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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Meet John Kasich, the Former Lehman Brothers Banker Who Just Announced He's Running for President

Everything you need to know about the latest Republican to pile into the 2016 clown car.
Kevin Lincoln
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Confederate Flag Is Finally Coming Down in South Carolina

After a prolonged debate, the state House of Representatives voted early Thursday to remove the Stars and Bars from the state house grounds.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Why the Hell Is Chris Christie Running for President?

The New Jersey governor's 2016 campaign is already a joke, but the candidate seems to be the only one who doesn't get the punchline.
Grace Wyler

Remote Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia Are Facing Closure

"What the rest of the country takes for granted, we're fighting for now."
Paul Gregoire

The Heartbreaking Plight of Colorado's 'Marijuana Refugees'

Desperate families with children suffering from rare medical conditions have moved to Colorado seeking low-THC strains of marijuana.
CJ Ciaramella

Kansas Is Now Officially the Reddest State in the Union

Between shaming poor people, restricting abortions and legalizing discrimination, Gov. Sam Brownback's "experiment" has made his state the most conservative in the union.
Allie Conti

New York Is Giving Millionaire Yacht Owners a Massive Tax Break

A major giveaway for rich boat owners is the latest sign that the state is just a playground for the One Percent.
John Surico

This Nevada State Assemblywoman Wants to Throw the Feds in Jail

Michele Fiore is Sarah Palin and Charlton Heston wrapped up in one "strong-ass woman" body.
Alex Pompliano
Locked out of Sydney

Emergency Room Doctors Say the Sydney Lockout Is Working

"Everything from a cut above the eye, through to the fracture of the cheekbone or broken nose, right through to a fractured skull...that whole spectrum has declined since the lockout laws."
Emma Do

Can Vermont Bring Legal Weed to the Northeast?

As prohibition crumbles in the West, marijuana reform activists are looking to open up a new frontier for the legalization movement.
Kristen Gwynne

The New Hampshire Conservatives Who Want to Take Down the Federal Government

Libertarian and religious right activists in the first-in-nation primary state are already making plans to make the country more conservative in 2016.
Livia Gershon

Why is Pat Quinn the Most Hated Governor in America?

The Illinois Democrat has done little to fix his image and is now fighting for his political life against an unknown Republican outsider who Democrats say is the next Mitt Romney.
Gideon Resnick