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Why Are Dianne Feinstein and Janet Napolitano Backing a McCarthyite Push Against Palestine Activists?

Going to extremes to stifle a growing movement. Part three of an ongoing investigation for AlterNet. Read parts one and two. With a majority of schools in the University of California (UC) system and the UC Student Association voting...Show More Summary

Honeybees Are Facing a Global Threat, and If They Go, So Do We

Environmentalists and agribusiness are waging a pitched battle over the use of pesticides. “There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere,...Show More Summary

Joe Biden's Shameful Role in Creating America's Prison Nightmare

Is he hoping voters will just forget the fact that he led the charge for more police and more prisons? Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering throwing his hat in the ring for the presidency, spurred on by frontrunner Hillary Clinton's declining poll numbers and Bernie Sanders's rise. Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins & Bill Maher Still Baffled Why So Many Liberals Think They're Bigots -- Here's Why

Their moral libertarianism and attacks on Islam don't make them edgy "truth tellers", it makes them imperial stooges. Bill Maher and his good friend, Richard Dawkins, sat down on his show Real Time last night for the fifth time in almost...Show More Summary

Flush With Cash, Right-Wing Extremists Train the Future Zealots of Pro-Israel Campus Activism

McCarthyist tactics meet Internet technology. The following is part two of a four-part investigation. (Read part one here.) When David Horowitz appeared in Rancho Palos Verdes, California for his lavish annual West Coast Retreat on March 6, it less than two months ahead of the launch of the shadowy Canary Mission website. Show More Summary

WATCH: Esquire's Charlie Pierce on Oregon Massacre: 'One of Our Political Parties is Completely Insane'

"We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction." Esquire political blogger Charlie Pierce appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Show More Summary

We Finally Got Around to Ryan Adams' "1989." Here Are Our Instant Reactions to Every Track.

Editor's note: Earlier this week, I suggested to our own Ben Dreyfuss that he take a stab at reviewing Ryan Adams' new adaptation of Taylor Swift's hit album 1989. Given the chat that Ben and colleague James West published when Swift's version dropped last October, I figured it was a no-brainer. Show More Summary

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