Tagged: politics

What’s The Deal With Synthetic Weed?

Synthetic weed. It’s legal, readily available, and sending dozens of people to the hospital. It may be responsible for three deaths. Annie Gaus tell us what’s in this stuff, and why it’s garnering so much attention.

Photos that Will Change The Way You See The Average American

For the 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Martin Schoeller captured a series of images that explore the increasingly multiracial face of the U.S. The striking images speak as much to increased racial diversity as the complexities of racial self-identification. Beginning in 2000, the U.S. Census allowed people to choose more than one race. Nearly seven million people selected multiple races that year and in 2010, 32% more people chose to do so. Each of the photographs depicted in this October 2013 issue includes both the self-ID chosen by the person photographed, and the boxes they checked on either the 2000 or 2010 census.

Banksy Captures Amazing Rebel Rocket Attack Footage

This edited video from an Al Jazeera news report was posted by YouTube channel Banksy NY, and has the signature work of the world famous artist and political commentator written all over it, whether he is the actual content creator or not.

The Story of Marijuana

Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since 1937. Yet, thanks in large part to a loosely connected underground world of breeders, dealers, and smokers, there are currently more than 2000 varieties available. And since 1996, when California first passed legislation allowing for legalized medical marijuana, the underground has slowly surfaced, pushing what was once a decentralized, lawless world closer to the corporate world of business, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals.

Super-Charged gets up close with history of this controversial drug.