Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power | Rick Doblin

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power

Rick Doblin

Studies of MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics have shown tremendous potential for therapeutic applications

‘Evidence indicates that psychedelic use is associated with pro-social, personal growth benefits including increased nature relatedness, potentiating conflict resolution and sustaining compassion among first responders.

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Our Blind Faith in the Military Will Destroy Us

Military personnel carry flags onto the field prior to an NFL game on November 12, 2017, in Denver. (Jack Dempsey / AP Photo)

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When Denver Lost Its Mind Over Youth Crime

Sharletta Evans lost her three-year-old son in a hail of bullets one torturous December evening in 1995. The Colorado mother had pulled her car up in front of a northeast Denver house, intending to dash inside to pick up her niece’s baby girl, to bring her out of harm’s way. Gunfire on the street the night before had frightened everyone in the house.
On this night, a small, white car carrying three teenagers cruised to a stop in front of the house in Park Hill, on a block scarred by violence since the mid-1980s.

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Amid Criticisms A Sex Crimes Registry Is ‘Overly Harsh,’ Colorado Rebrands The Term ‘Sex Offender’

The Sex Offender Management Board of the State of Colorado has voted to rebrand the term “sex offender,” replacing it with the euphemistic phrase, “adults who commit sexual offenses.” 
The board’s decision passed following a 10-6 vote on Nov. 19 will not change the language used in criminal justice proceedings, the Colorado Sex Offender registry, or the name of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board itself. It does, however, apply to the “Standards and Guidelines for the Assessment, Evaluation, Treatment and Behavioral Monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders.

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Tommy Sheppard has built a Wizards team that reflects his values

Villanova Hall of Fame coach Jay Wright knew that Tommy Sheppard had a bright future in basketball when the two met while Wright was on Rollie Massimino’s staff at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in the early 1990s.
After all, Sheppard wasn’t the typical sports information director.
“He was always on top of our recruiting and went far beyond anything any sports information director would do. He did everything for us,” Wright said. “He was our media relations guy. He did our recruiting videos. He helped us in recruiting.”
Sheppard was clearly destined for big things.

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Congressional Republicans playing to lose

OPINION:
DENVER — Republicans in Washington are positively giddy over all the new polls showing President Joe Biden tanking the Democrat party ahead of next year’s midterms. Indeed, Mr. Biden is making history.
For a guy who got elected on a single pledge to not send Mean Tweets, Mr. Biden has managed to burn through an astonishing reserve of goodwill in a very short period of time. 
All he had to do? Be nice. And don’t touch anything.
After 50 years in Washington, the guy was at the very least a known quantity. Sure, people rolled their eyes when he strolled into a room.

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American consumers are paying a steep price for Biden’s policies

When is Joe Biden going to admit that the inflation problem with rising prices for everything from gas, to groceries, to new cars, to apartments and homes isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse? 
The government just reported that yearly producer prices are up more than 8 percent from just a year ago. When producer prices rise, those costs are soon and inevitably passed on to shoppers in higher consumer prices. Gas prices nationally are up $1.31 a gallon from last November and don’t be surprised if $5 a gallon isn’t around the corner.

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Parents’ fight against teachers unions over school-board control is just getting started

Parents who never imagined running for office battled to win seats on local school boards last week — they won some but lost many. Their fiercest opponents were the teachers unions. Where outside national groups, such as the 1776 Project PAC, stepped in with funding to help offset union power, the odds shifted and challengers did well.
The media portrayed these races as culture wars, but that’s only part of the story. They were also struggles by parents to wrest control of the boards from self-serving unions.

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Parents’ fight against teachers unions over school-board control is just getting started

Parents who never imagined running for office battled to win seats on local school boards last week — they won some but lost many. Their fiercest opponents were the teachers unions. Where outside national groups, such as the 1776 Project PAC, stepped in with funding to help offset union power, the odds shifted and challengers did well.
The media portrayed these races as culture wars, but that’s only part of the story. They were also struggles by parents to wrest control of the boards from self-serving unions.

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