If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You'll Love North Carolina

The latest state to hop on the nutty abortion law train is North Carolina, where the Senate just passed an anti-sharia law with a twist that not even the wiliest M. Night Shyamalan buff could have seen coming: an out-of-left field amendment that would basically ban abortion in the state. In the state legislature, it's… » 7/03/13 11:20am 7/03/13 11:20am

Saudi Arabia Will Actually Let Girls in Private School Play Sports

Girls attending private school in Saudi Arabia will soon be allowed to participate in sports, a move that many observers see as a further indication that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is quietly trying to modernize his ultra, mega conservative country. The announcement comes on the heels of a statement last month from… » 5/05/13 4:30pm 5/05/13 4:30pm

10 Things the GOP's New Platform Hates About You

This week, finally, after all those nerd-hours expended on wondering just what precious metal and fancy rhetorical jewels would gild the GOP's terrible turd ideas, the official Republican party platform will be revealed to a chorus of gasps, eye rolls, and delighted shrieks from Rick Santorum. According to people who… » 8/27/12 11:30am 8/27/12 11:30am