Tag: Politics

Let’s Talk About This Cuban-Russian-Chinese Conspiracy

The lede in the New York Times piece was striking in its certainty: A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China…

3 Crucial Things to Know About the End of Net Neutrality

In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality. That repeal took effect on Monday, and while FCC chairman and novelty coffee mug enthusiast Ajit Pai celebrates the control his agency will…

How Trump Is Torching America’s Relationship With Canada

For generations, the United States and Canada have enjoyed one of the world’s most fruitful symbiotic relationships. The two nations share a border that stretches over 5,500 miles across the continent. Canada is America’s second…

Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth?

In 2017, Gavin Stonehouse, a graduate student in plant biology at Colorado State University, started cultivating hemp plants in a special soil mixture dosed with varying levels of selenium. A mineral that occurs naturally in…

There Are Others Worthy of Trump’s Pardon Power

For the first time in 21 years, Alice Marie Johnson was riding in a vehicle without wearing handcuffs. After leaping out and stopping suddenly to look for oncoming traffic – the story can’t end that…

Breaking Down Robert Mueller’s Newest Indictments

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against Paul Manafort, the longtime Republican strategist and disgraced former chairman of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, just got a lot stronger. Mueller on Friday filed a new, superseding indictment that…

Why Can’t the President Watch Porn in the White House?

President Trump values his down time in the White House. Since he moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last January, reports have abounded about his television intake, from primetime cable news to his morning block of…