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Liberal Californians Want Legal Weed, Just Not in Their Neighborhoods

Some social libertarians support the idea of legal marijuana in the abstract, but would prefer if most of the dispensaries and habitual users they attract were concentrated in other parts of the state.

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Support for Legal Weed Reaches New High

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.

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California Poised to Legalize Marijuana

The initiative is up by more than 20 points.

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Did Legal Weed Cause the Heroin Epidemic?

A provocative argument in Esquire.

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California’s Bread-and-Circuses Weed Initiative

Moderate marijuana guru Mark Kleiman has harsh words for California’s new pot-legalization initiative.

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A Call for Caution on Marijuana

Enthusiasm for full-fledged marijuana legalization seems to have declined somewhat in the past few years.

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The Underwhelming Pot Moment

Legalization in Colorado hasn’t brought an end to the black market or raised as much tax money as predicted.

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A Drug Bust in Pot-Friendly Colorado

Colorado has busted a ring of pot smugglers who were selling weed out of state. Nearby states where the drug is still illegal will have a hard time managing this black market.

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DC, Alaska Go to Pot

Alaska and DC are moving toward legal pot regimes. But especially in DC, the process is fraught with complications.

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Colorado Thinks Twice on Pot?

Colorado’s tax revenue from pot sales is lower than expected, causing its Governor to suggest that other states ought to re-think legalization for tax purposes. Meanwhile, some Colorado voters are having second thoughts about legalization.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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