In Baltimore, we witnessed yet another black victim of police brutality. This time it was Freddie Gray, joining a long list of deaths we've heard about, and ones we haven't. It pains me that there are a handful of unscrupulous cops,Show More Summary
'Time Bomb' talked to MMAMania about her featherweight title fight against Bernise Alldis, not getting a rematch against Caley Reece, gaining more popularity and her love for surfing. At Lion Fight 22 this evening (Fri., May 22, 2015) Tiffany Van Soest will battle Bernise Alldis for the vacant women's featherweight title. Show More Summary
by Andrew Sacher We mentioned earlier this year that Brooklyn's Worriers were working on a new album that Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace was producing, and now the first fruits of their collaborations have been released. The new single's...
By Richard Barry My instinct is to push hard against wealth and privilege in American politics, which is what makes it hard for me to fully embrace Hillary Clinton's candidacy. I continue to hope that some of Bernie Sanders "social democratic" ideas get a fair hearing. Show More Summary
"I promise the world I'll be victorious against Wladimir Klitschko. That's how confident I am. If I fail, you have permission, everybody in the world, to come and slap me."
At this point, I should be used to seeing backlash against Emma Sulkowicz, but I still wasn’t fully prepared for what came this week: endless tittering of people around me in real life and in my social feeds saying they “weren’t sure”...Show More Summary
In 1940 Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for a third term against Wendell Wilkie. My father took me, a very politically aware 14-year-old, to a political dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. At our table were Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, and James Petrillo, head of the musicians union. Show More Summary
Our buddy, Katrina Wong at The Hill reports that the Pentagon is convinced that their strategy to win against ISIS, whatever that is, is still working, you know, despite the fact that the battlefield looks like they’re losing. We mentioned a few days ago that the Iraqi city of Ramadi had fallen to the thugs, […]
Let me finish with character...you know, having the courage of your convictions, to go with your guts when the wind is blowing against you.
Many lefties have long believed that false consciousness causes some workers to vote against their own interests: I have some sympathy for this view. However, reading Dan Davies makes me suspect that it's not just workers who do this. He...
How refreshing it is to hear a politician from a Muslim background speaking out against elements within Islam who oppose freedom of expression while holding reactionary, controlling attitudes towards women. Now if you ask me this isShow More Summary
Guest essay by Russell Cook Upon seeing DailyKos’ 5/12/15 hit piece against prolific climate issue editorial writer Tom Harris, it reminded me of DailyKos’ hit against me just one day after my WUWT guest post detailing who was behind the smear of Dr Willie Soon. While the folks at DailyKos do all they can outside…
To the frustration of many of you (as you've expressed to me many times over), I'm a huge proponent of talking to people you disagree with -- even when you actively work against each other. Especially when you actively work against each...Show More Summary
Despite a four-game suspension against Tom Brady and a report saying he probably knew the balls were deflated, owner Robert Kraft is standing by the Patriots quarterback. Likewise, he blasted the investigation that cost his team the harshest penalty in NFL history. Show More Summary
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is Hillary Clinton's first formal opponent for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and as the David going up against the Goliath, he's getting lots of questions about the size of his slingshot. And he's sounding pretty tired of it.
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I'm not a big fan of "Reason," because their reflexive libertarianism too often runs up against the harsh reality of the world. But they are unabashed fans of the Bill of Rights, and these kinds of stories need to be...
When you're in the debate for the greatest shooter in NBA history, shots like this don't hurt. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry got the ball with time running out in the third quarter of Friday's Game 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Show More Summary
Richie Sambora is striking back with a lawsuit against his ex Nikki Lund, who he alleges extorted him to the tune of more than $150k and then tried to frame him for allegedly making death threats. Sambora says he’s been dishing out wads of…
“Tell me something about Ugandan culture,” prompts Vice correspondent Isobel Yeung to a group of locals on a recent trip to investigate violence against gays in the country. “The first thing we hate is homosexuality,” one man begins. “We hate that one completely. If we find a woman with a woman, we pull out one and we […]