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Why Bernie Sanders Is a Welcome Addition to the 2016 Democratic Primary Race

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has finally announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, making him Hillary Clinton’s first declared challenger. With her campaign already beset with scandal over sketchy donations to the Clinton Foundation, and Elizabeth Warren’s perpetual resistance to running, many liberals see the 73-year-old Sanders as a... More »

The GOP Continues Its Quest to Court America’s Most Influential Political Thinker, Pitbull

Trusted political news network TMZ spotted potential presidential hopeful Jeb Bush in Washington, D.C., this morning, and asked him one very hard-hitting question: Who, living or dead, would you most like to attend a baseball game with? At first, Bush gave a boring answer — Teddy Roosevelt — before deciding he'd add... More »

‘Clinton Cash’ Inspires a Few Conservatives to Defend Clinton

Since Clinton Cash scattered its scoops about the Clinton Foundation's finances on the public discourse, people on the left and right, as well as the generally skeptical or cynical, have been quick to add this to the crowd-sourced list of reasons to be wary of the Clintons.  However, Hillary Clinton... More »

‘I Also Cry During Clicking’: A Nepalese Photographer Captures the Earthquake’s Aftermath in His City

Deependra Bajracharya and his family are living under a plastic tent in a football field at an army camp. It is one of the only open spaces near his old home in Dallu, a section of Kathmandu, Nepal. His house still stands, but Bajracharya spotted a sinister crack in its foundation.... More »

Bernie Sanders Is Officially Running for President — That Doesn’t Mean You Can Ask Him About Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders launched his campaign for president Thursday like only he could: briefly, bluntly, and without the sentimentalism and carefully coordinated stagecraft that characterizes most political campaigns. Three minutes after noon, he exited the Senate, his shaggy white hair blowing around in the wind, and made his way toward the... More »

Carl and His Friend Swear That Carl Punched a Bear in the Face

Seventy-three-year-old Carl Moore could hear his Lacy whimpering outside his house in Meadow Vista, California, on April 20. Given that he loves the Chihuahua like a daughter, and his other 15-year-old dog isn't much of a protector anymore, he rushed outside to see what was going on.   Waiting for... More »

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton Releases New Report Defending Broken Windows Policing

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton released a 41-page report today detailing the effect of Broken Windows policing on New York's crime rate. The report states that misdemeanor arrests "forestall felony crime" and attributes the controversial policing tactic to New York's reduced felony crime numbers.According to the report's findings, "enforcement actions" —... More »

New Poll Finds That 10-Year-Olds Think Your Life Is Basically Over at 46

It's the tenth anniversary of United Healthcare's poll of 100 100-year-olds, and they decided to celebrate by also interviewing 100 10-year-olds. Given the small sample size — centenarians are probably hard to get in touch with — the survey is by no means scientific and has a margin of error... More »

Sixth-Grade Presidential Interviewer Gets Impatient With Obama’s Long-Winded Answers

Osman Yaya, a sixth-grader from Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Maryland, interviewed President Obama today at a public library in D.C. Unlike most presidential interviewers, he had the courage to tell Obama that his answers are sometimes too long and boring.  At one point, Obama gave an extended answer about... More »

Chipotle Is Promoting Opportunistic Anti-Science Hysteria

Imagine what would happen if a celebrity or the head of a major company took a proud public stance that ran contrary to the overwhelming consensus of the world’s major health and science organizations. We know the answer because this happens all the time: When Jenny McCarthy argues that there’s... More »

Jon Stewart Interviews Judith Miller, and It Makes Him ‘Incredibly Sad’

Former New York Times journalist Judith Miller's uncomfortable media tour for her new book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, is somehow still going, despite the fact that she has had to go through TV appearances in whcih she was asked, “Your stories were wrong, right?" and “But you don’t think this is a... More »

Baltimore Police Say They’ve Completed the Investigation Into Freddie Gray’s Death

The Baltimore Police Department announced in a press conference on Thursday that its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray is complete, and it is handing the findings over to the State Attorney's office, which will ultimately decide whether or not to press charges. The full investigation will not be... More »

Nearly 75 Percent of the Top Political Donors in 2014 Were Men

The Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics just released a report on the 2014 midterms' top spenders. It showed that 31,976 donors —.01 percent of the entire population of the United States — spent about $1.18 billion in political contributions. Three people from that already small group contributed more than... More »

Karl Rove Still in Post-Traumatic Shock From Bush Administration

Karl Rove is a Wall Street Journal opinion columnist, Republican fund-raiser and strategist, and occasional on-air critic of election results. He is also the victim of a severe psychological trauma that has rendered him unable to recollect anything that transpired between January 2001 and 2009, when he masterminded one of... More »

Nipple-Eating Zebra Looking for a New Home After Eating Nipple

A beloved pet zebra in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is looking for a new home after his nipple hunger got the best of him. Hate when that happens.The zebra, who has lived with his unnamed owner for over 10 years, partially bit off Leonard Overcash's nipple while he was doing yard work.... More »

More Than 100 People Arrested in NYC Freddie Gray Protests

More than 1,000 peaceful protesters gathered in Union Square to march in solidarity with activists in Baltimore and protest the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in Baltimore police custody two weeks ago. The protesters marched behind a "Black Lives Matter" banner as police warned them... More »

How One Woman Could Destroy Uber’s Business Model — and Take the Entire ‘On-Demand’ Economy Down With It

One of the perks of being a top Uber driver is the company’s employee-of-the-week award. It’s called the Sixth Star prize, and it comes with a swag bag and a $1,000 American Express gift card. It’s the sort of thing that all sorts of big companies do to encourage their... More »

Jury in Etan Patz Case Says They Can’t Reach a Verdict

After a three-month trial and ten days of deliberations, the jury tasked with determining whether Pedro Hernandez kidnapped and murdered 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 gave up — or at least, they tried to. According to The Wall Street Journal, shortly after noon on Wednesday, the jurors sent Justice Maxwell... More »

Police Leak Claims Freddie Gray Was ‘Intentionally Trying to Injure Himself’

Here's the last thing that Baltimore needs right now: On Wednesday night, as relatively calm protests over the death of Freddie Gray were taking place across the country, we learned of a police document that makes an outrageous claim about how he sustained a fatal spinal cord injury. The Washington... More »

Freddie Gray Protests Spread Across the Country with Thousands Marching Against Police Brutality

Two nights after Baltimore was burned and looted by rioters, the city's curfew appears to be working. National Guardsmen and police in riot gear were stationed through the city once again, but at 10:00 p.m. only a few stragglers were still out. Members of the community were credited with helping... More »

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