Lighting a Legal Fuse

Lighting a Legal Fuse

Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington. Following their victory in a Seattle court, eight children are pressing Washington State’s Department of Ecology to crack down on carbon pollution. The agency has until August 7 to reach...
A Higher Education Revolution

A Higher Education Revolution

You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They’re rising to levels unseen in decades. In California, students are stripping half naked to oppose tuition hikes and shutting down highways to draw attention to...
Betting the Farm on a Lie

Betting the Farm on a Lie

Few things sell ideas in American politics like a good farm story. Just ask Representative Dave Reichert. He held a hearing recently on the impact of the estate tax on farms and small businesses. An outspoken critic of the tax, Reichert was inspired by a recent story...
The Pot Prohibition Runs Its Course

The Pot Prohibition Runs Its Course

Half a year ago, Colorado and Washington voters approved ballot measures to make marijuana legal in their states. But ending the pot prohibition can’t happen overnight, even after electoral wins like that. Just ask Gil Kerlikowske, the nation’s “drug...
Washington and Colorado Voters Opt for a Smarter Drug Policy

Washington and Colorado Voters Opt for a Smarter Drug Policy

After four decades and billions of dollars in spending, the U.S.-led “War on Drugs” has failed. Initially, this war’s architects aimed to curb drug use at home and stem production abroad. Their strategy has achieved few gains on either end. Today, an...