Hemp fans look toward Lyster Dewey’s past, and the Pentagon, for higher ground

By Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, May 13, 2010 Hemp needed a hero. Needed one bad. The gangly plant -- once a favorite of military ropemakers -- couldn't catch a break. Even as legalized medical marijuana has become more and more commonplace, the industrial hemp plant -- with its minuscule levels of the chemical … Continue reading Hemp fans look toward Lyster Dewey’s past, and the Pentagon, for higher ground

In Kentucky’s Senate race, ties to Mitch McConnell could be helpful or harmful

By Amy Gardner Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, May 13, 2010     MONTICELLO, KY. -- When Senate candidate Rand Paul told a lunchtime crowd at Shearer's Buffet that "we have to do things differently" in Washington and "bring 'em home and send some different Republicans," it wasn't hard to make the jump from this … Continue reading In Kentucky’s Senate race, ties to Mitch McConnell could be helpful or harmful