Routine sexist attacks from the National Rifle Association's media outlets are undermining the organization's political effort to reach out to women as a growing demographic. On August 25, NRA magazine America's 1st Freedom attacked prominent gun safety advocate and Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts. Show More Summary
The Home School Legal Defense Association has spent tens of thousands of dollars in opposition to Common Core, including federal lobbying, a microsite, and even a fully produced 39-minute documentary. The post Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"Hi, I'm Scott Brown, and I'll say whatever will give me the most votes when it comes to climate change." Former Sen. Scott Brown has two opinions about whether scientists are right or wrong about anthropogenic global warming. In Brown's...Show More Summary
Activists celebrate "huge step forward" but caution that discrimination still persists. The post Same-Sex Couples In Ecuador To Receive National Benefits appeared first on ThinkProgress.
One DREAMer asked, "Why do you want to deport me and my sister?" The post Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A comprehensive list from best to worst. Or, in VMA-speak, from Beyoncé's performance to Ariana Grande's ponytail. The post Everything Important That Happened At The MTV VMAs, Ranked appeared first on ThinkProgress.
For the first time ever, a video of Sarah Palin is funny for the right reasons. Normally, we find ourselves laughing at a Sarah Palin video because she either hilariously bungles a softball question; or because she can’t describe the duties of the office for which she’s running; or because she totally botches a major [...]
The day after one of its analysts says he'll avoid the name and Keith Olbermann calls on it to ban the word, ESPN tweaks its policy on "Redskins." The post After Challenge From Olbermann, ESPN Updates Policy, Says Announcers Don’t Have To Say ‘Redskins’ On Air appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Lieutenant General Russel Honoré (retired) Like most of us, you've probably been watching events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri—precipitated by the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson—with increasing dismay and outrage. Show More Summary
The National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV), is reporting that a small eruption has begun in Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano. The Icelandic Meteorilogic Office (IMO) has raised the civil aviation alert color code from orange to red, and airspace over the volcano is now restricted. Show More Summary
When watching the cop-exacerbated and cop-created violence in Ferguson, Missouri this past week, my mind keeps flashing back to a very nonviolent, honest, and fundamentally decent cop I knew, Neil Haugerud.
The Obama Administration's new rules will likely put an end to the Supreme Court's game of continually moving the goalposts every time someone objects to birth control on religious grounds. The post Obama Administration Calls The Supreme Court’s Bluff In Hobby Lobby appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The video has put on full, unadulterated display what it looks like for cops to shoot a man down just seconds after arriving on the scene, without trying any other mitigating measures first. The post Videotaped Police Shooting Shocked The Nation, But These Experts Say It Was Justified appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attempted to terrorize the American people Thursday by claiming ISIS was a threat to every interest the US has and “beyond anything we’ve seen.” The dire statements have, not surprisingly, led many observers...Show More Summary
I hope this wakes up many of the parents who didn't think 'One Newark' had anything to do with them. Now they know." Bob Braun on Thursday's chaotic Newark schools registration day; hundreds of families waiting for hours in un-airconditioned...Show More Summary
Leading Off: • AK-Sen: Both candidates are out with a new spot. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich takes advantage of the heated Republican primary that ended Tuesday, using clips of defeated candidates Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller attacking nominee Dan Sullivan. Show More Summary
"All About That Bass," "Anaconda," and the rise of the self-esteem pop hit. The post ‘Every Inch Of You Is Perfect From The Bottom To The Top’: The Popularity Of Body-Acceptance Anthems appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A black eighteen year-old from St. Louis came over to the media zone last night and talked to reporters about how he had been violently arrested by police during Tuesday night while protesting in Ferguson against the killing of Michael...Show More Summary
A newly-harnessed material called perovskite is changing the way researchers look at the future of solar panels. The post The Toxic Metal Keeping Your Car Running Could Soon Be Recycled To Power Your House appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Conservative media figures have wrongly accused Muslim groups and leaders of failing to denounce the violent acts of the terrorist group the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), despite the fact that numerous Muslim religious authorities, advocacy groups, and Imams have come together to denounce the Islamic State's un-Islamic crimes against humanity. Show More Summary