June 22, 2015 Archive June 2015

Robert Reich: Mass incarceration is ruining us -- and shackling the economy

Aziz Ansari & the perils of celebrity feminism: Why coming out for equality can't be enough

Karl Rove's Second Amendment shocker: "The only way to guarantee that we would dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society"

It's not TV, it's HB-bro: Welcome to the quasi-hellscape of HBO's brooding, bumbling, baller summer

AP Top Sports News At 6 p.m. EDT

The drunkard's loop: How one writer fought her way back from blackout alcoholism

A liberal in the South: I didn't mean to scream at that woman about abortion rights, but I was not in control

Donald Trump is a double agent of the left?: The asinine new right-wing theory "smart" people actually believe

5 toxic household products you probably use every day

5 radically conservative fast food companies

Chris Matthews is a dope and doesn't understand Bernie Sanders' appeal at all

What Rand Paul's libertarian hypocrisy reveals about the GOP's giant race problem

10 Things to Know for Today

Attorney feels driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP member

Obama uses "n-word" talking race on Marc Maron podcast

"We’re the market. We buy the drugs. We create the demand": Don Winslow sounds off on the failed war on drugs

"True Detective" recap: "Everyone gets touched"

#BlackLivesMatter activist DeRay Mckesson on #GoHomeDeRay hashtag: It's proof "racism is alive and well" in America

Ben Carson admits the Charleston shooting was an act of racism: "Let's call this sickness what it is"

GOP's extremist contributions exposed: Leader of group linked to Charleston shooter gave to Cruz, Santorum & Paul

The racist insanity of "Meet the Press": How can Chuck Todd be so oblivious?

This is what a real climate plan looks like: Martin O'Malley's bold approach sets the standard

Don't mess with Taylor Swift: Apple changed its royalties policy in less than 24 hours in response to her criticism

"SNL's" Cecily Strong strikes again with spot-on impression of "Serial's" Sarah Koenig

Conservatives lash out over AP image showing gun pointed at Ted Cruz's head

John Oliver exposes the horrifying world of online harassment: If you don't think it's a big deal, "congrats on your white penis!"

Charlie Sheen, worst dad ever: He slammed his ex-wife in an ugly Father's Day meltdown, but it's their kids who really lose

This is absolutely amazing: Elena Kagan peppers SCOTUS opinion with "Spider-Man" references

Dear White Supremacy: Nothing about you "cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially ... signifies a higher position," says Lupe Fiasco

John Oliver has the perfect solution to the Confederate flag debate

Bigots' delusional last stand: Same-sex marriage opponents are definitely not ready to admit defeat

One insane Fox News segment shows just how far conservatives will go to downplay racism

The Sixth Extinction is here: Earth's species are disappearing at 114 times the normal rate

Kanye West performs powerful freestyle for Charleston: "See that’s the magic of racism, it works on itself"

Save America's Dumps: PSA perfectly satirizes climate denier arguments

Republicans are just this screwed: Why Mitt Romney is trying to save the party from itself

Howard Kurtz: Fox News is the real victim of the Charleston massacre

South Carolina may finally remove the Confederate flag from its statehouse grounds

Whoopi Goldberg wants more people of color in Wes Anderson's movies: "I would like to give you my resume"

Obama shines on "WTF": Maron's intimate podcast could be a game-changer for American politics

How "Fox & Friends" became the most repugnant show on Fox News

Dear Taylor Swift, I'm sorry: Thank you for using your powers for good

Paul Krugman: "Racial hatred" is still the most potent force in Southern politics

5 worst right-wing moments of the weeks -- Fox News outslimes itself on Charleston

Police bought Dylann Storm Roof Burger King after arrest

6 surprising ways the U.S. will benefit from a global climate deal

Journalism fails a sex assault investigation: St. Louis newspaper publishes woman's name, photo, personal details and "night of partying"

Fox News host throws an axe at someone on live TV because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Alabama congressman: People "exploiting" Charleston tragedy to have Confederate flag removed are "beyond contempt"