February 23, 2015 Archive February 2015

Nate Silver: "Mostly I was getting credit for having pointed out the obvious -- and most of the rest was luck"

Cindy Crawford's unwitting triumph for mothers everywhere

Oscar voter or right-wing pundit: Can you tell the difference? (QUIZ)

Sasha Grey, Putin propaganda tool

Why can't Caesar the ape win an Oscar?: It's time for the academy to embrace digitally enhanced performances

Red carpet coverage doesn't have to be sexist

The Rhodes scholarship wasn't designed for my people -- that's why I had to win

We know all the Oscar winners

Why do you care whether I'm really gluten intolerant?

Partial list of Oscar winners

Neil Patrick Harris plays it safe with his Oscars opening number

Watch Neil Patrick Harris' musical opening act "Moving Pictures"

Patricia Arquette wins the Oscar for "aging gracefully" -- oh, and for her performance in "Boyhood"

The Oscars are really f***ing boring this year

"Everything is Awesome" injected some much needed energy into the Oscars telecast

Twitter cheers enthusiastically for Patricia Arquette and equal pay

Joan Rivers, queen of the red carpet, left out of Oscars "In Memoriam"

Head of Cuba's Ladies in White to submit leadership to vote

"Citizenfour" won the Oscar for best documentary feature

"We say that Selma is now": Watch John Legend and Common's incredible Oscars acceptance speech

"Birdman" trumps "Boyhood" at the Oscars

Celebrity reactions saved this year's boring Oscars

Sean Hannity and others are freaking out about "American Sniper's" Oscar loss

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

The Quran isn't the problem: Violent extremism is about more than just sacred texts

Oscars 2015: Nuggets of electric political theater, amid oceans of lame

"Birdman" and "Budapest's" big night: Every Oscar winner in one list

This man is not a "moderate": Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

"Call your mom": How J.K. Simmons made an Oscar night cliché a rally cry for women

"A deeply unserious fantasy": Paul Krugman debunks claim that education explains inequality

"Who gave this son of a b*tch his green card?": On the Oscars stage, there's no such thing as a joke between friends

John Oliver slams "Barbie Bus" used to appeal to female voters

These New York towns want to frack so bad, they're literally threatening to secede

The most uncomfortable moments from this year's Oscars

Rudy's whitewash: What his self-serving op-ed reveals about how conservatives see the world

How Common and John Legend's performance of "Glory" fired up Oscar night's idling empathy machine

Donald Trump is upset that a Mexican won best picture

Scott Walker's cunning "stumbles"? Why the dullard may actually be a political savant

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Geraldo doesn't like how black people dress

Climate denying researcher received over $1 million from fossil fuel industry

The right's SCOTUS meltdown: Infighting & inertia hamper GOP's anti-Obamacare pitch

"Fight for us now": What Patricia Arquette got right (and wrong) about equal pay

Neil Patrick Harris’ painfully boring Oscar night: How did a great host get it so wrong?

Americans give thumbs-up to Obama's plan for tax increases on the rich

Ruthless acting coach Jimmy Kimmel hazes Sean Penn & Jennifer Aniston

A local Fox News anchor made a racist slur while recapping Lady Gaga's Oscars performance

Fox News pundit: "I was appalled" by Patricia Arquette's calls for wage equality

"I tried to kill myself": The Oscars shines a much-needed light on mental health

Anti-vaxx Spokane councilman: "Tinfoil hat-wearing folks" deserve representation

Scott Walker reassures social conservatives: I'm a troglodyte too!

Mitch breaks shutdown promise: Why McConnell's now eating his words on a key pledge

Richard Pryor's widow: Bill Cosby is "a f**king hypocrite"

GOP's big shutdown dilemma: Will Boehner get embarrassed again?

John Oliver digs into the "horrifying spectacle" of judicial elections

Log Cabin Republicans apologize if they offended CPAC with all of that equality talk