Nor do the laws of libel and slander rigorously apply, meaning that anyone can more or less say anything they like about anyone — and even more so if the person happens to be high-profile or successful, as was the case with Flack. In fact, the taller the poppy, the more they will try to tear it down. … [Read more...] about Tragic last photo of Caroline Flack? Producer best friend shares snap of troubled Love Island host on Valentine’s Day just HOURS before she killed herself – as she reveals she is looking after star’s dog Ruby
Negative numbers games
But that explanation, on its own, would be incomplete and incorrect. The number of Hispanics were growing in 2000 and 2004, yet the Republicans won the state back and increased their share of the Latino vote. The numbers continued growing and the state still elected a Republican governor (Susana Martinez, who is Latina) in 2010. So there is nothing inherent about a growing Latino population that makes a Democratic outcome inevitable. True, Latinos tend to be poorer and poor people tend to vote Democrat. But Latinos are also more likely to be religious and against abortion than the nation at large too. Republicans have the only two Latino governors in the country – Martinez and Brian Sandoval in Nevada. After this election cycle they will have more Latino senators than Democrats. Of the five states with the highest proportion of Latinos two, California and New Mexico, are safely Democratic. Two, Arizona and Texas are, for now, safely Republican, and one, Nevada, is a swing state. … [Read more...] about Evolution of the American voter: ‘The tectonic plates of politics are shifting’
On some days Kazatchkine is optimistic that the call for reform is being heard. “When the sun is shining outside and the sky is blue, you could indeed think that we are at the beginning of a process of significant change. When it’s raining you think how is it that with all the evidence we have of the failure of drug policies and of the recognition that a world free of drugs is an impossible and unnecessary myth, that the world is not moving faster? The very notion of a world without drugs is totally useless. It serves prohibition and prohibition serves repression and repression serves abuses of human rights and negative impacts on human health.” … [Read more...] about The UN’s war on drugs is a failure. Is it time for a different approach?