A transgender woman in Northern Ireland was the target of a bombing because of her gender identity. Rachel Keys, a 27-year-old living in Derry/Londonderry, was asleep Saturday night when a pipe bomb left on her windowsill exploded, spraying her with glass.
Keys and her neighbors were evacuated to a community center, where… More »
Sincerely, the descendents of actual slaves. … More »
The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was “crazy” and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly—also says the mother of 26-year-old gunman Christopher… More »
Eight-year-old McKayla Dyer was shot this weekend by an 11-year-old boy whose dad left his 12-gauge out. More »
My coworker at Death and Taxes sent me a link to this YouTube video, and I wasn’t going to post it because it’s not really “on brand,” but I changed my mind after I got utterly swept up into watching all nine-plus minutes, and realized you probably would too. So yeah, watch this little shit UConn student drunkenly demanding that… More »
When South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency on Thursday evening due to floods cause by extreme amounts of rain, many people unfortunately thought she was exaggerating. Nine people have died in total since then and though the rain has slowed, it is still very much a crisis situation. As of today, 550 road… More »
Can we at least send the dad to jail instead? More »
He previously said that boycotting Chik-Fil-A was akin to economic terrorism. More »
As we were all losing our minds over the yet-to-be-released Peeple app, the makers of Lulu had to be feeling at least a little bit of déjà vu. After all, the business of reviewing people has been in question since their app came out in 2013. Since coping with the controversy surrounding their human reviews — specifically,… More »
Carly Fiorina still owes staffers over $500,000 from her failed Senate campaign, and does not believe she has to pay them. More »
Cosmo’s trivialization of the title “first family” shows a blatant disregard for the Obamas’ legacy and for people of color to whom it represents generations of dreams and aspirations realized. More »
One person who probably doesn’t refer to Pope Francis as “Cool Pope” like so many have called the notoriously less-bigoted-than-usual Catholic Church figurehead? Former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa, who was fired just before the Church’s assembly on family issues this weekend, because he came out as gay and introduced reporters to his boyfriend.
“I want the Church and my community… More »
Vermont senator and 2016 democratic presidential hopeful wunderkind, Bernie Sanders drew giant crowds in Boston on Saturday evening, delivering passionate calls for reform.
He spoke of “an institutional racism that allows and continues to allow unarmed African Americans to be killed by police” as well as a call to enforce stricter gun control after the… More »
Pope Francis may be the most “liberal” Pope there ever was, but the Vatican still isn’t.
The Polish Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa held a press conference on Saturday in Rome, calling on Pope Francis to revise the Catholic stance on homosexuality, so that it is no longer a “sin.”
Charamsa told reporters with his partner… More »
Michigan farmer James Bristle and his buddy were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they thought they unearthed a bent fence post caked with mud. The fence instead turned out to be part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth aged at about 11,000 years.
A team of paleontologists from the… More »