December 18, 2015 Archive December 2015

Sheldon Adelson, dark lord of journalism: Why the casino magnate's family just bought a newspaper — and why we should be very afraid

Lives starting with horror — a baby is born into a war zone every two seconds: UNICEF

Have yourself a narcissistic little Christmas: Hate-watching the annual Holderness video is the holiday tradition we deserve

How the feud between Rubio & Cruz has exposed our national security secrets

Let the writers eat cake: This $225 writing manual outrages the already-pinched literary class

Conspiracy Theory Nation: Right-wingers are enabling the most insane fringe theories to thrive

Donald Trump is the harbinger of talk-radio doom: Why his candidacy could spell disaster for Rush Limbaugh

Sheldon and Amy will finally get it on: How this "Big Bang Theory" storyline breaks new TV ground

2015: A game-changing year for transgender representation in television and film

An unbelievable story of rape

R.I.P., GOP: Party of old, disillusioned white people is dying a slow death

Carly Fiorina is a liar: And everyone should finally just say it — loudly

Maybe the kids are alright after all: The truth about teen drug use

Trans women in love, on-screen: This is the lifesaving next step in LGBT visibility

Trent Reznor was robbed: Nine Inch Nails’ Rock Hall snub proves electronic music still doesn't get respect

Dear "Star Wars" fans: I'm super sorry I ruined the whole thing for everybody

Donald Trump has us all brainwashed: Why the demise of TV news bodes ill for the future of our republic

10 American cities where life is just harder than the rest of the country

Don't call it "prayer shaming": How San Bernardino exposed our moral failure

Inflicting more pain on Baltimore: Mistrial in Freddie Gray case yet another example of system failing us

Donald Trump is going to ruin everything: How the Donald could plunge us back into the international abyss

A willful misreading of racism today: Fisher v. University of Texas is part of a general attack on minority rights

There's no escape: You cannot vanquish Donald Trump, only contain him

"Are you losing your edge?": Stephen Colbert goes right after "hopeful" Michael Moore

"Sh*t year, really. 2015 was a sh*t year": Trevor Noah looks back at the year in horror

"Some people just need to die": Larry Wilmore's epic celebration of Martin Shkreli's arrest

Marco Rubio is pretty bad at this whole "campaigning" thing

Get them a tacky Ted Cruz sweater! Your guide to crappy presidential presents for family and friends

The New York Times blew this one big time: An epic reporting fail with dire national consequences

Paul Krugman: Rupert Murdoch-controlled media slams new Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt movie for getting 2009 financial crisis correct

Ignorant parent shuts down entire school district after complaining about "Muslim indoctrination" in calligraphy assignment

Larry Wilmore flashes back to his hilarious 1977 review of "Star Wars": "I once made love on a rug that looked exactly like that Chewbacca"

Deez Nuts beat out Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio as most searched politician in 2015

DNC sanctions Bernie Sanders for improper Clinton voter data breach

Bill O'Reilly: Donald Trump's supporters are like "the #BlackLivesMatter crew" — "they basically hate their country"

Of course your Emma is different: That's what all the Jennifer parents thought, too

Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters support bombing any Arab sounding nation -- even the fictional land of Aladdin

Anti-Muslim hate crimes have tripled in the U.S. since the Paris attacks

Florida mayor has had enough of Jesse Watters' "War on Christmas" nonsense: "You shouldn't be voicing your opinion on what Santa does and doesn't want"

This isn't a free speech case: Professor who calls Sandy Hook killings a hoax deserves to be fired

Ben Carson blasted North Korea for spending more on the military than the hungry. Has he looked at his own country?

"Well, I enjoyed that more than I thought I would": For all its faults, "The Big Bang Theory" gets Sheldon and Amy's big night right

Year of "human suffering": U.N. sounds alarm over the millions of refugees targeted by "xenophobic policies and alarmist rhetoric"

Donald Trump's bromance with Vladimir Putin: Echoing many on the right, Trump praises Russia's president as "a leader"