The Supreme Court Is Trying to Kill Us

The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. While all of these are politically contentious issues with the potential to shape… »10/05/15 11:37am10/05/15 11:37am


Anglican Marital Vows in Australia Now Include a Line About Brides ‘Submitting’ to Their Husbands

The Anglican diocese of Sydney, Australia is expected to approve a change to its marriage vows, which will now include a little ditty about brides promising to "submit" to their husbands. The amended vows, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, were written by the diocese's liturgical panel, which includes noted fan of… »8/27/12 11:10am8/27/12 11:10am

Terrible Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Wins His Recall Election

Well, today Wisconsinites turned out in massive numbers to vote in a historic recall election, and in the end it appears they chose to stay with their horror show of a governor, Scott Walker. This comes as a serious blow to Wisconsin's proud progressive tradition, even though it was a somewhat expected result. Walker… »6/05/12 10:00pm6/05/12 10:00pm

What Is IKEA Doing Spying on Its Employees and Angry Customers?

IKEA seems so friendly and efficient and non-threatening—unless you consider taking over the décor of houses worldwide to be aesthetically threatening—but it seems there might be a darker side to everyone's go-to furniture retailer. The Swedish company is being investigated in France for hiring private detectives to… »3/14/12 10:00pm3/14/12 10:00pm

Trade Union Speaks Out Against "Sexist" Heels • Iraq War Limits Iraqi Women's Freedoms

The Trades Union Congress in England is urging employers »8/14/08 5:30pm8/14/08 5:30pm to stop making high-heels compulsory for female employees on grounds that it is sexist and can lead to health problems. • Comedian Kristen Schaal reveals that not only is she well-read in British dramatists, she used to in front of cows as a child. • In England…