Even after decriminalization, nearly all of the people arrested for marijuana in Baltimore are black
In 2014, when the state of Maryland voted to decriminalize the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, advocates said that it would help to reduce racial bias and systemic racism against black people. Even though data shows that blacks and whites use and sell drugs at the same rates, blacks in Maryland are almost three times as likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than whites and the state boasts the fifth highest rate of cannabis arrests in the country. So, by all accounts,...
On 60 Minutes last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about the Green New Deal with Anderson Cooper. As part of paying for it, she proposed a top marginal tax bracket of 70 percent at the $10 million mark.
This opened up a fantastic opportunity to talk about what our country used to look like, and how it looks now. We used to have a top marginal tax bracket of over 90 percent under the Kennedy and Eisenhower administrations.
What I found though was that by and large, across the political...
“We shouldn’t be punishing people for something that is no longer illegal in Washington state,” Inslee tweeted.