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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Facebook Is Being Sued for Gender and Racial Discrimination. Here's Why.

In a lawsuit filed against Facebook on Monday, former employee Chia Hong accused the company of gender discrimination, racial discrimination, and sexual harassment. She is represented by Lawless & Lawless, the same law firm representing Ellen Pao in the high-profile gender discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Show More Summary

UVA Student's Violent Arrest Over Fake ID Sparks Outrage And Calls for #JusticeForMartese

Images and footage capturing the arrest of Martese Johnson, a University of Virginia student who needed 10 stitches after being arrested by state liquor police for allegedly having a fake ID, prompted large protests at UVA's Charlottesville...Show More Summary

Even Life Insurance Actuaries Are Coming Around on Pot

A copy of Contingencies—the official magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries—came in the mail on Monday. I don't know why—I'm not an actuary; I'm not even in a celebrity death pool. But there's some interesting stuff in there. AAA president Mary D. Show More Summary

Obama Just Officially Decided White House Emails Aren't Subject to the Freedom of Information Act

Civil liberties advocates are adding another strike to the Obama administration's record on transparency: on Monday, the White House announced that it is officially ending the Freedom of Information Act obligations of its Office of Administration. Show More Summary

If You Own a Pitchfork, You Will Grab It When You See This Chart

This statistic provides a pretty compelling snapshot of the severity of our income gap: In 2014, Wall Street's bonus pool was roughly double the combined earnings of all Americans working full-time jobs at minimum wage. That sobering...Show More Summary

This Man Is Missing a Chunk of His Brain. The Missouri Supreme Court Says It's Okay to Execute Him.

Cecil Clayton, a mentally ill Missouri man facing execution on Tuesday, was denied a crucial avenue to clemency this weekend: The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that Clayton is competent to be executed. But he's missing one-fifth of his frontal lobe. Clayton, 74, was sentenced to death in 1997 for murdering a police officer. Show More Summary

Key Obama Adviser: "There’s Never Been a Time When We’ve Taken Progressive Action and Regretted It."

Here to jump start your weekend is a "Quote of the Week," taken from Jonathan Chait's interview with longtime Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer, who worked closely with president from the 2008 campaign until his resignation last week. Their conversation focused on the president's embrace of liberalism in the face of a staunch GOP-controlled Congress. Show More Summary

This Arizona Lawmaker Bravely Revealed Her Sexual Assault to Fight a Restrictive Abortion Bill

Arizona state Rep. Victoria Steele (D) revealed during emotional testimony Wednesday that she was molested by a male relative when she was a young girl. Steele, who was speaking against a bill that would make it harder for women to elect...Show More Summary

The NYPD Is Editing the Wikipedia Pages of Eric Garner, Sean Bell

Edits to the Wikipedia entries of several high-profile police brutality cases, including those of Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, and Sean Bell, trace back to the headquarters of the New York Police Department, Capital New York reports this morning. Show More Summary

Joe Biden Blasts Republicans for Letter to Iran

Joe Biden's pissed. Yesterday, 47 GOP senators sent a letter to Iranian leaders suggesting that the negotiations with President Obama over their nuclear program were essentially a waste of time, stating: "The next president could revoke...Show More Summary

Watch Hillary Clinton Address Email Controversy

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to respond to questions from reporters regarding the ongoing controversy over her exclusive use of personal email while she was serving as secretary of state. You can watch the press conference...Show More Summary

Iran's Foreign Minister Dismisses GOP Letter as "Propaganda Ploy"

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif responded to a controversial letter signed by 47 GOP senators urging Iran to reject a nuclear deal with the United States, dismissing the message as "mostly a propaganda ploy" that aimed to undermine President Barack Obama's diplomatic efforts. Show More Summary

50 Years Ago Today, "Bloody Sunday" Catalyzed The Civil Rights Movement. Are We Backsliding?

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" assault in Alabama, where on March 7, 1965, police violently assaulted hundreds of demonstrators attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery to protest the fatal policeShow More Summary

Tea Party Darling Ben Carson Says Prisoners Prove That Homosexuality Is A Choice

Ben Carson, the prospective 2016 presidential hopeful beloved by Tea Partiers, told CNN host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he believes homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice—because "a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison...Show More Summary

Obama: Netanyahu's Speech Fails to Offer "Viable Alternatives" on Iran

President Barack Obama weighed in on Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial address to Congress on Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister's remarks did not provide any "viable alternatives" to preventing Iran from securing a nuclearShow More Summary

DOJ Finds Pervasive Racial Bias at Ferguson Police Department

The Department of Justice has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department engaged in racially biased practices, including disproportionately arresting African-Americans during routine traffic stops. The findings are the result of an...Show More Summary

Hero Mom Has the Perfect Response to Son Begging to Join ISIS

Everyone of us can relate to having once been a stupid teenager, irrationally whining to our parents about needing to hang out with that group, wear this outfit, etc. Such is the case of 19-year-old Akhror Saidakhmetov of Brooklyn who had a burning desire to join club ISIS, like all the cool kids seem to be doing these days. Show More Summary

Sean Hannity Said Some Something Really Creepy at CPAC Today

In his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning, Fox News' Sean Hannity had some downright creepy things to say about the "young, good-looking crowd:" I can look out in the crowd, I kinda have Fox X-ray vision, and I can see that some of you women, you don't even know it yet, but you're pregnant. Show More Summary

California's 3-Strike Prison Reform Is Working

California's three-strikes law used to mean that all third-time felons had to spend at least 25 years behind bars—pretty harsh, considering that the third strike could be the result of stealing a $2.50 pair of tube socks. Last year,Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Launches New Battle Against the Fed

While speaking before the Senate's Banking Committee on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hit Fed Chair Janet Yellen with a string of harsh questions over the performance of Scott Alvarez, the Fed's general counsel, who is atShow More Summary

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