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With Pot Legal, Police Worry About Road Safety With Pot Legal, Police Worry About Road Safety
DENVER November 15, 2012, 03:24 am ET DENVER (AP) — It's settled. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state laws in Washington and Colorado. Now, officials in both states are trying to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road. Colorado's measure doesn't make any changes to the state's driving-under-the-influence laws, leaving lawmakers and police to worry about its effect on road safety. "We're going to have more impaired drivers," warned John Jackson, police...
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1960 Hits, 33 Comments, Added On 11/15/2012 1:42:27 AM

What Caused the Meltdown: A Financial Crisis FAQ What Caused the Meltdown: A Financial Crisis FAQ
In March 2008, Bear Stearns, one of the largest investment banks and securities trading firms in the world, rapidly fell apart. The firm could no longer raise private capital to fund its day-to-day activities and, with billions of dollars in liabilities, faced bankruptcy. Fearing a collapse of the investment bank would set off a chain of financial institution bankruptcies, the Federal Reserve partnered with JP Morgan Chase to provide a $29.5 billion bailout for Bear Stearns. While there were many...
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Author: anthony.randazzo@reason.org (Anthony Randazzo)
5963 Hits, 119 Comments, Added On 1/24/2010 10:00:00 PM

Rick Perry’s Superficial Extremism Rick Perry’s Superficial Extremism
Texas Gov. Rick Perry often talks like he’s ready to refight the Alamo—this time against Washington. He rails about the stimulus and the expansion of federal power while flirting with the idea of devolving control of entitlements to the states. So when Perry officially announced he was throwing in his 40-gallon hat for next year’s Republican presidential nomination, critics were quick to warn of his extremist, radical small-government views. But Perry’s suit-and-tie-Republican...
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Author: peter.suderman@reason.org (Peter Suderman)
3357 Hits, 27 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 7:30:00 AM

US Faces Deadline On Haqqani Network Decision US Faces Deadline On Haqqani Network Decision
WASHINGTON September 7, 2012, 04:08 am ET WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faces a weekend deadline to decide whether the Pakistan-based Haqqani network should be declared a terrorist organization, a complicated political decision as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan and pushes for a reconciliation pact to end more than a decade of warfare. Enraged by a string of high-profile attacks on U.S. and NATO troops, Congress has ordered Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to give her...
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2146 Hits, 47 Comments, Added On 9/7/2012 1:08:03 AM

Asbestos, a Hidden Killer! Asbestos Death Asbestos, a Hidden Killer! Asbestos Death
10,000 people a year die from asbestos-caused diseases in the United States, including one out of every 125 American men who die over the age of 50. For the last 150 years, asbestos was considered an ideal material for use in the construction industry. It's an excellent fire retardant, has high electrical resistance, and was inexpensive and easy to use. This has led to it's widespread use. The problem with asbestos arises when the fibers become airborne and are inhaled.
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13382 Hits, 193 Comments, Added On 2/15/2012 1:11:49 AM

Against Cosmopolitanism Against Cosmopolitanism
All science fiction agrees. History is leading to the unification of earth. The united world may be governed by benign world federalism or by a dystopian global tyranny. But the modern literature of prophecy is clear: the age of competing nation-states is coming to an end. There are no visions of the future in popular culture in which advanced technology is combined with the continued sovereignty and competition of nation-states like China, India, and the United States or blocs like the European...
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2963 Hits, 114 Comments, Added On 1/20/2012 10:38:06 PM

Don’t Believe Everything You Read – Inflation is NOT Peaking Don’t Believe Everything You Read – Inflation is NOT Peaking
  Despite what headlines have been touting about falling commodity prices and the easing of inflation pressures, reporters should check again, prices are rising.  The recent fall in commodities is nothing more than a short-term blip. Reports like this one from Bloomberg: “Inflation Peaking in U.S. as Commodity Prices Tumble” measure data that was reported at the end of the last quarter which came to a close on September 30th. Let’s check the price of key commodities since...
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Author: james.groth@reason.org (James Groth)
5564 Hits, 277 Comments, Added On 10/25/2011 10:14:00 AM

Tuna Linked To Salmonella Outbreak In 20 States Tuna Linked To Salmonella Outbreak In 20 States
A yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi sold at restaurants and grocery stores has been linked with an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia, federal health authorities said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration said 116 illnesses have been reported, including 12 people who have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Moon Marine USA Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., also known as MMI, is voluntarily...
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4090 Hits, 546 Comments, Added On 4/13/2012 6:45:00 PM

Just 96,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.1 Percent Just 96,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.1 Percent
Enlarge Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images At a job fair in San Diego this week, Navy Sailor E-5 Cedric Washington spoke to Sim Garriotti from Lockheed Martin while interviewing for a potential position. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images At a job fair in San Diego this week, Navy Sailor E-5 Cedric Washington spoke to Sim Garriotti from Lockheed Martin while interviewing for a potential position. The number of jobs on private and public payrolls grew by just 96,000 in August from July, the Bureau of Labor...
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4435 Hits, 516 Comments, Added On 9/7/2012 4:51:00 AM

Five Uncomfortable Facts About the Wonderful, Horrible Debt-Limit Debate Five Uncomfortable Facts About the Wonderful, Horrible Debt-Limit Debate
It's all debt limit, all the time, it seems. Everyone's talking about what may or may not happen when the U.S. government finally butts up against its legal borrowing limit on August 2. That's the date that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the feds will max out the credit lines that account for about 40 percent of all current spending. A quick explanation for the uninitiated: The debt limit or debt ceiling concept dates back to 1917. Prior to that date, Congress had to specifically approve...
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Author: gillespie@reason.com (Nick Gillespie)
21333 Hits, 855 Comments, Added On 7/8/2011 12:00:00 PM

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