October 30, 2015 Archive October 2015

Jeb Bush’s stunning, televised implosion: How the former GOP frontrunner became a sad, pathetic joke

Keep God out of public schools: There are no heroes in Texas student's "is God real?" assignment controversy

The broken logic of last night's GOP debate: How conservative ideology just tore itself apart

Matt Oswalt for the win: Patton's brother was the comedian you needed to follow during #GOPDebate

NBA player details horrific assault by NYPD: "It was an act of police brutality, and I believe it could happen to anyone"

CNBC did ask substantive questions. That's why Republicans are mad

We were not wired for scary things : Adventures in the spooky science of thrills, chills and Halloween fear

Toke or treat: Another Halloween, another erroneous wave of panic over drug-laced candies

Enjoy your honeymoon while it lasts, Marco Rubio: Why the GOP's star debater still isn't ready for primetime

"Lights out for Jeb": The most brutal responses to Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad debate

Beyond a three-way in 3-D: The awkward delights of "Love," Gaspar Noé's gorgeous real-sex movie

Victory for the douchebags: Not taking sides is the easiest way to help the worst guys win

"It felt like the bullsh*t was flowing directly at us": Morgan Spurlock turns fact-checking the outrageous GOP debate into a game

8 of the biggest distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies from the third GOP debate

"You girls can't do that here": Lesbian couple says cop arrested them for kissing in public

Welcome to our new plutocracy: Citizens United has effectively destroyed the First Amendment

We still think we're heroes: The sad denialism that plagues American foreign policy

This is the media's real bias -- pro-business, pro-corporate, pro-CEO

Inviting the debt apocalypse: GOP candidates freak out about the debt, and plan to make it worse

Jimmy Kimmel lets CNBC debate have it: "I didn't know whether I was watching a debate or 'The View'"

The worst thing about CNBC's disastrous debate: It gave the GOP even more power over future debates

"Things are bad when Donald Trump wants to see less of Donald Trump"

Paul Krugman: Brazen lies are now "the driving force behind GOP politics"

Don Lemon wonders whether "politically correct" liberals aren't "becoming more intolerant than conservatives"

America rebukes Kim Davis: Majority says clerks must issue same-sex marriage licenses

The twisted, authoritarian logic of population control: Why the end of China's "one child" policy isn't nearly enough

"Don't be a slave like I was": Carrie Fisher advises Daisey Ridley on how to survive "Star Wars" as a feminist

No more "crap sandwiches": GOP candidates to discuss changes to debate format without the RNC

"Slut-shaming baby girls is really not okay": Billboard is under fire for tweeting now-deleted sexual innuendo about 2-year-old North West

Centrist Democrats are clutching their pearls: Why Bernie Sanders has them worried

Gay conservative Jimmy LaSalvia unloads on GOP, opens up on why he left: "They protect bigotry in order to win"

Justice for St. Paul's victim: Judge's sentence for Owen Labrie's sexual assault of a freshman shows progress in how we recognize the crime

The old Justin Bieber is back: Afer storming offstage in Norway, the star pleads "sadly, it's been a rough week for me" on social media

President Obama breaks pledge: U.S. will send ground troops into Syria

Jonah Goldberg's whitesplainin' again: Ben Carson "more authentically African-American than Barack Obama"

"Saudi authorities are denying the evident truth": Doctors Without Borders says it's "beyond doubt" that U.S.-backed coalition bombed hospital

Let's call them conservatives in name only: Here's how we expose the Ted Cruz/Donald Trump fraud

Jeb Bush is sounding an awful lot like Rick Perry: An ominous echo, and why it matters

Let us now praise Bernie Sanders: Bernie wises up, smacks down aide for gross Clinton condescension

Imagining Dubya on Jeb feels so real now it hurts: "He thinks he’s a dweeb, he thinks he’s a knucklehead, he think he’s a dope"

The medical miracles of Mike Huckabee: Inside the absurd, dangerous & contradictory health care plans of the GOP candidates

Paging "Dr. Ken": A TV show that should be one small step forward for Asian-Americans feels like two giant steps back

RNC goes nuclear, boycotts NBC debate to feign outrage over CNBC trainwreck

Jeb's getting desperate: A flailing campaign leaks a key strategy document

The GOP establishment is cooked: Why it's powerless against the ultra-right's onslaught

Only the GOP does this: How wingnut grifters hijacked the Republican Party & wrecked the political discourse

Carrots are not Halloween candy: Stop telling us what we can — and can't — hand out for trick-or-treat

There's one group missing from the talks to end the Syrian civil war: Syrians

"Simply appalling": Bill Simmons slams ESPN for "callously" shuttering Grantland as fans mourn

The GOP's media warfare goes nuclear: How the RNC is trying to hold journalism hostage

"F*ck the politicians": Benedict Cumberbatch blasts inadequate response to the migrant crisis after "Hamlet" performance