More Arrested in 2016 for Pot than All  Murder + Rape + Assault + Robbery

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency on Monday. Marijuana possession arrests edged up slightly in 2016, a year in which voters in four states approved recreational Continue reading More Arrested in 2016 for Pot than All  Murder + Rape + Assault + Robbery

Puerto Rico Bans Alcohol Sales To Help Disaster: Discriminatory

Puerto Rico is suffering on a massive scale in the wake of Hurricane Maria earlier this month. Eighty percent of the nation’s food crops were destroyed by the storm. Losses on the island total in the tens of billions of dollars. Aid has reached the country, Continue reading Puerto Rico Bans Alcohol Sales To Help Disaster: Discriminatory

Canada and Elizabeth Warren Pushing United States to Roll Back “Right to Work” Laws

President Donald Trump, a loud and persistent critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recently began renegotiating this trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The President promised to secure a fair deal for American workers. That sounds great. After all, Continue reading Canada and Elizabeth Warren Pushing United States to Roll Back “Right to Work” Laws

Research Shows Savings from a Single-Payer Health System Would NOT Be Automatic

Discussion of single-payer health care systems increased somewhat last week with the introduction by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) of his Medicare-for-all legislation. Polls have shown increasing public support for single payer. Yet there is no agreement on how to set up Continue reading Research Shows Savings from a Single-Payer Health System Would NOT Be Automatic

John Warnock: Koch Foundation money spurs doubt in UA center | Local opinion | tucson.com

From 2008 to 2015, the state of Arizona was second to none. In cuts to funding for higher education, that is. Arizona’s per-student cuts of 47 percent were twice as big as those in second-place Mississippi, the usual bottom dweller Continue reading John Warnock: Koch Foundation money spurs doubt in UA center | Local opinion | tucson.com