I think in the end, he’ll do what needs to be done and do the right thing- he’s always been a proponent of letting states do their thing…let’s hope he does this time…would be VERY bad if he didn’t!! I don’t trust Eric Holder one iota but he’ll do whatever Obama tells him to.
Timothy Egan on American politics and life, as seen from the West.
SEATTLE – In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the first time since prohibition began 75 years ago, recreational marijuana use will be legal; the misery-inducing crusade to lock up thousands of ordinary people has at last been seen, by a majority of voters in this state and in Colorado, for what it is: a monumental failure.
That is, unless the Obama administration steps in with an injunction, as it has threatened to in the past, against common sense. For what stands between ending this absurd front in the dead-ender war on drugs and the status quo is the federal…
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