ThinkProgress shows how hubris defeats smarts in a state already reeling. Rather than retreat from the massive tax cuts that are crippling his state’s finances, Gov. Sam Brownback (R) wants to cut classroom funding for... Read More
The Awl has the story… People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, writer Roberto Baldwin tells us more about living in a state... Read More
Mississippi Wouldn’t Allow This Teacher to Show Kids How to Use a Condom. His Simple Solution Is Brilliant.
Brilliant! We need more teachers like this brave man!
ThinkProgress explains… At the end of last year, a little-noticed announcement came out of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): it has allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to contribute funds to the National Housing... Read More
NBC News has the story. Rick Santorum, who is contemplating another run for the White House, is working to remind voters that he was pretty successful last presidential race. At a tea party conference in... Read More
Alternet explains the European revulsion at the terrorism has become translated into vicious attacks on Muslims. I’ve been deeply struck this week by the extreme amount of attention being paid in the media to the... Read More
The Conversation has the story. Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted on the inclusion of the Green party if televised leaders debates are to go ahead as part of the general election. While Cameron’s motivescould... Read More
ThinkProgress has the story. A proposed letter prepared by a national gun organization calls upon senators to impose an extraordinary litmus test on President Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice — unless Attorney... Read More
Alternet explains: the combination of arrogance and lack of self-reflection makes him a maddening public figure. Bill Maher, whose prominent atheism has put him in the news after the anti-blasphemy terrorist attacks in Paris, is... Read More
The Conversation asks The Question. The hype around the next generation of Windows reached a new high this week with the Windows 10 Preview, held at Microsoft’s Redmond HQ in the US. With the marketing... Read More
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refuses to allow minority amendments to be debated well after midnight. Your Republican controlled Senate!
by Robert Reich Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic problem. Bush’s new Political Action Committee, called “The Right to Rise,” declares “the income gap is real” but... Read More
The Guardian explains: interest rates on almost a quarter of all saving are languishing at or lower than the 0.5% base rate. Britain’s savers are receiving a poor deal from the banks, according to the... Read More
ThinkProgress has the story. The NFL is now in Day Four of its latest scandal, the controversy over whether the New England Patriots cheated in the AFC Championship game by using footballs that weren’t properly... Read More
VideoNuze has the story… In early September, my 11-year-old son filled out a get-to-know-you school questionnaire, listing his favorite things – tigers, the color orange, and…binge-watching. My boy, who dove deep during summer break into... Read More
Mother Jones and C-SPAN have the story… Senator Inhofe is bringing the crazy. To understand the craziness that just went down on the floor of the US Senate, you first have to understand the overwhelming scientific... Read More
Alternet explains that Europeans are outraged by unsubstantiated claims made by the news network about Sharia law in their countries. The Mayor of Paris, France is threatening to sue Fox News over its claim that the... Read More
NBA record for most points in a quarter by a single player used to be 33. Klay Thompson just shattered it!
And here is every point scored in just 9 minutes and 41 seconds as his first basket came with 9:45 remaining. 37 in the quarter gave him 50 for the game and a huge home... Read More
Mother Jones explains: Mitt’s not on the guest list for the billionaire brothers’ donor confab this weekend. Here’s why. This weekend, a select group of Republican presidential hopefuls will arrive in southern California to attend one... Read More
The Mail Online has the story… U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will not meet with Israeli’s Benjamin Netanyahu during the prime minister’s upcoming visit to Washington, the State Department said on Thursday. The White... Read More
The Guardian explains… National Audit Office tells corporation to ‘make better use of space’ as report reveals New Broadcasting House accounts for third of BBC’s property running costs while housing fifth of its staff. The... Read More
Alternet explains that some of the news channel’s finest moments would have caused an uproar if they’d aired in France. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday that she planned to sue Fox News after... Read More
Mother Jones explains the would-be candidate’s organization hasn’t given much to fellow Republicans—but it has spent a ton on family and fundraising. Politics is a family business for potential Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas... Read More
by Tina Dupuy A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. The corporation... Read More
The Upshot has the story. After a difficult year, President Obama is enjoying a modest rebound ahead of State of the Union address Tuesday. His approval rating has increased to around 46 percent over the... Read More
Alternet has the story… The news channel has been roasted for its erroneous depiction of Muslim-linked no-go zones. While much attention has been paid stateside to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s public threat to sue Fox... Read More
The Conversation explains… As debates continue over the number of foreign students in the UK, there have been accusations from business leaders that the government’s policy of including students in the net migration target has... Read More
Alternet has the story of a network being hoisted on its dishonest petard. What happened to the extended victory lap? Convinced that last year’s midterm losses for Democrats signaled the effective end of Barack Obama’s presidency... Read More
ThinkProgress has the story… President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night barely touched on immigration, but some on the right are nevertheless criticizing his recent actions on the issue, potentially setting the stage... Read More