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While The NRA Tries To Recruit Women, NRA Media Insults Them

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

Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them

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.

Shifty Scott Brown reverses his 2012 stance on whether climate change is real

"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

Same-Sex Couples In Ecuador To Receive National Benefits

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.

Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport

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.

Everything Important That Happened At The MTV VMAs, Ranked

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.

Sarah Palin’s Ice Bucket Challenge Is Funnier Than You Think

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 [...]

After Challenge From Olbermann, ESPN Updates Policy, Says Announcers Don’t Have To Say ‘Redskins’ On Air

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.

Bring 'Ragin' Cajun' Lt. General Honoré to Ferguson

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

Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano Eruption Begins

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

Come Saturday Morning: Oh, Neil…

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.

Obama Administration Calls The Supreme Court’s Bluff In Hobby Lobby

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.

Videotaped Police Shooting Shocked The Nation, But These Experts Say It Was Justified

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.

Secretary Hagel Claims ISIS Is ‘Threat To Every Interest We Have’, ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

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

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, August 22, 2014

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

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Mark Begich reopens wounds from the GOP primary

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

‘Every Inch Of You Is Perfect From The Bottom To The Top’: The Popularity Of Body-Acceptance Anthems

"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.

Teen Says He Was Punched in His Jaw by Police While Being Arrested During Protest in Ferguson

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

The Toxic Metal Keeping Your Car Running Could Soon Be Recycled To Power Your House

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.

Muslim Leaders Have Roundly Denounced Islamic State, But Conservative Media Won't Tell You That

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

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