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5 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: Fiorina Terrifies Children Nationwide

Glenn Beck's Cheeto faceplant was not to be missed. The week was overflowing with right-wing assholery mixed with a generous dollop of buffoonery. As Trump’s inevitability grew stronger, he launched his sexist Hillary-bashing campaign in earnest. Show More Summary

Glenn Beck Mocks Donald Trump by Covering His Face With Crushed-Up Cheetos

Area loudmouth racist buffoon gets mad at other loudmouth racist buffoon. On his radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his co-hosts mocked Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for looking like an "orange racoon" and wondered how he obtained his unnatural hue. Show More Summary

This Week, Donald Trump Reminded Us of Something Very Important: His Disdain for Women Oozes From His Pores

Donald Trump's sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton reveal how he really feels about women. Donald Trump claims that he “loves” women, “cherishes” women, and that as president he will be great for women. But this obligatory campaign rhetoric does not seem to match his actual beliefs. Show More Summary

Watch a NASA Scientist and a Yellow Puppet Explore Greenland’s Melting Glaciers

For a sign that Josh Willis isn't your typical NASA scientist, let's start with the name of his major new climate study: Oceans Melting Greenland. That's "OMG," if your mind isn't the sort to instantly elide everything into texting lingo. Willis,...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Addiction, Drugs Are Not Really the Problem

What do the 1994 Crime Bill and our current heroin scare have in common? Blaming social and human problems on drugs. Columbia University neuropsychologist Carl Hart has written a bestseller, High Price, comprising two related parts:Show More Summary

Is Your Sex and Relationships Language Inadvertently Communicating Misogyny?

"Tap that," "virginity loss" and other more surprising linguistic patterns cause great harm. Want more on contemporary culture and gender roles? Visit Role Reboot. In February, I wrote a piece on having been raised by a sex-positive mother. Show More Summary

Racism and Sexism in Today's Advertising World Are a Lot Like the Mad Men Era

Even in 2016, racism and sexism are alive and well in advertising. The lawsuit filed earlier this year by Erin Johnson, the chief communications officer of J. Walter Thompson, that led to CEO Gustavo Martinez’s subsequent resignation, will surprise no woman who has worked in advertising. Show More Summary

Watch Amy Schumer Mock America's Gun Habit

Inside Amy Schumer Comedy's It Girl is back again to mock the country's lax gun laws. In a sketch on last night's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, Schumer and her co-star play two hosts on a home shopping network eager to sell their products,...Show More Summary

Drone Wars Produce PTSD Victims on Both Sides

In Washington’s drone wars, collateral damage comes home. In a trio of recent action-packed movies, good guys watch terrorists mingling with innocent women and children via real-time video feeds from halfway across the world. A clock ticks and we, the audience, are let in on the secret that mayhem is going to break loose. Show More Summary

It’s Time to End Oral Sex Inequality: Why Women Should Get Head, Too

Most women have about one-third the number of orgasms men enjoy. Something’s not adding up—or rather, certain someones aren’t going down. If you are a lesbian with a sexually satisfied partner, thank you for the visit, but you are free to go elsewhere. Show More Summary

CNN Viewers See Far More Fossil Fuel Advertising Than Climate Crisis Reporting

Five times as much in the hottest year on record. CNN aired almost five times as much oil industry advertising as climate change-related coverage in the one-week periods following the announcements that 2015 was the hottest year on record and February 2016 was the most abnormally hot month on record. Show More Summary

Trump Victory Speech and Morning-After Comments Hint at How Atrociously Sexist His Attacks on Hillary Will Be

She's apparently still playing the "woman's card" and Trump is still recovering from her "shouting." Over the centuries the country has witnessed many a historic victory speech. Tuesday night, we got Trump's version of "presidential."...Show More Summary

How Bill Gates and His Billionaire Pals Used Their Enormous Wealth to Start Privatizing Schools in Washington State

Today’s multibillionaires are a different species of philanthropist; they keep tight control over their foundations while also operating as major political funders. This article was first published in the Nonprofit Quarterly (spring 2016; vol. Show More Summary

Maybe Donald Trump Has Really Lost His Mind: What If the GOP Frontrunner Isn't Crazy, but Simply Not Well?

We've become familiar with his ramblings, and at ease mocking them. But they might be the sign of someone unwell. The Donald Trump gaffe track keeps playing. The GOP frontrunner seems to literally spew out a doozy almost daily.  Campaigning...Show More Summary

Charitable Plutocracy: Bill Gates, Washington State and the Nuisance of Democracy

Today’s multi-billionaires are a different species of philanthropist; they keep tight control over their foundations while also operating as major political funders. This article was first published in the Nonprofit Quarterly (spring 2016; vol. Show More Summary

Medical Racism and the Ignoring of Black Pain

Racism is never benign. Education is often considered the cure for racism; a way to erase bigoted, erroneous and myth-based beliefs with colorblind facts. But biases are stubborn, deeply held things, more impervious to truth than we might like to consider. Show More Summary

The Myths and Realities of Dating With Borderline Personality Disorder

Having BPD is like living in a bubble floating in a hazy world of detachment. In this age of dynamic information, there is often a strange dichotomy framing mental health. Access to lived examples via blogs and social media means people are chipping away at stigmas every day. Show More Summary

What Everybody Missed About Charles Koch's 'Endorsement' of Hillary Clinton

The Internet was abuzz yesterday when the billionaire supposedly threw his weight behind Clinton. But he didn't. Let us start by dispensing with one of the funniest fictions that spread around social media on Sunday: No, Wichita billionaire and supervillain from a “Naked Gun” movie Charles Koch did not endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Show More Summary

Piers Morgan Offers Opinion on Beyoncé That No One Asked For—Twitter Responds Hilariously

Beyoncé fans (a.k.a. the universe) shut down Piers Morgan. British commentator and least fun person at the party, Piers Morgan, penned a Daily Mail op-ed Monday slamming Beyoncé’s latest visual album, Lemonade, as “shameless exploitation.”...Show More Summary

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