Cool Dude Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid Nagging Hosebeast Girlfriend

Sometimes you just don't want to spend Thursday night watching Must See TV with your girlfriend. Justin Sarten of Florence (Arizona, not Italy) knew he needed a night out. But how can you tell your girlfriend you want to go out with the boys without hurting feelings? Oh, just fake your own kidnapping. » 11/17/14 7:45pm 11/17/14 7:45pm

Maddow Is Trying to Stop AZ School District From Censoring Textbooks

A couple weeks back we told you about the curious fight between an Arizona school district and science, namely the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board's plan to rip out two pages of a high school biology textbook. Those offending pages mention the existence of contraception and abortion, and for that, of course,… » 11/12/14 11:00am 11/12/14 11:00am

Arizona School District: No More Birth Control in Science Classes

A school board in Arizona has voted to remove the pages of a high school biology textbook that mention contraception and abortion. The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted 3-2 to redact two pages from Campbell Biology after hearing a presentation from a lawyer with the Christian legal advocacy group Alliance… » 10/30/14 2:15pm 10/30/14 2:15pm

Finally, Some Good Abortion News from South Carolina and Arizona

It's quite easy to feel dispirited about reproductive rights in America. Conservative lawmakers across the country are endlessly devoted to coming up with increasingly inventive ways to restrict women's abortion access (some of their favorites include shuttering clinics nationwide and forcing women to have to jump… » 6/06/14 5:40pm 6/06/14 5:40pm

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Manifesting Prostitution"

Last Friday, Monica Jones was found guilty of prostitution-related charges despite efforts from her and the ACLU after being arrested in May of 2013 in a police sting operation in Phoenix, Arizona. The black transgender student and well-known sex work activist had not actually engaged in prostitution—she accepted a… » 4/13/14 1:00pm 4/13/14 1:00pm

Severe Abortion Pill Restrictions Take Effect in Arizona Today

The anti-choice lunacy continues: a ridiculously strict Arizona law limiting women's access to RU-486 — commonly known as "the abortion pill" — takes effect today. For literally no good reason, providers will now be forced to administer the drug using outdated protocols and only in the first seven weeks of pregnancy,… » 4/01/14 4:50pm 4/01/14 4:50pm

Warning: Allergy Season Will Be a Total Nightmare This Year

Despite the monstrous snowstorm currently hovering off the eastern seaboard, spring is so very, very close. But winter is determined to leave us with one last parting shot, like a guest taking a massive dump in your bathroom before walking out the door. So allergy season is going to be particularly horrible this year. » 3/26/14 11:00am 3/26/14 11:00am

Hobby Lobby Hits the Supreme Court Tuesday, Could Ruin Everything

Hobby Lobby's fight against birth control coverage could be the ruination of everyone. The Oklahoma City-based family-owned chain has taken their religious right to withhold contraception coverage from their female employees all the way to the Supreme Court, who will hear their lawyers arguments on Tuesday. The only… » 3/24/14 1:10pm 3/24/14 1:10pm

Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. » 3/12/14 6:40pm 3/12/14 6:40pm

Catholic League President Loses His Shit Over Gay Rights in Arizona

Have you consumed the FDA recommended serving of schadenfreude today? Better watch this clip of Catholic League President Bill Donohue, a famous sufferer of both congenital bigotry and progressive Irish Fat Head Syndrome, freaking the hell out about Arizona governor Jan Brewer's rejection of a bill that would have… » 2/27/14 12:40pm 2/27/14 12:40pm