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TPM’s Marshall Evolves on Marijuana

In a recent interview with The Denver Post, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that since the voters had spoken, the federal government should stop fighting its repeal and accept the fact that recreational use of pot is the law of the land in Colorado.

In response, TPM’s Josh Marhsall posted this piece titled “Is Pelosi Nuts.” Marshall seems to suggest that by Pelosi welcoming the Colorado vote, she’s opening the door to complete chaos. Marshall believes that “federal supremacy is the bedrock of our governmental system,” therefore states making laws that contradict federal law is a slippery slope. The issue of marijuana legalization has been a tough one for Marshall.

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What’s Weingarten Writing?

While most of America is focused on TODAY’S election, WaPo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Gene Weingarten has a different idea. Barack Obama’s whole campaign is based on the word “Forward” and Gene does the exact opposite. He decides to go back in time and walk us through every presidential election for which he has been alive. Oh great. A guy as old as Gene probably can’t WAIT to wistfully reminisce on the good ‘ol days of the Bull Moose Party.

Gene begins in 1956 with Eisenhower vs Stevenzzzzz. Who in their right mind gives a rip about this? It’s the FIRST example Gene gives and I’m already bored to tears. We have THIRTEEN more to go… Read more