Politics Podcast: Americans Think The War On Drugs Failed. Do Politicians Agree?

Politics Podcast: Adam Schiff Is Worried About American Democracy

Should marijuana be legal in the United States? In the last 20 years, Americans have reversed their views on this issue to a degree rarely seen in politics. In 2001, 34 percent of Americans said yes, to Gallup. Today it is 68 percent. A multitude of polls suggests that a majority of Americans now prefer … Read more

San Francisco mayor on the school board recall: 'We failed our children'

San Francisco mayor on the school board recall: 'We failed our children'

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said school board members let politics get in the way of pursuing better education for children during the pandemic. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Following a recall of three school board members from San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said Sunday that the city’s school board failed its children by focusing on … Read more

Foul-mouthed parrots return to wildlife park – despite failed efforts to tame their tongues

Foul-mouthed parrots return to wildlife park - despite failed efforts to tame their tongues

A group of parrots removed from public viewing in 2020 for using inappropriate language have returned to a public enclosure. The five African Gray parrots were removed after their swearing and obscenities were noticed by staff members. They were taken to mix with a group of other parrots – all with more political language skills … Read more

Spotlight turns to the team behind 15-year-old Russian skater following failed drug test

Spotlight turns to the team behind 15-year-old Russian skater following failed drug test

Attention has turned to the team behind 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva as she continues to await news of whether she will be banned from the Winter Olympics in Beijing after her failed drug test. Velieva tested positive for the banned heart medication trimetazidine on Tuesday, one day after starring in Russia’s victory in the … Read more

Russia makes failed attempt to shut down prominent LGBTQ rights group

Russia makes failed attempt to shut down prominent LGBTQ rights group

The Russian government made an unsuccessful attempt to shut down one of the country’s largest and most prominent LGBTQ rights groups, but human rights advocates say there are likely more attempts on the horizon. A court in St. Petersburg sidelined a lawsuit that had been filed by Russia’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday. The suit accused … Read more

Woman used barbed wire to keep walkers off public footpath then failed to help as her dog killed cat

Woman used barbed wire to keep walkers off public footpath then failed to help as her dog killed cat

A landowner who blocked walkers from using a public footpath near her home has been handed a criminal behavior order (CBO). Frances Payne, 56, had padlocked a gate after accusing walkers of straying onto her land in Evesham, Worcestershire. Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court heard she had attached barbed wire, chains and “keep out” notices to the … Read more

Democrats Failed Forward on Voting Rights

Democrats Failed Forward on Voting Rights

A demonstrator holds a sign at rally with Representative Jamaal Bowman outside the US Capitol to urge the Senate to pass voting rights legislation on January 19, 2022. (Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Subscribe to the nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up … Read more