Woman Tried to Bribe Officer By Offering to 'Lick His Butthole'

Meet Diane Thomas, a 52-year-old woman who beat up and scratched her boyfriend and then did everything in her power to keep from being arrested when the police arrived. And by everything, she meant everything, including a recently-popularized sex act that is usually not offered on a first date (or during an arrest). » 5/26/15 4:45pm 5/26/15 4:45pm

Ex-Va. First Lady Maureen McDonnell Gets One Year in Jail for Bribery 

Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year in jail Friday for her role in a bribery and corruption scheme that tanked the career of her husband, former Governor Bob McDonnell. The McDonnells took more than $100,000 in "gifts" in exchange for promoting a ridiculous nutritional supplement… » 2/20/15 2:30pm 2/20/15 2:30pm

Zimbabwe Hospital Charged Women $5 Per Scream During Childbirth

Zimbabwe's rampant corruption has penetrated virtually all levels of public services, and it's gotten so bad that delivering a baby has become unaffordable for most Zimbabwean women. One hospital has reportedly been charging $5 per scream during childbirth for "raising false alarm." False alarm for what? Birthing a… » 7/12/13 3:00pm 7/12/13 3:00pm

Booze-Free After-Prom Parties Are Still Boring, Even with Bribes

It’s prom season, and for every parent with a teenager not self-assured enough to take itself out for an Evil Dead/The Big Wedding double-feature at the local cineplex instead of attending a chaperoned night of slow-jam hugging in a school multi-purpose room, that means lots of worrying about what sort of after-prom… » 5/19/13 11:30am 5/19/13 11:30am

Why You Shouldn't Vote For A Bad Guy With Good Positions

I was one of those voters who didn't really care who Bill Clinton was shtupping in the 90s. When he got caught with his cigar in Monica Lewinsky (possibly the best non-euphemism ever), I was nearly 21 and was really curious why, as a feminist, I was supposed to be all freaked about a woman my age having consensual… » 11/04/08 5:00pm 11/04/08 5:00pm

John Edwards, Ted Stevens And Everyone Else Are Hypocrites

If the National Enquirer » 7/30/08 11:00am 7/30/08 11:00am weren't relentless hyping its as-yet pictureless story about John Edwards' baby, we could just spend the whole morning talking about Republican hypocrisy, the new poster child for which is Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens. Good old Interwebs Ted was indicted on corruption charges, so we talk about…