End The War On Drugs, Say Nobel Prize-Winning Economists

The decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it’s time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights, according to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists. The report, titled “Ending the Drug Wars” and put together by the London School of Economics’ IDEAS center, looks atContinue reading “End The War On Drugs, Say Nobel Prize-Winning Economists”

Satanic group reveals crowdfunded monument for Oklahoma State Capitol

By Dante D’Orazio A Satanist statue cast in bronze is just months away from completion, and activists hope that it will find a home on the lawn of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Ultimately, the statue — which features the seven-foot tall, horned figure of Baphomet fawned upon by two exultant children — is intended toContinue reading “Satanic group reveals crowdfunded monument for Oklahoma State Capitol”

Dr. David Nutt trying to make drug policies science-based, and to provide a safe alternative to alcohol

Nutt says politicians often have a “primitive, childish” way of thinking about drugs. David Nutt is trying to develop a new recreational drug that he hopes will be taken up by millions of people around the world. No, the 62-year-old scientist isn’t “breaking bad.” In fact, he hopes to do good. His drug would beContinue reading “Dr. David Nutt trying to make drug policies science-based, and to provide a safe alternative to alcohol”

One-third of Republicans in Louisiana believe Obama was responsible for the US Government’s poor response to Hurricane Katrina

A large number of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government’s poor response to Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday — despite the fact that the storm occurred three years before he took office. The Democratic-leaning polling firm, which provided its results toContinue reading “One-third of Republicans in Louisiana believe Obama was responsible for the US Government’s poor response to Hurricane Katrina”

A video called ‘One Day in June’ was posted on the Norwegian Prime Minister’s Facebook page on Sunday. It shows Jens Stoltenberg wearing a taxi driver’s uniform and sunglasses, driving passengers around the streets of the Norwegian capital, only confirming his identity when asked. “So, you have begun driving a taxi,” deadpans a passenger afterContinue reading

Tea Party leader Ken Crow speaks about breeding, bloodlines and DNA at Tea Party rally in Washington D.C.

Last week, Tea Party activist and lawmakers within the GOP gathered near the Capitol to express their feelings against the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate. Members of the Republican Party, including Rep. Steve King (Iowa), and Senatores Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) showed up to the rally, which spoke against aContinue reading “Tea Party leader Ken Crow speaks about breeding, bloodlines and DNA at Tea Party rally in Washington D.C.”

Auto dealers push law blocking Tesla sales in North Carolina

Tesla Motors has become the belle of Wall Street over the past week after revealing its first quarterly profit and receiving the top score ever from Consumer Reports for the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan. But those accomplishments haven’t played well yet in North Carolina, where the state Senate unanimously passed a bill MondayContinue reading “Auto dealers push law blocking Tesla sales in North Carolina”

U.S.Congres insisting on building tanks the the Army says they don’t need

Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army’s hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the 70-ton Abrams. But senior Army officials have saidContinue reading “U.S.Congres insisting on building tanks the the Army says they don’t need”

Ted Talk by Lawrence Lessig on why Washington is corrupt: ‘Lesterland’

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Lessig spoke at the TED2013 conference in February.

Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother, running for governor in Kenya

A politician named Obama who is running for governor in Kenya can boast of one big claim to fame on the campaign trail: blood relations with the president of the United States. Malik Obama — a half-brother of Barack Obama — is running for a governor’s position in the country’s nationwide elections on Monday, thoughContinue reading “Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother, running for governor in Kenya”