Protester Arrested After Laughing At Jeff Sessions's Confirmation Hearing Faces Up to a Year in Prison 

Desiree Fairooz, a Code Pink activist who was arrested after laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, has been charged and convicted of disrupting Congress and “parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds,” the New York Times reports. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, two Code Pink members who appeared at…

Katy Perry's 'Chained to the Rhythm' Video Goes Through the Process of Becoming Woke

Katy Perry’s music video for her wake-up-sheeple! single “Chained to the Rhythm” has all the candy-colored markings of a Katy Perry video and takes place in an amusement park called Oblivia that’s designed to be a false utopia of thrills. (America is the metaphor, you see, and some white Americans have realized it’s…

Watch a Republican Congressional Candidate Cock a Gun and Drink Sweet Tea to Get Elected

We’re in an election season where “political outsider” is the highest possible compliment, an indicator that you have nothing to do with those unethical slimeballs down in Washington. But those slimeballs down in Washington like “political outsiders” too, which is why they throw so much money at getting them elected.

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The Restaurant Industry, Like Every Industry, Needs to Give Its Workers Paid Maternal Leave 

As far as I’m concerned, American exceptionalism lives on primarily in the fact that we’re the only developed country in the world that doesn’t offer its women paid maternal leave. We are 15 to 30 weeks worse off in this regard than women in—to name a few—Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia, and Malta; the…