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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

This is Bigger News Than Bobby Jindal's Health Care Plan

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made another effort to jump back into the upper tier of 2016 Republican presidential wannabes on Wednesday, releasing a 26-page plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with...something else.Show More Summary

Fast Food Workers Will Protest Again Today. Here's What They're Up Against.

On Thursday, New York McDonald's workers will stage a protest for better pay. It's the latest effort in what has become a national movement aimed at increasing fast food wages—which average $8.69 an hour—to $15 an hour. The odds are steep, because the restaurant industry is dead set against it. Show More Summary

The Worst Genocidal Tweet of the Year, Brought to You by This Former Breitbart Contributor

On Wednesday, a gunman went on a rampage at Fort Hood, Texas—the site of a mass shooting in November 2009—killing three people and injuring at least 16 others before taking his own life. The soldier was being treated for depression and anxiety. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for April 3, 2014

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 4th Marine Regiment, execute an amphibious assault simulation for Ssang Yong 14 at Dogue Beach, Pohang, South Korea, April 1, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the ROK to enhance interoperability between U.S. Show More Summary

Fox News Sends Reporter to Cover Spring Break in Florida. But What About Benghazi?

Fox News host and prominent knockout-game-myth purveyor Sean Hannity announced this week an investigation into spring break. Here's the first installment, in which Fox correspondent Ainsley Earhardt heads to Panama City. (For the second installment, click here). Show More Summary

Nun Reportedly Tells Catholic School Kids That Masturbation Makes Guys Gay

A Catholic nun has caused a firestorm after she allegedly told teens at Charlotte Catholic High School in North Carolina last month that masturbation can turn boys gay, and gay men have up to 1,000 sexual partners. Sister Jane Dominic...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for April 2, 2014

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Pfc. Justin Jones, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, gets into position as an enemy sniper, March 13, 2014. Show More Summary

Obama: "The Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay"

On Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced in a speech at the White House that more Americans than predicted had signed up for health coverage through the insurance exchanges during the first six months of enrollment. "7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through these marketplaces," the president said. Show More Summary

Google Bus Protest the Most San Francisco Thing Ever

This morning, a few dozen housing and inequality activists from Heart of the City surrounded a Google shuttle at 24th and Valencia Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. The purpose: to draw attention to a proposed tax hike...Show More Summary

Arizona Is the Latest Front in the War on Abortion Drugs

On Tuesday, the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion drugs went into effect in Arizona. Under a law that passed the state legislature in 2012 but was temporarily blocked by a federal lawsuit, doctors are required to prescribe the...Show More Summary

GOP Gov. Rick Scott Raising Big Bucks With Founder of Abusive Teen Boot Camps

This Thursday, a who's who of Florida big shots will hold a private, $1,000-a-head fundraiser for the Republican Party of Florida and Gov. Rick Scott's reelection effort, led by a host committee that includes Mel Sembler, the founder...Show More Summary

Read The Devastating Letter by a Harvard Sexual Assault Survivor

On Monday, the Harvard Crimson, the university's student newspaper, posted an anonymous letter written by a student and sexual assault survivor. The student details the aftermath of the alleged assault that occurred last year, and discusses how Harvard University administrators profoundly failed her. Show More Summary

GOP Sens. Cruz and Kirk Solicit Americans' Obamacare Horror Stories, Get Success Stories Instead

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a huge Obamacare foe, took to Facebook to ask Americans how the president's healthcare law is treating them. But the responses he received didn't line up with his own claim that "millions of people... Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for April 1, 2014

Republic of Korea Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participate in a mock amphibious landing during exercise Ssang Yong 2014 March 29, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance the interoperability of U.S. Show More Summary

How About a Dolores Huerta Day?

March 31 is Cesar Chavez's birthday and a national holiday honoring his pioneering activism (which is the subject of a new feature film) around farm-workers rights. He is perhaps best known as a founder of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), now the United Farm Workers, a labor union. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 31, 2014

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Justin A. Green rappels down 50-foot tower March 18 during the first day of the three-day Mountain Warfare Training Course at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pohang, Republic of Korea. During the training, ROK Marines instructed U.S. Show More Summary

Gay Marriage Is Now Legal in England & Wales

Same-sex couples can now legally marry in England and Wales. Parliament had passed the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act last July, but because of various implementation deadlines, it wasn't until today that couples could actually wed....Show More Summary

Washington NFL Team's New Native American Foundation Is Already Off to a Great Start

The CEO of the Washington football team's recently unveiled Original Americans Foundation also runs an organization that was criticized in a federal investigation for wasting nearly $1 million and providing "no benefit" after receiving...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 28, 2014

Spc. Sergio Depena and Pfc. John Conley, Company B, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard, carry out a fire mission using 60 mm mortars at Joint Base Dix-McGuaire-Lakehurst, NJ on March 21, 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class James C. Lally, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs /Released)

In Defense of Scott Brown, Carpetbagger

Illustration: Thomas Nast/Library of Congress; Scott Brown: Seamas Culligan/ZUMA Scott Brown has a carpetbagging problem. On Monday, the former Republican senator from Massachusetts—who is now running for Senate in New Hampshire—defended his Granite State bona fides by taking a page from Lisa Simpson: "Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. Show More Summary

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