May 08, 2015 Archive May 2015

U.S. State Department has no process for accepting transgender passports

High school history teacher forced into early retirement for showing anti-gay film from the 1950s

What Israel fears with the successes of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

Atheist trans blogger exposes "snake-oil salesman" faith healer and gets slammed with lawsuit

Chuck Norris, Louis Gohmert and other Texans adamantly refuse to believe that Obama isn't invading their state

Figures on government spending and debt

Yet another "South will rise again" teen: White parents, it's time to get serious with your kids about the horrors of slavery

Scoring the Noam Chomsky/Sam Harris debate: How the professor knocked out the atheist

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Screw the police and the busybodies! A free-range parent manifesto -- let your kids play outside, by themselves

What "Avengers" got right about Black Widow: Infertility is devastating — even for superheroes

The New York Times does its government's bidding: Here's what you're not being told about U.S. troops in Ukraine

Joss Whedon is right: Twitter is a loud, shallow waste of time — and I'm leaving, too

White America's greatest delusion: "They do not know it, and they do not want to know it"

Wall Street owns the Clintons: Why Hillary can't outrun her husband's presidency

Jeb Bush's terrifying W. strategy: How he's sucking up to extremist billionaires—with the help of the worst president ever

Homophobia meets populism: Is there an upside to Huckabee's "backside" politics?

70 years after the end of WWII, the West is unwilling to celebrate the holiday in Russia

Warmongers get schooled: How GOP hawks lost their chance to scuttle an Iran deal

America is about to make a horrible mistake all over again

Scott Walker's vicious college-tuition scam: The real reason why higher-ed budget cuts are so devastating

Juan Williams: Pam Geller is no better than your average self-promoting pyromaniac

Jon Stewart deflates "Fresh Prince of Ball Air" Tom Brady: "You cheating f***er!"

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Texas officials deny reports of chlamydia "epidemic" at abstinence-only high school

Brace yourselves: Conservatives' assault on reproductive freedom is about to get even uglier

Chris Christie's fresh humiliation: The new scandal that could finally put the kibosh on his presidential hopes

Being gay is not "a behavior": Just how offensive can these anti-LGBT billboards get?

Geraldo Rivera unloads on Pam Geller: Her hateful rhetoric "reminds me of Aryan Nation, KKK, racists"

Bill Simmons to leave ESPN

Kristen Stewart slams women who have plastic surgery: They "are losing their minds"

Paul Krugman: Conservatives eschewed hard thinking and triumphed on the strength of their own inanity

Mike Huckabee is a raging hypocrite: Inside the religious right's incoherent faux-morality

My Morning Jacket's "The Waterfall": You've never heard Jim James like this

Robert Reich: Nike is everything that's wrong with the U.S. economy

Keep your brunch, flowers and Mother's Day cards: Here's the real history and meaning of the holiday

The right's bizarre David Cameron love affair: American conservatives rejoice at re-election of Iran-coddling appeaser

"Mad Men" spoilers, conspiracy theories, and blatant fan service denied: Matthew Weiner will keep teasing us to the bittersweet end

Sean "Diddy" Combs doubles down on his banned perfume ad: "I don't think there's such a thing as 'too sexy'"

Tina Fey sheds her dress for Letterman goodbye -- and shreds gender norms

Climate change's tragic toll: The Arctic, two missing researchers & unsettling questions about a warming planet

The GOP is a mess, and Karl Rove knows it: Party guru bemoans endless cycle of Obamacare dysfunction

What's the environmental impact of your nightly Netflix binging?

Ellen whips Kristen Wiig into shape for "Ghostbusters" with world's worst ghost prank

Boy Scouts can't have it both ways: Stop kicking out gay leaders

Jon Stewart smacks down Megyn Kelly for hypocrisy over GOP corruption

Marco Rubio's Hispanic debacle: How Hillary Clinton just made life hell for the GOP's "transformational" candidate

Sorry about Mother's Day, my childfree girlfriends: Moms aren't any more special (or unselfish) than you

You Must Hear This! Mustafa Özkent's "Gençlik Ile Elele"

Yelp goes to town on owner of "Rubbin' Buttz" BBQ joint after he declares June 11th to be "White Appreciation Day"

10 J.K. Rowling Twitter truth bombs: "The Internet doesn't just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly"

Surfer Blood wants a fresh start: "Everyone wants to go to bed thinking everyone thinks they're a good person"

Community Discussion: Will we make it to Paris 2015?

The socialist revolt that America forgot: A history lesson for Bernie Sanders

Glenn Beck is pretty sure the government wants to murder him in his sleep