Published on May 28, 2013
First Associated Press, then Fox News: as the days progress as of late, the Obama administration has been linked to investigating more and more American journalists. President Obama campaigned on a promise of transparency, but is that possible for the country when journalists can’t report without risking arrest? Obama has touted a proposed s media shield law, but some say it might hurt instead of help. RT’s Margaret Howell speaks with Michael Brooks of The Majority Report to discuss the latest on the war against leaks and how the White House, Congress and Attorney General Eric Holder are handling increased scrutiny from the media during this fight over the First Amendment.
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“Governments have been in the brainwashing business for decades. The majority of parents send their children to government schools. What do they think their children are going to learn besides reading, writing, and arithmetic (if they even learn these)? They’re going to learn how to learn to love the State. . . .”
“One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” . . . Read Complete Report
How are the authorities reacting to pot legalization in Washington and Colorado? Well, Attorney General Eric Holder says “I don’t know [if I’ll be coming back for four more years]“, according to a newly released video of Mr. Holder speaking at a law school. Many see that as the warm-up before the departure of the embattled AG, who oversaw a largely ineffective crackdown on medical marijuana.
Kristen Gwynne at AlterNet does a great round-up of all other responses today, noting that the governor of Colorado said, “The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or goldfish too quickly.” . . . Read Complete Report
It has long been a popular argument among campaigners for reform of America‘s marijuana laws that legalization would strike a major blow against the violent Mexican drug gangs that have brought so much misery to parts of that country and, increasingly, along the US border.
The logic is simple. Marijuana smuggling is a major earner for drug gangs, so a legal crop in the US would have a dramatic impact on their operations, lowering the amount of money available to them to bribe cops and hire killers south of the border. . . . Read Complete Report
Pot Legal in Colorado and Washington, but Feds Still Loom
Published on Nov 7, 2012
Democrats may be high on President Obama’s re-election victory today, but constituents in Colorado and Washington state are feeling the buzz a little stronger than everyone else. The western states have become the first ever in America to legalize pot for recreational use. . . . posted with video on youtube