Steve Hochstadt: Research not only made no difference to the proponents of banning marijuana, they actively prevented any research from happening, just as the NRA has prevented research into the effects of guns on our society.
We’re working from all angles to get the word out and drive turnout to pass Proposition C in Los Angeles on May 21st (vote by mail begins May 1st).
On May 21, Los Angeles voters will have the chance to weigh in on the question of overturning Citizens United through a constitutional amendment. And if Prop C passes, Los Angeles will be the largest jurisdiction to approve a resolution to overturnCitizens United.
Fundraiser for Elder Ronald Freeman, with Kathleen Cleaver, Emory Douglas, and Danny Glover.
John Peeler: On guns and prisons, we are more like a Third World country than like other rich nations. On health care, Third World countries simply cannot afford to waste the amount of money we do. And it is doubtful that we can, either.
Julie Driscoll: Although it’s not really necessary to “know the enemy” (since our enemies have already outed themselves as idiots and numbskulls hugging their guns and building underground bunkers), it’s on sites like teaparty.org where true radical right-wingers are born, bottle-fed, nurtured and set free to wreak havoc.
Wilson Riles: Everywhere we scratch the historical surface it seems that government is there picking winners and losers and sanctioning horrendous oppression and injustice.
Anthony Asadullah Samad: NO ON Measure J. Tell your friends, family, even people you don’t like. Vote Obama, Jackie Lacey and NO on Measure J.
Iwan Morgan: Present-day Republicans should not be allowed to get away with rewriting the 1980s in support of their economic proposals for the second decade of the twenty-first century.
Sharon Kyle: The woman speaking on the video may sincerely believe that she is doing the right thing but scratch the surface and you’ll find that there is another agenda and it ain’t to protect Americans.
Randy Shaw: The United States has the most homeless persons, and the most families living in unaffordable and/or unsuitable housing in the industrialized world, and yet their plight –even when linked to a major political news hook – is not deemed newsworthy.
Robert Link: Be on the lookout for when language is being used against you, to bind you, to paint you into a corner, rather than to communicate, as with the so-called “Stop Online Piracy Act”.
Jackie Cornejo: The thing is, when you grow up poor, the idea of taking public transit is a no-brainer. I learned very early that driving was a privilege, and that taking public transit was the only way I would be able to go to school and eventually get to work.