Blunt Talk: The Racist Origins of Pot Prohibition

In the past year, 55 million Americans have used marijuana. The other 260 million are pretty divided in how they feel about that. A good portion of the country still believes that cannabis is a sinful, addictive substance that can ruin your life.

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10 Funniest Jokes at 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner

If 2015 marked the “fourth quarter” of Obama’s presidency – as mentioned at last year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner – then 2016 finds him casually tacking on field goals as the clock runs out.

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Keith Richards Joins All-Star Merle Haggard Tribute

When Merle Haggard died in April 2016, Keith Richards recalled the country music legend to Rolling Stone as a hard-touring singer-songwriter who “was on the road right until the end, because it’s just what you do.”

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Rolling Back Climate Regulations Is Trump’s Most Dangerous Con Yet

The executive order President Trump signed Tuesday is his most dangerous con yet. By rolling back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and other climate-related regulations, he is willing to kill people with increased air pollution, put our national security at risk and cook the climate, all in the name of creating jobs for coal miners.

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See Melissa McCarthy’s Epic Takedown of Sean Spicer on ‘SNL’

Melissa McCarthy made an unannounced appearance on Saturday Night Live to deliver an uncanny impression of Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer. In the eight-minute sketch, a nearly unrecognizable McCarthy perfectly captured the frosty, often acrimonious relationship between Spicer and the press, the secretary’s brash and confrontational manner, his odd phrasing and the circuitousness of his answers to direct questions.

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Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Makes Us All Less American

What is America, anyway? Is it a big chunk of land with arbitrary borders? Is it the 319 million citizens lucky enough to have been born here or to have navigated our complicated naturalization system? Is it the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights sitting under heavy glass and dim lighting at the National Archives?

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Will Electors Vote Their Conscience and Prevent a Trump Presidency?

You may not realize it now, but December 19th, 2016 – this coming Monday – will be a historic day for America. Either it will mark the formal vote putting the most inexperienced and dangerous demagogue ever seen in U.S.

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Noah Cyrus on What Miley Taught Her, Emotional Debut Single

The Cyrus family has spawned a country hitmaker, a pop diva and a pop-punk star, but now the youngest member of the clan, 16-year-old Noah Cyrus, is ready to make her name for herself.

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Bernie Sanders: Where We Go From Here

It feels like a bomb went off in Washington. In less than a year, the leaders of both major parties have been crushed, fundamentally reshaping a political culture that for generations had seemed unalterable. The new order has belligerent outsider Donald Trump heading to the White House, ostensibly backed in Congress by a tamed and repentant majority of establishment Republicans.

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Macklemore Finds Post-Election Courage on ‘Wednesday Morning’

Macklemore wakes up after Election Day with a “bad taste in [his] mouth,” but determined to fight for social justice, on his resolute new single “Wednesday Morning.” “Humanity is a privilege; we can’t give in/ When they build walls, we’ll build bridges,” he croons in a soulful, auto-tuned cadence.

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