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The End of the Joint As We Know It

Willie Nelson may be a legendary country musician, but he is first and foremost the world’s most famous joint ambassador. Legend has it that he once …

Cannabis

Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

An unconscious woman, a robbery in progress, cars racing on the interstate: All of these incidents led people to call Houston's 911 system — but not for long. These were among thousands of calls that were cut short by an operator who Harris County prosecutors said simply hung up on the callers.<p>That …

Crime

Chuck Schumer to Unveil Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to introduce a bill on Friday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, he said in a …

Cannabis

The Forrest Trump Presidency

“It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency,” said a Republican congressman in a conversation that Erick Erickson described last week on The Resurgent. The congressman went on, adding profanities, not reproduced here: “But it’s an evil, really stupid Forrest Gump. He can’t help himself. He’s just an …

Donald Trump

The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …

Cooking

10 Taco Recipes from Around the World

1 of 10<p>Texas-Style Puffy Barbacoa Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>New England Lobster Roll Tacos<p>3 of 10<p>Japanese Tako Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Miami Cubano …

New England

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Finance

How Courts Are Neutralizing Trump's Deceptions

The president deploys obfuscation as a political weapon, but both the Russia and Michael Cohen investigations show that facts really do matter in the courtroom.<p>On April 6, FBI agents raided the home, hotel room, and office of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. We now have a sense of …

Donald Trump

13 Products People Who Don't Eat Meat Or Dairy Actually Swear By

Available on Amazon and completely suitable for the vegan or vegetarian in your life.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

Cooking

It’s Too Late for a New “Saturday Night Massacre”

Going on a firing spree at this point can’t save Trump.<p><i>A</i> <i>version</i> <i>of this piece first appeared on the blog</i> <i>Impeachable Offenses</i><i>.</i><p>In the hours following …

Donald Trump

How To Never Lose Another Photo Or Video File

A few months ago, I showed you how we build out our new 10Gbps network using a Synology NAS device as our central server. This setup is protecting us …

Data Management

Trump Begs World Leaders to Let Him Back in Their Club

World leaders, predictably, have responded by suggesting that Trump get bent.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> was campaigning for president, he vowed to tear up existing trade agreements and use his unparalleled dealmaking expertise to strike new, better deals for the U.S. Such promises prompted hordes of …

Donald Trump

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Singularity

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Scooter Libby’s Pardon: In This White House, Loyalty Trumps The Law

This is not what ethical leadership looks like, Donald Trump. Not that you care.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>From the start, Donald Trump has run his campaign and administration like a political version of <i>Celebrity</i> …

Donald Trump

The Principle of Professional Law Enforcement Is Now on the Line

If the president can, with impunity, remove the deputy attorney general, the very notion that law enforcement has a higher function than serving power becomes a lie.<p>Expect President Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the next few days. Maybe he won’t do it. Maybe he’ll change …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen May Learn the Hard Way That There’s No Such Thing As Consigliere-Client Privilege

While Cohen was with friends puffing cigars uptown, his lawyer was in court as the feds laid out “the result of a months-long investigation into …

Corruption

Trump Loudly Insists That He Is Incompetent

Either the Department of Justice is correct that he surrounded himself with lawbreakers, or the people he chose to run the federal justice system are incompetents and rogues.<p>Donald Trump’s supporters insist that the public shouldn’t lose faith in the president as Robert Mueller and the Department …

Donald Trump

Comey’s rebuke of Trump cuts deep

The former FBI director does more than dish on Trump’s behavior — his book offers a full-throated indictment of Trump’s character.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey pillories President Donald Trump in his soon-to-be-released book, “A Higher Loyalty,” deriding him as a cruel and selfish liar who is …

Donald Trump

An Iraq War vet makes the case against shallow patriotism

“I think a lot of people have a third-grade understanding of what patriotism is.”<p>If you’re looking for a rose-colored view of the military, Marine and Iraq War veteran Matt Young’s new memoir <i>Eat</i> <i>t</i><i>he Apple</i>isn’t for you.<p>But if you want a glimpse of the regret and shame and confused pride that consumes …

U.S. Marines

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life

The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.<p>Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Rockefeller …

Donald Trump

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Sailing

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

How Trump lost Ann Coulter

<b>(CNN) —</b> By now everyone knows that Donald Trump is an awful boss. The record-setting level of departures from his administration's top ranks proves this truth. Now it's starting to seem like he's also a terrible friend to those who would be his allies.<p>The right-wing rabble-rouser Ann Coulter …

Donald Trump

Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday.<p>The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend …

Cannabis

The Best Mirrorless Camera for any Budget

If you want the quality of a fully functional DSLR without the bulk and weight, then you want to take a look at the mirrorless camera category. The …

Cameras

The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks, According to Vegetarian and Vegan Chefs

No matter your skill level.<p>Maybe you’re finally feeling ready to eat a more plant-based diet, but aren’t totally sure how to prepare vegetables …

Vegan

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back

Republicans have been using the constitution’s flaws to wage a one-sided war against their political opponents. It’s time for Democrats to respond<p>Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since …

Political Science