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Where Obama should listen to Rand Paul: legal pot
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As the nation’s capital prepares to open its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary and Sen. Rand Paul’s call for legalization basks in bipartisan praise, it’s time for President Barack Obama to clear the air around his own passive-aggressive position on pot. Until now, the president has been remarkably adept at taking positions that seemed to be ahead of their time -- and getting ahead of them. For example, when he declared his full support for the right of same-sex couples to marry, there were fears among his supporters that he would lose important votes before his re-election campaign, particularly among black churchgoers.

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