Robin Cook

November 14, 2016

Marijuana is now legal in more than 50% of the US

Trump Was Not the Only Big Winner on Election Night Political pundits around the world see the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election as a complete repudiation of the establishment. There was another repudiation as well—a rejection of the decades old federal criminalization of marijuana. Voters in Massachusetts, California, […]
November 8, 2016
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Beyond Trump and Clinton – Ballot Measures as True Change Agents

While US Elections Capture Public Attention, Important Issues are Being Decided Locally Ballot Measures: The Ultimate Power Play Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks, FBI, emails, at times it seems like the 2016 US Presidential election has become as surreal as a movie script. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if […]
September 25, 2016

One Man Risks His Life to Care for Aleppo’s Homeless Cats

Hero to the Cats: Syria’s Other Casualty of War In 2011, a peaceful movement to bring democratic reforms to the government of Syria sprung to life. Five years later, this peaceful movement has become a full-scale civil war with a death toll of more than 300,000 Syrians, including in excess […]
September 13, 2016
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The Little Free Pantry Eliminates the Stigma of Being in Need

The Little Free Pantry: Confronting the Global Problem of Food Scarcity on a Simple, Grassroots Level Nourishing the soul The Little Free Pantry is the brainchild of Jessica McClard. An avid runner, McClard often found herself running past Little Free Libraries, neighborhood structures that house books free for the taking. […]