September 24, 2015 Archive September 2015

Sean Penn's outrageous character defense: How the "American icon" misses the point by minimizing his "brushes with the law"

Ben Folds reaches for a new classic: "This is how you make something you haven’t heard before"

Noam Chomsky: The GOP is a radical insurgency; it’s not a political party

Plutocrats still reign: Why Scott Walker's withdrawal is no defeat for super PACs & the Kochs

Ted Cruz's dad is even more frightening than Ted Cruz

"Food doesn't all look the same and it shouldn't": It's shocking how much "ugly" food we throw away

"Serial" may investigate Bowe Bergdahl next: Here are 6 huge questions we hope Sarah Koenig will be able to answer

How America built its empire: The real history of American foreign policy that the media won't tell you

Hillary's Taylor Swift problem: What the fight over “authenticity” — in politics and in pop — is really about

So much for Stephen Colbert dipping his balls in Donald Trump's mouth

8 reasons white America falls for demagogues like Donald Trump

The Wall Street Journal gets whacked: How its Bernie Sanders hit piece completely backfired

"You don't fit the profile": How I ended up on the FBI's no-fly list

Report: Tylenol maker had plan to block tougher regulation

"I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible": What you need to know about the Volkswagen mega-scandal

Martin O'Malley unloads: Hillary is "a specialist at vaguely saying things"

Ed Klein's hysterical new Clinton fiction: The right's least reputable "journalist" imagines a Hillary/Obama shouting match

Larry Wilmore wants to know if Ahmed Mohamed feels like a badass: "Doesn't it give you a little street cred"?

Jihadi cruel as recruitment strategy: What attracts young Western Muslims to the Islamic State

Say goodbye to the "Mad Men" office: How workplace flexibility & paid leave can transform the way we work

The American avatar of crony capitalism: Why Donald Trump's domination of the GOP primary is so bizarre

"Carly Fiorina cut Trump's balls off with the precision of a surgeon": National Review's Rich Lowry doesn't mince words on "The Kelly File"

"If I resign I lose my voice": Kim Davis explains to Megyn Kelly why she won't quit the job she won't do

Ben Carson's breathtaking delusion: GOP has “done a far superior job than Democrats of getting over racism”

The rebels rise: How the Great Recession explains Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders' success

Liv Tyler: As a 38-year-old woman, she is a "second-class citizen" in Hollywood

"It should be called 'Independence Gay'": The 12 most brutal reviews of "Stonewall"

Pope Francis implores Americans not to be "fearful of foreigners," care for the poor and environment in speech before Congress

How Ann Coulter became the harbinger of the GOP's extremist apocalypse

Twitter tells the tale: Pope Francis' speech does not sit well with the conservative "intelligentsia"

The most important lesson from Volkswagen's shocking mega-scandal

Junipero Serra, dubious saint: The pope's canonization of the controversial missionary follows a long line of questionable halos

Watch: John Boehner cries a lot but this time he had a good reason

Calm down, Gen X: Science might call "Smells Like Teen Spirit" the "most iconic" song of all time, but is this really a list you want to top?

Louie Gohmert opposes nomination of openly gay serviceman for Secretary of the Army because sexual abuse exists

The Donald Trump vs. Fox News saga rages on: Why this time is different -- and worse -- for The Donald

"black-ish" tackles the "n-word": Why last night's show shuts down all the "but why can't I say it?" trolls

Gloria Steinem schools Carly Fiorina: Why she's more damaging for women than Sarah Palin

The transcendent compassion of Pope Francis: How the pope changed the culture of Washington, for at least two days

Elizabeth Warren demolishes the myth of "trickle-down" economics: "That is going to destroy our country, unless we take our country back"

GOP mayor wants to build a website to publicly shame welfare recipients in his town

Leah Remini's Scientology tell-all: Will her new memoir be the next "Going Clear"?

Lindsey Graham's new mission: Troll the hell out of Ted Cruz

The pope is neoliberalism's Enemy No. 1: How Francis challenges America's reigning (and bipartisan) orthodoxy

Donald Trump and Roger Ailes set to meet: Will the GOP frontrunner kiss and make up with Fox News -- again?

"Finders Keepers:" An American fable of broken families, broken dreams and the severed leg in the BBQ

Tampons should be free: A Queens school is giving away menstrual supplies — and more should follow their lead

Paul Feig slams sexist “Ghostbusters" trolls: “You sh*t on all your former heroes"