Northern California suffered an “Earthquake Storm” on Sunday, as 60 smaller aftershocks rolled through Northern California following the magnitude 6.0 on the Richter Scale earthquake that struck Sunday at 3:20 a.m. Sunday’s earthquake is the 4th serious quake this year after a period of low activity. 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.
The New Yorker's Connie Bruck tackles the question of whether the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is losing influence among American Jews. She frames the issue as if AIPAC is siding "with...Show More Summary
One London mosque that seems to be fast acquiring a reputation for producing Britain’s most ‘famous’ terrorists has taken steps to distance itself from a recent alumnus, who has demanded equal rights for Jihadists and said she wants to be the first female to execute a UK or US ‘terrorist’. Show More Summary
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 [...]
This summer is going to be riveting in a @rickperlstein book someday. — Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark) August 19, 2014 And for something a little cheerful, here’s a genius example of popcult repurposing, as reported by the NYTimes: LOS ANGELES — For a second year in a row, Miley Cyrus hijacked MTV’s Video Music Awards on [Read more...]
by Freddie deBoer I did not have a lonely childhood, although sometimes I remember myself as having one, in that way that you make your own childhood more like a story than it was. I had three siblings and lots of friends. But I also had books, and books were a kind of chosen loneliness– […]
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
Said Bob Dylan about Brave Combo, "a regional band out of Texas that takes regular songs and changes the way you think about them." Here's the "Hey Jude," with — of all people — Tiny Tim singing the lead. Here's Brave Combo doing my favorite Doors song. 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
by Matthew Sitman The popular thread continues, beginning with reader-love for one particular John Cheever short story: I have returned to the work of John Cheever—especially “The Death of Justina”—more than that of any other author in my reading life. He is so alert to the spiritual potentialities of life and yet so understanding of […]
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.
Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media, as desperately as they tried, could not turn "gentle giant" Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson after Brown allegedly charged and beat him, into Rodney King because of today's new media. Show More Summary
Honey bees have become the latest victim in the three-year drought in California, where more than 80 percent of the state is suffering from "extreme" or "exceptional" drought. According to Gene Brandi, vice president of the AmericanShow More Summary
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.
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S. By Corinna Mullin and Azadeh Shahshahani From the death and destruction inShow More Summary
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.