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Junkies

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The State Department says the XL Pipeline will have no real environmental impact. Unless you count the fact that it feeds a habit that may lead to a deadly overdose. 

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Job Killer

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The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office report on Obamacare says the health law will have an effect on jobs. It does NOT say, as the GOP would have us believe, that it is a job killer. Instead, as this story in the Washington Post points out, Obamacare will allow those who are forced to work simply so they can afford health care to make other choices. 

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American Gothic

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The long-stalled farm bill has finally been passed and it is basically a $1 trillion package of full of subsidies for corporate farmers. So much for less government ... unless you count poor families who had their food stamps cut. Nice going, congress!

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Sochi Rights

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As the Sochi Winter Olympics get under way, Vladimir Putin is taking criticism for Russia's anti-gay law. Putin has downplayed the intolerant policy, saying it is just a way to protect the children. Really? Who will protect the children from your bigoted views, Vladimir? 

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Brewed On Grant: Marijuana Control

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A Senate hearing on medical marijuana was held in Harrisburg, raising hopes that Pennsylvania might join other states in legalizing the drug for medical treatment purposes. It is a long shot, but at least it is being discussed. 

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