The Denver City Council overwhelmingly voted to allow adults to smoke marijuana on their front porches and private property -- even if the pot smoking is in clear public view.
In a resounding 10-3 final vote Monday evening, City Council finally approved the measure eliminating a controversial front-yard pot smoking ban introduced in November, which previously appeared poised to pass with a 7-5 vote.
For many educated people in America, the post-millennial years have seemed like one long winter of discontent, and we have yet to see much sign of glorious summer. Among those feeling more than their customary quota of gloom I count myself, admittedly a traditionally disgruntled commentator (whose early writings were collected in 1965 under the title of Seasons of Discontent).
President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt can be seen in the photo below taking a selfie during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday:
Kemp -- a former congressman, secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 1996 Republican nominee for vice president -- was famous for being a conservative Republican intent on reaching out to minority communities. When not one right-wing politician showed up at the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, numerous commentators said, "Jack Kemp would have been there!"
At a time when Democrats are rallying around proposals to raise federal and local minimum wages, the former chief economist in President Bill Clinton's Labor Department said he believes some minimum wage hikes on the table are too large.
Our nation and our science have come a long way since HIV/AIDS began mysteriously claiming lives in the United States. Unfortunately, many of our laws haven't kept up.
Thirty-two states have criminal statutes based on perceived exposure to HIV -- regardless of the actual risk of transmission -- and 13 states have laws that criminalize certain acts, like spitting, by people with HIV/AIDS. (It's not possible to transmit HIV by saliva.)
Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions were part of a movement to seeking the right to form a union without retaliation and for a $15 an hour wage. Chanting "We can't survive on $7.25" workers and their allies took to the streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't decide the legality of an agreement between a union and a Florida casino in which the business helped the union organize in return for help with a ballot initiative on gambling.