|News - Gary Johnson|
Nobody at the Democratic National Convention is talking about the war on drugs, so the North Carolina NORML affiliate decided to host its own event early this evening in one of the permitted outdoor free speech areas.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, not one to shy away from criticizing American drug policy, was the big draw of the rain-soaked event. Johnson touched on his early experiences with marijuana as well as his efforts to change the prevailing attitudes on drugs while governor of New Mexico. He pointed to marijuana ballot question in Colorado as something that he thinks could be a sea change in how marijuana is viewed in the United States. Read The Full Story
Former CIA director Michael Hayden has told an Israeli newspaper that the Jewish state is not capable of carrying out and sustaining military action against Iran's nuclear sites without U.S. support, and that there is still time before a decision on any such strike needs to be made.
"I do not underestimate the Israeli talent, but geometry and physics tell us that Iran's nuclear program would pose a difficult challenge to any military," Hayden told the widely-circulated Haaretz daily in an interview published Tuesday, adding that, "Israel's resources are more limited than those of the U.S."
"There is no absolute certainty that all targets are known," he told the paper, suggesting that Iran's alleged efforts to conceal a nuclear weapons program may be outwitting even the world's most advanced espionage agencies. Read The Full Story
The mainstream media is focused on two candidates contending for the presidency, President Barack Obama and former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. There are, however, two other candidates who could garner enough electoral votes to win the presidency. They are former Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party. Neither Governor Johnson nor Dr. Stein are slated to participate in the presidential debates. They are being kept out. Read The Full Story
Texas’ Republican Rep. Ron Paul has yet to endorse in the race for president, but is showering praise on the long shot Libertarian Party candidate, ex-New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.