Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists fighting back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, writer, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inactivity brought us exactly here The first 100 days of…

LA is about to discover that republic and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of totalitarianism is that by hosting the Olympics, republics become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

A new New York? Manhattan’s oldest neighborhood goes car-free, kind of …

Cars restricted to 5mph over 60 blocks of Financial District at weekend, as transport department operates Shared Streets event inspired by Bogot and Paris A shadow is cast long upon New York by the ghost of Robert Moses, the titan master builder of 20 th century whose virtually unrivalled power to chart his vision of…

New Colorado bill would create guidelines for organic marijuana

The bill, scheduled for its first hearing Friday, would inspire Colorados department of agriculture to make certification rules for pesticide-free cannabis Colorado marijuana consumers will be able to buy pesticide-free, certified organic weed if lawmakers pass a new bill aimed at creating special labels for the states legal cannabis industry. This is going to be…

Russian spy assault: Trump supports UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

House Republicans pass healthcare bill in first step toward replacing Obamacare

Partisan approval with one vote to spare sends American Health Care Act to uncertain fate in Senate, after negotiations reveal fissures in Republican party House Republican narrowly approved a controversial plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, taking a significant first step toward fulfilling a seven-year promise to repeal and replace the 2010…

Tom Price resigns as health secretary over private flights and Trump criticism

Former Georgia congressman resigns after chairwoman says decision imminent, having apologized and refunded some costs The health and human services secretary, Tom Price, has resigned, after revelations that he spent more than $ 1m of taxpayers’ fund on traveling including chartered flights. Reports about such travel by Price and other cabinet members- including the EPA…

Arkansas executions: health giant sues nation as federal judge issues injunction

Medical supply company McKesson says state deceptively purchased narcotics for lethal injection, becoming first in history to sue a death penalty country for misuse A US healthcare giant has accused the nation of Arkansas of effectively lying to it over the sale of a pharmaceutical drug that the Republican governor had been poised to use…