February 16, 2016 Archive February 2016

The big money behind best in show: How the Westminster Dog Show's four-legged TV celebrities fuel the high-dollar puppy business

Our Barbies, ourselves: The new diverse Barbies are progress — but we're giving them too much power

The diplomat and the killer: Death squads, dirty war and the untold story of H. Carl Gettinger

Good news, online daters: You're no longer considered sad and pathetic

Peter Straub's childhood horror: "I knew more about fear and its first cousin terror, and pain, than children are normally expected to know"

Kanye is right about the Grammys: The music industry needs to fix its whiteness problem, too

My accidental, alcohol-drinking pregnancy adventure

America's most dangerous Zika challenge: Puerto Rico's health system is collapsing — and nobody wants to help

GOP's willful Trump denial: Even as he hijacks the party, "insiders" confidently predict Trump's fall

The establishment looks like this: The real reason why Clintons always push our politics to the right

The tragedy of Antonin Scalia: How one of the most brilliant jurists of his generation went so wrong

Shed no tears for Antonin Scalia: Let us not praise the man who gave us Citizens United and Bush v Gore

The Clintons really don't get it: False attacks and failed strategies as Hillary repeats 2008

Watch the original cast's Grammy-stealing performance of "Alexander Hamilton"

Seth Meyers destroys GOP Scalia hypocrisy

Stephen Colbert's Antonin Scalia shocker: "I will forever be grateful for that moment of human contact"

Profiting off of chaos: How the U.S. privatized its war in Afghanistan — Antony Loewenstein on "Disaster Capitalism"

How to build a revolution: How America can get a revitalized left (and why Bernie can't do it alone)

The GOP's terrifyingly literal "Brat Pack": Why Saturday's debate proves these candidates are all petulant children

The rise of the Trump Party: Why the Donald's shocking debate performance could signal the death of the old order

Samantha Bee to Mitch McConnell: "What better way to honor America's greatest champion of original intent than by wiping your obstructionist ass on the very document he holds so dear"

"Hamilton" saved the Grammys: If you think you hate popular music, a tired, epic-length awards show isn't going to help

Donald Trump pens op-ed supporting all forms of torture — especially the ineffective ones

Watch Justin Bieber back James Corden in a carpool karaoke rendition of "Uptown Funk"

Elizabeth Warren assails her Republican colleagues for pledging to obstruct Scalia's successor

Taylor Swift is everything that's wrong with the Grammys and the music industry: Sanitized, self-congratulatory and safe

Marco Rubio epically fails to remake Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America" ad

Antonin Scalia quickly becomes this generation's Vince Foster as Twitter declares he was murdered — murdered!

Manny Pacquiao, boxing legend and Phillipine Senate candidate, denounces gay people for being "worse than animals"

Scalia truthers: The murder conspiracy theories don't surprise us at all — it's typical, mainstream Republican paranoia

Wyclef Jean torn apart by Redditors in ill-advised AMA: "What's the first thing you're going to do when you get to hell?"

Antonin Scalia's frozen racial past: How his Voting Rights Act ignorance excluded millions

Donald Trump is unstoppable: After crossing the 9/11 line at Saturday's debate, his lead in South Carolina remains "yuuuge"

Bobby Jindal's supply-side dystopia: How the former governor screwed Louisiana & discredited right-wing economics yet again

"Scalia who?" One-third of Americans had never heard of the late conservative justice, poll finds

Reese Witherspoon, other celebs show support after Taylor Swift's diss of Kanye West at Grammys

Donald Trump's South Carolina supporters are the most radical yet

"It is time we regulate men's reproductive choices": Kentucky lawmaker on why her new bill limits Viagra access to married men with notes from their spouses

Gaga flattens Bowie in Grammys tribute: Technically perfect karaoke can't capture his rebel spirit

Marco Rubio's immigration fog: His stance on his own reform legislation is impossible to discern

Modern dating: Is "textual chemistry" an indicator of your chances at love?

Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and "San Fran dudes": Kanye West needs your help

Meet the potential Supreme Court nominees on President Obama's short list

No "last f**kable day" for Florence Henderson: What we can all learn about sex from the 82-year-old "Brady Bunch" star

Trump's crafty move on Iraq: His war comments allow conservatives to move past the Bush years while saving face