Letters and Politics

Letters and Politics – December 14, 2012

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Beyond dancing around the forest in green tights, the legend of Robin Hood is based in an English radical tradition to reclaim the commons.  Today we talked about that history with historian Paul Buehle.

We also looked at a campaign calling for a so called Robin Hood tax to levied on financial transactions with Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies.

But first President Obama says cracking down on people smoking marijuana in Colorado and Washington should not be a top priority.  For more on that story were joined by Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance.