Federal Government


We Met the Americans Refusing to Recognize the Federal Government

Jamali Maddix sits down with a few self-declared "sovereign citizens" on the season finale of 'HATE THY NEIGHBOR.'
VICE Staff
Civil Rights

Obama's Civil Rights Enforcer Is as Worried as You Are

Vanita Gupta led the charge against shady cops in Ferguson, Chicago, and Baltimore. We asked her how bad it will get under Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions.
Matt Taylor
Weed Week

How the IRS Screws Legal Weed Businesses

The IRS targets legal cannabis businesses. Now the industry is fighting back.
David Bienenstock

Why Is Trump Losing So Much?

After a headline-grabbing strike in Syria, let's not forget that the president has failed to advance most of his agenda.
Harry Cheadle

What Happens if Trump Never Fills All Those Empty Positions in the Executive Branch?

Following reports of an unusually chaotic and disorganized transition process, should Americans worry if positions in the executive branch are left vacant?
Mike Pearl

Gun Violence Researchers Actually Got Some Federal Funding

The new cash is encouraging, but still just a drop in the bucket compared to the federal money spent researching diseases like HIV and obesity, experts say.
Allison Manning
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Carolina Governor Drops 'Bathroom Bill' Lawsuit Because It's Too Expensive

Between court costs, lost tourism revenue, and company boycotts, HB2 has cost the state an estimated $395 million since it was passed in March.
VICE Staff

Why Is It So Hard to Fix a Violent Jail?

Inmates are dying preventable deaths as the feds try to get local sheriffs in line.
Alysia Santo

The Secrets Inside 1960s Editions of the US Government's Private Drugs Newsletter

Trip reports from government researchers, confusion about how LSD gets made, and much more.
Jesse Jarnow
daily vice

We Train with the Michigan Militiamen on Today's 'Daily VICE'

Then Noisey follows rapper Allan Kingdom out into the Southern California wilderness to see where the musician finds inspiration.
VICE Staff

The Feds Are Investigating Hate Crimes Against Muslims After the San Bernardino Shootings

A wave of anti-Muslim vandalism and arson is being probed in the vicinity of the terrorist attack, but incidents across America suggest it's no regional problem.
Allie Conti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Native American Tribe Just Panicked and Burned All Its Weed

The South Dakota tribe planned to open a marijuana resort, but then freaked out about the possibility of a federal raid and burned all of the marijuana.
Michael Cuby