Debbie Reynolds

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9 reasons Fox News thinks there’s a war on Christmas

Fox thinks Christianity is under attack, thanks to non-white Santas, freedom of speech and the word “holiday”<p>Prachi Gupta<p>December 24, 2013 4:30pm (UTC)<p>As Daniel Denvir explains in Politico, the War on Christmas has a rich history rooted in right-wing America. But it was Fox News that, residing atop …

Why I fled libertarianism — and became a liberal

<b>A photo of the author</b><p>I was a Ron Paul delegate back in 2008 — now I’m a Democrat. Here’s my personal tale of disgust and self-discovery<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>December 28, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>The night before the 2008 Nevada Republican convention, the Ron Paul delegates all met at a Reno high school. Although …

5 Christian right delusions about history

<b>Joe McCarthy</b><p>If these extremists are to be believed, Joe McCarthy was a decent man and the Founding Fathers were theocrats<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 26, 2013 1:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Christian right is most known for their denial of inconvenient science, but in many …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 16, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch …

Ayn Rand’s vision of idiocy: Understanding the real makers and takers

<b>(Benjamin Wheelock/Salon/AP/Phil Long)</b><p>Sorry, but making a profit off something that’s useless to society is not morally superior to helping others<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 16, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For those who haven’t had the great misfortune of reading "Atlas Shrugged," the book is premised on the idea …

10 things conservative Christians got horribly wrong

<b>(AP)</b><p>Evangelicals and their ilk have used God to justify everything from Prohibition and segregation to slavery<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 9, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their …

The True Obamacare Test

On a road trip through Ohio a few weeks ago, I stopped at a gas-station market, where a bulletin board outside the restrooms was covered with flyers. Somebody was selling black-and-white piglets; a pumpkin patch was offering hayrides. And there were several handmade leaflets fund-raising for people …

The religious right is a fraud: Nothing Christian about Michele Bachmann’s values

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Salon)</b><p>The American right obsesses over abortion and birth control, not helping people. It’s different around the globe<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig • Matt Bruenig<p>October 15, 2013 5:44pm (UTC)<p>Last week, the nation’s capital was host to Value Voters 2013 Summit, a three-day …

Sorry, libertarians: You’re still hypocrites

<b>Rand Paul (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>An open letter to those who responded (with great vitriol) to my guide to exposing the lies of free market radicals<p>RJ Eskow<p>October 16, 2013 12:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Dear Libertarian:<p>We don’t know each other, but I’m writing because …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

Ted Cruz Is Living On Another Planet

On Planet Cruz, there is a massive outpouring of public support for a government shutdown over Obamacare and it's scaring the hell out of Democrats.<p>Read how Cruz describes the view from his corner of the universe:<p>The nice thing is the left will always, always, always tell you who they fear. And …

Republicans

Now’s your chance to drunk dial Congress

<b>(www.flask.com)</b><p>“Mad at Congress over the Shutdown? Have a drink and tell them”<p>Alyxaundria Sanford<p>October 11, 2013 7:13pm (UTC)<p>We’ve all been there. Down and out. Heartbroken and lost. And there’s nothing left to do but let it out and drunk dial that horrible person treating you so badly.<p>Well, …

Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral: Being gay is not “just OK” — it is good

<b>The Very Rev. Gary Hall (National Cathedral)</b><p>“Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” says Rev. Hall<p>Katie McDonough<p>October 8, 2013 1:08pm (UTC)<p>The Very Rev. Gary Hall of the historic Washington National Cathedral did not mince words in a recent sermon …

Why I Clean Out My Kitchen Every Fall

A long time ago when we started Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, we talked a lot about how homes are living beings and how so many suffer from pains …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

New York Travel Guide

New York Travel Guide

New York Travel Guide

New York Travel Guide

Italy in New York

On April 10, 1912, John Brescio’s grandfather boarded the <i>Titanic</i> with forged embarkation documents to come to America for the first time. Before setting sail, however, authorities kicked him off the ship. Though he was furious at the moment, he managed to make it to New York City on another boat. …

24 Hours in Manhattan: Hotels with More Than Beds

Manhattan’s hyper-competitive luxury hotels are always trying to outdo each other. But they’ve been taking it to a new level lately.<p>How else would you describe a museum-quality art collection, a 3D movie theater, or the finest indoor pool this side of Central Park?<p>At the Peninsula New York, that’s …

Warm Up: 10 Cozy Spots in NYC

“I hate hazelnuts,” I said to Chef Kyle McLelland as my boyfriend Andy and I prepared to tuck into the tasting menu at Prospect in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He smiled and asked, “Can I change your mind?” Feeling gutsy, I said “Sure, why not?” Though I wasn’t born one, my extensive travels have made me …

5 Must-See Pieces at the Met

The next time you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you must say hello to “William.”<p>The small blue statuette has been the museum’s unofficial mascot since he made his debut in 1917. But don’t let his youthful looks fool you; he’s been around for almost four millennia. Today, …

Behind the Scenes in Central Park

It has been said that Central Park was the first place in New York City where people from all walks of life could gather and relax together. This still rings true today, with the 843-acre park drawing 40 million visitors a year.<p>More than any other landmark, Central Park reflects the brilliance of …

NYC by Pizza

On a typical day, Scott Wiener teaches children about the science of pizza at the New York Public Library, researches his forthcoming book on pizza boxes, and leads at least one of the pizza tours for which he’s most known. As Adam Brija, manager at the legendary Patsy’s Pizzeria, said of Scott, …

Woody Allen’s New York

I used to sort of hate New York. I rooted against the Yankees and saw the “big city” as a scary place of noise, fast-talk, and blood-filled drama. Then I watched <i>Annie Hall</i>. And <i>Manhattan</i>. And <i>The Purple Rose of Cairo</i>.<p>By the time I finally visited Manhattan, during a college break, I half expected …

New York Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around New York—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Ferry to Governors Island</b><br>172 acres (70 hectares) of quiet in the center of New York Harbor. "Part of the island is a national monument, with astonishing views of the skyline and …

100 Places to Eat in the South; Even More MAD Speakers

<b>THE SOUTH</b>— <i>Southern Living</i> has dropped a massive listicle of the <b>100 Places to Eat Now</b> in the South (available here in checklist form). The list features restaurants from Washington, DC to New Orleans to Houston, and includes spots like Atlanta's The Optimist, Nashville's Husk, and Charleston's Xiao …

Fringe Factor: Tampons But Not Guns Banned in Texas Legislature

Texas banned feminine-hygiene products in the state house, Pat Robertson wants a ‘vomit button’ for same-sex activity on Facebook, and more from the …

“Zealot”: The real Jesus

Reza Aslan argues that the historical Jesus was not an unworldly pacifist preaching a creed of universal love<p>Laura Miller<p>July 14, 2013 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Very little is known about the historical Jesus, as opposed to the Jesus of myth who appears in the New Testament. He is mentioned by the 1st-century …