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Not that anyone should trust the Trump administration, but given recent powerful Republicans embracing legalized marijuana, this might be a game changer in terms of where the nation is on legalization. President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a […]
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Saturday Open Thread

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On April 14, 2018
Yum yum yum! Also, I had a reader request that I note the 40th anniversary of the death of the legendary Nigerian feminist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, mother of Fela Kuti, in the aftermath a violent raid by the Nigerian military on his compound, where she was thrown from a balcony. Here’s a couple of his most […]

Black in America

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On April 14, 2018

Our post-racial society is pretty great. A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich., to ask for directions to school. According

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Colorado is the next state to see teachers revolt. Now a walkout is planned for Colorado. Englewood Schools announced Thursday classes will be cancelled Monday as teachers head to the Capitol to lobby lawmakers for reform. “We are calling Monday April 16th a day of action,” Kerrie Dallman, President of the Colorado Education Association, said. […]

Worst Five!

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On April 14, 2018

Short, fun piece at the National Interest about some of the world’s crappiest aircraft carriers: Building an aircraft carrier is difficult business. Many of the world’s great navies started by

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