Jesse Bahr

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Lawrence Lessig pondering 2016 bid because 'the system is rigged'

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig says he is mulling a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination because “the system is rigged” in favor of lobbyists and those able to exert their influence to a disproportionate degree.<p>“You’re going to get nothing done that the Democrats are talking about …

Government

Here's What John Oliver Thinks We Should Do With the Confederate Flag

In the wake of the horrific racially-motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, John Oliver had a few suggestions for what to do with the …

Patriots' Tom Brady, Robert Kraft get taste of justice system

Tom Brady and Robert Kraft now have an inkling of what it feels like to be poor and trapped inside our criminal justice system.<p>"I was wrong to put my …

Investors finally seeing marijuana's high market potential

Last year former videogame entrepreneur Dooma Wendschuh began soliciting investors for what he viewed as a big idea: distilled marijuana extracts, …

Cannabis

A Bad Arrest, on Video

If this incident hadn't been captured on tape, Jaleel Fields might be another black male convicted for no good reason<p>This police video isn't …

Justice

Derek Trucks on B.B. King: 'We're All His Kids'

"When B.B. King played, it was just the cold hard truth," guitarist says<p><i>Guitarist Derek Trucks grew up listening to B.B. King. Here, he pays tribute</i> …

Guitar

Almost all smartphones sold today have the same two flaws -- and the cases you're buying prove it

Commentary: Today's smartphones are incredibly sleek, well-designed electronic devices except for two glaring issues. Maybe someday that will change.<p>The other day CNET's Jessica Dolcourt, who isn't a fan of smartphone cases, wrote an article about her favorite cases for protecting the Galaxy S6 and …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Willie Nelson to Launch His Own Brand of Marijuana

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Water System in a Can – Expedition Portal

Rights & Freedoms

The First Church of Cannabis was approved after Indiana’s religious freedom law was passed

The First Church of Cannabis Inc. has been approved by Indiana’s secretary of state after the state’s religious freedom legislation was signed into law last week.<p>The church’s founder Bill Levin said he filed paperwork in direct response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was …

Religion

4 States Where Solar is Under Attack by Koch-Funded Front Groups - The Ring of Fire Network

<i>Reposted with permission from EcoWatch.</i><p>Charles and David Koch, who head Koch Industries, made a significant part of their billions from fossil fuels. …

Parenting
Conservation

GOP’s immigration endgame: Waiting patiently for Republican leaders to cave to Obama

The House GOP’s doomed-to-fail DHS funding bill failed, so now we wait for John Boehner to bow to political reality<p>The Republican effort to use funding legislation for the Department of Homeland Security to roll back President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has failed. The House-passed …

Brazil

When Cops Break Bad: Inside a Police Force Gone Wild

Over the past five years, police in Albuquerque have shot and killed 28 people<p>Looking west from the scrub and boulders of the Sandia Mountains, the …

Law Enforcement

The Government Problem

Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is <i>for.</i><p>Consider the new spending bill Congress and the President agreed to a few weeks ago.<p>It's not especially large by historic standards. Under the $1.1 …

Half of US-Mexico border now patrolled only by drone

Under new approach, Predator B drones sweep remote canyons and rivers to collect high-resolution video which is then analysed to track changes in terrain<p>The US government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where …

4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Kansas and Leaves Minor Damage

Geology

Parts of John Lennon's Guitar Could Fetch $63,000 at Auction

The Beatle's "Paperback Writer" guitar is also going to auction and could garner close to $1 million<p>The pick guard and machine heads from John …

Guitar

Alabama dog gets owner caught for alleged drug offenses

Man's best friend? Maybe not.<p>A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.<p>The dog, Bo, was caught up in the incident when police executed a drug search warrant this week at the Prattville home of suspect Edward Melvin Henderson.<p>Henderson …