Palin Interviewee Calls the President 'Hitler' [Update: Never Mind]

We may have laughed when Sarah Palin announced that she'd climbed down the ladder from Vice Presidential candidate all the way to Woman Who Rants Professionally On The Internet (hi, welcome!), but the former Alaska Governor was most definitely Not Fucking Around. Less than five hours into her subscription channel's… » 7/31/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

Colleges That Botch Rape Investigations Could Face Millions in Fines

A truly motley crew of Senators has introduced a bill that would crack down on schools that fail to address campus sexual assault. But unlike window dress-y efforts that amount to little more than campaign ads for politicians uninterested in effecting actual change, this bill actually sounds like it's got some teeth. » 7/30/14 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm

Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell and ex-First Lady Maureen McDonnell are currently on trial for corruption, and even without the schadenfreude that comes from watching a rising whackadoodle star of the GOP be taken down all the pegs, the entire proceeding is at least twice as salaciously soapy and entertaining as… » 7/29/14 5:45pm Tuesday 5:45pm

Politicians Determined to Make Online Shoppers Pay

Since the dawn of the internet, shoppers who take a risk by purchasing something online that they can't see or try on experience enjoyed a small (albeit legally grey area) kickback: avoiding the sales tax they'd pay if they bought the same item from a brick-and-mortar (or, you know, drywall-and-vinyl siding) store.… » 7/17/14 7:45pm 7/17/14 7:45pm

Your Employers Must Tell You If They Think You're a Babykilling Slut

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision went down, many women wondered if they would suddenly find themselves at the mercy of their boss's heretofore unknown beliefs that women who take birth control are abortion-happy harlots. Unfortunately, the answer is still yes. Fortunately, thanks to new rules set forth… » 7/17/14 3:15pm 7/17/14 3:15pm

Todd Akin Went On TV To Talk About Rape Again. It Did Not Go Well.

Todd Akin has made several legitimate mistakes over the course of his flaccid political career. Appearing on MSNBC today to say more stupid shit about rape was among them, and judging by his apparent dogged wrongness in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it won't be the last. » 7/17/14 2:00pm 7/17/14 2:00pm

Hillary Clinton Admits to Liking Oval Offices on The Daily Show

Last night, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart fixed his legacy as a comedic faux journalist. Instead of drooling over guest former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as he did with former presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, Stewart gave Clinton the book, schmook, let's get to the presidential stuff routine. » 7/16/14 9:40am 7/16/14 9:40am

Senate Considers Bill Prohibiting Harmful Abortion Restrictions

Since 2011, states have passed over 200 restrictions that limit women's access to safe and legal abortions. Although such laws are purportedly meant to protect women's health, experts say that they're simply not medically necessary. But oh well — fairly obviously, the real goal of such legislation is to keep women… » 7/15/14 7:00pm 7/15/14 7:00pm

Where AIDS Comes From, According to a Very Misinformed Republican

AIDS, AIDS, AIDS. Where does it come from? Why does it happen? What is it even? If you're ever taken a health-ed class, you know a little bit about this mystery disease that has stumped scientists for decades. Like the fact that it's not just for gay people or that it doesn't just come from anal sex. But a Minnesota… » 7/14/14 5:40pm 7/14/14 5:40pm

Politician Who Had An Abortion Doesn't Regret It, World Keeps Spinning

It seems that any time any public figure discusses their own experience with abortion, it's wrapped in a thick shell of regret and explaining the whys and hows and extraordinary circumstances of why there were no alternatives. But the Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor is flipping the script. She had an… » 7/07/14 7:10pm 7/07/14 7:10pm

Will Maine have the first openly Gay Governor elected in the US?

Mike Michaud, the democratic candidate who currently serves as a US representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district is in a dead heat with incumbent Tea Partier, Paul LePage for the 2014 governor election. Maine's politics are a little more complicated than many states in that the governor has been elected by… » 6/25/14 10:57pm 6/25/14 10:57pm

Biden Declares LGBT Rights More Important Than Cultural Traditions

Vice President Joe Biden, who has made a habit of getting out in front on LGBT issues for the Obama Administration, has expressed his belief, in his usual "plain-dealing, no-nonsense" style, that discrimination against LGBT individuals had no place in a civilised society, and that LGBT rights trumped local social… » 6/25/14 8:54pm 6/25/14 8:54pm