The Power and Sadness of a Black President's Call for Grace 

On Friday, South Carolina Senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney was memorialized in a packed auditorium at the College Of Charleston. As his wife and two young daughters sat and suffered what must be the worst moment of their short lives, President Obama delivered Pinckney’s eulogy with fervor and deliberation. It was… » 6/27/15 3:45pm 6/27/15 3:45pm

Watch Obama Lead Charleston's Emanuel AME in Singing 'Amazing Grace'

Barack Obama’s eulogy for South Carolina State Senator and Emanuel AME Reverend Clementa Pinckney, delivered on the heels of a historic stretch of American tragedy and renewal, was a defining moment of his Presidency—as well as the ragged, bloody, gorgeous reckoning with social justice that’s been forced into the… » 6/26/15 3:50pm 6/26/15 3:50pm

Man Who Threatened to Lynch Obama Doesn't Get Why People Say He's Racist

Jeff Gullickson was very upset when Obama joined Twitter. So upset, in fact, that he immediately fired off a few tweets to let the President know exactly what he thought of him and his policies. Now, the Minnesota man is out of a job and being called a racist, which he says is a mistake. According to Gullickson, his… » 6/04/15 7:20pm 6/04/15 7:20pm

I Bet You Can't Tell These Celebrities and Their Wax Figures Apart

Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have been memorializing the hottest and most famous among them in wax. The figures created by Madame Tussaud and her army of artists and are so lifelike that you might find it impossible to tell them apart from the real thing. Don’t believe me? Check out the sliding… » 5/29/15 1:50pm 5/29/15 1:50pm

Barack Obama Joined Twitter, and Now Twitter Wants To Fuck Him

President Obama joined Twitter today, and has amassed 1.1 million followers in the six hours since his first post. Though he has only tweeted three times since joining the social media platform, plenty of its 302 million active users have attempted to contact him via public replies. Many, I’ve discovered, have even… » 5/18/15 8:00pm 5/18/15 8:00pm

A Q&A with Peter Slevin, Author of Michelle Obama's New Biography


Before Michelle Obama was the First Lady, a position defined by partnership and parenting, she was a career woman with twenty successful years under her belt before her husband dreamed of running the country. In fact, when Barack pitched her the idea, he had to enlist her family to convince her. Peter Slevin, author… » 4/15/15 5:00pm 4/15/15 5:00pm

Obama Will Support Efforts to End Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth 

White House officials announced that President Obama will call for an end to conversion or reparative therapies designed to “fix” LGTBQ youth. Though conversion therapy is supported by some religious organizations, the practice has long been condemned by the American Psychiatric Association. » 4/08/15 9:45pm 4/08/15 9:45pm

Chris Christie Says Vaccinating Your Kids Should Be a Choice

In remarks that may be too much even for the political party that consistently denies the existence of climate change, Chris Christie says that it's important to strike a "balance" when it comes to vaccinations. Damn, I knew Republicans like to harken back to the 1950s, but bringing back measles as a rite of passage… » 2/02/15 9:50am 2/02/15 9:50am