October 26, 2015 Archive October 2015

Welcome to the new Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander is right -- our justice system doubles as a racial caste system

Deliver me from "Deliverance": Finally, a Hollywood movie gets Appalachian people right

My life in the cult: How "serving God" unraveled into sex abuse, child neglect and a waking nightmare

One man's junk is another man's paintbrush: Meet Pricasso, the world's foremost penis artist

We are the evil Empire now: This is how "Star Wars" grows up — by confronting what it means to become a traitor to your own beliefs

David Mitchell is over the genre wars: "Confining an entire genre as being unworthy of your attention is a bizarre act of self-harm"

Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word

How the "47 percent" video started the right's Benghazi hysteria -- yes, really

Rand Paul's point of no return: The GOP establishment tells him to back off his White House campaign

Bernie Sanders just declared war: But is he running against Bill Clinton or Hillary?

8 indoor pollutants that are making you miserable – and how to get rid of them

5 worst right-wing moments -- Ben Carson just gets scarier and scarier

Ben Carson's sick historic fantasies: The nonsense GOP front-runner sells his racist, reactionary, low-information base

Paul Krugman: The GOP base "actively hates improving the lives of Those People"

Rand Paul is just this desperate: Why his pathetic lies about the safety net are so destructive

Hillary in the age of Reality TV politics: How to become president in an era of Trump-ian spectacle

"Non-serious, non-violent, non-sexual": Fixing our mass incarceration problem means getting past the easy steps

Ben Carson unwittingly compares rape and incest victims seeking abortions to "slave owners"

The Tea Party is on life support: New poll shows it's less popular than ever

Our real charter school nightmare: The new war on public schools and teachers

Donald Trump insists "the average American" can relate to him: "My father gave me a small loan of $1 million"

Paul Ryan caves to the wingnuts: He's already looking like a hostage of the insanity caucus

Lindsey Graham channels his inner comedian and Howard Beale with bonkers "SNL" bit: "How am I losing to these people?"

Quentin Tarantino fights against violence: The gore-loving director faces a boycott for protesting "murdering cops"

Aziz Ansari does the math on Hollywood’s insulting racial quotas: "There would never be two Indian people in one show"

"Fox & Friends" guest: There hasn't been any police brutality in America since the 1960s

Noam Chomsky nails the GOP's sick priorities: "Don't do anything -- or bomb"

"Simulated rape" with a bottle isn't a drunken "Jackass" prank: When will we get real about men and sexual assault?

"Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself": Leah Remini opens up on surviving her time in the controversial church

Two more polls show Ben Carson pulling away from Donald Trump in Iowa

W. Kamau Bell shares his amazing response to white male comedians "when they go 'Blah blah blah blah racist, offensive, sexist statement'"

No, Joe Biden didn't shred Maureen Dowd: Why the NYT columnist's dramatic 2016 report can't be so easily dismissed

Ben Carson's authoritarian streak: The Tea Party favorite's frightening disregard for the Constitution

10 Halloween movies you grew up watching — and maybe still do

No pity for the Bush family: They built the modern Republican Frankenstein

Donald Trump defends the burqa -- in the most sexist way possible: "You don't have to put on make-up"

Let's storm the Sanders' he-man women-haters club: Hillary plays the gender card, while Bernie fans rage

Ben Carson's horrifying Iowa surge: Why his campaign's rapid rise bodes ill for this election

4 of the most terrifying things Ben Carson has said on the campaign trail so far

Leave Lamar Odom alone: TMZ's gossip-hungry hypocrisy knows no bounds

Before "Steve Jobs," there was "Pirates of Silicon Valley": What a made-for-tv movie got right that Aaron Sorkin didn't

Victory over racial profiling: Federal court rules Americans can challenge No Fly List