Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

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Work hard, and you can be anything you want to be. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and take advantage of the Land of Opportunity. Slogans like these have become the tired parlance of political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, every candidate arguing that the American dream is suffering, but they can… » 6/30/15 2:00pm 3 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Fresh Juice, the Best Travel Mug, and a Lot More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 6/30/15 1:15pm 48 minutes ago

DOJ: Ferguson Cops Escalated Protests, Violated Right to Free Speech

The Ferguson, St. Louis County, and St. Louis police departments along with the Missouri Highway Patrol have been newly and specifically faulted for the role they played in the Ferguson protests in the 16 days after the death of Michael Brown. In a report obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch, to be delivered to police… » 6/30/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

'Are You in Love With Me?': Bachelorette Kaitlyn Is Put on the Spot

Throughout this season of The Bachelorette, the rules that govern this world we know and love have been (sort of) thrown out the window, which has proven difficult for both viewers and contestants. Not only are the men grappling with how to handle dating someone on television who is dating a number of other people,… » 6/30/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Here's a Fairly Comprehensive List of Anti-Vaccination Celebrities 

The battle over SB 277, California’s bill mandating that children must be fully vaccinated to enroll in schools or daycare, has been tough, emotional, and completely bonkers, creating a new wave of vocal anti-vaccination activists, some of whom are willing to dox, harass and threaten anyone speaking in favor of it. SB… » 6/30/15 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Girl Scouts Turn Down $100K After Donor Demands Trans Discrimination 

In May, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America announced that their organization is officially open to transgender girls. Soon after, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a large donation of $100,000 with this caveat: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If… » 6/30/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

Tenured LSU Professor Fired For Saying Naughty Words in Class

An associate professor with tenure at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge says she’s been fired for using profanity in class, including saying “fuck no” and referring to cowardly behavior as “being a pussy.” She was fired in June, accused of violating the school’s sexual harassment policy. Oh boy. If that’s… » 6/30/15 10:50am Today 10:50am

Here's the Trailer for Tig Notaro's No-Bullshit Netflix Documentary

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy. » 6/30/15 10:10am Today 10:10am