September 23, 2015 Archive September 2015

Lucero loves Crowded House: How the masters of whiskey-drinking, Southern-rocking bar-room punk made their delicate, sophisticated new album

Stephen Colbert dismantles Ted Cruz's anti-gay bigotry & tax cut fanaticism

North Carolina coffee shop on the rocks after misogynistic owners outed as podcasting, blogging red-pill enthusiasts

Climate activists score huge victory: Hillary Clinton comes out against Keystone XL pipeline

Kim Davis' petulant protest: Altering Rowan County marriage licenses isn't being "good at my job"

Ode to the vanishing video store: "Wouldn't it be incredible to have met with someone who experienced having Quentin Tarantino as a clerk?"

"Hamilton" is just the latest: check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's most genius musical moments

Here's how Hillary and Bernie want to beat Martin Shkreli: Dem candidates roll out plans to rein in prescription drug prices

Cowardly brutality exposed: The viral video that should change the Israel/Palestine debate forever

"Stonewall" goes to Sesame Street: This ludicrous white-savior narrative fails the historic uprising on many fronts

My abortion made me happy: The story that started the #shoutyourabortion movement

Shadi Petosky was detained by TSA for traveling while trans: "The police at the TSA gate were awful. One was laughing at me"

Donald Trump, national embarrassment: The rest of the world is gawking at his campaign -- and us

Robert Reich: The Republican war on Planned Parenthood is indefensible

How voter registration could give us debt-free college

The apocalypse has been privatized: How nuclear weapons companies commandeer your tax dollars

Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here's why

"Everything is personal": How Donald Trump manipulates the media to expand his empire

Carly Fiorina's post-truth politics: Even her most delusional defenders admit she's fudging the facts

Enjoy it while it lasts, Mr. Trump: The GOP power brokers who'll decide when the show is over

Watch Stephen Colbert confront Donald Trump's birtherism head on — and win

Donald Trump preys on Megyn Kelly yet again — she's a woman, after all, doesn't she deserve some shade?

Joe Biden surges: New poll shows wide open Democratic race

"Muppet" fedoras and hipster racism on "Scream Queens": What last night's premieres say about the perils of pushing the envelope

Marco Rubio guns for a Pyrrhic victory: Winning the primary to lose the general

Drug profiteer Martin Shkerli relents: "There were mistakes made with respects to helping people understand" why we raised prices 5,455%

GOP congressman wants Army to prove first female Ranger School grads "deserved to pass"

Bill O'Reilly challenges Will Ferrell to come on "The Factor" to debate politics — then immediately thinks better of it

Ted Cruz's diabolical shutdown strategy: Why the GOP senator wants to watch the world burn

Colbert didn't eviscerate Trump — but he didn't have to: The "Late Show" host knows great sketch material when he sees it

No, Joe Biden, abortion is not "always wrong": When the conversation stops at "life begins at conception," women and girls suffer

8 of the most bizarre campaign ads of all time

Kevin Hart and Chris Christie announced as first guests on Trevor Noah's "Daily Show"

Ann Coulter unleashes her nativist fury on Pope Francis and Catholics: "This is why our founders distrusted Catholics"

The ridiculous right-wing "Muppets" backlash: This "perverted" reboot is more ironic than erotic

7 of the most absurd and offensive things Ben Carson has ever said

Chicago television station wishes Jews celebrating the highest of High Holy days a happy ... Holocaust?

The AP's bizarre "climate denier" cowardice: How journalists continue to kowtow to extremists

The accidental humor of New Yorker cartoons: Our never-ending search for the perfect universal caption has a strong new contender

Extremism, Islamophobia, and taking New Atheists seriously: How liberals can critique fundamentalism while avoiding xenophobia

There's one aspect of the Ahmed Mohamed outrage that we aren't talking about nearly enough

"Right-wing Marxists": The looming shutdown has Republicans at each others' throats

Another 1 percent white privilege: The invisible advantage we need to discuss now

Even Fox's trumped up "reality" can be really hard sometimes: Donald Trump boycotts Fox News for "treating me unfairly"

"Morons," "dumb," "idiots": Martin Shkreli and Donald Trump deserve each other

Revoke the GOP's "God card" now: Why the right wing's Pope Francis temper tantrum is so despicable

Sorry, Ted Cruz: Defunding Planned Parenthood would actually increase government spending

These photos of Donald Trump's half-empty ballroom suggest he may want to make his crowds great again first

Jeb's been Trumped: Former frontrunner fear-mongers about "multiculturalism"