FROM Melanie Asmar
Colorado has the First Hemp Harvest since the 1950s Supermarkets and health food stores all over the country sell hemp milk, hemp tortilla chips and chocolate covered hemp seeds. The hemp they’re made from is imported—from Canada and from China. Now, Colorado farmers are harvesting the first commercial hemp crop known in the US since the 1950’s. Melanie Asmar is a staff writer at Westword , an alternative weekly in Denver.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.