Tom Cruise’s disturbing comeback: Is Scientology’s most famous face getting a free pass because summer blockbusters are fun?
A few months ago, amid the frenzy of backlash surrounding “Going Clear,” I thought Tom Cruise was finally on the outs for good. After years of…
The grim spectacle of celebrity death photos: How to gain a tabloid cover and lose your humanity in one easy step
What's the going rate for a photograph of a dead young woman? Well, the Daily News reports it's currently going at six figures. It helps that girl in…
US Allows Ally Turkey to Bomb Only Group Effectively Fighting ISIS
Why would the US allow its ally and NATO member to bomb the Kurds -- the only group that has proven to effectively fight against ISIS? The post US…
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Launches Special Inspection at Honeywell Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection at Honeywell Metropolis Works after Saturday’s uranium hexafluoride leak. The…
Oklahoma Senator: White House Values Cecil The Lion’s Life More Than Unborn Child’s
“That child is more important than Cecil the lion. That child is more important than Shamu the whale at SeaWorld.” Drew Angerer / Getty Images…
Inside the Goth Chicken: Black Bones, Black Muscle & a Black Heart
I have a feeling that more than a couple of disinfonauts are going to want a Goth Chicken, profiled here by Nautilus: In the historical novel The…
Chris Christie Blowing Smoke About Marijuana
Chris Christie is currently facing backlash for his backwards stance on drug policy. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire last week, Christie…
What Does William F. Buckley, Jr. have to do with the Joke that Presidential Debates Have Become?
The first GOP primary forum “debate” – if it could be called that – was started the evening of Monday, August 3rd . Ten of the least…
Resisting the Marginalization of Democracy and the Fetishization of “the Candidate”
by In the United States, even more so sin ce the advent of twenty-four hour news channels, there is a consistent fetishization of political…
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The Blues Bar raid and multinational working-class unity
On Sept 29, 1982, about 40 officers stormed the Blues Bar in Times Square—a primarily Black and Latino gay men's bar—and locked the doors, lining…
Torture video shows ‘maximum mistreatment’ & no justice for Saadi Gaddafi, all because of his name
A video apparently showing the torture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son during interrogation in prison has been condemned by both HRW,…