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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Deadly Missouri Flooding Forces Town Evacuations as Waters Continue to Rise

At least 20 people have been killed by severe flooding in Missouri, where several towns along the Mississippi River have been forced to evacuate due to rising floodwaters that are predicted to break records in the next few days. Such...Show More Summary

This Chart Shows America Has a Unique Problem With Gun Violence

On Christmas Day, in a bitter reminder that, unlike stores and offices, gun violence in America doesn't stop during the holidays, 27 people were killed and 63 others were injured by firearms, according to the Gun Violence Archive. As...Show More Summary

Kentucky's New Governor Wastes No Time in Revoking Ex-Felons' Right to Vote

Two weeks before leaving office, the outgoing governor of Kentucky, Democrat Steve Beshear, set up an application process to restore voting rights to to the state's ex-felons. Kentucky is one of three states today that permanently disenfranchise...Show More Summary

The NBA Just Joined the Gun Control Fight With This Moving Video

Top players from the National Basketball Association have partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety in a new 30-second advertisement urging an end to gun violence in the United States. The New York Times reported that the collaboration...Show More Summary

Was New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez Drunk at Rowdy Hotel Party?

A new audio recording released by Santa Fe police on Tuesday suggests that New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, once a rising star within the Republican party, appeared to be "inebriated" inside a hotel room where a party for her friends and staff was taking place. Show More Summary

Surprise! Donald Trump's Tax Plan Helps Donald Trump

Back in September, Donald Trump put forth a tax plan that pledged to help middle-class Americans and take aim at the "hedge fund guys." That four-page proposal was criticized for being vague on the details. It also raised eyebrows with...Show More Summary

It's 2015 and a Woman is Being Charged with Murder for Being Forced to Use a Coathanger for an Abortion

Anna Yocca, who made national headlines last week for attempting to self-induce a miscarriage with a coat hanger and being arrested for murder, pled "not guilty" today to charges of first-degree murder. A little more than a dozen abortion...Show More Summary

"Gay Conversion Therapy" Group in New Jersey to Permanently Shut Down

A so-called "gay conversion therapy" group in New Jersey has agreed to permanently close its doors after losing a landmark court battle this summer. As Mother Jones reported, a jury determined in June that Jews Offering New Alternatives...Show More Summary

Sanders Threatens to Sue Democratic Party in Data Breach Dustup

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sanders' campaign manager, threatened legal action against the Democratic National Committee for cutting off the Sanders' presidential campaign from critical voter data, such as addresses and phone numbers of potential supporters. Show More Summary

This Is the Most Damning and Acccurate Summary of This Week's GOP Debate We've Seen So Far

If you missed this week's Republican debate hosted by CNN in Las Vegas, don't worry. Our friends at Fusion have produced this highlights reel that pretty much sums up all the war-mongering and terror-posturing you could possibly stomach. Show More Summary

"Most Hated Man in America" Martin Shkreli Was Just Arrested for Securities Fraud

Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old pharmaceuticals executive who landed in the news in September for price-gouging a life-saving drug by a staggering 5,000 percent, was arrested on Thursday for securities fraud. Bloomberg reports federal agents arrested the Turing CEO at his Manhattan home. Show More Summary

The Most-Searched Word of 2015 Is "Socialism"

When Bernie Sanders first announced he was running for president back in April, many pundits were quick to dismiss the chances of a self-described "democratic socialist" defeating Hillary Clinton, let alone making it to the White House. Show More Summary

New York Announces Plan to Overhaul Solitary Confinement System

On Wednesday, New York state officials announced a plan to overhaul policies to reduce the number of inmates in solitary confinement. The changes are part of a settlement deal that puts an end to a five-year New York Civil LibertiesShow More Summary

Finally, "Hotline Bling" Gets the Presidential Treatment It Deserves

Still reeling from the awesomeness that is Bernie Sanders dad-dancing his way through "Hotline Bling?" Well, that masterpiece just got topped with the ultimate parody video featuring President Barack Obama "singing" the hit single. We...Show More Summary

A GOP Lawmaker Wants to Crack Down on College Athletes Who Join Mizzou-Like Boycotts

On November 7, more than 30 football players at the University of Missouri linked arms and threatened to boycott games and practices over the university's handling of a series of racially charged incidents on campus. The players' involvement...Show More Summary

All Public Schools in Los Angeles County Shut Down Due to "Credible Terror Threat"

All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were directed to close early Tuesday morning after officials received a "credible terrorist threat" affecting multiple schools in the district. It's the country's second largestShow More Summary

Trump Supporter Shouts For Black Lives Matter Protester to be Lit "On Fire"

As a Black Lives Matter protester was forcibly removed from a Donald Trump rally on Monday, supporters of the Republican frontrunner were heard yelling "kick his ass" and "light the motherfucker on fire." And about ten minutes into the Trump rally, this happens. Show More Summary

Bowe Bergdahl Ordered to Face Court Martial

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant whose 2014 release by the Taliban prompted a firestorm of controversy over the nature of his five-year captivity, was ordered by a high-ranking Army commander on Monday to face a court martial on charges...Show More Summary

Trump Blames Obama for His Hair Problems

Donald Trump's hair is not as clean he would like, and he says it's the president's fault. At a campaign event in Aiken, South Carolina, the Republican presidential front-runner was asked about the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" rule, issued earlier this year. Show More Summary

Trump Soars to New Heights in Poll After Proposing Muslim Ban

A week after proposing to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, Donald Trump has reached new heights in the polls. The real estate tycoon has 41 percent nationally in the Republican presidential contest, according to a survey released Monday by Monmouth University—27 points ahead of the rest of the field. Show More Summary

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