Why Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care, Is Driving Cadillacs in His Dreams

Much is being made of Bill de Blasio’s recent mayoral win in New York City, with the Washington Post even calling it “historic,” since he will be the first Democrat to serve in that office since David Dinkins won in 1989. It’s not just worth nothing that de Blasio won, but how. De Blasio focused [...]

Might as Well Laugh: Indian Comedy Video About Rape

AIB, an Indian sketch comedy group, put together this video that settles once and for all who is responsible for rape. It only hurts when you laugh.

It Never Seems to Be the Right Time to Discuss Gun Policy

White House spokesperson Jay Carney on the shooting in Connecticut: “I think it’s important on a day like today to view this as I know the president, as a father does and I as a father and others who are parents certainly do, which is to feel enormous sympathy for families that are affected and [...]

Many Welcome Romney’s Victory as President of Amercia

Storify is among those chronicling the memes popping up after Mitt Romney’s new iPhone app misspelled the name of the country which Romney wants to run. And while we all wish him well on attaining the presidency of Amercia, we fervently hope he will never be the president of America. Playing off the Obama campaign, [...]

It’s Not What’s For Dinner

12.2%

Amount American consumption of meat has dropped since 2007. While Americans still consume 1/6 of the animal tissue eaten worldwide, the 5-year plunge is significant. The government, however, continues to subsidize growing corn and soybeans for use as animal feed.

Even (Neo) Conservatives are Tired of Low-Information Republicans

Conservative columnist and neocon Bush II speechwriter David Frum wrote recently that he is tired of being surrounded by dumb people. At least, that was basically the point of his article, “When Did the GOP Lose Touch with Reality?” in the November New York magazine. On a recent CNN appearance, Frum tried to expand on [...]

Marriage? Not So Much

51%

Of American adults are married, a record low. The numbers are even lower among young people. In 1960, nearly 60% of adults age 18 to 29 were married. Today, the amount is 20%. The Pew Research study doesn’t count same-sex marriage, but includes a “family” category for gay couples raising children.

Rep. Chris Murphy Calls Lowe’s on Its Cowardice

Nailed it:

“Lowe’s defends itself by saying they’re pulling these ads because some of their customers have, quote, strong political and social views on this topic. Well congratulations to Lowe’s for acknowledging that there are some really bigoted people in the world. That doesn’t mean that Lowe’s or any other company should acquiesce to this kind of behavior. For instance, there are unfortunately a lot of people out there who still hold racist views about African-Americans, but I don’t think that Lowe’s is going to be pulling its ads from television shows featuring African-Americans.”

Watch This Film

If you haven’t seen this film yet, you should. It puts the third concept touched on in Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”) into sharp focus. You will change your life if you watch it, and even if you don’t, you’ll still think about it.

Your Honor, Are You Straight or Gay?

So the question is, “Should only straight judges be allowed to rule on gay rights issues?” …ethicists disagree on whether retired federal judge Vaughn R. Walker, 67, should have disclosed his 10-year relationship with his partner before presiding over the challenge to Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot measure that reinstated a ban on same-sex [...]