September 04, 2015 Archive September 2015

4 reasons the Christian right's claims of moral superiority are so absurd

Taylor Swift's fantasy Africa: Glorifying colonialism in art is a political act, like it or not

The right wing's hideous crusade against Michelle Obama has completely fallen apart

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"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses": The migration catastrophe, climate change & the new normal

The GOP's ludicrous Kim Davis primary: How raging homophobia took the Republican campaign by storm

The doomed effort to doom Donald Trump: Why he's (probably) impervious to the elite GOP's attacks

Alex Gibney on Steve Jobs: "He was ruthless when it came to a beveled edge for the iPhone -- but paying workers more in China? No way"

Syria's refugees are human beings: Why the U.S. has a moral duty to help them

Paul Krugman: Talking about American exceptionalism misses the point — there's nothing special about the dollar

Debunking the myth of the "helicopter parent": The pernicious cultural biases behind a collegiate urban legend

Keith Richards still hates a lot of things, including rap: "So many words, so little said"

The Elizabeth Warren test: Why Joe Biden's presidential run may be over before it begins

"Get cancer you f*cking cabbage": Gamers respond to Jimmy Kimmel making fun of "Let's Play" videos

England did a super job cleaning up its rivers and as a reward it gets to deal with this monster-fish again

It’s Donald Trump’s party now, Jeb! just lives in it: Why the GOP "loyalty pledge" is a win for Trump

The media's baffling Bernie bias: How the Vermont senator is undermined at every turn

Twitter conservatives lose it after Kim Davis is jailed: "The federal government's incarceration of Christians has begun"

With Kim Davis in jail, the apocalypse is free to arrive as first same-sex couple receives marriage license in Rowan County

Fox News' resident sexist Greg Gutfeld just can't help himself: "The only good pledge is the kind that polishes your wood"

Jeb's tax-cut gamble: Can he take down Trump with tax cuts for the rich?

You Must Hear This! Thelma Houston's "If This Was The Last Song"

"Hillary likes 'Parks and Recreation'": The media's breathless email scandal coverage reaches new nadir

"Narcos" could be our next "The Wire": Netflix's sweeping true story of Pablo Escobar's empire captivates

Living on $2 a day or less -- in America

Mike Huckabee's mind-bogglingly stupid Kim Davis tweet: "What a world, where Hillary Clinton isn't in jail but #KimDavis is"

At 32, Anne Hathaway is already losing roles to younger actresses

Is Denise the Muppet pig Asian? and other burning questions: Why we went all-in on the puppet show gossip

No, Christians, you're not being "persecuted" — and Kim Davis is not a martyr

How the GOP primary became a race to channel America's racist id

Lonely Diamond Medallion seeks bored coach-class prole: Meet "Lounger," the latest depressing Tinder knock-off

Hell is 4 hours of "Morning Joe": Why MSNBC just made a horrible & disappointing mistake

Chrissie Hynde won't back down on her controversial rape comments: "If you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask me for it"

Dead man running: Anatomy of Rick Perry's disastrous, all-but-over campaign

Bobby Jindal unloads on Donald Trump for not backing Kim Davis: "You can't make America great again by throwing the Christians in jail"

The bizarre martyrdom of Kim Davis: Why Kentucky's anti-gay folk hero is fighting for a lost cause

Donald Trump humiliates himself on conservative radio: "That is a gotcha question! This is ridiculous!"

Burning Man founder's bizarre explanation for diversity problem: "Black folks don't like to camp as much as white folks"