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The Washington Free Beacon Is Unapologetically Conservative. It's Also Kind of Good.

On July 21, 2013, Sen. Rand Paul reluctantly accepted the resignation of Jack Hunter, a.k.a. the "Southern Avenger." Hunter had been one of the senator's closest aides and had coauthored the Kentucky Republican's 2011 book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington. Show More Summary

How a Confused Mom Drove Through a White House Checkpoint and Ended Up Dead

By Jennifer Gonnerman | Thurs Mar. 11, 2015 03:00 PM ET A t 2:13 p.m. on October 3, 2013—10 months before Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, nine months before Eric Garner was choked in Staten Island—a 34-year-old African American woman drove into a checkpoint in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

Ebola’s Legacy: A Potentially Horrifying Measles Outbreak in West Africa

Since the first case was detected last March, Ebola has claimed the lives of over 10,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The total death toll just surpassed 10,000, as of Thursday. But the deadliest and costliest outbreak...Show More Summary

This Democratic Congresswoman Wants the FBI to Take on Gamergate

Congress' next target: the often-vitriolic online movement known as Gamergate. On Tuesday Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), backed by the National Organization for Women and the Human Rights Campaign, asked her House colleagues to join...Show More Summary

Cruz the Politician Champions the Death Penalty. Cruz the Private Lawyer Did Something Else.

In December, when a mentally ill Texas man convicted of murder was poised to be executed—and a number of prominent conservatives were calling to postpone the killing—Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declined to criticize the pending execution. Show More Summary

Two Police Officers Shot During Ferguson Protest After Police Chief Resigns

Two police officers were shot near a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday night, according to St Louis police officials. In a press briefing just before 2 a.m. local time Thursday morning, St. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar confirmed that one officer was wounded in the shoulder, and another officer was shot in the face. Show More Summary

Missouri Is About to Execute a Man Who's Missing Part of His Brain

Cecil Clayton, 74, who had parts of his brain removed after an accident 40 years ago, is scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday. He was convicted of first-degree murder after killing a cop in 1996. Unless Missouri's Supreme Court, a federal court, or Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Short Takes: "Champs"

Champs BERT MARCUS PRODUCTIONS Champs doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. Is it a paean to boxing mythology that relies on celebrity fans (Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, 50 Cent, and Mary J. Blige) to sing its praises? Is it...Show More Summary

Beer Brewers Unite to Call for Action on Climate Change

This story originally appeared at the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A group of 24 brewers from across the country have come together to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their operations...Show More Summary

Why Are US Taxpayers Subsidizing Right-Wing Israeli Settlers?

A few weeks before Benjamin Netanyahu's delivered his controversial address to Congress, the Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli Prime Minister was considering a campaign trip to Hebron, a right-wing settler community in the Israel-occupied West Bank. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Is the Worst Candidate for the Environment

Scott Walker is killing it with Republicans. The Wisconsin governor is one of his party's rising stars—thanks to his ongoing and largely successful war against his state's labor unions, a fight that culminated Monday with the signing...Show More Summary

McDonald's May Soon Serve Kale—After Promising Never to Serve Kale

So remember way back in January when McDonald's promised it would never serve kale? Well, forget all that, because now the brand may soon do the very thing it vowed not to do just over two months ago. Nation's Restaurant News has the...Show More Summary

The Return of the Clinton Media Persecution Complex

It is, unfortunately, an old and all-too familiar story. A Clinton, meaning Bill or Hillary, does something wrong (or possibly wrong). The media pounces; the Clinton antagonists of the right hit the warpath. Immediately, the ClintonShow More Summary

Music Review: "Mama Let the Wolf In" by Allison Moorer

TRACK 9 "Mama Let the Wolf In" From Allison Moorer's Down to Believing EONE NASHVILLE Liner notes: Allison Moorer sheds her honeyed country twang on a nasty swamp-rock rave-up inspired by her son's autism diagnosis, shouting, "I'd do...Show More Summary

Quick Reads: "Spring Chicken" by Bill Gifford

Spring Chicken By Bill Gifford GRAND CENTRAL You've got to be a tad loony to think you can defy death, and so it is with Bill Gifford's cast of anti-aging researchers and obsessives, whose strategies range from testosterone shots to self-starvation. Show More Summary

Washington's Biggest Hawk Wants to Be Secretary of Defense—So He's Running for President

As 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls have kick-started their pre-primary, not-yet-official campaigns, a burning question has arisen: Why is Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina with little national following and...Show More Summary

These Gory New Hunting Competitions Have Taken the Country By Storm

This story was published by FairWarning, a Los Angeles-based news organization focused on public health, safety and environmental issues. Standing in a West Texas sporting goods store parking lot on a recent Sunday morning, Margaret Lloyd felt like she'd wandered onto the set of a gory movie. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Just Blatantly Pandered To Iowa's Corn Farmers

As the Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker has resisted the federal government's support of the biofuel industry. But last weekend, within the borders of corn-rich Iowa—the state upon which Walker appears most intensely focused for his all-but-announced presidential bid—he sang a different tune. Show More Summary

Get Ready for the Conservative Assault on Where Transgender Americans Pee

If lawmakers in Florida, Texas, and Kentucky have their way, transgender people would be breaking the law when using the bathroom of their choice. Bills introduced in three states over the past month would make it illegal for an individual...Show More Summary

People On Food Stamps Make Healthier Grocery Decisions Than Most of Us

The Dollar General in Austin's gritty northeast—the neighborhood where I grew up—is a squat, warehouselike structure about twice the size of a suburban convenience store. Amid the dull flicker of fluorescent lights and the grinding hum...Show More Summary

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