December 07, 2015 Archive December 2015

How Trump gets away with his 9/11 lies: The disturbing truth about Islamophobia in America

GOP enters the abyss: The entire party has fallen prey to bigotry and paranoid fantasy

Warming up to "Baby It's Cold Outside": What my mother taught me about the guy who wrote the "date-rape" Christmas song

Student loans don't have to be this miserable: The simple fix that could save our college grads

Mom, did you ever get high?

How "The Leftovers" became brilliant: HBO's depressed dark horse finally found its voice — and now it sings

The best comics of 2015: With Islamophobia rearing its ugly head, we need "Ms. Marvel" now more than ever

A 9/11 widow's advice to the most recent victims of terrorism and violence

Cat missing for 8 years reunited with family in California

13 years after foiled U.S.-backed coup, right-wing opposition wins Venezuela election

The single ugliest myth the rich perpetuate about the poor

George Will, shameless lackey for the 1 percent: Inside his latest ploy to abandon the working class

Marco Rubio's "bomb control" nonsense: Getting the logic of gun control precisely backwards

Look at all the things that are banned in the U.S. that aren't guns

5 worst right-wing moments of the week -- Ted Cruz slaps the faces of San Bernardino's victims

What America won't admit about climate change: Our bombing campaigns are destroying the environment too

Israel's cynical new strategy: Reframe Palestine debate as a religious battle, when it is really about civil rights

Paul Krugman: "Things could be worse — and they may indeed get worse"

Ben Carson on LGBTQ military service: "Give me a break — deal with the transgender thing somewhere else"

"Is that all there is?": Donald Trump live-tweets President Obama's Oval Office address on ISIL

Nevada assemblywoman defends festive Christmas photograph of her 5-year-old grandson with pistol

Erick Erickson memorializes Pearl Harbor bombing by unwittingly tweeting that his parents were racist idiots

Hillary Clinton calls out Jerry Falwell Jr. for "giving aid and comfort to ISIS"

Bill de Blasio blasts Donald Trump for anti-Semitic speech and general Islamophobia: "He's doing the bidding of ISIS"

Meghan Trainor must be stopped: The Grammys inexplicably nominated her for Best New Artist

Patton Oswalt pushes for “big and sloppy” debate between comedians and political correctness: "Comedy is pretty f*cking essential”

Fox News contributor calls Obama a "total p*ssy" in unhinged rant about president's terrorism speech

Republicans react like silly children to the San Bernardino massacre, showing why we need grown-ups like Obama in charge

Brie Larson is right to reject the "It Girl" label: Ask every previous "It Girl" who is no longer "It"

Rand Paul's sad final days: Donald Trump, the Koch brothers and the slow fizzle of the GOP's libertarian/millennial dream

Supreme Court hands the NRA a major defeat: Court rejects challenge to local assault weapons ban

Obama calls for reason: The president's nuanced take on terror post-San Bernardino