February 17, 2016 Archive February 2016

Can we trust polls?: Experts discuss poll credibility during election year

"We are all mixed-race people": 5 times Bill Clinton hurt Hillary's campaign this week

Emily Ratajkowski shakes off the trolls: Following vicious attacks over her Sanders endorsement, the actress pens a powerful essay on body-shaming

Ben Carson admits the truth about GOP's Scalia hypocrisy: Republicans would not wait to pick their own SCOTUS replacement

British schoolboy questioned by "anti-terrorism" police for wearing "Free Palestine" badge

Thomas Piketty says Bernie Sanders can "change the face of the country”

"He is our generation's Tupac": Kendrick Lamar's Grammy performance gets him compared to the hip hop legend

Jabbing "obstructionist" Senate, Obama outright rejects GOP talking point that he can't nominate Scalia's successor

Legalization comes to Yankee country: Is this the year New England goes green?

"There’s something 'X-Men' about it": Alex Gibney and "Daily Show" alum Kahane Cooperman on "The New Yorker Presents," their new mutant storytelling show

"They really don’t want this out": The biggest Iraq War scandal that nobody's talking about

Lucinda Williams goes home: "The Ghost of Highway 20" and the "time warp" of the South

Kendrick Lamar won't face backlash like Beyoncé: Socially conscious art, sexual expression and the policing of black women's politics

Enough with the vertical farming fantasies: There are still too many unanswered questions about the trendy practice

DeRay Mckesson isn’t the first black activist to aim for city hall – but how much support does he have outside the Internet?

This is the foreign policy platform Bernie Sanders needs to lay out if he wants to win

Robert Reich: The GOP died in 2016

"Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties": Meet the looniest politician in Texas (and that's saying something)

Progressive Democrats need to thank Elizabeth Warren: By staying out of the race, she opened the door for Bernie's rise and a new political movement

The GOP's Supreme Court strategy: Stonewalling is what they do best, so don't count on Republicans abandoning their hard-line obstructionism

America's wing-nut derangement syndrome: The death of Antonin Scalia & the mainstreaming of far-right paranoia

Political paralysis is the new normal: The GOP's Scalia gamble may be suicidal, but it's not illogical

Abusive teaching: Is this the way a teacher should treat a child who doesn't know the answer?

Stephen Colbert just trolled Donald Trump perfectly, while interviewing him

John Kerry blasts Donald Trump: He's only the GOP front-runner and world leaders are already complaining about him

Marco Rubio's campaign is truly pathetic — so why hasn't the media noticed?

It's not about ideology: These are the voters the president needs to appeal to as he makes his case for appointing a Supreme Court justice

"Out of this chaos, strongmen will emerge": Richard Engel sees an authoritarian future in the Middle East

Donald Trump's despicable race-baiting: Why his xenophobic immigration platform is getting even worse

The Latest: Merkel: EU must work with Turkey on migrants

"He finally got booed for saying George W. Bush was president on 9/11": Seth Meyers stunned anew by GOP madness

Ann Coulter slams George W. Bush administration for caving to political correctness by not profiling foreigners

Colbert to Kanye: "The odds of you having sex with Taylor Swift are about the same as winning a Grammy you weren't nominated for"

Killer Mike defends himself against misogyny charges after saying that "a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president"

Apple CEO Tim Cook pens open letter to FBI: We will not build a backdoor into iPhone, not even to investigate terrorists

Trump "juggernaut" laps the GOP field: He surged to a 2-1 lead over Cruz in latest national poll

Black activists in Vermont complain they were "invisible" to Bernie Sanders

Making big bucks off water: Private, for-profit water companies charge 58% more than the government, report finds

Stephen King slams Donald Trump: "Even if he was able to govern without blowing up the world, could we look at a guy who resembles a cable game show host for four years?"

Oregon militia members left a "trench of human feces" in Native American burial grounds: FBI

The vagina and uterus swipes have got to stop: Killer Mike's "uterus" comment about Hillary hurts all women

Donald Trump is bulletproof: Why his call to Colbert last night should scare the left

Kanye's debt, Kim's money, their marriage: Why separate bank accounts don't tell us anything about a relationship's health

Michelle Alexander, Supreme Court Justice? Thousands petition Obama to nominate "New Jim Crow" author

Getting hot in Nevada: Dead heat between Hillary and Bernie in Saturday's caucus

Watch Trump discuss anal sex, his wife's lack of bowel movements and how sleeping around is as dangerous as Vietnam

Thomas Friedman's America: The New York Times columnist is puzzled by populist anger

GOP's desperate Marco Rubio reboot: The #marcomentum narrative is just pathetic and will go nowhere

These college students don't recognize Joe Biden or Ronald Reagan — but guess who they have no problem identifying

Conservative war hypocrisy: Donald Trump is getting celebrated for saying the same thing that ruined the Dixie Chicks

Flat irons, curlers, hairspray: Watching the 2016 Westminster dogs get primped for their big day is actually sickeningly adorable