As of Election Day 2020, 1 in 3 Americans live in a state where adults can legally buy cannabis. Here’s what we know about the drug.
By Erin Brodwin and Julia Naftulin
Marijuana’s official designation in the US as a Schedule 1 drug — something with “no currently accepted medical use” — means it has been pretty tough to study.
That remains the case, despite the fact that, at a state level, the drug is increasingly accessible for the general public.
Experts agree: This virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But it’s possible that in the months ahead we’ll devise bright new ways to fight back.
By Andrew Dunn, Aria Bendix, and Hilary Brueck
As the pandemic approaches its second year, the coronavirus has morphed into a tougher foe.
Several mutations that scientists have identified in rapidly spreading variants are particularly worrisome. They raise concerns that these strains will be more contagious or be able to at least partly evade protection provided by vaccines and by prior infections.
Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.
By Linette Lopez
On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.
One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.
Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He…
For years attempts to make it a permanent federal holiday have been repeatedly shut down by political debates.
By Ashley Davis
To many Black Americans, Juneteenth holds far more historical and cultural significance than other official holidays. Often called Emancipation Day, or Freedom Day, Juneteenth is a symbol of both generational trauma and progress in America from its long history of slavery.
Although 47 states and the District of Columbia already recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, efforts at federal recognition have stalled in Congress year after year, until now.
Fifty-seven percent of workers in the US and Canada reported high stress in 2020, with women and younger workers feeling more stress than their peers.
After a grueling year of work amid a pandemic, American workers are some of the most stressed in the world, according to a new Gallup poll.
Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report” found that workers in the US and Canada reported the highest levels of daily stress in the world last year, with 57% percent of US and Canadian workers experiencing high day-to-day stress.
Between the two countries, Canadian workers…
Issa Rae’s Stanford University speech called on graduates to approach “every opportunity as a VIP — as someone who belongs and deserves to be here.”
Many commencement speeches are forgettable, filled with the same clichéd advice. However, some are so good — so inspiring and poignant — that they stick with us forever.
In these trying times when we could all use a little inspiration, we put together a list of the best pieces of advice from the greatest speeches of all time.
Here are 18 of the most valuable…
A report from the Institute for Policy Studies finds the wealthy remain that way through strategic charitable giving and family offices and trusts.
America’s richest family dynasties had a lucrative pandemic year.
The top 10 richest saw their net worths grew by a median 25%, while family dynasties’ wealth grew at a rate 10 times greater than that of a typical family, according to a new report from the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).
The thing is many of these are true dynasties, with wealth dating back much further than relatively recent upstart billionaires like Mark…
Booster shots may not be necessary for another one to five years — but companies are preparing to distribute them before the end of 2021 anyway.
The next vaccine race is underway — this time for booster shots.
Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax, are sizing up the market for boosters — an additional jab to boost protection for those already vaccinated against COVID-19. These drug companies have also crafted new versions of their shots, customized to fight some of the most concerning variants the world has seen.
Strategies innovated by Bellingcat investigators will help you know what you can trust on the internet.
By Sam Fellman
The Bellingcat journalism cooperative has revealed how Syria’s regime used chemical weapons against its population, how Russian-backed forces shot down a passenger jet, even the identities of Russian assassins.
Their small staff and citizen journalists were often one step ahead of global media organizations and even law enforcement investigations — and much of the time only using images, videos, and information on social media.
Now a Fox News commentator, McEnany was Trump’s final press secretary from April 2020 to January 2021.
Kayleigh McEnany recently claimed that she never lied in her role as former President Donald Trump’s White House press secretary — but a look at her tenure shows the opposite.
“As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied. I sourced my information,” McEnany told a crowd at a conservative summit on Sunday.
Shortly after her comments, critics pointed…
A publication of Insider Inc.