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Watch Larry Wilmore Explain How You Can't Escape the Koch Brothers

After learning that the Koch brothers and their allies plan on spending a whopping $889 million on 2016 elections, Larry Wilmore took to his TV show Wednesday evening to announce his intention to boycott all Koch Industries products. "I'm sorry, I can't get behind these guys," Wilmore explained. Show More Summary

The NFL Has a Domestic-Violence Problem, But All We Got Was This PSA

Ever since the NFL embarrassingly mishandled the Ray Rice domestic-assault incident this summer, the league has tried to prove it has become enlightened about violence against women. Its latest attempt? A 30-second Super Bowl ad. The...Show More Summary

8 Crazy Quotes In Support of Celebrating Robert E. Lee on MLK Day

Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama are the only three states in the country that celebrate Robert E. Lee on the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Their reasoning for the combo celebration is that the two have birthdays...Show More Summary

No, Saudi TV Didn't Blur Out Michelle Obama's Face When the President Met King Salman

Twitter is hopping right now about how Saudi TV allegedly blurred Michelle Obama's face, thanks to this YouTube video: Saudi TV blurred out Michelle Obama's face when she and Barack met King Salman! — Jack Moore...Show More Summary

Check Out the Adorable Creatures and Gorgeous Vistas Obama Wants to Protect in Alaska

On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will call on Congress to increase the protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by adding more than 12 million acres of it to the National Wilderness Preservation System—the highest level of conservation protection. Show More Summary

Here's How Much You Should Tip Your Delivery Guy During A Blizzard

As you may have heard, a blizzard is about to destroy life as we know it on the Eastern seaboard. Your children, your children's children, their children's children will all learn of this snowfall in stories. If a normal snowstorm is,...Show More Summary

In This Hopeful New Video, UNICEF and EDM Artist RL Grime Tackle the Horrors of Child Marriage

Every year around the world, more than 14 million girls are wed, typically to much older men, before they turn 18. The child brides, who more often than not are forced into these marriages by their parents, find themselves socially isolated and more likely than older wives to be beaten by their husbands or in-laws. Show More Summary

The Go-Betweens, Expert Edition

Led by gifted singer-songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan, Australia's Go-Betweens were a jangly folk-rock combo that compiled an impressive body of work from the late '70s to late '80s, broke up, and then reunited for another strong run in the early 2000s—until McLennan suffered a fatal heart attack in 2006. Show More Summary

This Washington Post Headline Is the Funniest Thing You'll Read All Weekend

Got the winter blues? Well, turn that frown upside down! Here's a thing to make you smile. Sarah Palin says she’s "seriously interested" in a 2016 campaign — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 24, 2015 In...Show More Summary

This Is Why Under-Inflated Footballs Could Have Given Tom Brady An Advantage

To those of us for whom the nuances of professional football tactics are a bit of a mystery, there was one question looming over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's surreal Ballghazi press conference yesterday that went unanswered:...Show More Summary

Black Man Lawfully Carrying Gun Gets Pummeled by White Vigilante at Walmart

There is no shortage of debate about whether allowing citizens to carry concealed guns makes society safer. You may be shocked to learn that the answer could depend in part on the color of a citizen's skin. Exhibit A this week, fromShow More Summary

Melinda Gates Shames Anti-Vaxxers "Who Have Forgotten What Measles Death Looks Like"

On the heels of an increasingly widening measles outbreak at Disneyland in California, where at least 28 of the people infected were reportedly unvaccinated, Melinda Gates is urging parents to take advantage of healthcare resources in...Show More Summary

Netflix Just Released the Trailer for Tina Fey's New Sitcom And It Looks Incredible

Welcome to your new favorite thing. Finally, a glimpse of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt—the latest from Tina Fey and the team behind 30 Rock—which comes to Netflix on March 6. Reminiscent of the recent rash of reality TV shows like Breaking...Show More Summary

Listen to Tom Brady Talk About His Deflated Balls...and ISIS

Tom Brady would like you to know that he is innocent...also, "this isn't ISIS." Here is a video, courtesy from our friend across the aisle the National Review. Also, he is a Vine of just the ISIS part. Sports!

Dinesh D'Souza Says Obama Hasn't Lived the "African American Experience" Because He Grew Up in Hawaii

Barack Obama is an African American man. He is black and he was born in Hawaii. He is the president of the United States. Despite all this, conservative author and convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza tried to convince Fox News host MegynShow More Summary

If You Watch "The Good Wife," This Tweet Is Going To Blow Your Mind

The Good Wife is the best show in the world. It's on hiatus until March 1 and I was really upset about it but at least this happened tonight: Michelle Obama is on her Alicia Florrick tonight — and I am here for it. (cc: @emilynussbaum, @SPBVIP): — S. Show More Summary

Alabama School Superintendent Stops Students From Going to See "Selma"

Last week, a school superintendent in Alabama turned down a request from a group of high school students to go to a screening of Selma, the critically acclaimed film about Martin Luther King Jr.'s crusade for civil rights in Alabama,...Show More Summary

Ty Segall's new EP, "Mr. Face," Is a Tasty Treat

Ty Segall Mr. Face Famous Class Ty Segall just can't stop making music—solo, in his band, or in collaboration with others; on singles, EPs and albums. He unleashes a flood of psychedelic garage rock with manic fervor, suggesting a condemned man desperate to be heard before his time runs out. Show More Summary

"Baby Turtle Eating Strawberry" Is the Most Adorable Thing I Have Ever Seen

I don't know if this is real. I don't know the context. I saw it on Twitter and it appears to be from some fly-by-night viral Vine account. So full disclosure, that could very well be an ambitious USC undergraduate in a turtle costume. Show More Summary

"Daily Show" Explains the Absurdity in Alabama's New Abortion Law That Appoints Lawyers for Fetuses

Thanks to a new law in Alabama, pregnant teenagers seeking an abortion must receive parental consent. If she is unable to get permission, she is then forced to go to trial, giving judges the right to appoint attorneys to defend the unborn fetus. This all sounds insane. Show More Summary

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