June 17, 2015 Archive June 2015

Behind the Rachel Dolezal spectacle: Her parents, her siblings, and allegations of abuse that "divided the family"

Rep. Darrell Issa gets booted from House Benghazi testimony

Why the U.S. ban on trans fats could have unintended consequences for climate change

Meet the adorable tiny octopus that may soon be known as "Opisthoteuthis adorabilis"

This is the Jeb Bush/Judd Apatow tweet that will turn you off the Internet forever

"We are destroying the middle classes": Why one of the world's richest men is starting to sound awfully like Bernie Sanders

Boehner exacts his revenge: TPP opponents get sacked in House GOP leadership purge

"It's starting to sound like Luna up in here": Dean Wareham's reunion tour diary

James Taylor, man out of time: "I feel like I’m a messenger from a prior world"

"The Overnight": Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott ask whose is bigger in this edgy all-night comedy

It seemed crazy to hire a painter with Tourette's. Boy, did I get a lesson in "broken" and "normal"

10 musicians Bob Dylan influenced who are far superior to Bob Dylan

8 surprising ways being poor is brutally expensive

5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

What is trans fat? A look at different kinds of fats

Climate denialism is the real "hoax": Why "politically motivated" science is good science

America's big race lie: How big banks and racist policies helped shape segregation, police brutality

Rachel Dolezal isn't the story: 4 other outrages that we need to stop ignoring

I watched Megyn Kelly for six weeks: How I learned to uncode the Fox News propaganda machine

Channing Tatum's hilarious and refreshingly honest AMA: "SNL was by far the most terrifying thing that I've ever done"

GOP's torture caucus: The presidential hopefuls who want to return to George W. Bush's worst war-on-terror excesses

GOP candidates' Trump Test: If The Donald is beating you by the first debate, drop out

Bill Maher to Josh Duggar: Jesus isn't the person you need to be asking to forgive you

Donald Trump: George W. Bush "didn't have the IQ" to be president, and "the last thing we need" is Jeb in the White House

Rachel Dolezal goes birther on...herself: “There’s no biological proof Larry and Ruthanne are my parents”

Fox News' Greg Gutfeld is not happy with the Pope: "The most dangerous person on the planet"

Stephen Colbert eviscerates Donald Trump's "luxurious, gold-plated, diamond-encrusted" campaign

"Primates of Park Avenue" author calls out critics as sexist: "I really attribute the backlash to this new kind of misogyny"

Rachel Maddow looks to Ruth Bader Ginsberg's mysterious smile for clues on SCOTUS’ pending rulings

Larry Wilmore: Donald Trump's announcement is "horrible news for our writers -- all the jokes are officially writing themselves"

A brief history of liberal musicians who were horrified when conservatives appropriated their songs

Rachel Dolezal's brother speaks out: "She keeps on making up more and more lies"

Lindsey Graham: "I don’t think there’s any bar against transgender service" in the military

Judd Apatow won't back down: Not talking about Bill Cosby is like saying "leave a rapist alone!"

Republicans' raging civil war: GOP can't decide how best to take away your healthcare

Meet "Bitch Planet," your new "bold, beautiful, and baaaad" subversive feminist comic obsession

Donald Trump allegedly paid actors to attend his presidential launch party

Everything you need to know about Jeb Bush's dangerous education agenda

Carly Fiorina's super PAC trolls America: Their insane acronym acrobatics say it all

Talking to kids about Sandy Hook should not get you fired: There's nothing noble about keeping students in the dark

Aziz Ansari is the "Santa Claus of modern dating": The comedian gifts the world with the key to dating in 2015

Our lonely binge-watching summers: Searching for signs of connection in "Orange Is the New Black"

10 potential running mates who could increase Donald Trump's likeability

Carly the campaign-outsourcer: Inside her super PAC's comical efforts to play the media

Goodbye, guilty moms: Study shows kids of working mothers earn more, are more egalitarian

Bernie Sanders nailed it: Our jobs are killing us

Adam Carolla blasts the "narcissism" of political correctness: "These idiots have ... silenced the comedians, the truth-tellers"

Jon Stewart's dream just came true: Donald Trump running is a "gift from heaven"

Not classy: Donald Trump calls Fox News critic in wheelchair a "loser" who "just sits there"

Canadian general attributes military sexual assault to attackers' "biological wiring"

Burger King's red burger is very angry

Let's all remember that time when Donald Trump sounded like Bernie Sanders on healthcare

Coal industry provides Congressional Republicans with some handy anti-pope talking points

Jeb is terrible at politics, Part (we’ve lost count): His dumbest words yet about Social Security

Ricky Gervais and other funnymen talk playing 'the race card' and PC humor: "It's about stupid people misunderstanding jokes and then getting angry"

How did a black family end up pepper sprayed and beaten by cops at this Fairfield, Ohio public pool?

White woman involved in McKinney incident denies using racial slurs

I am black, and Rachel Dolezal is not

Sam Brownback is winning: Don't be fooled by the hype -- his radical experiment is far from finished

Mike Pence is clinging to political life: "Religious freedom" backlash could spell doom for Indiana's right-wing governor

Aaron Paul signs on for Hulu original series (and it's not a prank this time)

Watch stunning HD video of Earth taken from the International Space Station

Ann Coulter: If I were in charge of immigration, I'd run it like Tinder

The ethics of the embryo heats up: Is it property or a "potential child" — and who decides?

Here, right-wingers: These musicians might not sue you for using their songs