Thirty-two states have legalized medical marijuana in some form or another. With the help of some reform-minded activists and the general public, are our politicians starting to come to their senses on cannabis?
Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.
The attack on Charlie Hebdo and France's new-found resolve to wage war on radical Islam puts Europe front and center in the war on terror. Potentially, is this Europe's 9-11?
The key strategy of the nation’s large corporations and financial sector has been to prevent wages from rising. And if you didn't already notice, corporations and Wall Street are calling the shots.
Corporations have added a new level of “pay police” to oversee the platinum paychecks of top bosses. But even when the board runs this process, the chief’s pay keeps going up, up and away.
While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."
Washington assumes that inequality is something that happened. By contrast, the more obvious story is that inequality is something that was done through policies that redistributed income upward.
Our public school system may be the best in the world. However, poverty, coupled with the fact that the people in charge are ignoring facts and turning instead to the corporate profit-seekers, is debilitating to the system.
The message we send to the unfortunate of the earth is stark and unequivocal: "We have everything and if you try to take anything away from us we will kill you." The message the dispossessed sent back was delivered in Paris.
Our continuing alliance requires us all to repeat "Je suis Charlie" in the aftermath of the atrocious terror attack on a Parisian satire magazine. It is important to look closely at what we are defending.