Not ‘Twitter Intel’

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien dismissed as “Twitter intel” the suggestion that more than 100 captured Islamic State fighters escaped from prisons in Syria amid fighting between Turkish soldiers and Syrian Kurds. But that was a figure provided by the secretary of defense and a top official in the State Department. O’Brien, who was tapped […]

Trump’s False Claim about Syrian ‘Safe Zone’

In explaining his decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria and allow Turkey to set up a “safe zone” in Syria, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Turkey has lost “thousands and thousands of people from that safe zone.” “This is entirely fictional,” Asli Aydıntaşbaş, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on […]

DC-X: The NASA Rocket That Inspired SpaceX and Blue Origin

The first flight of the second version of the Delta Clipper, the DC-XA, at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. (Credit: NASA) The rocket looked like it was out of a science fiction movie. A gleaming white pyramid resting on four spindly legs, the experimental craft was NASA’s ticket into a new era of […]

Michigan to Start Taking Applications for Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses Friday

Regulators in Michigan will begin accepting applications for licenses to operate businesses in the state’s coming adult-use cannabis market on Friday. The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency will accept applications for several different license types on its website beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 1. The agency expects to begin issuing adult-use licenses to companies […]

Lawsuit Alleges Louisville Police Conducted Unwarranted Search

In Kentucky, a new lawsuit accuses Louisville police of conducting a frightening and unwarranted raid that was prompted by nothing more than a whiff of marijuana. The suit has been brought by Ashlea Burr and Mario Daugherty, a couple who say they were getting their three children ready for school one morning last October. It […]

Nearly $400 Million In Marijuana, Cocaine Seized By Coast Guard In Florida

The United States Coast Guard just announced the conclusion of what appears to be a large drug bust in the Pacific Ocean. So large, in fact, that the agency is now back on the mainland to offload several hundred million dollars’ worth of illegal substances. According to the agency, the busts were the result of […]

Dubious Posts Tie Political Families to Ukraine Work

Quick Take There’s no evidence for social media claims that the children of Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney and John Kerry are working for “Ukrainian gas companies” or sitting “on the board of directors for energy companies doing business in Ukraine.” Full Story  It’s correct that former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, once had a […]

The Winners of the 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup

The debut edition of the 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup was a blast! Here is the much-anticipated list of winners from the groundbreaking event: Indica Flower Katee Laine/ High Times 1st Place: Phresh Cannabis – Cuvee Cookies2nd Place: 17 Farms – Ice Cream Cake3rd Place: PDX Organics – Platinum Candy Mintz Sativa Flower Katee Laine/ High […]

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Named Cannabis Company’s Senior Advisor

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has been hired on as a “senior advisor and consultant” for Green Leaf Medical, a New Jersey company that is looking to open a 50,000 square foot cannabis production facility and dispensary in Gloucester City’s Southport waterfront area.  The announcement surprised some who remember Nutter’s initially vehement resistance to a […]