September 23, 2014 Archive September 2014

Why is the Department of Agriculture asking for submachine guns?

Fall has arrived: Here's what the season change looks like from space

Alessandra Stanley's pathetic non-apology for her Shonda Rhimes "angry black woman" review

Wesleyan requires fraternities to admit female members

This ad for a "blessed" Louisiana Republican is totally bananas

The St. Louis Police Academy is teaching a course to help cops "win the media"

Ugh: Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings tweets super offensive "wheelchair" joke

GOP's stunning condescension: New ad shows why they’ll lose women again

"The church supports the right of a woman to make her own choices": Louisiana priest stands up for abortion access

The Baltimore Ravens is a team run by good men, say the men who run the Baltimore Ravens

Global warming's inequality problem: Why the world's poorest nations are likely to get shafted

The 7 worst misreadings of what feminism means

Fox News priest's Satanic mass tantrum: Says ceremony was "inciting violence" just by existing

Google becomes latest company to abandon right-wing ALEC

International films reinforce gender stereotypes, study finds

I'm obsessed with twisted, violent stories of romance gone wrong

Let it rip! When fart jokes were comedy's last taboo

Rory and Lorelai's rosy vision of motherhood: How "Gilmore Girls" haunted me

How the US has justified overseas military action

Damascus says Washington informed Syria's UN envoy before striking Islamic State in Syria

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

GOP's looming '16 civil war: How Jeb Bush's new moves will divide the party

Christie can't spin this one! Why NJ's weak, stumbling economy will doom him

The chilling loophole that lets police stop, question and search you for no good reason

Air war comes to Syria: U.S. launches air strikes against ISIS

"I know that feeling of despair": Charles Blow on his searing memoir of pain, doubt and redemption

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart gloriously schools GOP on climate change

Stephen Colbert thinks Fox's Charles Krauthammer is a jerk

Martha Stewart's new favorite thing is incredibly unexpected

Louisiana judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban

Jimmy Kimmel's toilet water PSA mocks climate change deniers

Fox News host: We shouldn't do anything about climate change because ISIS is “chopping off people’s heads"

Paula Deen finally learns how to apologize

Morning midterms update: Dems claim ballot advantage in must-win Iowa

Onion juice, weasel testicles and Coca-Cola douches: 8 horrifying historical birth control methods

Suicide tourists flock to Switzerland

Dispatch from a desperate planet: Historic climate summit opens with plea for political will

Ana Gasteyer issues a public apology to Martha Stewart for her "SNL" impersonations

Meghan McCain's brilliant strategy for convincing Republicans that climate change is real

McConnell's long, desperate lie: Economics, not Obama, is killing Kentucky coal

India's Mars Orbiter Mission could make history this week

"We deserve to do more than just survive": Watch this Marshall Islands poet deliver a powerful statement to world leaders

Breaking: Anti-choice religious nonprofits have unreasonable demands about birth control!

Michael Brown memorial mysteriously burns overnight

Why does a new poll show gay marriage support dropping?

Obama's top 5 "war" euphemisms: Words he's used to avoid calling latest war a “war”

How "Gotham" won me over: A lifelong Batman obsessive on Fox's new series

GOP's vote-suppressing militia: Why Scott Walker's thugs are getting violent

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

The Dick Cheney view of presidential power is winning

An important step was just taken to close a huge gap in medical research

Worst ebola news yet: Outbreak could infect 1.4 million by end of year

Dinesh D’Souza's "justice": Renowned wingnut sentenced to probation

Grading David Brooks' random thoughts: The world is great! But we need aristocracy?

The real reason Americans are increasingly overweight

Rejecting diversity, and racial and religious equality: The scary message behind secession movements

Roger Ebert was right: Free speech, Twitter and the Holocaust denier protected by the University of Illinois

What Obama said (and didn't say) at the U.N. Climate Summit

Heartbroken man with persistent arousal disorder says he orgasms over 100 times per day

"True Detective" season 2 to star Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell

Chelsea Manning sues government to access recommended medical treatment

Gov. Sam Brownback to declare October Zombie Preparedness Month

America's most heinous judge: Why wife-beater Mark Fuller deserves more than resignation

Twitter hates the second season cast of "True Detective"

Marco Rubio's ISIS debacle: GOP senator all over the map on terrorism

Obama's latest ISIS address: How what he didn't say was so telling

Kevin Sorbo uses NFL abuse scandals as another excuse to rage about Benghazi