September 21, 2015 Archive September 2015

Cookie Lyon is a national treasure — but Taraji P. Henson shouldn't win an “Empire” Emmy just yet

Rape on TV is difficult enough to watch: Here's how — and why — those harrowing scenes are made

The threesome that made me a high-priced escort: “Is this your first time in Vegas?”

Smart is the new sexy: The stunning, welcome rise of "sapiosexuality"

Viola Davis tells the truth about the industry while accepting her historic Emmy: "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that simply are not there"

Emmy Awards: Jon Hamm wins for "Mad Men," Viola Davis makes history, and HBO wins big with "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Olive Kitteridge"

American TV's most awkward & painful tradition: Why politicians need to stop going on late-night talk shows

Trump's nutty gun plan: More guns, more powerful guns, and civilian crime-fighting

Paul Krugman on "the howling of the bankers": What's good for the banks isn't good for America

The right's dumbest birther meme: Hillary Clinton started it!

Rand Paul's absurd Ronald Reagan amnesia: How he's distorting history to justify destroying Social Security

Donald Trump is America's mad prophet: How he's ushering in a terrifying new age of politics

Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Regina King and that Ava DuVernay-directed Apple commercial: We saw a hint of the future at the Emmy Awards, and it's glorious

Ben Carson's Islamophobia: "I would not ever advocate putting a Muslim in charge of this nation"

"This is the year 2015!": Bernie Sanders rips Ben Carson's Islamophobic remarks as being un-American

"Fox & Friends" rushes to defend Ben Carson's Islamophobia: "That's how he feels!"

Tracy Morgan is back: The comedian makes triumphant — and funny — return at last night's Emmys

Donald Trump unloads on surging Carly Fiorina: "There is no way" that she can win

"We have a trans civil rights problem": Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor celebrate transgender community and call for advocacy in moving Emmy speeches

Meet the Trump Truthers: Media figures insist bigoted Trump questioner was just a liberal plant

Muslims need not apply: Ted Cruz argues that U.S. should only take in Christian refugees

Mike Huckabee shows why he's an absolute jerk with response to appointment of first gay Army secretary

5 worst right-wing moments of the week -- Sarah Palin targets Ahmed Mohamed

"Mad Men" was robbed: Why did Emmy voters reward "Game of Thrones" over Matthew Weiner's quiet gem?

Ben Carson's appalling ignorance: What the Republican theocrat gets wrong about the Constitution

Donald Trump's 2nd amendment insanity: Does the billionaire's gun-rights platform out-crazy his immigration plan?

Donald Trump suggests Jeb Bush is still smoking pot in frustratingly hilarious campaign video

Meet your new "SNL" Donald Trump: Taran Killam will don The Donald wig this season

Exclusive listen: Stream Shawn Colvin's new album "Uncovered," reimagining Springsteen, Tom Waits and more

Ben Carson & Bill Maher's Islamophobic immunity: Why "raw, unvarnished, ignorant bigotry" goes unpunished

Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins sink to new lows: Trolling a child in the name of Islamophobia is not "passion for truth"

Twitter shreds drug profiteer for increasing cost of common treatment of parasitic infections by 5,455 percent

Ben Carson has no business being president: Why his extremist views on Islam are genuinely terrifying

Is the #AskTrump Twitter interview the worst idea of the 2016 campaign season? (Of course it is)

Listen to the epic hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton you didn't realize your life was incomplete without

Carly Fiorina is the candidate the GOP deserves: Her record of bending the truth & denying her failures fits the party perfectly

The truth about Carly Fiorina's CEO experience: “She likes to brag but in fact left a trail of disaster”

George Will sneers at the Pope: How his condescending takedown of Pope Francis' "fact-free flamboyance" misses the point