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Sex, death and what banning books teaches our kids

A school district in California actually has a "Book Reconsideration Committee" that decides which books to ban.

Hollywood Makes Brave, Groundbreaking Decision To Produce A Tetris Movie

No director, no cast, no script, not yet. But that’s not what movies are about. Everyone knows that a movie is born when an ’80s game and a studio love each other very much. The post Hollywood Makes Brave, Groundbreaking Decision To Produce A Tetris Movie appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tragedy, Privation and Hope: Joy Boothe's Inspiring Journey to Moral Monday

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  ©Jenny Warburg Joy Boothe (in black pants) at a sit-in outside the office North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger in June 2014, protesting Republican education cuts. W hen Joy Boothe showed up at last week’s Moral Monday rally in her hometown of Burnsville, North Carolina, she was fighting both sleep- and sun-deprivation. Show More Summary

Amazing drone footage of massive Hong Kong protests

Residents of Hong Kong are coming out en masse, demanding democracy: The mass sit-in — and for hardier participants, sleep-in — in several of Hong Kong’s key commercial districts has presented the Chinese leadership with one of its biggest and most unexpected challenges in years. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: In Kansas, the GOP plays the strip club card against Paul Davis

Leading Off: • KS-Gov: It was only a matter of time before Republicans hit Democrat Paul Davis over this embarrassing story from his past that recently came to light. About a week ago, the Coffeyville Journal reported that Davis was at a strip club in 1998 when police were raiding it. Show More Summary

Reza Aslan: Bill Maher's Thinking On Islam 'Not Very Sophisticated'

Historian Reza Aslan hits the nail on the head with his dismissal of Bill Maher's opinions on Islam. Maher is someone who seems to fancy himself an intellectual, but it appears he'd rather pick up a spliff and blow smoke out his ass than do the actual work of forming nuanced opinion. Show More Summary

Stalk This Way: New Maroon 5 Video Tries To Make Violence Sexy

There will be blood. Lots and lots of blood. The post Stalk This Way: New Maroon 5 Video Tries To Make Violence Sexy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Inside the Koch Brothers’ Multi-Million Dollar Campaign to Win Over Latinos

The Koch Brothers make their small government pitch to Latino voters: "It's not always an easy subject for some of the first generation to comprehend." The post Inside the Koch Brothers’ Multi-Million Dollar Campaign to Win Over Latinos appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How modern politics killed compromise

The opportunities for cross-partisan policymaking have all but disappeared.

Authors who hated adaptions of their works

Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick adaption of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange The poet John Godfrey Saxe is attributed with first saying Otto von Bismarck’s famous maxim: laws are like sausages, it's better not to see how their made. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: A strange spot from Republican Bill Cassidy in Louisiana

Leading Off: • LA-Sen: Republican Bill Cassidy's new spot is backed up by a $400,000 buy. The ad starts out fine, with three women saying they voted for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the past but are pissed at her over Obamacare. The...Show More Summary

HBO's John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing?

John Oliver's Last Week Tonight wants to know–how is Ayn Rand still a thing? "She's something you're supposed to grow out of, like ska music, or handjobs." WATCH the hilarious segment here:

John Cleese on (Fox News) stupidity

You see, if you're very, very stupid, how can you possibly realize that you're very, very stupid? You'd have to be relatively intelligent to realize how stupid you are. Watch one minute of brilliance:

First Ad Released for Medical Marijuana Campaign in Florida

The fight over Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, has surprisingly become one of the most hotly contested marijuana related ballot initiatives, thanks is large part to conservative mega-donor Sheldon Adelson spending millions against it and the unusual rules governing Florida's initiative process.

Rick Santorum Suggests That Only Muslims Are Violent

"You don’t have any Baptist ministers going on jihad,” Rick Santorum said. The post Rick Santorum Suggests That Only Muslims Are Violent appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Daily Kos Election Outlook: North Carolina remains a bright spot

If you'd asked me three or four years ago who the most endangered Democratic incumbents in 2014 would be, I'd have guessed Mark Begich and Kay Hagan. Begich, after all, won in 2008 only by the skin of his teeth against Ted Stevens, who'd...Show More Summary

Wingnut Brigitte Gabriel Claims Hundreds Of Millions Of Muslims Aspire To Be Suicide Bombers

Fox regular and well known Islamophobe Brigitte Gabriel made an appearance at this year's Values Voters Summit and continued to prove why her cohort over at Fox, Tamara Holder, was exactly right when she called Gabriel's hateful rhetoric...Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Football Now and Then

Football Now and Then. This Walt Disney Productions cartoon was released on October 2, 1953.

JFK schools Dick Cheney on civil rights and American global leadership

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is outraged—outraged!—that Barack Obama felt compelled to mention the national shame of Ferguson, Missouri, during the president's powerful address to the United Nations. Accusing Obama of comparing the killing of Michael Brown to the butchery of ISIS, Cheney declared, "I am stunned." But he shouldn't have been. Show More Summary

Michelle Nunn ad pushes back on 'terrible lie' from David Perdue

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is pushing back against David Perdue's despicable, false ads claiming that, under Nunn's leadership, George H.W. Bush's Points of Light organization funded terrorists. Nunn's simple,Show More Summary

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