May 02, 2016 Archive May 2016

Why it's impossible to actually be a vegetarian

White isn't a neutral color: "Doctor Strange," Tilda Swinton and the "unwinnable" diversity argument

Jen Kirkman speaks the truth: On casual sexism, comedy, feminism, the real work of relationships, and why your job won't save you

Our "Game of Thrones" fantasy: Democracy is almost nonexistent in Westeros—and we like it that way

Don't say Bernie's revolution is dead: Why the real work of making change in America starts now

The Benghazi slow-walk: How to drag out an investigation for maximum political impact

Bernie Sanders is not a sore loser: Our democracy is screwed unless we fix the unfair rules

"A lot of things that seem simple aren't so simple": Seymour Hersh on the untold story of Osama bin Laden killing and the way Washington -- and the media -- really work

How Donald Trump always gets away with it: He's more like Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter than a politician

5 worst right-wing moments of the week -- Carly Fiorina makes America's collective skin crawl

Debunked myth that Saddam created ISIS continues to be spread by Iraq War-supporting scholars like Amatzia Baram

Donald Trump is an imperialist thug: Stop saying he's less hawkish than Hillary Clinton!

"Game Of Thrones" recap: Familiar faces return—and a few depart for good

Paul Krugman: If you want to feel better about America, go to Europe

Watch Carly Fiorina fall off the stage after introducing Ted Cruz as "your next President of the United States"

Lindsey Graham: If Trump wins the GOP "civil war," there will be "another 9/11"

Ted Cruz: "It's people who are the predators," not the "transgendered"

Newt Gingrich’s Facebook live stream is everyone’s grandpa on social media

Don't you dare call it fascism: Andrew Sullivan on why Donald Trump's ideologically incoherent movement doesn't even deserve the epithet

John Oliver's message to the cicadas who've been asleep for 17 years: You won't believe what we get away with now!

Ted Cruz's last stand: Cruz stumbles awkwardly toward defeat in Indiana, as the Trump juggernaut rolls onward

Child yells "You suck!" at Ted Cruz during Indiana rally; Cruz suggests boy should be spanked

Amy Schumer owes you nothing: Celebrity selfies aren't a right — no matter how famous she is

"The Little Rascals," "Sex and the City," "Home Alone 2": Donald Trump has made more TV and film appearances than you think

Malia Obama's gap year is a smart choice — and a luxury that many American students can't afford

The dark road to criminalizing pregnancy: Why everyone should care about the "feticide" conviction of Purvi Patel

Ann Coulter attacks Obama for nominating a woman to lead West Point

Trump embraces blunt sexism: His supporters love the absurd idea that even the smartest woman isn't as good as a man

Radiohead's vanishing act: Rumored new album could be the anti-technology opus we've been waiting for

How does the NRA defend this? At least 23 people have been shot by toddlers so far this year, report says

"Geek culture is home to some of the biggest assholes": "Ghostbusters" Paul Feig director lashes out at Internet

Ted Cruz is losing ugly: Incoherent flailing and conspiracy theorism in the run-up to Indiana

Rafael Cruz: A vote for my son is a vote "according to the word of God"

Hillary Clinton withholding donations from state parties, report says

Feed Ramsay Bolton to the dogs already: "Game of Thrones"’ biggest villain should be more interesting than this

Heidi Cruz finally responds to allegations that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

It's time to get real about the Obama legacy: Why his economic record is much more complicated than either party wants to admit

Larry Wilmore didn't "bomb": His Washington performance was precisely what comedy should be — cutting elites down to size

"The Biggest Loser" is a broken fairy tale: Our reality TV obsession with radical transformation needs limits