Trump, the last true King? Say Goodbye to powerful Kings and Presidents. Democracy upgrade 2.0:
No European democracy gives their leaders a king-like veto power requiring a 2/3 vote to override.
Wikipedia: Nuclear Option. Bring back democracy: 50% plus 1. Go nuclear and stop the:
Republican Senate filibuster against lifting the federal ban on state marijuana legalization. Still true.
16 Jan 2019: Virginia House Republicans snuff out marijuana bills. Even decriminalization with civil fines.
15 Jan 2019: Erdogan wants to revive cannabis production, and Turkish Islamists love it. . And: Turkey’s Authoritarian President Comes Out in Favor of Cannabis Cultivation.
14 Jan 2019: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Marijuana Lobbyist As Senior Advisor.
As Poll Shows Majority Back 70% Top Marginal Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Ocasio-Cortez's "Radical" Proposal Proves Extremely Mainstream. .
Ocasio-Cortez floats 70% tax on super wealthy to fund Green New Deal.
And: Research backs her up.
That great progressive Republican democratic socialist, Eisenhower, had a 91% top marginal income tax rate, and oversaw one of the greatest eras of economic prosperity-for-all in the US. With lower taxes on the middle class.
Make America Great Again. Haters
9 Jan 2019: The government shutdown spotlights a bigger issue:
78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck. "Debt is also a growing issue for workers, CareerBuilder reports. Just more than 70 percent of all respondents say that they're in debt." - Medical debt (Republicans block single payer), student loans, etc..
The top line in the chart below is for hourly wages adjusted for inflation: Bottom of chart below says: "Data for wages of production and non-supervisory employees on private non-farm payrolls." Rich get richer; while middle class wages are flat (inflation-adjusted):
USA. Since 2001, labor’s share of national income has suffered a sustained decline:
The rapidly rising income of the top 10% and the super-rich:
And: The Richest 10% of Americans Now Own 84% of All Stocks. .
9 Jan 2019: New US Congressional Marijuana Bill Is Actually Numbered H.R. 420.
9 Jan 2019: Woodstock 2019: Official 50th anniversary festival to be held at Watkins Glen, New York. 
It Would Take Oregonians 7 Years to Smoke All the Weed They Harvested This Year. .
31 Dec 2018: Legendary pot advocate John Sinclair opening cafe in Detroit, Michigan.
26 Dec 2018: Irish farmers set to grow medical cannabis after Health Minister announces support.
26 Dec 2018: St. Louis, Missouri Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Under 100 Grams.
26 Dec 2018: These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019.
25 Dec 2018: Marijuana lounge opens in Phoenix, Arizona.
25 Dec 2018: Canadian dispensary. Video. "This store clerk fought off robbers with a bong".
25 Dec 2018: Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'. .
21 Dec 2018: Oregon. Video. What Happens When a State Grows Way Too Much Weed.
20 Dec 2018: Democrat Pennsylvania senator says he'll pen bill to legalize pot. And: Pa. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf commutes convicted drug dealer's 125-year sentence. And: Gov. Wolf says it’s time for Pennsylvania to ‘take a serious look’ at legalizing recreational marijuana.
18 Dec 2018: California Regulators: Cities Can't Ban Recreational Marijuana Deliveries.
18 Dec 2018: Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature. After voters dump the trump morons (male Republican leaders) who opposed recreational cannabis (Nevada legalized).
17 Dec 2018: U.S. Student Loan Debt Sets Record, Doubling Since Recession. $1.465 trillion. 14 Dec 2018: Federal judge forces Trump administration to cancel $150 million in student loan debt.
Luxembourg’s New Deal: Free Transit (summer 2019) and Legal Weed (by 2023). . 7 Dec 2018.
Video. Why is Finland the Happiest Country in the World? Universal healthcare and free college tuition.
27 Nov 2018: The president's job approval is at 38 percent while his disapproval numbers are at a record 60 percent. And: America's 'war on terror' has cost the US nearly $6 trillion and killed roughly half a million people.
South Korea becomes first country in East Asia to legalize medical marijuana.
Trump storms ahead with Medicaid work rules, even though they’re disastrous for enrollees. By Los Angeles Times.
Michael Moore: Put Marijuana On The Ballot To Drive Voter Turnout In 2020. 23 Nov 2018. And on Youtube. At 7 minutes 10 seconds in. And 21 Nov 2018:
Saudi Arabia 'tortured female activists', charities say. BBC.
Massachusetts mayor first in line for recreational marijuana.