Wiretap: Legalizing it

It’s not only Colorado that’s dealing with the difficulties involved in turning pot into a legal drug. The New Yorker goes to Washington state to see how they’re handling it. Expert tells Seattle City Council that, in the short term, you need more legal enforcement, not less.

Washington finds the actual making of a legal marijuana market a buzzkill. Via the New Yorker.

Ezra Klein’s nine reasons why filibuster change is a really, really big deal. Via Washington Post.

Fareed Zakaria explains why Americans hate their government. Isn’t it obvious? Via the Washington Post.

Harry Reid keeps Democrats in line by rarely asking them to stay in line. Via National Journal.

The Norwegian army has declared war on global warming. You will never guess how. Via the Atlantic.

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