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Editorial: New administration should leave pot decisions alone

Attentive readers may recall that The Daily Astorian wondered two years ago what the 2016 presidential election would mean for state legalization of marijuana:

“It remains to be seen whether the federal government will continue to stand by as states effectively break away from the dictates of U.S. 10 more words


Things That Interest Me

These are things that have gotten my attention lately, listed in no particular order. For the most part, they are people, ideas or technologies that are influencing what I write. 561 more words


5 reasons Trump may be good for America

The world waits with bated breath for the start of the Trump Presidency. If the transition period is any indication of the future then we’re in for some weird Presidential behavior over the next four years. 471 more words

States’ Rights for Liberals

2016-12-05 – Liberals have generally taken a dim view of so-called “states’ rights.” That is because claims of states’ rights have historically been conservative or reactionary. 108 more words

“The States should decide,” Says a prominent 'Gaypublican.'

Denver, Colorado-    Local man, Alex Karpinski, 31, identifies as a ‘Gaypublican.’ Karpinski came out 10 years ago and soon became an active member of the Log Cabin Republicans. 107 more words


We Lost It, But Let's Not Completely Lose It!

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat is laudable. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is lamentable. Snatching defeat from the jaws of defeat is laughable, but a few of us liberals apparently want to give it a try. 496 more words

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Finally, an End to the Culture Wars?

I’ve speculated more than once on this forum that at least part of the interminable anger and chest beating among Hillary supporters in the election’s aftermath stems from the realization that they were so close to closing the ring on  all of us dumb, reactionary red-state yokels. 367 more words

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