Economic Impact of Legalizing Marijuana

California $519,287,052 New York $248,103,676 Florida $183,408,640 Texas $166,303,963 Illinois $126,107,360 Ohio $123,994,931 Michigan $122,065,853 Pennsylvania $104,235,067 Massachusetts $81,533,976 North Carolina $80,037,867 Georgia $72,502,134 Arizona $70,208,995 New Jersey $69,900,900 Oregon $54,558,596 Indiana $53,887,163 Tennessee $53,652,400 Virginia $51,885,404 Wisconsin $48,629,618 South Carolina $47,835,079 Missouri $46,215, 814 Minnesota $45,950,063 Connecticut $41,888,905 Maryland $40,548,337 Nevada $36,100,059 Oklahoma $35,655,798…

The End of America’s Two Party System.

With the 2016 Presidential election approaching, and the big heavy weights already seeking their parties nomination, I can’t help but notice that the end of America’s draconian two party system is slowly dying out. This all started back when we witnessed the emergence of the Tea Party, for the first time in a century we…

A Presidential Nightmare.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday dismissed rumors that she was resigning. Amid a series of corruption scandals one that included her son has drastically decreased the popularity of the reformist president. Sebastian Davalos was to be questioned by prosecutors on Wednesday about his role in a controversial and possibly illegal real estate transaction. Davalos and…

Cyprus ends Crisis Measure.

Cyprus received a €10bn bailout from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF) after its biggest banks nearly collapsed in March 2013 because of huge losses on their Greek investments. The Greek debt crisis had a severe impact on Cypriot banks, which lost about €4.5bn worth of Greek sovereign bonds – equivalent to 25% of Cypriot…

The Queen dissolves Parliament.

BY THE QUEEN A PROCLAMATION FOR DECLARING THE CALLING OF A NEW PARLIAMENT ELIZABETH R. Whereas We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, being desirous and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our People, and to have their Advice in Parliament, do publish this, Our Royal Proclamation, and do hereby…

Is Pope Francis Weakening the Papacy?

Popes Francis has the power to rule by decree instead he chooses to proceed with reforms not by dictating to others but by asking others such as the Curia how the church should adapt. A risky move as the pope attempts to reform the corrupt Vatican bureaucracy that has long plagued the Catholic Church. Has…

Mayor Bowser’s First 100 days.

Muriel E. Bowser approaches her 100th day in office as Mayor of the District of Colombia, in those 100 days her view and priorities for the city are becoming clear. In her $12.9bn budget for the district for 2016 the mayor laid down some of her priorities targeting issues such as education, affordable housing and…

The President’s Remarks on Iran.

In an Interview with the New York Times President Barack Obama praised the breakthrough on the Iran nuclear deal. The president continued as he pointed out the fact that Iran doesn’t have the strength or resources to fight the United States. The presidents foreign policy has been the subject of harsh criticism from Republican members…

An Eternal Message of Hope!

The Great Dictator’s Speech I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that….

President Ashraf Ghani Address to a joint session of Congress.

IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE, Speaker Boehner,  Chairman of the Senate Mr. Biden, Senate Majority Leader. McConnell, House Majority Leader McCarthy,  House Minority Leader Ms. Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mr.  Reid,  Ladies and Gentleman of the Congress, please allow me to thank you for your gracious invitation to address this unique…

Corruption Crackdown.

The head of Ukraine’s state emergencies service, Serhiy Bochkovsky, and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetsky were handcuffed by police at the televised meeting. This follows President Poroshenko’s termination of a regional governor yesterday. Mr Kolomoisky had been running the key industrial region of Dnipropetrovsk and had financed armed volunteers to fight pro-Russian separatists in the east….

Greece’s Economic pledges to Europe.

Fiscal structural policies Tax policies Broaden the definition of tax fraud and evasion, making it harder to avoid taxes Improve the collection of VAT, fighting evasion using technology Create “a new culture of tax compliance” to make sure that all sections of society – particularly the wealthy – “contribute fairly to the financing of public…