Hillary Won South Carolina. But Did Her African-American “Firewall” Hold?

This article has been updated to reflect the total percentages of the electorate.  [DIGEST: Politico, Bloomberg, CNN] South Carolina proved politically significant—perhaps even determinative—in the days leading up to the state’s Democratic primary. Pre-election polling confirmed that African American voters, who make up roughly 28% of the state’s population and 55% of the total Democratic … Continued

Has the Federal Ban on Pot Really Been Lifted?

Media incorrectly stated two years in a row that the federal ban on medical marijuana had been lifted, but the amendment they based their claims on had less power than they realized. As marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug, the Department of Justice can and does still raid medical marijuana institutions and retailers much to the chagrin of many people and politicians.

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