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Christian Chaplain Fired for Preaching Compassion and Love Over Violence of American Sniper


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.

This Man Faces Life in Prison for Posting a Photo of a Gang Sign to Facebook


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.

How Women Get Turned On: The Stubborn Myths About Women and Sexual Desire


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.

Jon Stewart Slams Ferguson Cops and Fox News


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.

Under the Radar, Big Media Internet Giants Get Massive Access to Everything About You


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.

Beware Lesbian Abortion Cookies! 3 Outrageous Right-Wing Attacks on the Girl Scouts


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.

Why the Ownership of Personal Data in the Hands of a Few Should Worry Us


We need a better understanding of how our data is being used already and how it is likely to be used in the future.

Gay Ex-Ballplayer Has the Perfect Response to Christian Player’s Criticism of His ‘Lifestyle’


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.

'Get Your F*cking Kids Vaccinated': Jimmy Kimmel Wages War on Anti-Vaxxers


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.

'Politics Gone Hideously Wrong': Anti-Semitic Bullying Said to Contribute to a Missouri Official's Recent Suicide


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.

Snowpocalypse Now! Snowstorm Blankets Huge Swath of the Country


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.

A New Kind of Mental Disturbance? Drone Pilots Are Quitting in Droves


The people on the ground are not the only ones being traumatized. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.

WATCH: Larry Wilmore Talks Legalized Weed Revenue—'Who Knew There Was Money in Drugs?'


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.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Ridicules Drummed Up Clinton E-mail Gate


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.

Shot in the Chest, Racially Abused: 5 Horror Stories from the DOJ's Ferguson Police Report


The Fed's investigation turned up a widespread pattern of racist policing and civil rights violations.

Everglades To Be Killed This October by Florida's Own Koch Brothers


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.

Washington State Prosecutor Denounces Wife's Racist Facebook Posts About Muslims


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.

How the GOP Keeps Shooting Itself in the Foot


Compared to the George W. Bush era, today's Republican Party is so aggressively hostile to minorities they're sabotaging themselves.

Why White People Still Vote More Than African Americans


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.

'It’s the Blackness That Scares Everybody': Why White People Favor 'African Americans'


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.


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