McCutcheon decision delivers democracy into the hands of the elite

If you were still laboring under the impression that the United States operates as a functional democracy, the US Supreme Court has once again decided you're wrong. On April 2, in McCutcheon vs. FEC, the Supreme Court ruled in 5-4 decision that aggregate limits on campaign contributions are unconstitutional. Previously, rich people who wanted to … Continue reading McCutcheon decision delivers democracy into the hands of the elite

Marijuana conflict can be solved with federal legalization

Stoners, rejoice! After the states of Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in 2012, pretty much everyone was expecting some serious backlash from the federal government. It seems as though ever since “Reefer Madness” and the so-called “War on Drugs,” the question of legalizing recreational marijuana use has never been seriously considered at the … Continue reading Marijuana conflict can be solved with federal legalization

The U.S. Supreme Court, brought to you by Monsanto

This is the story of a farmer going against one of the largest, most powerful corporations in the world. It's called Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Co. and I'm afraid it's not going to have a happy ending. Monsanto is an agricultural business titan whose most prominent product is the “Roundup Ready” gene. Monsanto genetically … Continue reading The U.S. Supreme Court, brought to you by Monsanto