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US lawmakers look to legalize pot in ‘historic’ marijuana reform hearing

A man displays medical marijuana from a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary in Salem. Jonathan Wiggs | The Boston Globe | Getty Images U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a “historic” hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana. “Marijuana decriminalization may be… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »