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‘Protect Our Kids’: Parents Protest TX School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy

4:38 AM 05/11/2016<p>A Texas school board meeting became heated Tuesday night when audience members chanted “protect our kids” and “it’s a mockery of …

U.K. Considering Regulating Ads to Make Sure the Women In Them Aren’t Too Hot

The Advertising United Standards Authority has “already been taking action to ban ads” based on these concerns.<p>The U.K.’s Advertising United …

Feminism

Flashback: Neil Young Declares ‘Even Richard Nixon Has Got Soul’

Neil Young ripped into Richard Nixon for his role in the Kent State massacre on CSNY’s 1970 protest classic “Ohio,” but a couple years after the he …

Am I the only 1 who thinks Adam Warlock was best super hero ever? @Viktor_kon_Doom https://t.co/LeFrvYHlzX

Leonardo DiCaprio compares climate change to slavery during speech at the United Nations

Someone throw Leonardo DiCaprio a life boat.<p>The controversial remarks came during an impassioned speech the Oscar-winning actor delivered at the …

5. Gwyneth Paltrow Reckons Water Has Feelings

Really.<p>Our Gwyneth has basically made a career out of finding the most moronic pseudo scientific claims out there and using them to sell overpriced …

Moisturizers

This MAD Magazine Cartoonist Has Been Working For 73 Years Straight

Stan Lee, who has been in the comics game since 1939, is pretty much synonymous with “fabulous, long-running comics editor.” But Guinness World …

This was a great ending to these OGNs. If you're a Thanos and Adam Warlock fan, you should check them out. https://t.co/8j5h9nDFFI

5 Words You Use All the Time That Were Once Totally Unacceptable

Attention language lubbers: the fourth edition of <i>Garner’s Modern English Usage</i> is out this month, and while it’s as full of pedantry as any guide on …

U.S. posts $108 billion budget deficit in March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government posted a $108 billion budget deficit in March, more than double the amount from the same period last year, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew holds a two dollar note as he speaks during an event about currency redesign …

The ‘Preacher’ Team Will Kill Some Superheroes With Cinemax’s ‘The Boys’

In the real world, superheroes would suck. Their fights cause millions of dollars in property damage, can potentially cost thousands of lives, can trigger international incidents, and probably get away with it because who’s going to stop them? <i>The Boys</i> is about the people who do just that, and the …

Do Not Fear the Chalk

Students at the University of Michigan called police the other day — because someone had written Donald Trump’s name in chalk.<p>No arrests were made. …

Donald Trump

States' rights advocates eye convention to bypass Congress, amend Constitution

What if a supermajority of states could override a federal law or Supreme Court ruling?<p>That’s just one idea being proposed by advocates of a “convention of states” to amend the U.S. Constitution.<p>"The American people are mad and they’re looking for a way to say, ‘No more,’” said Brooke Rollins, …

Lawsuit Planned Over North Carolina's Ban on Transgender Bathrooms

National and local activists said Sunday that they will sue to stop North Carolina from enforcing a controversial new law that prevents localities from passing their own anti-discrimination rules for gay and lesbian residents.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union, the LGBT activist groups Lambda Legal …

From alright to zap: an A-Z of horrible words

Is ‘epic fail’ an epic failure, should ‘to hot-desk’ make us hot under the collar, and is ‘like’ to be, like, deplored? A 21st-century guide to good grammar<p><i>Alright</i>, a merged form of <i>all right</i>, has long been trashed in conservative style guides. A typical work of 1939 says firmly: “Never – <i>never</i> – …

France arrests man in 'advanced stages' of attack plot

A Frenchman in the "advanced stages" of a plot to attack the country was arrested Thursday northwest of Paris and security forces locked down the area during a major search, France's interior minister said.<p>Bernard Cazeneuve said there were no links "at this stage" between the plot and the attacks …

More than 8,000 fugitives arrested in sweep across U.S., including Chicago gang member

The Justice Department says more than 8,000 violent fugitives were arrested across the U.S. during a six-week operation.<p>Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and the U.S. Marshals Service announced the results Wednesday of an initiative known as Operation Violence Reduction 12.<p>Among the arrests was …

After Brussels Terror Attack, Obama Says No Need for a 'Plan B' Against ISIS

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A day after terrorists launched a wave of bomb blasts in Belgium's capital, President Barack Obama was faced with questions Wednesday over whether the deadly attacks have made him rethink his strategy on crushing ISIS — and if he has a "plan B."<p>His answers emphasized what …

Australian PM links Brussels to European refugee crisis, gets shut down

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had some fighting words to say on the situation in Brussels. It wasn't long before someone shut him …

Jim Starlin’s Warlock sets the standard for cosmic comics

Superhero comic books descend from the pulps. That is, they are a product of a massive surge in genre fiction produced in the early decades of the …

Comics

Tab for John Kasich's Obamacare expansion tops $6 billion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion passed another exciting milestone last month: $6 billion in new federal spending!<p>Can you believe how …

The Myth of Wanton Police Shootings Collapses under the Weight of Facts

In a project titled “The Counted,” the <i>Guardian</i> is tracking killings by police in the United States and has compiled a comprehensive list for the year …

Marvel Universe Co-Creator Jack Kirby Is Having A Moment

If you have even a glancing familiarity with the comics of the 1960s and 70s that gave rise to today’s cross-media franchises, you’ve probably encountered the work of artist Jack Kirby, even if you have never heard his name.<p>Kirby, who died in 1994 at age 76, virtually invented the visual language …

John Byrne / Champions https://t.co/oCrbJkWnq1

Chants Including ‘U-S-A!,’ ‘Air Ball,’ and ‘Scoreboard’ Banned at Wisconsin High Schools

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sent out a reminder to schools that chants including “U-S-A” and “Air ball” and “Scoreboard” are …

High School

Crisis on Earth-Sandman: The Uses of Continuity in Neil Gaiman's <i>Sandman</i><p>This site took a great deal of effort to create. If you enjoy it, please help …

Neil Gaiman

Fact-checking the State of the Union

A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president's …