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The ‘War on Drugs’ killed my daughter

Martha Fernback, 15, died from taking 91% pure ecstasy. Anne-Marie Cockburn is campaigning for drug legalization to spare others her ordeal…

Historians battle loyalists at Nixon library over how to portray the disgraced president

Nearly 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace because of the Watergate scandal, the debate over how his legacy should be defined seems as vibrant as ever – at Nixon’s presidential library, at least. The Nixon library, which opened in 1990 in Yorba Linda, about 40 miles southeast…

British broadcaster David Frost dies aged 74

British TV giant David Frost, who interviewed the world’s great and good in a half-century broadcasting career, has died aged 74 of a heart attack on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner, his family said Sunday. Frost, celebrated for his 1977 talks with Richard Nixon that extracted an unexpected apology…

Music Fridays: Good Riddance, Snowe Edition

Olympia Snowe’s departure is causing a lot of lamenting about the end of moderation in the Republican Party. The problem is that Snowe wasn’t a moderate; she’s a hard line conservative who probably falls to the right of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Yes, she voted against the Blunt amendment—in…

Sean Penn: ‘I applaud the spirit’ of Occupy Wall Street

Academy award winning actor and activist Sean Penn appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight Friday evening and expressed positive sentiments for Occupy Wall Street. “I applaud the spirit of what’s happening now on Wall Street,” he told host Morgan. “I hope that increased organization can come to it.” Penn also felt…

Nixon And Ninjas Agree: I Am Too Sexy To Live

Richard Nixon was many things. Thief. Liar. And, apparently, massive drinker of the mulatto haterade. (It restores vital malevolytes!) Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.” But he also saw a need for abortion in some cases, such as interracial…

Sharecrop Them Votes!

Bruce Bartlett seeks to convince us that the GOP is the party of civil rights, based on a McCain-esque timeline that treats 1865 like it was just yesterday: Everyone knows this, but it’s worth repeating: The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln and was established in 1854 to…

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