November 20, 2015 Archive November 2015

Your #OscarsSoWhite preview: What the blindingly-white Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable says about the 2016 Academy Awards

Rand Paul's despicable anti-refugee bill: Stoking fear and resentment of the vulnerable for political gain

President Obama drops refugee truth bomb on GOP in epic Twitter storm

Trevor Noah just guaranteed Ben Carson can't be elected after Paris

Wrong again, Jenny McCarthy: First it was vaccines and autism, now it's HIV

Donald Trump is the insane GOP id. Of course he's surging after Paris -- the worse things get, the better he will do

Ben Carson is cratering: New polls show controversies taking a toll on the wingnut favorite

Watch what a 7-year-old did when a mosque in his hometown was defaced with feces

The gross Jared Fogle "footlong" prison rape jokes arrived right on schedule

Republican viewers are tuning out Stephen Colbert's "Late Show"

Rights groups "deeply disturbed" at "scapegoating of refugees" and U.S. clampdown

Deferring Justice: Clinton emails show how State Dept. undermined U.N. action on Israeli war crimes

"You won’t enroll me in this lie": Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates' powerful National Book Award acceptance speech

Olivia Munn slimed by the "Jessica Jinx" effect: We'd rather blame the girlfriend for a football losing streak than the players on the field

We're hard-wired to want vengeance: "Those are the brain systems that are old — they’re the ones we share with dogs and rats and deer"

Fox News brings back Obama birther lies: Donald Trump, Dennis Miller and the revolting post-Paris sliming of the president

"You’re bisexual, so you must want to sleep with me and my girlfriend": 5 of the dumbest things people say to bisexuals

Before binge-watching Jessica Jones, read "Alias," the feminist comic it's based on

The Shakespeare of Marvel comics: "Just as [Stan] Lee’s writing humanized superheroes in the 1960s, this book humanizes Lee"

Free Kesha now: Sony is forcing her to work with her alleged abuser — or she doesn't work at all

Close the mosques, lock up the immigrants and pass the "Liberty cabbage": A brief history of our bigotry and ignorance, from John Adams to Donald Trump

We're already caving to ISIS: Bloodthirsty jingoism is precisely what the terrorists want

The GOP is a gift to ISIS: Paris, Osama bin Laden and the shadow of the Twin Towers

10 reasons young Americans are absolutely screwed

12 perfect responses to irrational pro-gun arguments

More ethnic than religious: How the Islamic State uses religion to attract allies

The great Bernie/Hillary divide: What's really at stake in their squabble over taxes

VIDEO: New Yorkers weigh in on ISIS

Masters of modern dating: Watch this mashup of Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer breaking down hookup culture

Paul Krugman: GOP response to Paris attacks familiar "in its combination of cruelty and stupidity"

Democratic socialism is as American as apple pie: Why Bernie Sanders' views are in the mainstream

The stunning paradox of Iran's war on drugs: How it actually makes America look worse

Springsteen's "Ties That Bind": The new documentary goes deep into the "adult concerns" that fueled "The River"

Why we should be concerned about Hillary's ISIS plan

Donald Trump: Mandatory registration of American Muslims in Nazi-like database "would just be good management"

Olivia Pope’s right to choose: “Scandal”'s daring on-screen abortion and fantasy filibuster for reproductive rights

Ted Cruz: It's impossible to vet the Syrian refugees, since the Quran compels Muslims to lie

CNN suspends reporter for tweet slamming Congressional anti-refugee vote

In some states it is illegal to spit on someone while HIV positive: What Charlie Sheen's case reveals about criminalizing the transmission of HIV

Ted Cruz rallies the theocratic troops, forms a "national prayer team"

National Book Award-winning Marine tweets withering response to Syrian refugee crisis

CNN sinks to a stunning new low: Network suspends reporter for calling out congressional xenophobia

Hillary Clinton is playing a dangerous game: How her anti-Bernie talking points could cost her — and America — big time

Jenny McCarthy doubles down: Her "clarification" on HIV disclosure still misses the point

Apple Music's woman problem: Jimmy Iovine teaches a master class in how not to try to sell music to women

Facebook's safety check: The question of who's "safe" or "not safe" isn't so simple

Trevor Noah's direct hit on GOP field: "Well, it depends. How sh*tty are your kids?"

More Mexican immigrants are leaving than coming to the US, study finds

Woodrow Wilson is not the Confederate flag: Scrubbing his name from Princeton is a bad idea

A shameful "tough on terror" rewind: The familiar politics of the GOP's awful refugee bill

You don't get a cookie for doing the right thing: How “Master of None” evades the Very Special Episode trap

I was the Mexican-American at a Donald Trump rally