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What’s scarier, suburban sprawl or a shape-shifting sexually transmitted demon?

If you're as terrified of inefficient suburban development as you are of supernaturally persistent sexual ghosts, you will find "It Follows" very disturbing indeed.

So this climate walks into a bar …

Here are four promising trends helping us build a future that doesn't suck.

Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling and the Importance of Live Panels

I’m a fan of both Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling. Yet I found myself somewhat surprised by just how impressive I found both women while recently watching their contributions to a Sundance live panel moderated by Emily Nussbaum via YouTube. Show More Summary

Dozens Of Scientists Urge Museums To Stop Taking Fossil Fuel And Koch Money

Leading climate scientists and museum experts called on science and natural history museums to “cut all ties with the fossil fuel industry and funders of climate science obfuscation.” In a letter released this week, scientists and museum...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Continues Campaign Against Obamacare, Despite Facts

The ACA, despite concerted efforts by congressional Republicans and GOP-controlled state legislatures to undermine the law, has added 16.4 million people to health insurance rolls since October 2013. Image: Scott Walker/Youtube The post Scott Walker Continues Campaign Against Obamacare, Despite Facts appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Couple Prayed to Adopt Baby With Down Syndrome, Here is Their Amazing Story

(LiveActionNews) —Last May, California parents Andy and Mercedes Lara shared the incredible story of Sunflower Mae, a little girl they adopted just days after her birth. Sunflower was born with a joyful spirit, exuberant personality, and Down syndrome. Show More Summary

Google’s splashy campus plan aims to rewrite the office park book

The Silicon Valley giant has unveiled eye-catching designs for its new office complex. Also: It wants to build oodles of new housing.

Shut Up, Texas

If like me you are tired of Texans gloating about their supposed “miracle,” today’s post from Kevin Drum brings some good news: For years, business lobbyists complained about what they derided as “job killer” laws that drive employers out of California. Rival state governors, notably former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, made highly publicized visits to […]

Peabody Coal Lawyer Laurence Tribe, Obama's Law Professor, Testifies in Congress vs. EPA Carbon Rule

Laurence Tribe, constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School and of-counsel at the firm Massey & Gail LLP, recently testified in front of the  U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce against the proposed U.S. EnvironmentalShow More Summary

Former American Idol Contestant, Kimberly Henderson, Sings to the Baby She Nearly Aborted

In December 2014, a YouTube video of Kimberly Henderson singing Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” to her then 1-year-old Vaida went viral, receiving over four million views. Now on her Facebook page she’s opened up about her abortion story. She said, “Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not […]

What the Dallas Cowboys’ Signing of a Man Found Guilty of Assault Says About the NFL

The NFL and its teams seem to have no real plan to combat violence against women or enforce consequences against players who commit it. Image: ABC News/Youtube The post What the Dallas Cowboys’ Signing of a Man Found Guilty of Assault Says About the NFL appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ted Cruz Tries to Block D.C.’s New Reproductive Health, Gay Rights Bills

The resolution is likely nothing more than a political move to curry favor with conservative constituents who disapprove of D.C.'s liberal policies. Image: SenTedCruz/Youtube The post Ted Cruz Tries to Block D.C.’s New Reproductive Health, Gay Rights Bills appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Baby Eliot Has Impacted Millions Even Though He Only Lived 99 Days

In a beautiful video called 99 Balloons, Matt and Ginny Mooney share about their journey with their first-born son Eliot, who was born with Trisomy 18. The condition, also known as Edwards Syndrome, is caused by an error in cell division, known as meiotic disjunction. According to the Trisomy 18 Foundation, the condition is extremely […]

New Orleans Convention to Show How Katrina Changed Disaster Planning for the Nation

At this year's Expo, as in past years, I will interact with attendees and answer questions during the town hall. Photo by Harrison McClary/For The HSUS On March 31, nearly 2,500 animal welfare experts and other enthusiasts from around...Show More Summary

Brownback: Anti-Choice Laws Will Serve as Economic Boon

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda. Image: MSNBC/Youtube The post Brownback: Anti-Choice Laws Will Serve as Economic Boon appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Planned Parenthood Covers Up How Its Telemed Abortions are Four Times More Dangerous

In what is emerging as a national test case, the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Inc. v. Iowa Board of Medicine, which challenges the 2013 state medical board’s decision to require the physical presence of a physician when a patient is given an abortion-inducing drug. A […]

Rep. Justin Harris Wants to Make It Harder for Teenage Rape Survivors to Get Abortions

Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris, who handed his adopted daughters over to a man who raped one of them, still thinks he's entitled to pass legislation that could force teen girls to bear their rapist's child. Image: Arkansas House/Youtube The post Rep. Justin Harris Wants to Make It Harder for Teenage Rape Survivors to Get Abortions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Larry Tribe Smacked Down by Professors Revesz, Freeman and Lazarus

Famed constitutional law professor Lawrence Tribe is serving red meat to opponents of  climate change regulation.  Not only is he  representing Peabody Coal in a pending court challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, but this week he testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee  that EPA, in adopting the plan, is […]

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