If you’re a Republican running for president, prepare yourself. The next reporter who corners you at a diner might pop the question. No, she doesn’t want to marry you. But she might ask whether you’d attend a gay wedding. In the last week, that question has been posed to at least five candidates: Sens. Show More Summary
The family of twenty-two year-old Rekia Boyd, who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, was awarded $4.5 million in a wrongful death settlement in 2013. Yet, just over two years later, the officer who fired the shot that hit Boyd in her head has been found “not guilty” by a judge of [...]
Back in the good old days of the Obama stimulus, green energy companies were looking for a boost direct from the federal government, in the form of straight-up financial subsidies to promote "green-collar jobs." Fast forward to 2015, and the terrain has changed some. Show More Summary
One of the most important factors in working on a doctoral dissertation is to have plenty of distractions. The trick is to find distractions that help with your dissertation rather than help to avoid it. Over the last year I have had...Show More Summary
Media should be cautious with Republican activist and strategist Peter Schweizer's new book Clinton Cash. Schweizer has a disreputable history of reporting marked by errors and retractions, with numerous reporters excoriating him for...Show More Summary
Cross-posted from UN Women Laila Ghanam, Governor of the Ramallah & Albireh Governorate, skims through the “Draft Constitution” of the Constitutional Shadow Committee during a visit to discuss. Photo: Palestinian Centre for Peace and...Show More Summary
Now that the NRA annual big deal has come and gone, there will be the usual post-mortem as to whether the show was the biggest, which Republican candidate gave the best speech and, of course, whether the Donald is still looking for that birth certificate. Show More Summary
Gay Americans faced police harassment, official censorship, and laws criminalizing their romantic relationships. Yet the Supreme Court did nothing for decades. The post The Supreme Court’s Unconscionable Slow-Walk Towards Gay Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.
America's shameful system of forensic investigation is overdue for sweeping reform.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL) asserted on Sunday that he was skeptical of human-induced global warming because there "never has been a moment" when the climate was not changing. During an interview on Face theShow More Summary
I mentioned yesterday that Katharine Hayhoe, the climate scientist and evangelical Christian, is one of my "sheroes" because of her courage in standing up to the forces of religiously driven...
There's a been a minor maelstrom over the Tea Party leader and conservative video blogger who speculated that he might vote for Hillary Clinton because the Affordable Care Act allows...
This week, Marco Rubio—the thirsty little senator from Poland Spring (by way of Cuba)—dove head-first into the kiddie pool of Republican candidates for president. It was a risky move, given the pool's depth (read: lack thereof). Obviously,...Show More Summary
VIDEO: Gorilla races toward girl, cracks zoo exhibit glass, almost fulfills our nightmares. That’s worse than this. What’s amazing is how many of those lion-tries-to-eat-baby videos there are.
Katharine Hayhoe—the climate scientist and evangelical Christian featured in the 2014 Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously—is one of my “sheroes,” not only for the skill and clarity with which...
Progress Missouri has been a thorn in the side of the Republicans who run the Missouri state legislature for quite some time, and last January they thoroughly embarrassed the Missouri House into abandoning their time-honored tradition...Show More Summary
Hey, wait a minute--didn’t Rachel Maddow already disqualify Rand Paul as a serious presidential candidate five years ago? It appears the Beltway has long since forgotten about Paul’s disgusting May...
Chris Christie's aggressive Social Security plan is exactly the right approach for a longshot candidate.
Didn't Jeb Bush ever hear the saying, "Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought of as a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt?" Former...
Luay Al Khateeb, Foreign Policy Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Doha Centre (Twitter: @AL_Khatteeb) Abbas Kadhim, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, FPI-SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (Twitter: @DrAbbasKadhim) Iraq has been one of the most dangerous places for journalists since its liberation in 2003. Show More Summary