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Open thread for night owls: Obama on marijuana and climate change

Rolling Stone published an interview by founder and publisher Jann S. Wenner with President Obama Wednesday. Below are two excerpts, the first on marijuana raids and the second on climate change. After having avoided even invoking the term "climate change" in his 2012 State of the Union address, in two recent energy-related speeches on campuses in Tampa, Fla., and Nasha, N.
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Open thread for night owls: 1944 murder conviction of 14-year-old vacated. His execution can't be

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 days ago)

George Stinney's mugshots. Normally, I don't put a news excerpt from The New York Times in Night Owls, but I'm making an exception tonight to ensure that this awful story gets attention. Jesse Wegman writes: Seventy years after he w... Read Post

President Obama on his relationship to the uniformed military

US Politics / Liberal : The Blue Voice (3 years ago)

Rolling Stone's By Jann Wenner did a mostly softball interview with President Obama, Ready for the Fight: Rolling Stone Interview with Barack Obama 04/25/2012. I was struck by this part:I came in without having served in the militar... Read Post

Obama Is ‘Committed’ To Using ‘Whole Weight Of Presidency’ To Address Climate Change

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (4 years ago)

President Barack Obama is committed to throwing “the whole weight of the presidency” behind serious climate change reform, which he considers an “urgent priority.” In an interview with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner and executi... Read Post


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