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Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Smartphone

2014 is almost over, and that means it’s time for the 2014 Lifehacker Awards! Throughout this week, we’ll be asking readers for nominations from readers across 10 categories to help build our shortlists, with voting kicking off next week. The first category we’re looking at: smartphones. More »      

Good News: The SFPD is Hiring Police Cadets! – But, Bad News: The Pay is Just 6.6% More Than the Coming $15 Minimum Wage?!

TweetI guess this is the SFPD’s version of a Community Service Officer program? But the pay starts off at $15.99 per hour? The thing is that the In-&-Out Burger pays more. And didn’t we just vote in a higher minimum wage? Can you imagine living in the Bay Area with a part-time job what pays $1300 per […]

San Diego Pure Water Program Approved!

The work of numerous activists with Surfrider's San Diego County Chapter over a period of many years paid off on November 18, 2014 when the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to approve Pure Water San Diego, a program which will significantly reduce wastewater discharges to the ocean and produce 83 million gallons per day (mgd) of high quality drinking water.

Michele Bachmann warns of 'illiterate foreign nationals' voting in 2016

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Rep. Michele Bachmann is going a little off the Republican Party's desired message on President Obama's planned action on immigration. The official Republican message is that their anger is about executive overreach, not about scary brown people. Show More Summary

Republicans Revive Bold Scheme To Rig Presidential Elections

After Republicans failed to capture the White House in 2012, they dusted off a tried and true plan to improve their future electoral prospects. No, they wouldn't moderate their views or expand their appeal to win votes. They would just...Show More Summary

UCLA student government votes for divestment in Israel

The UCLA undergraduate student government has voted to support a measure that urges the UC system to sell off stock in companies that do business with the Israeli military and profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territori...

Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of marijuana security rules

The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal.

Do YOU Think Bill Cosby Committed Sexual Assault? Sound Off & Vote HERE!

Bill Cosby has been making headlines lately, and not for good reasons. Several women have come forward accusing the 77-year-old comedian of rape. Joan Tarshis recently went on CNN to tell her story of alleged assault, while Janice Dickinson expressed similar claims about Bill on Entertainment Tonight. [ Related: Cosby's Lawyer SLAMS Janice Dickinson's Assault Claims! ] With all [...]

Clayton Kershaw Wins 2014 NL MVP: Voting Results, Comments and Reaction

Coming off another scintillating regular season, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, 26, has been named the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player. On Wednesday, he won the National League Cy Young Award for the third time in his career after leading the majors in wins and strikeouts. Show More Summary

FIFA clears itself of corruption but FBI isn't buying it

A report intended to clear FIFA of wrongdoing in its vote to place the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar has instead plunged global soccer's powerful governing body into civil war at the same time U.S. law enforcement officials are stepping up their own investigation into the...

Welcome back to 'Survivor,' where there's suddenly a taco bar

Julie and John are no longer with us. We'll try to muddle through somehow. Yes, John Rocker has been voted off of Survivor and his girlfriend Julie quit the game after the Survivors were rocked by #TRAILMIXSCANDAL, but we press on. We press on, because Survivor is sports. Show More Summary

Maryland school district removes religious holidays from calendar after Muslim holiday request

In Montgomery County, Maryland, the Board of Education voted 7 to 1 to take out all references to religious holidays for the 2015-16 school year calendar after Muslim leaders asked that they also give students Eid al-Adha off. The board...Show More Summary

Maryland school district removes religious holiday references from calendar after Muslim request

In Montgomery County, Maryland, the Board of Education voted 7 to 1 to take out all references to religious holidays for the 2015-16 school year calendar after Muslim leaders asked that they also give students Eid al-Adha off. The board...Show More Summary

Religious holiday references removed from Maryland school district calendar

In Montgomery County, Maryland, the Board of Education voted 7 to 1 to take out all references to religious holidays for the 2015-16 school year calendar after Muslim leaders asked that they also give students Eid al-Adha off. The board...Show More Summary

A ton of people didn’t vote because they couldn’t get time off from work

You've heard the news by now that turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest in any election since 1942, when voters were busy with, you know, other stuff. In short, only 36 percent of the voting-age population bothered to cast a ballot last week. A large proportion of them simply aren't registered to vote at all. But […]

Midterm election results: not necessarily a pro-life culture change

In 2016, more liberals, more culture-of-death voters will be getting up off their couches and voting for the anti-life, anti-family candidate for president. They will try to convince the one third of of the so-called conservative ranks to join them–and in all likelihood, enough of them will. Show More Summary

What Number Do We Call to Vote Adam Levine Off The Voice?

We've reached the Live Rounds of The Voice, and if this show is a) as committed to democracy as it claims to be; b) going to start off the episode with a performance of Maroon 5's new single, then it is our constitutional right to be afforded a mechanism by which to eliminate Adam Levine. Maybe that's what the app is for? Read more...

Jose Abreu Wins 2014 AL Rookie of the Year Award: Voting Results, Reaction

Coming off one of the most impressive debut seasons by a hitter in years, Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has been named the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year. The Fox Sports MLB account had the news: ESPN's SportsCenter account...Show More Summary

Increasing Latino Vote Spells Trouble for Republican Candidates in 2016

While Democrats took a beating in last week's election, progressives should be wary of writing off the party's path towards building political power by building a diverse coalition that reflects the changing face of America. In particular,...Show More Summary

God Help Us, the 2016 Presidential Campaign Is Here

?An estimated 37 percent of eligible voters in the United States participated in the 2014 midterm elections. That's the lowest turnout since World War II, when people didn't vote because they were off fighting in World War II. You were listening to Taylor Swift. Show More Summary

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