August 19, 2014 Archive August 2014

7 things cops can be fired for

Go behind the scenes of "Cosmos" with Neil deGrasse Tyson and creator Ann Druyan

Cliven Bundy vs. Ferguson's peaceful demonstrators: A tale of two protests

Obama: Men of color are seen as "objects of fear"

Quiz: Are you a New York Times trend-piece millennial?

It costs nearly $250,000 to raise an American child

Behold an app that analyzes Twitter accounts to identify trolls

The problem with self-publishing: "Just because there are lottery winners doesn’t mean playing lotto is my retirement plan"

I asked my husband to take away my credit card

"I was going to gay bars, having affairs": George Takei on the torments of life in the closet

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Finally, Staten Island DA will convene grand jury in Eric Garner chokehold case

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

Your Top Plays for Today

Key events following the death of Michael Brown

Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

What the media isn't telling you about Lauren Bacall (and Humphrey Bogart)

The right's "bombshell" deceit: Why the left's defense of Perry reveals so much

America's new racial low point: More crying black mothers, and tear gas on our dreams

Why hasn't Darren Wilson been arrested yet?

We've already used up the planet's resources for the year

The secret history of war — from Stalin to George W. Bush

Must-see morning clip: David Letterman delivers moving tribute to Robin Williams, his friend of 38 years

Remember "SNL" announcer Don Pardo by watching his best cameos

Is the prosecutor in charge of the Michael Brown case biased?

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

Nope, street harassment isn't sexy

GOP still hates contraceptive coverage, is OK with letting poor women look at birth control in stores

The dance song that could help stem the Ebola outbreak

"Potential upset of the century": Zephyr Teachout's lesson for Andrew Cuomo

Australia, Indonesia hope to heal rift with pact

Trayvon Martin's mother sends heartbreaking letter to Michael Brown's family

"This doesn't make any sense": Jake Tapper highlights the utter absurdity of Ferguson police

People in red states and blue states are equally clueless about abortion

Bill Cosby confronts "little Jimmy" Fallon for doing impressions of him

9 spectacularly homophobic church signs

Missouri state senator defends tweeting F-bombs at Gov. Nixon

Why don't "Mad Men" actors ever win Emmys?

Israeli military says it has intercepted 2 more rockets fired at southern Israel from Gaza

Aaron Paul misses Jesse Pinkman, but probably won't be in "Better Call Saul"

CNN anchor's Ferguson idea: Why not use water cannons on the protesters?

GOP's insane Ferguson crusade: Now they're denouncing voter registration drives

Ann Coulter's grossest triumph: How she fleeced the New York Times

Matthew Weiner on "Mad Men" finale: "The road has been paved for a mixed review, no matter what"

Geraldo Rivera on Ferguson: "The white jurors will see it one way and the black jurors another"

More horrific details emerge in Christy Mack assault case

Canada's despicable climate censorship: Government scientists need permission to tweet basic facts

Jesse Williams is pushing "Grey's Anatomy" fans to think about Ferguson and police violence

Texas abortion advocates: "We refuse to deny the existence and humanity of trans people"

Ferguson brings the libertarians: Why a new coalition has everyone confused

Report: Creationist organization up for taxpayer-funded payout discriminates against non-creationists

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Ferguson looks like Iraq

Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus pawn her Emmy off to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

Study: Lesbians have the most orgasms

Incredible Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis lands Sports Illustrated cover