Weed. It's become serious business. No longer stigmatized as the drug of the unambitious and basement-ridden (ok, it still has some of that stigma), it is now a dynamic political topic and, in some states and cities, a burgeoning industry.
My special satisfaction was to be in the House chamber today, when my friend Ashraf Ghani – now after years of struggle the president of Afghanistan – addressed a joint session of Congress. So begins a fresh new day in the history of U.S.-Afghan relations.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, praising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, said he has asked House Speaker John Boehner to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to address the legislative body as well.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher announced Friday the release of a new report from the Government Accountability Office critical of the Obama administration’s efforts to safeguard Americans from dangerous imported food, particularly from Communist China.
“This alarming failure,” said the congressman, “is all the more reason to require country-of-origin labeling.”
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Monday lambasted the State Department and European diplomats for failing to include Kurdistan in last week’s London talks to defeat ISIS. The Kurds, said the California Republican, have proven themselves “as America’s best friends in the region,” and their exclusion undermines a successful strategy.
The complete text of Rohrabacher’s blog:
The exclusion last week of Kurdistan from multinational talks in London to address the rising threat of the Islamic State has to be one of the most dismaying blunders in recent U.S. diplomatic history. The Kurds’ glaring absence from the invitation list is yet another betrayal of America’s friends, an outrage that only complicates the world’s efforts to fight Islamic terrorism.
WASHINGTON – In his Wednesday blog, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, said the president’s annual State of the Union speech has evolved into a spectacle and is in danger of becoming a circus.
WASHINGTON – In his blog Tuesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, praised outgoing Atty. Gen. Eric Holder for last week’s announcement that the Justice Department would no longer share property seized in drug arrests with state and local police.
I’ll be brief, as of course the president was not last night.
Among the most disturbing, even tyrannical, federal programs of the last decades has been what has commonly called “asset seizure” or “asset forfeiture.” It simply means officers of the law can confiscate a private citizen’s property – cash, bank accounts, a car, a boat, a house, whatever – and not return it even if the citizen is innocent of any crime.