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We Asked a Lawyer What Immigrants Should Do to Cope with a Trump Presidency

"If we make America unwelcoming enough, I suppose people may no longer want to come."
Gili Malinsky
12.13.16
Vice Blog

A Brief History of the American Town That Seceded 'Til It Ran Out of Booze

As chatter about a so-called 'Calexit' gets louder, a look back at California's Rough and Ready.
Rick Paulas
12.13.16
politics

America Is Not Prepared for President @RealDonaldTrump

Donald Trump's Twitter account has an enormous amount of power, and an unlimited capacity to troll the country.
Harry Cheadle
12.13.16
Stuff

Let's Ruin Christmas by Turning It into an Economics Lesson

Depending on which economic school of thought you belong to, Christmas is either a waste of resources or a valuable uptick in healthy activity.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
12.10.16
News

Mass Shootings Killed More People in Europe Than the US This Week

Bizarrely, both mass shootings in Europe came at the hands of apparently unwitting security or police personnel.
Mark Hay
12.10.16
News

I Followed Fidel Castro's Ashes as They Toured Cuba

For four days last week, a small army convoy carrying Castro's ashes zigzagged through the interior of Cuba in a symbolic reversal of the path the deceased leader took to overthrow the brutal regime of Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s.
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
12.10.16
The Future of Incarceration in America

How Do You Close One of the Largest Jails in America?

In 2016, a nuclear option arose when it came to Rikers Island, the notorious NYC jail: Shut the whole thing down.
John Surico
12.9.16
The Future of Incarceration in America

How I Went from Convicted Murderer to Professional Criminal Justice Advocate

Most of my time on parole and in college was spent in self-imposed anonymity. Then I learned how to fight back and became an agent of change for a broken system.
Kingsley Rowe
12.9.16
The Future of Incarceration in America

The Future of Incarceration: A Letter from the Editors

Criminal justice reform needs to happen, even under President Trump.
Jonathan Smith and Matt Taylor
12.9.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Donald and Ivanka Trump Met Al Gore to Chat About Climate Change

Ivanka really hasn't said much about her views on the issue in the past, but Leonardo DiCaprio recently gave her a copy of his 'Before the Flood' doc, so that's something.
Lauren Messman
12.6.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Has Officially Tapped Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

The White House cabinet post will be the retired brain surgeon's first government-held position despite the fact that he has very little experience in housing policy.
VICE Staff
12.6.16
Travel

This Guy Is Walking Across America Barefoot to Protest Climate Change

So far, Mark Baumer has logged two months of walking and raised thousands of dollars.
Tori Telfer
12.3.16
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