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Parents Fight Conservative Zealots and Charter School Advocates For Control of Their Kids' Education

In Jefferson County, Colorado an acrimonious debate is taking place over the future of public school.

I Was A Victim of Reddit's FatPeopleHate Because I Refused to Be Ashamed of My Body


I wanted the entire Reddit community to know that I will never second guess posting a picture of my marvelous body in a bikini.

Rand Paul, Doofus: The Libertarian's Embarrassing "Racial Outreach"

Communing with the hero to wingnuts isn’t going to win the Kentucky senator black votes. Oh Rand Paul.

George Lakoff: Why Pope Francis Killed It on Addressing Climate Change

The Pope combines science, morality and politics. Beginning with my book Moral Politics in 1996 (Ch. 12), I have been arguing that environmental issues are moral issues.

Big Texas Oil and Gas Torpedo a Small City's Effort to Ban Fracking — Bye Bye Local Democracy


The people spoke and were promptly ignored. Following litigation from corporate interests including the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO), as well as pressure from the Texas legislature, the Denton City Council has repealed a first-of-its-kind voter approved ban on fracking that had been passed through a ballot measure during the November 2014 general election.

Jon Stewart: Conservatives Gloat After Supreme Court Rules That America Can Kill People

"So gay people have the right to marry, and poor people have the right to insurance. But on the bright side Americans can still kill prisoners painfully" observed Stewart.

Cops Sieze College Kids Savings for No Reason: 5 Outrageous Cases of Asset Forfeiture

Police departments often abuse this power to grab all sorts of things -- even from people who are never charged.

Big Texas Oil and Gas Torpedo a Small City's Effort to Ban Fracking—Bye Bye Local Democracy


The people spoke and were promptly ignored. Following litigation from corporate interests including the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO), as well as pressure from the Texas legislature, the Denton City Council has repealed a first-of-its-kind voter approved ban on fracking that had been passed through a ballot measure during the November 2014 general election.

8 Jerkiest Things About Newly Declared GOP Presidential Candidate Chris Christie

The New Jersey gov's temper, arrogance, bullying, revenge-taking, and cronyism are his calling cards.

Miley Cyrus Is Not Alone: 9 Other Stars Making Gender Fluidity Mainstream

Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner may be the celebs-du-jour challenging our gender assumptions, but there are others you should know about.

How Did I Get Home Last Night? My Bizarre, Panicked Life as a Blackout Drinker

I fell down staircases. I woke up in strange homes. When you love booze like I did, it's amazing what you'll ignore The following is adapted and excerpted from "Blackout: Remember the Things I Drank to Forget," coming out June 23 (Grand Central).

Why the Christian Right Is Going to War (with Itself)

The alliance between evangelical and Catholic conservatives is under more strain than ever. Here's why.

Affordable Housing Crisis Grows Across the Country, as Apartment Rents Skyrocket

A new national report finds homelessness is also rising. On Monday, New York City took a dramatic step that highlights just how out-of-control rental housing costs have become in the Big Apple and in many cities nationwide: For the first time, New York froze rents for one-year leases on a million rent-stabilized apartments.

The War on Drugs Has Reached into the Womb - and Threatens Abortion Rights

The war on drugs is racist, it criminalizes people who need help and it is attacking women’s bodily autonomy - fighting it is a core feminist issue.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Definitively Nails Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Some seemed opposed to the idea of the Supreme Court making decisions at all. Jon Stewart was in a celebratory mood on Monday night's show, what with all the recent progressive Supreme Court decisions.

Cursing Out Police Is Perfectly Legal, But Cops Routinely Arrest People for It

Why do so many cops needs a refresher course in civil liberties and the First Amendment? Being rude is not illegal, even if some of us sometimes wish it were.

Advice: I Can Only Orgasm with a Vibrator – and My Husband Isn’t Happy

I need intense physical stimulation on my clitoris in order to come, and my husband isn’t happy. I am only able to reach orgasm using a vibrator on my clitoris.

What Does 'Low Dose' Mean When It Comes to Exposure to Toxic Chemicals?

A major study reveals how exposure over 80 different chemicals could have synergistic impacts on the development of cancer.

Bree Newsome Took a Stand Climbing the SC Capitol Flag Pole to Remove the Confederate Flag -- Will You?

Newsome's action was a reminder to abandon the comfort and relative safety of insipid discontent. I love Marianne Williamson's statement, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Rand Paul’s ‘Libertarian’ Compromise On Marriage Equality Mirrors Right-Wing Christian Talking Points

His arguments sound like Christian conservative boilerplate. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tried to stake out a libertarian middle ground in the debate over marriage equality, but his arguments sound suspiciously like Christian conservative boilerplate.


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