomination. But Bernie does have a Plan B. Bernie’s Plan B is now and has always been supporting Hillary Clinton. Bernie said it a year ago, he repeated it last week, …

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Kevin Gosztola – CLINTON BELIEVES SHE’S SPECIAL KIND OF POLITICIAN WHO CAN’T BE INFLUENCED BY MONEY

If one listens to the remarks of Hillary Clinton, her campaign staff, and any spokesperson from the network of super PACs helping her challenge Bernie Sanders, it becomes clear they believe Clinton is a rare and special breed of politician. They think she is someone who cannot, has never been, and will never be corrupted by large sums of money …

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Chris Hedges – The Lie of Patriotism

BALTIMORE—When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rallyin Chicago last month he was wearing the top half of his combat fatigues. As he moved through the crowd, dozens of Trump supporters shouted greetings such as “Welcome home, brother” and “Thank …

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PETER DALE SCOTT – CUBA: OPERATION NORTHWOODS, THE FORGOTTEN INSANITY

Introduction by Russ Baker: As we watch President Obama being warmly welcomed in Cuba, we think back to the secret, shameful things done in the past by the US to undermine Castro, not counting the various assassination attempts. This report lays bare one of the more hair-raising schemes. On March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed to President …