All Further Articles for 2012-05-17

Thursday, May 17, 2012
No, Really
This summer, George Bush will save us with a new book outlining his "strategies for economic growth," even if he did sorta misunderestimate some of that complicated money stuff so the country saw unprecedented losses in household income, investment, jobs, gross national product and a few other disasters we're still struggling mightily to get out from under, but still. Just $24.95.
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Coming Home: With Pot As All Else, Politics Is Personal
From a longtime New York State judge suffering from pancreatic cancer, a plea for the palliative legal use of medical marijuana as "a fundamental human and medical right." New York is now considering the issue.
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So A Comatose Guy and A Dead Guy Walk Into A Bar....
Why We Need To Replace Much of Congress Dept: Rep. Joe Pitts, a Pennsylvania Republican who has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote a constituent a letter suggesting that peace in the Middle East depends on restarting negotiations between Yasir Arafat (who died in 2004) and Ariel Sharon (who has been in a coma since 2006) - or, as one observer noted, "between a vegetable and a dead man." A spokesman explained responding to so many letters a year is "a complicated process." "With the global war against terrorism, it is now incumbent on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Chairman Yasir Arafat to clamp down on Palestinian extremists (and) to restart a peace process that has collapsed."
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