Hobby Lobby 2.0: SCOTUS Is Set To Take On Birth Control Again

Robyn Pennacchia | November 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Zubik v. Burwell is basically Hobby Lobby on steroids. … More »

Ben Carson’s Maryland Home Is As Special As He Is

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 9, 2015 - 9:56 am

I can’t help it. I love him. More »

Black Missouri Football Players On Strike Until School President Resigns

Katrin Higher | November 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

More than 30 football players at the University of Missouri have made the decision to boycott team activities (ie. participating in any of their football games) in protest of the University’s President Timothy Wolfe amid the poor handling of racial incidents surrounding the campus, prompting a hunger strike by a student last week.
The… More »

California Teen Is First Transgender Student On Her High School’s Cheerleading Squad

Katrin Higher | November 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Anry Fuentes says she has always wanted to be a cheerleader, and after making the varsity team, she also became the first transgender cheerleader at Denair High School, in Denair, California.
Anry realized she was transgender in her junior year, after struggling with her gender and sexual identity throughout teenhood.
She has been welcomed by… More »

Donald Trump Ends Up Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Amid Protests

Katrin Higher | November 8, 2015 - 9:30 am

Before Donald Trump was set to host “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday night, 200 protesters gathered outside of SNL headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center to protest the presidential candidate’s upcoming role on the show.
The majority of the protesters were representing Latino groups. Signs being held read “#racismisntfunny” and “Dump Trump.”
Despite these protests, NBC… More »

2 Louisiana Police Officers Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Killing Of Jeremy Mardis

Katrin Higher | November 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Lt. Derrick Stafford have been charged with 2nd Degree Murder following the deathly shooting of six-year-old boy Jeremy Mardis.
The two officers shot and killed Jeremy while trying to pursue his father, Chris Few, who survived with critical injuries after being shot in his SUV. The reasons for the pursuit are… More »

Some People Are Pissed Off About Starbucks Taking Christmas Off Of Their Holiday Cup Design

Katrin Higher | November 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Today in “things people are upset about that don’t matter at all”, the new minimalist red Holiday design released by Starbucks has angered people who claim they are definitely in on some war on Christmas.
Yes that’s right, the marketing folk at Starbuck’s sat at their evil anti-Christmas chairs and frothed at the mouth while… More »

What If Bernie And Hillary Spoke At An Event With People Who Wanted To Kill Christians?

Robyn Pennacchia | November 7, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Cruz, Huckabee and Jindal are speaking at a conference organized by Pastor Kevin Swanson, who thinks gay people should be put to death. … More »

Mormon Church Issues Rule Changes That Target Gay Couples And Kids

Katrin Higher | November 7, 2015 - 9:30 am

Amid growing groups of LGBT supportive mormons, officials of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have issued a new rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out of the church and their children must “wait until they’re 18 and disavow homosexual relationships to be baptized.”
Despite the fact… More »

Russian Politicians Seeking To Criminalize Being Gay In Public

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Russian politicians are stepping up anti-gay legislation, building upon their now-infamous “propaganda” law. The original law criminalized any kind of LGBT-accepting public communications, but now members of the country’s Communist party have drafted legislation that would make it illegal to engage in any kind of activity that signals that you’re gay in public. More »

Prepare Your Voice, Today Is The First Annual Trans Day Of Screaming

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Today is a great day in the history of ideas, because it is the first annual Trans Day of Screaming. A Tumblr user who describes herself as a “19 y/o tranny dyke ancom madhyamika guanyin devotee” (read: 19-year-old transgender lesbian, anarcho-communist, and Buddhist) posted on October 11 that the holiday wouldMore »

Adnan Syed’s Motion To Reopen Has Been Granted

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm

This is HUGE. More »

Woman Flaunts Kickass Birthmark After Years Of Hiding It With Makeup

Claire Hannum | November 6, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Werk. More »

Ben Carson Admits He Fabricated Story About Being Accepted To West Point

Newser | November 6, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Ben Carson claimed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands that he met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969, when Carson was 17 and Westmoreland had just finished leading the US forces in Vietnam, and that soon after Carson was offered a full scholarship to West Point. Well, it turns out the West Point part is not… More »

Louisiana Police Backtrack On Explanation For Shooting Death Of 6-Year-Old Jeremy Mardis

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Earlier this week, I told you about the heartbreaking death of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was shot to death in Marksville, LA, by city marshals after they opened fire on his father’s vehicle following a pursuit. Authorities initially said that police had tried to serve Chris Few, Mardis’s father, with a warrant and he took off… More »

I’m Not Sold On “Secondary Abstinence”

Claire Hannum | November 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

In a recent New York Times Modern Love piece, writer Ali Rachel Pearl tells of the time a doctor declared that she was “secondary abstaining” because she hadn’t had sex in two years. She wasn’t staying away from sex by choice, but simply because she was in a phase in her life where sparks just weren’t flying with anyone. More »

This Very Important Cat Painting Sold For $800K

Claire Hannum | November 6, 2015 - 9:30 am

WANT. More »

Ben Carson: Trans People Are Squicky And Should Have Separate Bathrooms

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 9:00 am

Well, Ben Carson is just on a roll. On top of his hip new rap song (so hip) and his dubious claims about why the pyramids were built, in the last twenty-four hours, he’s also argued, in an interview with Fusion, that trans people should have separate (but equal!)More »

Who Stole GusGus The Baby Pygmy Goat?!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 5, 2015 - 6:30 pm

A baby pygmy goat named GusGus has been reported missing, after disappearing from the petting zoo at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix yesterday evening. Weighing a mere 5 lbs. (squeeeeeeee!!!!), GusGus is small enough to easily fit under a jacket or inside a purse, according to petting zoo manager Emilie Owen. While the little guy is painfully adorable… More »

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Explains Mystery Behind Gender-Balanced Cabinet

Robyn Pennacchia | November 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm

During Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s swearing in on Wednesday, a reporter asked him why he thought it was important to have a gender-balanced cabinet of 15 women and 15 men.
Trudeau responded, “Because it’s 2015.”
Which, hey, is really the only response necessary. At this point, it’s getting to be patently ridiculous to have white dudes… More »

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