September 16, 2015 Archive September 2015

Leave Jon Snow's corpse alone: The hunt for clues to #JonSnowLives is sucking the joy out of being a fan

The summer of right-wing paranoia fizzles out: Operation Jade Helm 15 concludes with nary a military coup

The Republican base's "patriotic" treason: The shocking new poll that exposes the dangerous extremism of the American right

This is what a political earthquake feels like: Why Bernie Sanders's speech at Liberty University matters

Guys, are you squeamish about prostate play?

The twisted allure of "Sicario": The nightmarish, exciting thriller makes the drug war look (almost) awesome

Naomi Klein says the climate crisis is now a war: "We need to grow out of the story that some politician is going to come along and save us"

The death of Franzenfreude: On the peculiar literary itch that only one of our best — and most ridiculous — authors can scratch

17 biblical rules for marriage the Kim Davis set chooses to ignore

The GOP's deadliest deception: How Republicans made climate change America's most divisive political issue

America is still paying for W: Afghanistan, Iraq and our looming geopolitical crisis

Forget Donald Trump: John Kasich is the man who should really be keeping Jeb Bush up at night

Saint Ronald, meet The Donald: Trump makes Reagan look like a Republican In Name Only

Human evolution hasn't been a process of gradual fine-tuning -- as finds like Homo naledi in South Africa make plain

Bernie Sanders' inequality blind spot: Why social issues and economic justice can't be siloed

The age of apocalyptic government: What the latest GOP shutdown threats reveal about American politics

Sarah Silverman agrees with Trevor Noah: "Women run comedy"

The GOP's rich, white "majority": New research shows how Republicans stifle the vote & distort American democracy

Stephen Colbert gives Rick Perry's failed campaign a "Hunger Games"-style send-off on "The Late Show"

Kim Cattrall is right about childless women: "It sounds like you’re less, because you haven’t had a child"

NYT's wet kiss for 1 percent: Andrew Ross Sorkin spins Jeb's rich-guy tax plan as anti-hedge funder

The long, slow death of an American newspaper: Inside the publishing tragedy of the Los Angeles Times

Matt Damon's staggering meritocracy lie: What his "Project Greenlight" blow-up with Effie Brown really shows

Ahmed Mohamed's unconscionable arrest: The toxic cocktail of racism, paranoia and tech-illiteracy that criminalizes a Muslim teen with a clock

Rachel Maddow reveals Donald Trump's sketchy fundraising ties to a "nonexistent veterans group"

Steve Rannazzisi's 9/11 lie: Why public figures stretch the truth about public events

Jon Hamm's make-up "Mad Men" Emmy: Why a last-ditch honor for the unforgettable Don Draper would feel like too little, too late

Ta-Nehisi Coates and America's sobering racial truth: Why the criminal justice system is working precisely as intended

"Room" author on adapting her bestseller and the power of Brie Larson’s imprisoned mother: “She's a survivor from the word go"

The desperate plots to destroy Donald Trump: Why the GOP establishment is struggling to make this clown irrelevant

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" perfectly trolls Donald Trump supporters at Texas rally

#IStandWithAhmed social media campaign interrupted by grumpy Twitter conservatives

Matt Damon apologizes for whitesplaining remarks: "I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity"

"Has that teacher ever seen a bomb? Maybe on NCIS": How schools fail curious, tech-minded kids like Ahmed Mohamed