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Cop Gets Firsthand Taste of Police Brutality During His Own Violent Arrest

Videotape caught the whole incident. Pittsburgh, PA– A Pennsylvania State Trooper, David Williams, is suing the city of Pittsburgh and four police officers following his own brutal arrest in September.

Saudis Pledge to Continue Yemen Bombing Campaign

Coalition says it has established air superiority over Yemen and accomplished initial goals of destroying air defense systems under Houthi control.

Twitter Pounds Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for His Absurdly Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Act


Lots of celebrities get in on the act. While the state of Indiana is taking a beating across the country for passing the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,”  allowing businesses and individuals to deny services to gays on religious grounds, Governor Mike Pence has come in for an extra heaping of scorn on social media.

Why on Earth Did the Feds Approve a High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Near a Nuke Plant?

Nuclear safety expert: "We're talking tens of millions of people who could be endangered." A gas explosion leveled two buildings in New York’s East Village this past week, with two neighboring structures damaged, one still at risk for collapse, and 22 people injured, four of them severely.

Fear Is the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy

Join us in our fight against the pernicious culture of fear and creeping authoritarianism. Dear Readers,  Fear is a huge problem in the United States, and it’s only getting worse as our society frequently smells of creeping authoritarianism.

7 of the Biggest Quacks and Scam Artists in Medical History

Some of these charlatans may have even believed their own preposterous theories. Mike Huckabee, former Fox News talking head and possible presidential contender again, recently came under considerable fire for being the spokesman for a dubious “cure” for diabetes, a disease that affects 29 million Americans and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

'Help! My Boys Were Stopped Three Times by Police For Being Outside Unsupervised'

Another mom grows incensed by a parenting culture gone mad, but we have to turn frustration into connection.

White Supremacy’s Gross Symbol: What the 'Stars and Bars' Really Represent

It didn't take long before the Confederate flag became a symbol of racism. As my colleague Paul Campos noted earlier this week, the Supreme Court will hand down a ruling later this year on whether a state can stop its citizens from purchasing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate flag.

The Secret Advantages of Being a Night Owl

There's an undeserved stigma against those who go to bed late and sleep even later. If you're a late riser, there's a good chance that you have, at one point, been made to feel inferior to your early riser friends and colleagues.  Unlike early birds (people who have a genetic tendency to go to bed and wake up early), late risers, also known as night owls, have a natural tendency to go to bed late and sleep even later.

For Years, DEA Agents Attended Illegal Sex Parties Paid for by Drug Cartels

High-ranking agents were being bribed by the cartels that they are supposedly fighting against. Washington, DC – According to a recent report from Justice Department watchdog sources, a number of DEA agents are being accused of having “sex parties” with prostitutes that were purchased by drug cartels.

San Francisco Prison Guards Forced Inmates to Fight 'Like Game of Thrones'

The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate claims of ‘sadistic’ treatment, including threats of violence if inmates did not comply.

GOP State Rep. Says It's 'A Really Great Party' If You Witness Rape on Campus

Connecticut Rep. Mike Bocchino made some truly tasteless comments about campus sexual assault. In Connecticut, lawmakers are debating a measure to define consent with respect to college sexual assault that would help prevent rapes on campus.

This Is the Real Human Toll of the Western 'War on Terror'

At least 1.3 million people in the Middle East and South Asia have been killed because of Western military action.

Conservative Accuses Rapper Azealia Banks of Suffering From Minority 'Female Privilege’

The writer, who works for Glenn Beck's website, says, 'Liberal women are operating in a void without any standards of basic decency.' A conservative blogger claims that he has been “sexually harassed” by contentious rapper Azealia Banks because she sent him a photo of her genitals.

Jon Stewart Rips Into Fox for Accusing Other News Outlets of 'Rushing to Judgment'

'Okay, you're the caution and sober reflection network,' Stewart joked. If Fox News is good at one thing, it is self-congratulation.

Let the Boycotts Begin: Salesforce and NCAA Slam Indiana for Passing Anti-LGBT Law


Many have condemned Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R)’s decision to sign into law a “religious freedom” bill that could lead to anti-LGBT discrimination.

Oh Good, Another Starbucks: How Gentrification Is Destroying My City

I don’t know this new Baltimore, it’s alien to me. Another day another dinner. Tonight’s session takes place at Food Market in Hamden.

Woody Allen Is Both a Genius and a Predator—Why Mariel Hemingway's New Revelation Matters

Hemingway's new memoir is making a lot of us face our Woody blind spot. This is my own garbage confession: Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” used to be one of my favorite movies.

6 Desperate Ways the Church of Scientology is Trying to Stop "Going Clear"


Alex Gibney's damning HBO documentary has set off a war with the famously aggressive church. The Church of Scientology has a well-publicized history of going after its critics with everything it has, including its tons and tons of dollars, which reportedly total about $3 billion.

New Study Determines Exact Level of Drinking that Leads to Liver Cancer

You might want to cut back after you read this. Consuming three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer, experts have said.


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