September 18, 2015 Archive September 2015

Bernie Sanders declares war on the prison-industrial complex with major new bill

Jeb's economic growth plan is bunk: "It’s a complete fiction that the economy grows more rapidly when we cut taxes on the rich"

Don't believe the Carly Fiorina hype: Here's every major problem with her performance in the GOP debate

Is Trump too honest for the GOP? He's actually challenging Republican fantasies -- but it could spell trouble

Where does your state rank on the happiness scale?

Ursula K. Le Guin on myths, Modernism and why "I'm a little bit suspicious of the MFA program"

An autism expert on what Trump gets wrong about the so-called epidemic: "I see more blatantly misdiagnosed children than I’ve ever seen before"

The GOP's unhinged amateur theater: Trump as Quasimodo, Bobby Jindal's crazy eyes and Lindsey Graham the acid elf

11 distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies from the GOP debates

America loves a bully: The sadistic streak that explains the popularity of Donald Trump (and Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter)

The culture wars have never been dumber: Fox News targets Emily Blunt, of all people

The recession hasn't changed a damn thing: Wall Street is still making off like bandits

The GOP debate's terrifying alternate reality: Inside the political delusions of a party on the edge

Scott Walker gasps for air: His Iowa Hail Mary shows a campaign in disarray

Donald Trump, the Greatest Show on Earth: He's the second coming of P.T. Barnum, not the next Reagan

Jon Stewart, come back, we need you: GOP debate bulls**t really does need eviscerating

Justice for the 1 percent: A corrupt governor stays free, those who should have never been jailed die there

We must learn from Ahmed Mohamed: These are the true perils of Islamophobia in democracy

Who better than the Kochs to dish up some handy tips for lifting people out of poverty

"Cosby: The Women Speak" destroys damaging myths about women who dare to speak out

Ann Coulter defends her "f*cking Jews" outburst: I'm anti-immigration, so I'm automatically pro-Israel

Bernie Sanders: The Republicans are "getting away with murder" in GOP debates

Donald Trump: "We're going to be looking at" how to "get rid of Muslims" and foreigners like Obama

The GOP's great tax crack-up: Is Donald Trump forcing the party to rethink its "socialism" derp?

Tom Hardy explains frustration with "inelegant" sexuality questions: "Should I come out of the closet when I’m not in one?"

Trevor Noah mocks fumbling GOP candidates: "America, unity, justice, together"

The sick genius in Donald Trump's new attack on Muslims: He's channeling the GOP base's ugly nativism

"It’s not racist, I can tell you that right now": Confederate flag's meaning a total mystery to teens fighting to fly it

Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn captured on "Kiss Cam" during Atlanta Braves game

Catholic GOP congressman will boycott Pope Francis's congressional address over climate change

Lady Gaga releases harrowing music video about campus sexual assault

"He literally physically assaulted me by punching me in the face": Rand Paul staffer attacked by Marco Rubio deputy campaign manager in Michigan bar

Donald Trump is getting back into the Islamophobia business: The racist conspiracy theory he refused to disown

Bernie Sanders rips Donald Trump for refusing to rebuke Islamophobic questioner: "It's an outrage"

Apple just did something that has journalists scared for the future. Here's what you need to know.

New York Times' risible Carly Fiorina puffery: Stop pretending she'll magically solve the GOP's woman problem

Scott Walker's campaign in meltdown: Donors scheme to oust campaign manager

Joseph Gordon-Levitt met with Edward Snowden, and believes he did the right thing: “He very much would like to come home"

The Christie Comeback tracker: With two debates down, he can't sink much further

16 times Hillary Clinton was actually pretty funny

Donald Trump is America's apathetic avatar: Inside our alarming willingness to ignore Islamophobia

13-year-old "Teens for Ted" Cruz chairman lectures President Obama for inviting young Muslim clock builder to the White House

"It is a little late, after you are both undressed, to say 'I don’t want this'": What Susan Brownmiller's old-school victim-blaming could learn from Lady Gaga's new survivor anthem