Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana Is Succeeding – “As part of an examination of Colorado’s implementation and rollout, Brookings’ John Hudak spent a week in Denver interviewing elected officials, regulators, industry officials, and others playing a variety of roles and including supporters and opponents of legalization policy. Hudak reports that the state of Colorado has largely succeeded in rolling out a legal marijuana system, and its early implementation efforts have been impressive.”
Minister Norman Baker wants end to UK animal tests – The minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK has said he wants to see an end to all testing. Lib Dem MP Norman Baker – a longstanding anti-vivisection campaigner – said a ban on animal testing “would not happen tomorrow”. But he claimed the government was moving in the right direction.
“Confused Cats Against Feminism” Is the Purrfect Response to “Women Against Feminism” - ‘The Tumblr Women Against Feminism has inspired scores of think pieces decrying its misuse of the term “feminist.” Yet when David Futrelle saw the collection of photos of women holding handwritten signs like “I don’t need feminism because I am not a victim,” it reminded him of his cats. “It just seems like cats never know what’s going on,” Futrelle says. “If anyone would get really confused about feminism and announce their opposition to it, it would be cats. They have the right combination of myopicness and solipsism.” So last Thursday, Futrelle posed his felines next to Women Against Feminism-style signs, snapped a picture, and launched his own Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism.‘
The Social Laboratory - Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
Whistle-blower treatment is often ‘shocking’ say MPs - “The Commons Public Accounts Committee said whistle-blowers had often been subjected to bullying and harassment. Its report called for whistle-blowers to be offered legal and counselling services and for “swift sanctions” to be imposed on staff who victimise them.”