What would Jesus do? On February 10th, MidAmerica Nazarene University's (MNU) chaplain Randy Beckum gave his morning sermon, which wasn't unusual – it was his job.
He doesn't even have a criminal record. Aaron Harvey has no criminal record, but he's facing life in prison for a picture he posted to Facebook.
Author Emily Nagoski talks about women’s biggest sexual insecurities and generation porn. Just a few weeks ago, Sprout Pharmaceuticals submitted flibanserin to the FDA for review.
And Jessica Williams reports live from Ferguson: "Fuck these people." When police in Ferguson, Missouri use force, 88 percent of the time it's against black people.
A White House-backed bill would give the corporate elite control over how our data is used. Editor's note: The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March.
Conservative ritics claim the organization is turning children into lesbian, socialist activists. While Girl Scouts across the country spent this past weekend selling and distributing Girl Scout cookies, many right-wing activists will not be joining the rest of us in enjoying Thin Mints and Samoas.
We need a better understanding of how our data is being used already and how it is likely to be used in the future.
Former major leaguer Billy Bean responded to Mets infielder Daniel Murphy's anti-LGBT remarks. A gay former Major League Baseball player said he was not upset by anti-LGBT criticism of his “lifestyle” by a New York Met after he joined the team for spring training.
The late night host made an amazing, foul-mouthed video with the help of a few pediatricians. If you ever needed an excuse to love Jimmy Kimmel as much as Jimmy Kimmel hates Matt Damon, the late-night host keeps giving us reason, with his tough as nails messages to the people who still think not vaccinating their kids is a great idea.
Sen. John Danforth says politics of anti-Semitic bullying played key role in Tom Schweich's suicide. The suicide last week of Tom Schweich, a Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, sent the state’s political scene into a tailspin.
Texas, Kentucky and Ohio have a foot of snow already! New England? Fuhgeddaboudit! Snow was falling from northern Texas to Connecticut on Thursday morning, as a storm system expected to badly affect travel stretched from northern Mexico to New England.
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Wilmore congratulates Washington for finally passing a law that matters. With more than 20 states now permitting medicinal marijuana, and an additional four states and the District of Columbia allowing recreational use, “The Nightly Show” dedicated an entire episode to marijuana legalization last night.
Chances are, the latest suspiciously-timed Clinton scandal will change exactly no one's vote. A slow news day inspired Jon Stewart to have at the latest "scandal" involving Hillary Clinton, yeah, the one about her using a personal e-mail account while Secretary of State.
The Fed's investigation turned up a widespread pattern of racist policing and civil rights violations.
The Fanjul family controls a third of our nation's raw sugar. #154 of My Stupid State Most Floridians don't even know who they are.
The wife of Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell reportedly wrote: “I do not trust muzlims no matter what.” A Washington state prosecutor insisted this week this his wife’s racist views on Muslims would have no impact on how he handled his cases.
Compared to the George W. Bush era, today's Republican Party is so aggressively hostile to minorities they're sabotaging themselves.
A new report takes an in-depth look at racial patterns in voting. African American voting rights come a long way since the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act, but America still hasn’t rid itself of some of the ugly, systematic ways in which it oppresses black people through the ballot box—especially at the local level.
White people have a far more negative view of the term 'black' than they do of the term 'African American.' A new study from professor Erika Hall of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School suggests that white people have a far more negative view of the term “black” than they do of the term “African American.” For instance, study participants routinely concluded that a person had a higher level of education and job status, if that person was referred to as African American rather than Black.