The United States, where church and state are supposedly separate, is codifying discrimination on the part of Christian-owned and run entities, and thus far, we haven't seen any high-profile denials of requests for religious exemptions.
Did that kale in the fridge mold when you weren't looking? OBAMA.

Jul 1, 2014 at 5:00pm | 35 comments

I tried to speak from the heart when asking the vice president of the free world to my high school formal.
Breitbart.com's tasteless ad mocking Nancy Pelosi represents the gauntlet female politicos must run.
social media
Here again, a black woman speaks her mind, especially on Twitter, and she’s demonized.
Pussy Riot made international news and brought awareness to the injustices of modern Russian government, but while they were at it, they also pissed off and confused a bunch of innocent church-goers, likely even hurting their cause.

Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00pm | 235 comments

house of cards
SPOILERS AHEAD. Do NOT click if you haven't binge watched House of Cards Season 2. Also, are we concerned about binge watching as a new pastime? Also: Spoilers.
the frisky
wendy davis
wendy davis
I'm an idiot writing to you from my bed with a laptop, and even I know that a bitter ex-husband does not a good source make.
You see, we've been spending all this time blathering on about social inequality and wage gaps and poverty, when really, we should be talking about marriage.
unpopular opinion
We don't get to pick and choose the free speech (which includes acts as well as speech) we approve of. The whole point of free speech is that it is free and open to anyone.
Government interference with the operations of businesses should be anathema to Republicans, yet when it comes to abortion, their supposed core values go right out the window.
Civics is a required class to graduate in many high schools, and yet we don’t allow students who are being educated in American government issues to undertake that most basic rite of passage, that of casting a ballot.
"And they’re looking at packages!" it snarled with a sneer. "Tomorrow comes healthcare! It's practically here!" Congress growled, with its coke fingers nervously drumming, "I MUST find a way to keep healthcare from coming!"
affordable healthcare
The only way to fix the health care system is to get everyone invested in it.
I am an incandescent dot of the brightest cerulean blue in the middle of a blood-red state.

Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00pm | 94 comments

anthony weiner
Should you find yourself saying this stuff -- even though you really shouldn't be in the first place -- you definitely should confirm you're off the record when you say it.
thought catalog
Although sexual harassment in the workplace is still illegal, behavior that’s equally inappropriate and psychologically damaging is allowed to operate elsewhere, pushed out of the office and into the streets.
Many feel that Tahrir Square is no longer a safe space for female protesters -- and Egyptian women are hardly wilting lilies.
The up side to a massive surveillance state? FUNNY JOKES ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Jun 12, 2013 at 6:00pm | 51 comments