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How the DNC Is Subtly Rebuking Donald Trump’s Mockery of a Disabled Reporter

Last fall, in a campaign stop in South Carolina, Donald Trump imitated a New York Times reporter who has a congenital condition that limits the movement in his joints. “You've got to see this guy, ‘Ah, I don't know what I said! I don't remember!’” Trump jeered, jerking his hands around and distorting his voice. Show More Summary

Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal to TBS on Sexist Tweet: “Delete Your Account”

For a few blessed moments on Monday night, the stars of Samantha Bee and Michelle Obama fell into alignment. Less than two hours before Obama applauded Hillary Clinton for sticking it out in public service while haters mocked her looks and laugh, Bee took her own television network to task for comparing the Democratic presidential nominee to a yelping hyena.

Meet the Allens, the “Off-Grid” Family Who Wants Your Support to Survive

The first thing the Allens, a British family of four, want you to know about them is that they are followers of something they call off-grid parenting. This includes common, and sometimes questionable, alternative parenting practices like homeschooling, avoiding vaccinations and modern medicine, co-sleeping, and extended breastfeeding. Show More Summary

Channeling Trump, Italian Politician Compares Colleague to a Sex Doll

Proving that America has no monopoly on gross misogyny—as the GOP nominee for president Donald Trump might make some believe—on Monday the leader of Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, compared Laura Boldrini, the speaker of the lower house of the Italian parliament, to a sex doll. Show More Summary

The CDC Says Doctors Should Screen More Pregnant Women for Zika

Doctors in the U.S. should proactively screen at-risk pregnant women for the Zika virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “All pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories should be assessed for possible Zika virus exposure at each prenatal care visit,” reads a new memo the CDC released on Monday.

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson Accused by Ex-Wife of Decades of Domestic Abuse

According to documents obtained by Politico, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson’s ex-wife, Lolita Grayson, went to police repeatedly over a two-decade period with accusations of domestic abuse. Congressman Grayson is in a tight Senate race against Rep. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Thinks He’s Doing Well With Women, Needs a Math Lesson

When it comes to the needs and wants of female voters, the best Donald Trump can do is shrug. At a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday, the most openly misogynist presidential candidate in modern history explained the yawning gender gap among his supporters by saying “I don’t know what is going on with the women here.”

BoJack Horseman's Abortion Episode Refuses to Take its Topic Seriously

In a recent episode of the terrific Hulu original series Difficult People, stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner blithely push through a crowd of protesters. Caught up in conversation, their characters pay little attention to the crowd, dismissing the placard-waving assemblage as a group of tourists. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Just Made the Best Possible Argument Against Donald Trump: Our Kids

There are few, if any, politicians who can give a speech through the lens of parenthood without sounding like they’re putting on folksy airs while their nannies put the kids to bed.

The WNBA’s Black Lives Matter Protest Has Set a New Standard for Sports Activism

This month, the WNBA has become the site of one of the most united, persistent political statements in sports history. In recent weeks, entire teams and their owners have come out in support of the Black Live Matters movement, and their...Show More Summary

Important Question: Was Tim Kaine a Hottie Once?

It has come to our attention that some people are asking whether Tim Kaine, the Democratic candidate for vice president, used to be hot. First of all, we thank you for raising this important issue. Evaluating a politician’s past hotness is one of the most crucial parts of our democratic process, but it can also be confusing terrain. Show More Summary

New Reports of Sexual Harassment at Fox News Are Horrifying, Unsurprising

In her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hinted at a company culture nearly as hostile to women as the alleged creep at the top. Her Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy “shushed” her on air, mocked her during commercial breaks, and treated her like a “blond female prop,” Carlson claimed. Show More Summary

By Picking Anti-Abortion Tim Kaine, Hillary Is Testing Feminists’ Loyalty

After months of speculation that Hillary Clinton might select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, creating the first-ever two-woman ticket, or perhaps Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a civil rights lawyer who would’ve been the first Latino VP, her choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will bitterly disappoint some of her most progressive supporters.

Court Vacates Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction, Landing a Blow Against “Personhood” Laws

The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the February 2015 conviction of Purvi Patel, an Indiana woman sentenced to 30 years in prison with 10 years suspended for allegedly taking black-market abortion pills. Patel became the first woman in the country to be convicted of “feticide” for self-inducing an abortion.

Why Roger Ailes’ Resignation Doesn’t Feel As Good As We Thought It Would

In the weeks since Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, his personal and professional reputations have taken a severe public beating. Carlson’s legal team says more than 20 women have...Show More Summary

Condoms, More Than 10,000 Years Old, Are Too “Modern” for Mike Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the perfect running mate for a candidate who has pledged to “Make America Great Again,” in other words, to pull our country back in time, as Buzzfeed reminded us on Thursday by digging up some comments Pence made back in 2002. The gist: Even the George W. Bush administration was too “modern” and “liberal” for our would-be VP.

The GOP’s Godless Convention

In 1992, Pat Buchanan gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that became instantly notorious for its paranoid racism, crescendoing in an ugly evocation of the Los Angeles riots. Donald Trump’s dark and distorted keynote Thursday night was in many ways a re-upping of Buchanan’s noxious vision. Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump Wants to Convince You that Her Father Is Hillary Clinton

The 2016 Republican National Convention has suffered from a serious anecdote deficit, with even Donald Trump’s nearest and dearest struggling to come up with the kinds of charming, detail-rich personal tales that serve to “humanize” a candidate. Show More Summary

Look at Vintage Photos of a (Brunette!) Hillary Clinton in Bow-Tie Blouses and Midi-Skirts

God bless Chelsea Clinton. Just when we were getting a little fed up with the Republican National Convention’s hold on the news cycle, she swooped with exactly the pick-me-up we needed: a “throwback Thursday” post full of glorious vintage photos of her mother. Show More Summary

Roger Ailes’ Forced Resignation Is a Repudiation of the Fox News Worldview

Rumors of Roger Ailes’ ouster as chairman and CEO of Fox News have been circulating for days, but his resignation on Thursday still felt like a momentous event. The 20-year veteran of America’s most-watched cable news network, whoseShow More Summary

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