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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Yeah. Okay. Let's Put Another Bush in Office. Sure. Today is the anniversary of one of the most idiotic days in American history---the day Republicans shot our country in the face and expected a parade of sweets and flowers for it. Show More Summary

Mark Fuhrman Tells Ashley Judd To STFU Or Put Up With Online Threats

Ashley Judd is fed up with online threats, particularly on Twitter. I can relate. After Judd tweeted support for the University of Kentucky basketball team, she was inundated with obscene, disgusting threatening tweets. Unlike most of...Show More Summary

NYC Gun Store 'Sells' Weapons Used In Mass Killings And Accidental Shootings

This hard-hitting ad will surely enrage the gun fetishists everywhere, probably even more so than their previous efforts, including "Ed". As they put it, "Every gun has a history. Let's not repeat it. Learn more at gunswithhistory.com...Show More Summary

Governor Christie is trying to move the goalposts again. Don't let him.

We've begun to hear the latest round of spin from the Governor attempting to change the mostly critical conversation of Christie's leadership and management over the past six months. In yesterday's town hall, Christie said the following, "And...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Almost Proposed Abolishing the Minimum Wage

In South Carolina on Tuesday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush revealed the inherent contradiction in the Republican position on the minimum wage. “We need to leave it to the private sector. I think state minimum wages are fine,” Bush WATCH NOWJeb on Raising Minimum Wage: A ‘Soundbite,’ ‘Leave it to the Private Sector’

Inside The Wild, Foul, Hilarious World Of Mexican Wrestling

Máscaras, exóticos, and what to expect at your first lucha libre match. The post Inside The Wild, Foul, Hilarious World Of Mexican Wrestling appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama says voters will force the Republican Party to take a different stand on global warming

Shane Smith interviews President Obama. In a relaxed interview with President Obama aired Monday, Vice founder Shane Smith used the opportunity to focus some attention on a subject the news outlet has focused considerable attention on: climate change. Sen. Show More Summary

Starbucks Baristas To Write ‘Race Together’ On Coffee Cups, Solve Racism

Because nothing goes better with coffee like the words "race together" scribbled on the side of a Starbucks cup. The post Starbucks Baristas To Write ‘Race Together’ On Coffee Cups, Solve Racism appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Obamacare Extends Coverage To 16 Million Americans, House Republicans Propose Repealing It

The GOP's proposed budget wants to roll back the recent "historic reduction" in the number of uninsured Americans. The post After Obamacare Extends Coverage To 16 Million Americans, House Republicans Propose Repealing It appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What Gina Rodriguez Thinks ‘Jane The Virgin’ Can Learn From ‘Empire’

"Let's use our power as women, as Latinos, as whatever subculture you identify with, and at the same time celebrate being human." The post What Gina Rodriguez Thinks ‘Jane The Virgin’ Can Learn From ‘Empire’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'It Follows' plays with the horror film convention that sex equals death

Maika Monroe as Jay in 'It Follows' Anyone that's watched Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, or any of the other many slasher copycat horror films may remember that almost all of them contained nudity, sex and dead teenagers. Show More Summary

Republican Governor Says He Wants The Supreme Court Case Against Obamacare To Lose

And not because he's a fan of the Affordable Care Act. The post Republican Governor Says He Wants The Supreme Court Case Against Obamacare To Lose appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Midday open thread: Obama reads 'mean tweets,' 'President' Graham would send Army to Congress

Today's comic by is Mark Fiore Racist EZ-Cash: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... The Clinton Conspiracy Complex, by Laurence Lewis The U.S. Border Patrol—law enforcement or just guys with guns, by Susan Grigsby Madison, Wisconsin, is not Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

American Apparel’s New Female CEO: ‘Our Customers Expect Social Commentary’

New American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider doesn't like what's being said. Can she change the conversation? The post American Apparel’s New Female CEO: ‘Our Customers Expect Social Commentary’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Marriage Equality Supporters Are Turning Their Opponents’ Arguments Against Them

As the Supreme Court considers marriage equality for perhaps the last time, arguments about children, religious liberty, and tradition take on new form. The post How Marriage Equality Supporters Are Turning Their Opponents’ Arguments Against Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New Fire At Troubled Exxon Refinery Quickly Extinguished

The 155,000-barrel-a-day facility, which exploded on February 18th, has been operating at reduced capacity in recent weeks. The post New Fire At Troubled Exxon Refinery Quickly Extinguished appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet The Translatlantic Network Of Hate

Many groups stoking an irrational fear of Islam and Muslims in the United States draw inspiration from progenitor groups hailing from Europe. The post Meet The Translatlantic Network Of Hate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Be Careful What You Wish For, Governor

Four decades ago, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued what is known today as the Mount Laurel Decision - an interpretation of the state constitution that requires affordable housing be made available in the state's municipalities. Ten...Show More Summary

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