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Chris Ladd: Marijuana inspires strange politics

Published on May 13th, 2015

  The campaign to legalize marijuana took a strange turn this week. A committee in the Texas House approved a bill that would remove the state’s prohibitions entirely. Procedural obstacles unique to the Texas Legislature mean [&hellip... Read More



Can the GOP Learn From California?

Published on April 23rd, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Jim Brulte, California’s Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party’s leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don’t learn from what happened to the GOP here, they may doom themselves to [&hellip... Read More



The Case for Old Ideas

Published on March 25th, 2015

  New ideas, rooted in scientific understanding, did help bring societies through the turbulence of industrialization. But the reformers who made the biggest differences — the ones who worked in the slums and with the displaced, [&hellip... Read More



What If You Live in a Bad City?

Published on March 6th, 2015

  This is something I’ve thought about a lot. And it applies to living in a “bad” town or rural area, as well. What if you live in a place that is ugly, broken-down, dangerous, bereft of [&hellip... Read More



Republican Diversity: Blacks Need Not Apply

Published on December 19th, 2014

  Unlike the Republican National Committee (RNC), our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the Black community. Exhibit A for this was the [&hellip... Read More

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