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Is the military the last stronghold of US institutional values?

by Wade Rathke January 02, 2022 New Orleans    We have an extended family WhatsApp group, as many families have. These things are a hodgepodge of advice and, usually, good will, attempts at humor, sports talk,…

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A worker looks through a bag of marijuana that will be used to make marijuana infused chocolate edibles at Kiva Confections on January 16, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Posted in Cannabis News Politics

South Dakota Supreme Court kills recreational marijuana law approved by voters

The ruling is a win for Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, who directed the state to pay for the legal fight against the voter-backed amendment. by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams November 25, 2021 The South Dakota Supreme…

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Generation What?

by Wade Rathke October 28, 2021 New Orleans    Guilty as charged! I have found myself whining from time to time recently about the circuitous path that young people in the so-called Generation Z were taking…

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New Mexico legalizes recreational marijuana

‘Major Step Forward’ “By ensuring equity and social justice in our cannabis legalization, we are saying ‘enough’ to the devastating ‘war on drugs’ that over-incarcerated and over-penalized thousands of New Mexicans.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Wade Rathke

Working remotely and moving on

by Wade Rathke Pearl River     There’s no consensus among the middle class and professionals.  Do they like working remotely from home or are they suffering from cabin fever?   One story after another in the media argues…

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Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

  by  Tim Riley, Emerson College April 10 Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted…

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