Pot-laced candy? The truth behind the bogus Halloween marijuana scare story

Pot-laced candy? The truth behind the bogus Halloween marijuana scare story

Scott Keyes, The Guardian One year ago around this time, Colorado was awash with warnings about a new mortal danger facing children: pot-laced Halloween candy. “Marijuana candy. Trick or treat?” a billboard on a major Denver thoroughfare warned. The ad by Smart Colorado, an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting youth from marijuana, asked, “Can you

Koch group floods Colorado with cash to save conservatives who pushed right-wing AP history class

Koch group floods Colorado with cash to save conservatives who pushed right-wing AP history class

Travis Gettys The Koch brothers are getting involved in a local school board election in Colorado — where voters are considering whether to oust conservatives who replaced Advanced Placement history books with patriotic propaganda. Thousands of students walked out last year to protest changes to the history curriculum — which school board members say shifted

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina-based Marine will now get to challenge a court-martial conviction that raises tricky questions about military discipline and religious freedom. Reinforced by members of Congress and some leading conservative lawyers, former Lance Cpl. Monifa F. Sterling this week convinced the nation’s highest military appeals court to hear a case that started with…

Marco Rubio: The Republican of the moment

Marco Rubio: The Republican of the moment

Agence France-Presse As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled grandfather he would overthrow Fidel Castro to lead Cuba. Today at 44, he aspires to lead the United States, and he inched closer to that dream with a breakout performance in Wednesday’s Republican debate. After months of toil on the campaign trail, the Florida senator

Watch this college student’s perfect ‘Oh shit’ face as Bernie Sanders drops a bombshell about legal pot

Watch this college student’s perfect ‘Oh shit’ face as Bernie Sanders drops a bombshell about legal pot

Tom Boggioni Speaking at George Mason University on Wednesday night, Democratic presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders called for ending the federal prohibition on marijuana, provoking an amusing reaction from a student seated behind him. “In my view, the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana,” Sanders said as students loudly cheered.

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

Travis Gettys A new species combining wolves, coyotes and dogs is evolving before scientists’ eyes in the eastern United States. Wolves faced with a diminishing number of potential mates are lowering their standards and mating with other, similar species, reported The Economist. The interbreeding began up to 200 years ago, as European settlers pushed into