Politicians Underestimate How Liberal Their Constituents Are: What It Means for Pot

By: Tuesday March 5, 2013 6:49 am

 From the working paper: Politicians are much more likely to erroneously believe that their constituents are more conservative than they actually are than to erroneously believe that their constituents are more liberal than they actually are. As demonstrated by the loess curves, candidates generally overestimate the degree to which their constituents hold conservative views on [...]

Eric Holder to Stay On as Attorney General

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 8:20 am

The beginning of the second term is normally a period of big changes in a presidential administration and President Obama’s is no exception. He is going to get a new Treasury Secretary, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense. One notable member of the cabinet that does plan to stay on for at least the [...]

Yes on I-502 Starts Airing Two New TV Ads

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 9:37 am

With the election entering its final stretch the campaign behind Initiative 502, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults in Washington State, just started airing two new TV ads. The two ads are simple and direct. The ads hit on the three main selling points for why marijuana prohibition should end: 1) prohibition [...]

VICTORY: Facebook Approves Just Say Now’s Marijuana Reform Ads

By: Monday August 13, 2012 1:00 pm

We did it! Facebook is now running our marijuana reform advertisements. Here’s what happened: Facebook banned our legalization ads for using marijuana imagery in 2010, citing its ban on ads for smoking products. It happened again this year, with Facebook claiming the ads violated their policy against promoting illegal drug use. The ACLU of Northern [...]

Senate Republicans Stop New York Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 9:11 am

A legislative effort to reduce marijuana arrests by decriminalizing possession that is in “public view” appears to have failed in New York. The bill had passed the Democratic controlled State Assembly after being recently endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), but it failed to get a vote in the Republican controlled State Senate.  From the [...]

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