Watch Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff Interview President Obama

New and historic tag team Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff interviewed President Barack Obama Wednesday night for Newshour and PBS has very kindly put the whole thing online. It was a big week to get a one-on-one with the President: Obama talked about the situation in Syria (he hasn't made a decision yet) and reflected… » 8/29/13 10:00am 8/29/13 10:00am

How Not to Talk About MLK on This Historic Day (Or Ever, Really)

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Dr. King was a lion among men, one of the most visible civil rights leaders of his time (maybe of all time), his rhetoric was soaring and accessible and inclusive. So, on occasions such as these, it's tempting to wonder what he… » 8/28/13 2:05pm 8/28/13 2:05pm

Having a Single Mom Is Worse Than Not Being Able to Vote, Says Dumbass

Maybe it's unfair to call George Will a dumbass; he gives off the vibe that his Soduku skills are nothing to sneeze at and he's probably got a photographic memory for the complex requirements of toupee care (because George Will's scalp cozy looks like it's been pampered like a 24 year old mistress). However, he did… » 8/26/13 1:20pm 8/26/13 1:20pm

The March on Washington Had a Major Sexism Issue

August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, inarguably one of the greatest occasions in human and civil rights history. It was during this monumental political rally in 1963 that upwards of 300,000 people took to Washington, D.C. to march for the rights of the United States' non-white citizens… » 8/22/13 6:20pm 8/22/13 6:20pm