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‘Home-grown’ rebellion fights New York smoking ban

NEW YORK (AFP) – In the midst of an unrelenting battle against smokers and cigarettes, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be surprised to hear there’s a tobacco plantation right under his nose. The rebel crop consists of 100 potted plants lined up in the Brooklyn garden of Audrey Silk,…

Maddow: Republicans not embarrassed by their own hypocrisy

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is furious about knee-jerk Republican opposition to anything the Obama administration proposes, but she is equally frustrated by “the futility of Democrats … trying to persuade Republicans to go along with them on policies that are good for the country.” Maddow summed up the current Republican position…