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White House out of touch with the rest of the country in regards to cannabis

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently said the Department of Justice may increase enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have voted to legalize its recreational use. Spicer said, “there’s a big difference between the medical use which … Continue reading

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What the change to Rule 41 means for you

Despite a last-minute effort to halt the change, federal investigators received expansive powers on December 1. Reuters reports, “Democratic Senator Ron Wyden attempted three times to delay the changes, which… allow U.S. judges [to] be able to issue search warrants … Continue reading

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Report shows more arrests for cannabis than violent crime

A recent report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch revealed some interesting facts about the 45 year old War on Drugs. It may not come as a surprise to some to read that over 1 million people are arrested … Continue reading

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Calculating freedom in an unfree world

How does one quantify freedom? Is it even possible to calculate such a thing? Over the years, several entities have collaborated in an attempt to do just that. Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom … Continue reading

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Cuba: The final front in the Cold War

Despite the renewal of diplomatic relations between the governments of the US and Cuba, there remains an embargo on, among other things, books and educational materials. There is now a call to lift those specific aspects of the embargo. Nearly … Continue reading

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On the Syrian ceasefire

Near the end of February, after five years of civil war, a ceasefire quietly took affect in Syria. However the ceasefire is not meant to stop all fighting in the war-torn country, as the truce will not apply to the … Continue reading

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Should refugees be surveilled, refused or interned?

In the days after the attacks in Paris, France that were claimed by The Islamic State, Antiwar.com reports, “there has been a growing backlash against refugees, particularly among US Republicans.”

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Solving the refugee crisis

Nearly half of the Syrian population has been displaced by the ongoing civil war in that country. Many of those able to flee the country have attempted to reach Europe. Not everyone seeking refuge has survived the trek, with at … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s immigration policy violates human rights

Donald Trump recently published a policy statement on immigration, stating, “A nation without borders is not a nation. [Therefore] There must be a wall across the southern border.” Adding that “Mexico must pay for the wall.” Additionally Trump wants to … Continue reading

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