December 09, 2014 Archive December 2014

How much pleasure will we lose if we eat less junk food?

"You can't criticize Sorkin without becoming one of his characters": The infuriating futility of arguing with Aaron Sorkin

"Homeland" is back on top: How the supporting cast saved the show

Items on the agenda of the lame-duck Congress

Rand Paul's "anti-torture" sham: Why his ignoring CIA scandal says so much

Richard Dawkins: "Is there a men's rights movement?"

Colbert vs. Obama: The battle of the century

Fracking chemicals' untold threat to reproductive health

California's drought was the worst in over 1,200 years

Aaron Sorkin responds to "Newsroom" writer's tweets about campus rape episode

Republicans promise new congressional push for 20-week abortion ban

Why everything you think you know about fatty foods might be wrong

Fox's mortifying Limbaugh spat: Titans of GOP clash over government shutdown

"If Dad made more money, you wouldn't work, right?": How my daughter learned gender dynamics I didn't mean to teach her

Figures on government spending and debt

This incredible montage of movie trailers proves 2014 was a great year for film

My Whole Foods nightmare: How a full-time job there left me in poverty

"Twitter mimics real society": Biz Stone on social media's role in Ferguson and the Eric Garner case

Rape, justice and the Internet: What Rolling Stone and "The Newsroom" reveal about us

AP Top Sports News At 7 p.m. EST

To my white male Facebook friends

Los Angeles proposes sweeping upgrades for quakes

The 5 most insidious conspiracy theories of 2014

How winter is evolving across America, by region

GOP's bloody '16 nightmare: Why rich donors' dream of party unity is doomed

Democrats vs. the New Deal: Who really runs the party -- and why it might surprise you

James O'Keefe's "victim" farce: A con artist's vile new attempt to raise cash

Mutual contempt: Why MoveOn's bid to get Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary is far from surprising

Father of UVA rape victim on Rolling Stone controversy: "My daughter told the truth"

"China holds the key to the future of elephants": New report condemns country's ivory trade

"Beyond comprehension": Nancy Pelosi blasts Chuck Schumer's Obamacare criticism

House Republican to introduce bill acknowledging the reality of climate change

Five Cosby accusers sit down with CNN, all say they were drugged

Lena Dunham reportedly "tweaking" her book after legal threat

Horror in American nursing homes: The dangerous practice that they keep getting away with

Jon Stewart blasts "jackass" Fox News host Brian Kilmeade

Chris Rock's new movie "Top Five" is really a Chris Rock think piece

"I'm an unreliable narrator": Why Lena Dunham's Barry mistake is bad news for all memoirists

Ted Cruz, Tea Party presidential hopeful and...former anti-rape activist?

Colbert's best Obama zingers: Ranking the jokes from his Obama interview, from tame to risqué

Rudy Giuliani's white backlash junk: America’s race warrior returns

The dangerous myth at the heart of conservative ideology

"You need to be educated": The problem with the Republican search for evidence of racism

McConnell's promise to fail: New Senate leader pledges to pretend to try to kill Obamacare

Albert Einstein's profound observations on entrenched racism in America

What McDonald's still isn't telling you about its chicken nuggets

10 appalling findings in the Senate's torture report

Gillibrand on Rolling Stone's UVA disaster: "I refuse to let this story become an excuse for Congress to do nothing"

Barack Obama took over "The Colbert Report" last night

Senate report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work