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Fringe Factor: Gay Panic, Secession Fever & More

A strike on Syria is doomed by all the gays and women in the military, Texas is ready to become its own country, and Pennsylvania is racking up a …

Narcissists are ruining America

<b>Donald Rumsfeld, John Kerry, John McCain (AP/Reuters/Jim Young/Joshua Roberts/Ralph Freso)</b><p>We’re on the verge of bombing another country — because a few conceited people want to feel good about themselves<p>David Sirota<p>September 8, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>One telltale trait of narcissists is their ability …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Mika Brzezinski: "Pathetic" And "Disgusting" Miley Cyrus Has An Eating Disorder

Politics<p>The Morning Joe host had plenty to say about Cyrus' sexed-up performance with Robin Thicke at MTV's VMAs.<p>"I think that was really, really disturbing. That young lady, who is 20, is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed, clearly has confidence issues, probably eating disorder and I …

The right’s big gay dilemma: A movement divided in 2016

<b>Chris Christie, Rand Paul (AP/Josh Reynolds/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>While Democrats are now united on LGBT rights, Chris Christie and Rand Paul foretell a juicy GOP reckoning in 2016<p>Kerry Eleveld<p>August 26, 2013 11:43am (UTC)<p>Last week, in a move that could signal the opening salvo on LGBT issues for …

TV channel or cult?: Fox News’ paranoid P.R. machine

Paranoid culture of secrecy includes a political campaign-style P.R. apparatus that plants smears against critics<p>Alex Pareene<p>August 26, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Fox News fired its head of P.R. recently, an act that would've been a dry bit of news of interest only to cable news junkies and media reporters …

6 wildly offensive comments from America’s titans of industry | Salon.com

More than 50 abortion providers shuttered since GOP anti-abortion crusade began in 2010

<b>(ProgressOhio via Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>“This has turned into a nightmare” for women’s access to health care, says one reproductive rights advocate<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 26, 2013 4:09pm (UTC)<p>Beginning in earnest around 2010, reproductive rights opponents in state Legislatures across the country …

The Fight for Trans Rights in the Military

Chelsea Manning, the military whistleblower sentenced last week to 35 years in prison for leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks, came …

Scary psychological torture: The real message behind force-feeding hunger strikers

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>By making Gitmo and other prison strikers eat, we’re saying they can neither live nor die on their own terms<p>Alessandro Camon<p>August 26, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Black is white, white is black: In the totalitarian state, reversal of meaning goes hand in hand with control of information. Both …

GOP Rep: It’s “arrogant” to think humans caused climate change

<b>Todd Rokita (AP/Darron Cummings)</b><p>Congressman Todd Rokita questions how people “can somehow change the climate of the whole earth”<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 26, 2013 6:02pm (UTC)<p>Another day, another quasi-ironic comment from a climate change denier.<p>At a town hall meeting Friday night, a college newspaper …

The school segregation battle isn’t over

<b>Asean Johnson (MSNBC/The Ed Show)</b><p>Young black activists like nine-year-old Asean Johnson are fighting school closings that discriminate against them<p>Stacia L. Brown<p>August 26, 2013 6:26pm (UTC)<p>It was hard to know what to expect of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday. …

Some conservatives now calling it “Boehnercare”

<b>John Boehner (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>That’s sure to get the law repealed<p>Alex Halperin<p>August 26, 2013 6:45pm (UTC)<p>Tea Party types remain convinced that the Affordable Care Act will be the boondoggle of boondoggles. And a few of them have let Speaker of the House John Boehner (R.-Ohio) know that if …

Russia wants to offer free “ex-gay” therapy, ban gay people from being organ and blood donors

<b>(Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>The lawmaker behind the proposals also thinks gay pride events should be held in the dark and “without amplifiers”<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 26, 2013 7:38pm (UTC)<p>Russian lawmakers are currently considering a proposal to offer free "ex-gay" therapy to gay Russians to enable them …

Poll: Black Support for New Civil-Rights Laws Climbs After Zimmerman Verdict

Sup­port for new civil-rights laws has in­creased among Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans since the George Zi­m­mer­man ver­dict, ac­cord­ing to a new Gal­lup …

Rights & Freedoms

What if we named hurricanes after climate change deniers?

<b>(Screenshot, ClimateNameChange.org)</b><p>A 350.org campaign has some fun at conservative politicians’ expense<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 26, 2013 9:40pm (UTC)<p>The environmental group 350.org launched a new campaign focusing on the link between global warming and extreme weather. Ostensibly, they're petitioning …

Fox News blames feminism for Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance

<b>(Charles Sykes/invision/ap)</b><p>Grinding up against Robin Thicke is “what the end of the road looks like for the ‘women’s liberation’ movement”<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 26, 2013 10:35pm (UTC)<p>President and CEO of Concerned Women for America Penny Young Nance is, of course, very concerned for America. She is …

Republicans Say It's Unfair To Compare Civil Rights To LGBT Rights

"You're talking about a race of people, I don't think you can make that comparison between a race of people and the gay rights movement, if that's what you want to call it," said former Congressman Allen West.<p>WASHINGTON — GOP attendees at the Republican National Committee's Monday event to mark the …

25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love

Gallery25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love<p>We're in the height of summer's produce bounty, and you're faced with the ultimate quandary. You want to cook and eat everything, but the weather's so nice out that you also just want to relax on the deck with a cold beer and nothing on your mind. What's a …

How To Make A Ramen Burger

Is the latest edible trend really worth waiting in line for? Good thing you'll never have to find out.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 packet of instant Ramen noodles<p>2 eggs<p>7 oz. (200g) ground beef<p>2 scallions<p>Splash of soy sauce<p>Drizzle of sesame oil<p>1 head of bok choy<p>Squeeze of tomato ketchup<p>Dollop of hot sauce<p>Slice of …

Miley’s Nude Bikini, Timberlake’s Fedora Faux-Pas, and Other VMA 2013 Style Infractions

The image of Miley Cyrus’ stripper shimmy at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards will be forever burned into the minds of millions. (And don’t get it …

Cultural Appropriation

The Republican party's 'defund Obamacare' disorder

The Republican party is not in a good place right now. They are historically unpopular (particularly House Republicans); they have no discernible governing agenda; they are under assault from their own supporters; they continue to say stupid things that upset key voting groups … and – guess what? – …

How to Look Good in Photos, Even For Your Passport and License

Is it just us or are all driver’s license photos… not so flattering? Perhaps it’s some combination of fluorescent lighting and 5-hour-DMV-line …

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How To Make Flavored Butter

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Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

World Trade Center

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Before money ran the capital

<b>(Chensiyuan)</b><p>The growing number of extravagantly paid ex-Congress members and staffers have transformed D.C. since Nixon<p>Michael Winship<p>August 24, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on BillMoyers.com<p>In the wake of all the talk surrounding Mark Leibovich’s controversial book about …

How to Eat Well on a Budget

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Ideas for cooking good meals without breaking the bank.</i><p>Cooking on the cheap …