October 15, 2014 Archive October 2014

McConnell's overlooked ACA lie: Lazy press coverage let McConnell get away with a whopper

GOP's "reparations" insanity: Why Thom Tillis' latest screwup is so important

Pepsi's lame "hipster" makeover: What it isn't saying about its new drinks

Emergency contraception is now something you can order online (for half the price!)

Scott Walker: the minimum wage "doesn't serve a purpose"

Updated: Uber calls what amounts to a 2-hour kidnapping an "inefficient route"

Arizona policeman threatens to kill immigrant in disturbing new video

Christian right's vile PR sham: Why their bizarre films are backfiring on them

Bill Gates takes on Thomas Piketty: Here's what's wrong with the billionaire's critique

Your infant is not a "stud muffin": Why do we insist on sexifying babies?

"Fury": Brad Pitt brings the macho back to WWII in this relentless battle flick

Supreme Court stop parts of Texas abortion law

Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race

Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

"Down in the Hole, things get ugly": The harrowing story of Michael Anthony Kerr

10 Things to Know for Today

20 disgustingly misogynist quotes from religious leaders

GOP's most desperate ad of 2014: Why this pathetic gem takes the prize!

Liberals' blind spot on rape: Why Jonathan Chait & co. miss the real point

How Bush opened the door for ISIS

Kill the "Sexiest Woman Alive": Close-reading the magazine world's weirdest canon

The right's Georgia disaster: How outsourcer David Perdue could really blow it

A tale of two Senate races: Dems pull back in Kentucky, but spend big in Georgia

Must-see morning clip: Stephen Colbert destroys sexist GOP campaign ads

Jon Stewart asks "how the f--k" indicted congressman Michael Grimm is winning

Stephen Colbert is forced to change his tune on same-sex marriage — now that it's popular

Emma Stone is a terrible liar on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"

Jon Stewart slams cable news for not listening to their own Ebola experts

The world's first advertisement for sex is a work of art

Good news! Rick Santorum is threatening to run for president again

Ebola update: Second health worker diagnosed in Dallas

Michelle Obama's "Turn Down For What" Vine is the best thing you'll see all day

When gun rights trump public safety

Ben Carson thinks "political correctness" could lead U.S. to collapse like Rome

Tea Party's Ebola paranoia: Why GOP’s fear-mongering is just a cynical turnout strategy

"Just let me go": Atul Gawande on end-of-life care and making life meaningful

Marco Rubio changes his mind on ISIS... again

The sneaky feminism of Showtime's "The Affair"

HBO just answered the prayers of TV fans everywhere

Old men clamoring for war: Why pressure for ISIS escalation is rising

No, Bush was not right about Iraq: How conservatives misread new Times bombshell

John Oliver and Stephen Colbert's latest victory: Mocking GOP's lame play for millennials

Nikki Haley: It's OK to have the Confederate flag at the statehouse because not "a single CEO" has complained

Why the Whiteness Project is so endlessly mortifying

GOP's disturbing voter ID win: How a brutal Texas law just got reinstated

A transgender mom becomes Working Mother of the Year

Third Dallas Ebola patient was on plane the day before becoming sick

America's largest clown club is very upset about this scary clown on "American Horror Story"

Cornel West was right all along: Why America needs a moment of clarity now

Fox News doctor unloads on Obama in unhinged racial rant about Ebola

Cosmo editor Joanna Coles explains why breasts shouldn't get in the way of giving women raises

Bad news, America: The Polar Vortex is coming back!