I Was Wrong About The Patrick Kane Rape Case

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The woman who accused Blackhawks player Patrick Kane stopped cooperating with the investigation a few days ago, and the prosecutor announced today that Kane won’t be charged.
A few months ago, I published one piece about the tired, boring, but really offensive things I had to listen to people More »

Mom’s Pepsi Habit Contributed To Her Death

Newser | November 5, 2015 - 2:45 pm

A British mother’s penchant for the highly caffeinated soda Pepsi Max apparently helped put her in an early grave. Victoria Lane, who’d struggled with mental health issues since surviving a bad car accident at 16, battled anxiety and paranoia. In an attempt to appease the dry mouth the prescription antidepressant fluoxetine gave her, her mother… More »

Oh Good Lord, Ben Carson Has A Rap Song Now

Robyn Pennacchia | November 5, 2015 - 2:30 pm

This is just too damn much. More »

Why It Matters That Ben Carson Believes The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain

Robyn Pennacchia | November 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm

This is the equivalent of me telling Dr. Ben Carson that I believe that the human brain is made up entirely of licorice all-sorts and pocket lint. More »

Awful “Dear Fat People” Vlogger Back With Message For Black People

Katie Klabusich | November 5, 2015 - 10:05 am

Take your pickles and go home, Nicole. More »

Google Might Be Giving You An Overinflated Ego

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2015 - 9:30 am

Does this mean I can blame Google for mansplaining? More »

Daniel Holtzclaw, Ex-Cop Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 13 Black Women, Will Be Judged By An All-White Jury

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2015 - 6:00 pm

On Monday, the trial for Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 Black women, began, and by the end of the day on Tuesday, a jury had been selected — eight men, four women, all white. While such racial hegemony would be problematic no matter what, it’s especially troubling given the… More »

6-Year-Old Jeremy Mardis Should Not Be “Collateral Damage”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2015 - 3:52 pm

But he is, because the police opened fire on his dad’s car at the end of the a pursuit. … More »

Breaking: Science Says Eating Healthy Foods Is Better Than Eating Unhealthy Foods

Claire Hannum | November 4, 2015 - 3:03 pm

You don’t say!? More »

“The Saddest Dog In The World” Is Smiling Again!

Claire Hannum | November 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm

MY HEART. More »

This Mini Pig Loves Fall As Much As You Do

Claire Hannum | November 3, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Join her in living your autumnal best life. More »

Planned Parenthood Definitely Promoting Bestiality For Teenz, Says Anti-Choice Dimwit

Robyn Pennacchia | November 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Anti-choice activist Carol Everett, who is just an absolute treasure, appeared on “The Alan Colmes Show” to have a chat about her peculiar theory that people having multiple sex partners is just like rape. Now, if you thought it could not possibly get more ridiculous than that – or her other claim that Planned Parenthood teaches “sodomy” to five year… More »

In Praise Of Using Camera Phones As Defensive Weapons

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

I’m here to praise the hell out of those everyday videographers, acting in defense of themselves or others, and to also argue in favor of more of us using our camera phones to document harassment, injustice and brutality. More »

Man Bombs Wal-Mart For Not Selling Confederate Flags

Robyn Pennacchia | November 3, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Marshall Leonard of Mississippi had a history of making threats related to the Confederate flag. More »

Dept. Of Education Orders High School To Allow Trans Student To Use Girls’ Locker Room

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights found yesterday that a high school in Chicago’s northwest suburbs must allow a trans student to use the girls’ locker room along with her fellow students.
Township High School District 211 had provided proper accommodations for the student’s gender identity, registering her as a girl andMore »

True Story: My Homeschooling Experience Was Nothing Like The Duggars’

Bronwyn Isaac | November 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm

#NotAllHomeschoolers… More »

Oklahoma Mayor Apologizes For Husbands KKK-Themed Halloween Hijinks

Robyn Pennacchia | November 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

He simply had NO IDEA anyone might find it offensive. How could he have known? More »

Police Drop Charges Against Bahar Mustafa For Tweeting “#KillAllWhiteMen”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2015 - 10:10 am

It only took a month for police to drop charges against Bahar Mustafa, former diversity officer at Goldsmiths University in London, for tweeting “#killallwhitemen” from her personal account. Breathe a sigh of relief: All of those cathartic tweets you’ve sent will not, in fact, be landing you in any trouble.
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Uh, Anonymous? Pretty Sure This Mayor Is Not A KKK Member

Robyn Pennacchia | November 2, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Earlier today, Anonymous released the names of several mayors and Senators they claim are secret KKK members.
Upon first glance, it seemed like it could be legit, mostly because the only person on there I was thoroughly familiar with is Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX). I would buy John Cornyn being in the KKK before probably… More »

Rachel Dolezal Finally Admits She’s White, Receives Thunderous Standing Ovation

Megan Reynolds | November 2, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Thank you for telling us something that we all aready know. … More »

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