Because it's not Thanksgiving until someone's eyebrows get singed off!
Dear Sheelah Kolhatkar: Yesterday, my attention was drawn to your extraordinary profile of video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, which is the coming month's cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek. On Twitter I intemperately called it a "grotesquely shoddy work of credulous, ridiculous fangirlism." On reflection, I conclude I did not go far enough. Show More Summary
Michael Brown's mother said it was "impossible" that her husband's calls to "burn this btch down" while on top of a car outside the Ferguson police station incited the mass rioting, violence, and looting after a grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown on Monday evening. Show More Summary
With the season on gratitude upon us here in the United States, I wanted to take a moment to thank Feed the Future’s vast network of partners, at home and abroad, who are helping achieve our shared vision of a world without hunger, poverty and undernutrition.
"This wouldn't pass muster in Trenton" That's a quote from Doug O'Malley, Director of Environment New Jersey upon witnessing the pure disdain for the citizens of Burlington County exhibited by the Republican majority on the Freeholder Board on the morning before Thanksgiving. Show More Summary
On the eve of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, 430 citizen advocates descended on Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to support the ongoing negotiations. These advocates traveled to Washington, D.C., from 43 states for the Friends Committee on National Legislation's #DiplomacyWorks lobby day. Show More Summary
Guest writer knittingniki wonders aloud why she's so addicted to her favorite cooking blog.
I 've never understood the "one or the other" mentality. Being a mother, I am in an ever present state of multi-tasking. So when a male acquaintance that the Cosby scandal was a a distraction from the grand jury decision regarding Ferguson,...Show More Summary
From 12 to 50 it's assumed we're packing, assumed that like the Hulk or zombies we possess superhuman, virtually unstoppable destructive power. So where an average citizen may disagree, even argue and berate a police officer, treating...Show More Summary
The unstated rules for male victims of female-perpetrated sexual abuse and assault I have a friend, an autistic man, who was ordered to have sex with a woman and was informed by her that he had no choice and so, even though he didn’t want to he, went along because he was doing as he [...]
There are clearer, more persuasive illustrations of law enforcement misbehavior and the need to rein it in.
President Obama was slightly annoyed after illegal immigration advocates interrupted him during his speech on his executive actions on immigration reform. “Don’t just start yelling, young ladies,” Obama said as multiple women stood up to demand that Obama stop deporting people. Show More Summary
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) insists that she "is not running for President" and maintains: "I pledge to serve out my term." Yet few political observers take her comments seriously. In fact, a grassroots movement "Ready for Warren"...Show More Summary
Lebanon is a dissected country. Religious and ideological divides long ago metastasized into politics and territory. The country has been trudging forward now for six months without a president because the Parliament cannot agree on a candidate. Show More Summary
CIA Special Operations Officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, RIP.
"I would like to give all thoughts and prayers to the people who are out there peacefully protesting. And I also give thoughts and prayers for the people who could not hold their anger in." The post Watch This Rapper’s Spontaneous Emotional Tribute To Mike Brown appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Iran Nuke Talks Get Extended, Iran Gets Sanctions Relief and More Enrichment
The psychology behind what happens when you're home for the holidays. The post Why You Fight With Your Siblings Over Thanksgiving, According To Science appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama administration is seeking "suggestions" on how to increase "transparency, ownership, and accountability" for Obamacare in the wake of its admission that it fudged Obamacare enrollments by 1.3 million. On Sunday evening, Health...Show More Summary
Remembering the voice of conservatism