February 07, 2016 Archive February 2016

Capitalist puritans: The Koch brothers are pushing pure economic liberty as the only road to true prosperity -- to the detriment of all but the rich

The NFL machine grinds on: I love football, but I can't watch Super Bowl 50 — or the game, ever again

The new social contract: This is what's roiling the electorate & fueling the success of anti-establishment candidates Trump, Cruz and Sanders

A fight for the party's soul: What's really at stake in Bernie vs. Hillary

Shonda Rhimes has it, so does Obama: What is cultural competence?

My food paranoia wake-up call: The EWG wants us to be afraid of the food we feed our kids -- here's why I refuse

Ben Carson is not the least bit happy with Ted Cruz's excuses for lying about the state of his campaign in Iowa

Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the New Hampshire trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand

These debates are worthless: Whether Cruz/Trump or Sanders/Clinton, no one comes away better informed

Chris Christie lights into Marco Rubio for daring to question his managerial experience

Trump booed mercilessly by debate attendees after he accuses them of being special interest shills in Bush's pocket

Patton Oswalt leads Twitter's savaging of robotic, repetitive Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio for debate performances

Why Chris Christie's beatdown of Marco Rubio was the only moment from the GOP debate that mattered

Bamboozled by the Super Bowl: How the NFL spectacle became a symbol of San Francisco's disastrous inequality

Samantha Bee's revolution: Crashing the boys' club of late-night news comedy with her own fearless "Full Frontal"

Fox News' right-wing thought police: Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly and the hypocritical, phony bluster choking our politics

These guys are killing conservatism: How Trump & Cruz are accelerating the intellectual debasement of the right

It's almost over for Hillary: This election is a mass insurrection against a rigged system

Bernie Sanders and Larry David are not the same person: Finally, "Saturday Night Live" has the proof

"You specifically coughed into your hand": Larry David's "SNL" turn featured his most biting Bernie Sanders yet

The three-letter word missing from the Zika virus warnings

Flint's structural racism: This is why providing poisoned water to the city's citizens seemed like a reasonable idea

This is the battle that made Los Angeles -- and a great newspaper war

6 things you need to see from last night's debate

"Intelligent people know that the empire is on the downhill": A veteran CIA agent spills the goods on the Deep State and our foreign policy nightmares

God is not a prude: This is why religion remains so sex-obsessed, why we pretend Jesus was born of a virgin

How dark money stays dark: The Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and the right's biggest, most destructive racket going

Critics are human, too: "But I don’t think you’re doing the artist or the audience or the art form itself any favor if you pat things on the head"

What is the female orgasm for? Science, gender bias, and the "upsuck" theory that won't go away

"My mother and aunt were killed. Everyone but me was killed"