4/20: Americans Are Ready to Legalize Marijuana, Why Aren't Politicians?

As the governor of New Mexico, I made waves by becoming the highest ranking elected official to call for marijuana legalization. The tipping point is here, and politicians must follow suit.

'Oxyana' Movie Review: Documentary Exposes West Virginia's Horrifying Drug Addiction Crisis

The film exposes an epidemic of prescription drug addiction in West Virginia as well as the issues of small-town America as a way of life.

Immigration Reform 2013: Why It Won't Lead to 11 Million New Democratic Voters

Some worry that immigration reform will actually doom the GOP's electoral chances. They're wrong, and here's why.

Boston Bombing Exposes Just How Screwed Up America's Health Care System Is

Jeffrey Bauman was severely injured as a result of the Boston attacks, and helped the feds solve the case. Why is he left to pay for his own hospital bill?

Boston Marathon Bombs: How Much Economic Damage Did They Cause?

Though human cost is Paramount, Boston is starting to asses the economic impact of the Marathon bombings now that the agonizing manhunt is over.

David Ortiz F-Bomb: Big Papi Tells Emotional Fenway Crowd, "This is Our Fucking City"

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz dropped a defiant f-bomb in front of an emotional crowd at Fenway Park.

Tsarnaev Motives: Islam Was Not a Real Factor

Instead of spinning our wheels in the wake of the Boston bombings, it's time we broke the tired cycle of blaming religion. We have too much at stake.

Tsarnaev Brothers Profile: What Made Them What They Are?

Millions of refugees from war torn countries are seeking asylum in the U.S. The Tsarnaev brothers were two of the lucky few to be granted such a blessing and their gratitude was truly astounding.

Dove Commercials Are a Great Marketing Ploy, But Don't Promote Healthy View Of Women

Dove's real beauty campaign publishes new film that demonstrates how women are worse critics of themselves. Disclaimer: the main participants shown are white, blonde and blue eyed.

These Pictures of Boston Celebrating Will Warm Your Heart

We Are #BostonStrong.

Tom Cruise: Is He Really the Last Action Hero?

The action film is dead, but Tom Cruise is still doing his own stunts at age 50! He may be the last of his kind, but he shows no signs of slowing down.

Gun Background Checks: Winners and Losers Of a Failed Bill

On Wednesday, Republican senators did what they do best since President Obama took office: they blocked progress. But who are the real winners and losers?

War With North Korea: They're Backing Down From the Brink, But Keeping Their Nukes

North Korea signals its willingness to reduce hostility in classic fashion ... by emphatically holding on to its nuclear weapons.

Where is Chechnya: In the North Caucasus — But Not All Chechens Are the Same

In dissecting the motives behind the Boston Marathon attacks, the United States must keep the crucial distinction between Chechen jihadists and Chechen separatists.

Gay Marriage: What New Zealand Can Teach the U.S. About Marriage Equality

Same-sex marriage seems to be unstoppable, as France, Uruguay, and New Zealand pass bills sure to bolster the confidence of U.S. marriage equality supporters.

Boston Bombing Victims: This Campaign For Victim Who ID'd the Suspects Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

After a week of tragedy, it's nice to take solace in beautiful acts of kindness.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev FBI: Deceased Boston Bombing Suspect Was On the Fed's Radar For Years

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of suspected Boston bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claims she's "100% sure that this was a setup."

Lauryn Hill Lawsuit: She Knows a Lot More Than She's Letting On

The former Fugees star was already being sued for running a business out of the property that she is being evicted from, adding to her seemingly well-timed use of financial and legal loop-holes.

Chechen President Says Boston Bombers Were Made in the USA

"They grew up in the USA, their personalities were formed there," said Ramzan Kadyrov in an interview with Russian NTV.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Miranda Rights: How Can the Government Curtail Them?

In the aftermath of the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it is reported that the law enforcement will not read him his Miranda rights immediately.

Michelle Bachmann Investigation: Fellow Republicans Claim Massive Ethics Violations

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann is under investigation for ethics complaints from her 2012 Presidential run. Nearly all of them come from fellow Republicans.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt a Huge Success Compared to How LAPD Handled Dorner

The Boston police's capture of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev serves as a shining example of good police work compared to the LAPD's manhunt for Christopher Dorner.

Gun Control Debate: Will You Preserve Your Right to Bear Arms?

The gun debate is not over, nor is it new, in the United States. We should think about the principles that our country was founded on before we give up our liberty.

Boston Police Scanner: How Social Media Could've Sabotaged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt

Police now have to be vigilant about another type of news information outlet that could potentially leak information: social media.

Boston Bombers Profile: Millennials, But Not Representative Of a Generation

What do we know about the bombers and their motives? What does it mean?

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Shooting Captured On Film By Accidental Journalist

How Andrew Kitzenberg, a regular guy, became a reporter as he uploaded live pictures of the police battle against Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Paul Ryan Budget: The Austerity Paper He Cites is Full Of Holes

For years, one major paper was cited as proof that austerity budgets were needed. The paper had one problem, though. It was full of errors.

Boston Bombers Caught: Thousands Crowd Boston Common for Celebration [PHOTOS]

Following the capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, thousands crowded Boston Common to celebrate.

Waco Massacre Anniversary: 20 Years Later, FBI Involvement Remains Controversial

Cult leader David Koresh and 75 of his Davidian followers died in a hellish, CS-fuelled inferno twenty years ago today after a 51-day siege of their compound by the FBI and ATF in Waco, Texas.

'It Happened One Night' Might Be a Film Classic, But Is It Actually Good?

In 1934, 'It Happened One Night' took home the Oscar for Best Picture. But would the Clark Gable rom-com still have the chops to compete today?

How Sexual Assault Becomes a Tool Of State Oppression During Protests

Over the last few years as the global economic crisis caused protest movements to spread around the world, the prevalence of sexual assault in protest camps has joined this tide of resistance.

Record Store Day: Can Vinyls Save Music Stores?

Musicians, music fans, and vinyl sales give a huge boost to independent music stores.

Boston Marathon Bombing Was Plagued By Media Irresponsibility

Is the media even capable of learning from its mistakes?

Marathon Manhunt: Boston Celebrates Suspect's Capture — and That's Totally OK

We all gain closure in different ways. To condemn Bostonians' celebration, after the suspected Marathon bomber was captured, is to also dismiss their trauma and tragedy.

China Earthquake 2013: 6.6 Quake Leaves 160 Dead in Sichuan

A mighty earthquake shook China's southwestern Sichuan Province on Saturday morning at 8:02 a.m. local time.