What U.S. Lawmakers Think of Canada?s Legal Weed
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As marijuana becomes legal in Canada, pro-cannabis members of U.S. Congress find themselves embarrassed by America?s backwarrds pot policy
Identity politics may divide us. But ultimately we can’t unite without it.
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Eight books that argue over how to balance the individual against the collective.
Amending the Indiana Constitution: What Would You Say . . . Ya Do Here?
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Justin Mack, writing for the Indianapolis Star, has an article on the ballot question to amend the Indiana Constitution this year. The question has to do with requiring a balanced budget, but it…
Political daybook in Illinois and Chicago on Oct. 17
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This political daybook from the newsroom of the Sun-Times offers a rundown of events featuring key players in the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 6.
A Midterm Wave? Maybe It’s a ‘Cyclone’
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In the On Politics newsletter, two experts (and former rivals) make their predictions for the election; an update from our live polling project; and a bad week for Mattis.
Odds and ends number 88
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As you might guess, the mailbox groans with new items when it?s election time. So this is a fresh edition of stuff I can deal with in a sentence to a few paragraphs. I regret not bringing one?
Pompeo: US takes Khashoggi disappearance 'very seriously'
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia's rulers that the U.S. takes "very seriously" the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of i...
Poetic, political and indebted to her Native American ancestry, Buffy Sainte-Marie is a powerful voice in the folk music pantheon
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When Canadian folk musician Buffy Sainte-Marie became a household name in the mid-'60s, everyone was still reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy,...
Failures of Congress Keep Nuclear Waste Scattered Across the US
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Pressure is only going to grow as more lawmakers realize the longevity of the waste.
Elizabeth Warren doesn’t think her claim to have Native American DNA was a huge mistake
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Critics, on the other hands, think the senator and presidential contender played into the hands of President Trump.
In Florida's kaleidoscopic politics, a window into America's future
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Florida isn’t just a potentially pivotal state in this fall’s election. It also has emerged as a kind of microcosm of the nation’s politics, including sharp racial and generational divides.
Pocahontas Descendant: Warren Should Apologize for Using Native American Heritage for Political Gain
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A descendant of Pocahontas, the famed 17th-century Powhatan Native American woman, said Tuesday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) should apologize for claiming she has Native American heritage for personal and political gain.