And will the moderator and his colleagues ask tough questions on issues like Wall Street accountability, campaign finance reform and health care?
“Go dark against data retention,” consumer advocates tell users in a new campaign against invasive surveillance laws.
Vice President Joe Biden might still be planning to try to take over for boss Barack Obama in 2016, but for now he’s apparently going to keep us all guessing.
The Pentagon has access to video and audio recordings taken from the gunship that carried out the attack that killed 22, so officials must know what actually occurred. It’s time for a full accounting.
Plenty is at stake and there are many reasons to tune in. For Sanders, the big challenge will be demonstrating he’s not merely a darling of the progressive left but has the vision, capacity and skills to lead the nation at a tough time.
Going solar could represent a no-brainer for some companies looking to cut costs; activists are using dildos to protest a new Texas law that would allow guns on college campuses; meanwhile, a writer explores what our ideas about gender have to do with mass shootings. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Not only is the U.S. supply of weapons to rebels in the northwest in danger of fueling a proxy war with the Russian Federation, but Washington’s supply of weaponry to the Democratic Forces of Syria sets up a proxy struggle with its own NATO ally, Turkey.
How many American news reports about the Nobel Peace Prize given to the Tunisian Quartet that pushed the country toward democracy and compromise will mention that two of the four organizations so honored are national labor unions of workers?
The craziest thing about the Republican presidential contest isn’t that Donald Trump is in the lead. It’s that Dr. Ben Carson—who truly seems to have lost his mind—is in second place and gaining fast. Trump may be a blowhard, but Carson has proved himself to be a crackpot of the first order. Of all the GOP contenders, he’s the scariest.
Joe Biden, who is expected to announce his final decision sometime this month, does not plan to participate in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, but the invitation remains open to the vice president should he make an eleventh-hour decision to jump into the race and join Democratic rivals on the debate stage.
American “exceptionalism” exists in the minds of superpatriots who are more than willing to overlook their own faults as they place themselves above other people. The only question may be which of their self-serving hypocrisies is the most outrageous and destructive.
Honoring Columbus Day means honoring a painful history of colonialism, enslavement, discrimination and land grabs that followed the Italian explorer’s 1492 arrival in the Americas. It’s time to stop celebrating it and start celebrating the native cultures that his arrival in the Americas began the process of displacing.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called on Americans to help him undo the laws that let private interests profit off the mass incarceration of Americans and migrants.
Republicans have a big choice to make about what kind of party they are. But they’re most likely to keep papering over their divide with psychobabble about “healing.” This won’t work. Just ask John Boehner. Or Kevin McCarthy.
Investigations into the consequences of President Obama’s crackdown on migrants find that since 2014, as many as 83 U.S. deportees have been murdered shortly after returning to Central America.
Considering the elevated role of the Israel-Palestine issue in progressive circles, and Sanders’ continued success leading up to the primaries, it’s worth revisiting the candidate’s history on the topic and his early approach to foreign policy.
Garrett Holeve struggled against the state of Florida to win his right to fight in a mixed martial arts competition despite having Down syndrome.
Rich countries are failing to fulfill pledges to make billions of dollars available to help the developing world face climate change.
In another informative and funny segment of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver explores what has happened to North Dakota since the start of its oil boom.
In his “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, President Obama made some remarks on Syria. But do they add up to a policy?
A data scientist’s experiment reveals surprising information about interconnected smart devices.
Newt Gingrich got out his crystal ball to make his prognostications about the 2016 presidential contest. So what did the former GOP speaker of the House see?