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Julian Brookes


  • Top 10 Marijuana Myths and Facts

    Sort out the reality from the rumors about smoking pot

    • (Sub)Culture
  • Tom Hayden on Port Huron at 50

    The author of the visionary 1960s manifesto on what it has to teach us

    • Politics
  • Pot Legalization Is Coming

    But can the federal government handle it?

    • Politics
  • Chris Hayes on the Twilight of the Elites and the End of Meritocracy

    If history is "one damned thing after another," the short history of 21st-Century America looks like one damned gigantic clusterfuck. First, and worst, national security and intelligence failures enabled the 9/11 terrorist attack, the largest mass murder on the continent in the nation's history. Then came Enron, a colossal fraud and the largest corporate bankruptcy […]

    • Politics
  • War on Voting: New Hampshire Goes Over to the Dark Side, Michigan Next

    State legislatures may be taking off for the summer, but the GOP's war on voting goes on. This afternoon, the New Hampshire Legislature successfully overrode Gov. John Lynch's veto of a voter ID law requiring voters to present driver’s licenses, state-issued non-driver’s identification cards, passports or military IDs before casting a ballot, though it doesn't […]

    • Politics
  • One More Reason to End the War on Drugs: It's Spreading HIV/AIDS

    The war on drugs isn't just a huge, bloody, and counterproductive waste of money and lives. Turns out it's also the "main reason" HIV/AIDS is still spreading around the world. That's the blunt assessment of the gold-plated Global Commission on Drug Policy, an all-star team of former presidents and assorted luminaries who call in a […]

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  • Sucking Up to Voters: A Guide for Candidates

    The 2012 presidential election promises to be one of the closest ever – one of those rare cases where every vote really does count. That's why Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are doing all they can pump up their go-to supporters while at the same time trying to peel off some of the other guy's […]

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  • Report: Top Companies Say One Thing, Do Another on Climate Change

    At the same time as they advertise their concerns about climate change or talk up their commitment to reducing carbon emissions, lots of top U.S. companies distort climate science in their public communications or otherwise help spread climate misinformation, says the Union of Concerned Scientists in a new report. The science advocacy group looked at […]

    • Politics
  • Help Matt Taibbi Stand Up for Wall Street Reform

    Recently in Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi detailed how Wall Street lobbyists, with a big assist from congress and the White House, are rolling back the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Dodd-Frank, designed to rein in banking fraud and recklessness and prevent another cataclysmic financial crisis, "turned out to be like the fish reeled in by Hemingway's […]

    • Politics
  • Top Ten Lukewarm Romney Endorsements

    Rudy Giuliani was full of praise for Mitt Romney on CNN over the weekend. But, even so, America's mayor couldn't resist contrasting his own record running New York to Romney's as Massachusetts governor. "He had a reduction in unemployment of about 8,10 percent — I think it was 15 percent," Giuliani said when asked about […]

    • Politics