November 10, 2015 Archive November 2015

"God hates Renoir": He sucks at painting, and this is why you should care

Ben Carson, Barack Obama, and "bias": Unraveling the right's "liberal media" security blanket

"That is old-fashioned racism!" Bernie Sanders tears down Donald Trump over never-ending campaign insanity

“A life sentence to poverty”: How our laws deny ex-offenders a true second chance

John Oliver's best piece ever: This brilliant expose on our endless prison cycle is an absolute must

"But would Jeb abort fetus Hitler?": Twitter has a heyday with Bush's promise he'd kill Baby Hitler

White guilt and “The Good Wife”: When good intentions about corporate diversity fall painfully short

"Repent that Dumbledore emerged as a homosexual mentor for Harry Potter": Inside the bizarre anti-gay conference featuring Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee & Bobby Jindal

A new “Better Call Saul” trailer hints at Jimmy’s "Breaking Bad" evolution

Starbucks doesn’t hate Jesus: The malignant narcissism of the new "war on Christmas" crusaders gets the backlash it deserves

"PC" is another right-wing lie: Missouri proves reactionary forces really are waging war against college kids

Sotomayor shreds conservative SCOTUS justices for justifying "deadly force for no discernible gain"

Ben Carson is about to crack: He thinks his biography is the Bible -- immune to fact-checking

Lost keys, forgotten names, unretrievable words: 7 ways to explain those senior moments

"Shame and despair turn out to be her superpower": New ballet drama "Flesh and Bone" digs deep into incest, shame and the body in the elite dance world

Brad Pitt's first time: Before Angelina Jolie and "By the Sea," Pitt had never been directed by a woman — and these top actors still haven't

The ivory tower doesn't exist: Mizzou’s boycott victory can’t be dismissed as just another "campus p.c. culture” controversy

Homeopathy is pure quackery: People prefer alternatives, even if those alternatives are useless

The real reason Donald Trump appeals to working-class whites

Henry Kissinger's genocidal legacy: Vietnam, Cambodia and the birth of American militarism

Billy Graham's dubious final chapter: The legacy of the Christian evangelical has been hijacked

Not these clowns again: From fading Jeb Bush to embattled Ben Carson, a preview of tonight's GOP debate

Wall Street is finally getting its comeuppance: Why new global regulations are a vital step in the right direction

Jeb's baby Hitler problem: We just can't trust that Bush will get the job done

Seth Meyers drops the mic on Ben Carson, media: "Comparing Obamacare to slavery is worse than a few self-aggrandizing fibs"

How the Keystone XL Pipeline fight turned tens of thousands of ordinary citizens into "radical environmentalists"

Expose Marco Rubio's tax scam: Fox Business' moderators want to show they're serious. Here's how they can

It's time to withdraw from the Middle East: Military intervention is only making terrorism worse. It's time for a radical pivot

Bill O'Reilly continues raging against "elitist" George Will: I'll "confront deceit head-on"

"Politics is always about lying": But you're not crazy if you think the lies are getting bigger and more frequent

Donald Trump joins the War on Christmas brigade: "If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again"

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos comes out on Bret Easton Ellis' podcast: “I am saying something that I’ve never said before publicly”

She'll make you chicken soup and listen to your problems: New York millennials can now rent a mom for $40 an hour

Chris Christie is losing ugly: Why his anti-democracy pandering is so shameful

Tom Cotton blames Social Security for "heroin and meth addiction" because reasons

Clip-in man bun panic: What our "fresh hell" freakout over a hairstyle is really about

Stephen Colbert calls bullsh*t on Ben Carson's stabbing story

"We have a moral disaster on our hands": Ta-Nehisi Coates breaks down the horrors of mass incarceration

Why not elect an atheist president?: Cruz and Carson double down on Christianity despite shifting demographics

Quit with the "PC" hysteria: College kids are not trying to steal your freedom of speech

Nicole Arbour's trolling again with “Dear Black People” — here are 5 essential black vloggers talking about race to watch instead

Ben Carson's hilarious, ridiculous, completely broken history: A rare window into the extreme right's fact-challenged worldview