The Thursday wrap
Entertainer Stevie Wonder says he will not perform in Florida until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. It's in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. And Mr. Wonder says he'll not perform in any state with such a law. Anybody care to wager who comes out ahead in this boycott? ... Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Hanger is calling for the phased-in legalization of marijuana by 2017. He says Pennsylvania spends $325 million annually processing marijuana arrests. Yes, that's nuts. “Regulating and taxing marijuana could bring in at least $24 million a year to state coffers,” Mr. Hanger adds. That's smart. ... The Washington Times reports that the Treasury Department has admitted that confidential records of several political candidates and campaign donors were “improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department had declined to prosecute any of the cases.” We've lost count on how many scandals are plaguing the Obama administration. But its fundamental lawlessness grows more stunning by the week. ... Consultant Chuck Thies bemoans that while Washington, D.C., Council has mandated that Wal-Mart and other large retailers doing business there pay a minimum hourly wage of $12.50, D.C. government pays up to $2.10 less. His solution? Mandate an increase in the minimum wage for all. Brilliant! Call it the Chuck Thies Unemployment Act of 2013.
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