Emmy monologue gets into politics
The 67th Emmy Awards, which honor television, aired last night. During his monologue, host Andy Samberg quickly delved into politics. Samberg’s comments about a diverse pool of nominees segued into racism. Jokes about Donald Trump then predictably followed: Donald Trump, of course, is running for president, to the delight of uncles everywhere. But I’ve gotta […]
Celebrities are endorsing Bernie Sanders
Not only is Bernie Sanders coming closer to Hillary Clinton in the polls, but he’s also enjoying endorsements from some noteworthy figures. The Sanders campaign recently released “Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie,” which contains 128 famous names who have signed on to support the Democratic nominee. The letter with original emphasis, reads: We — […]
'Socialist' not an insult to Sanders
What does Bernie Sanders prefer to be called? A liberal? A socialist? Anything so long as it’s just not a crank? It’s progressive, actually. During The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday night, Colbert mentioned to Sanders “you are a liberal and a socialist, and people call you a liberal and a socialist.” He […]
Hillary interviewed by Trump/Fallon
Those who have been hoping for more appearances from Hillary Clinton may be in luck, as last night she appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hillary first received a phone call from Donald Trump, played by Jimmy Fallon. Since Jimmy was “a total lightweight,” Hillary was told by Fallon’s Trump that “I’m going […]
Actress: I regret becoming an American
Actress Emily Blunt, who recently got her U.S. citizenship, said she regretted doing so after watching the first Republican presidential debate in August. “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'” Blunt said according to The Hollywood […]


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Millennial feminists rebel against Hillary
Hillary Clinton has certainly sold herself as a feminist–or at least she’s tried to. Who can forget her interview with Lena Dunham? It became inevitable for the two to discuss feminism. The Democratic front-runner told Dunham she’s not only a feminist, but mentioned she is “always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age” are not. […]
OP-Ed: GOP should run on ending mass incarceration
Agreement on big issues in Congress seems like a rarity, but there is growing support to address the crisis of mass incarceration from Republicans and Democrats alike. Even the GOP presidential contenders agree that the “war on drugs” has failed. The costs of the federal corrections system are growing, and several pieces of legislation have been introduced […]
Paul fails to meet his father's fundraising record
When it comes to raising money, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is not his father’s son. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Paul’s presidential campaign raised a mere $2.5 million in this quarter, a significant drop from his previous quarter and nowhere close to the $8 million raised by Ron Paul during the same period […]
Paul-Sanders Debate? Rand accepts invite
A petition that demands a joint town hall between Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders has gained the approval of Rand Paul. “Anytime, anywhere,” Paul told Truth In Media when asked about the prospect. The petition, started by Truth In Media, has gained “thousands of signatures,” according to the website. Paul and Sanders have a certain […]
Professor running for Congress to raise tuition
A Democrat college professor, who’s on the record praising Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is running for Congress on a platform to lower student interest rates. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to understand that the government intervention in student loan rates raise tuition fees. Could you imagine that a socialist doesn’t understand basic economics? It’s true though, […]


Illegal immigrant deportations drop 84,000
President Obama is out to make history as the worst president in regards to defending our national borders. According to government figures obtained by The Associated Press, the Obama administration deported fewer illegal immigrants over the past 12 months than at any other time since 2006 despite the president’s pledge to focus on deporting criminal […]
Where do the GOP candidates stand on guns?
Following the tragic shooting in Oregon last week, it’s inevitable that the presidential candidates would be asked where they stand on gun control. Ben Carson On Tuesday, Carson sat down with USA Today’s Capitol Download. Host Susan Page asked Carson if he would be in favor of any gun control proposals. Carson spoke about being […]
Drone video: Apple's new 'spaceship' building
Apple is building a new campus scheduled to open in 2016 with a “spaceship” design, and a new drone video shows the progress so far. As Business Insider reports, the YouTube video recorded the construction between September and October. When finished, solar panels will cover 700,000 square feet on the campus. The campus was dubbed […]
Rubio can't name issues he disagrees with Bush on
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave an interview with CNBC’s John Hardwood on Monday where he seemed stumped by multiple questions. During the interview Hardwood asked Rubio to defend himself from an attack by a Donald Trump advisor that the senator was just a “cookie-cutter Chamber of Commerce Republican.” “I have the most detailed policy agenda […]
81% of college grads have long-term debt
The Wall Street Journal reported 2-in-3 millennials has at least one source of long-term debt–defined as an amount owed for a period of time exceeding 12 months–whether it be in the form of student loans, car payments, or a home mortgage. That number is even higher for college-educated millennials, an astonishing 81 percent of whom are in long-term debt. […]


Campus shooting at Northern Arizona University
Another shooting on a college campus was reported early this morning at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. One student was killed and three more were hospitalized, according to university officials. The shooter, an 18-year-old freshman at NAU, was identified and taken into custody by campus police. The reason for the shooting is still unknown, however national news […]
Bunny Ranch brothel offering student loan relief
Some people are working their butts off to pay their student loans, but some young women are considering just working their butts to pay of their loans. KOLO 8 News reported on Thursday that Dennis Hof,the owner of the Bunny Ranch brothel outside Carson City, Nevada, has a plan to help young women pay off their […]
Should campuses allow more 'comfort animals'?
It’s not all that uncommon to hear about service animals for people with physical disabilities. But now on college campuses, students are increasingly asking to have their pets live with them in university housing as ‘comfort animals.’ The New York Times did a piece on such animals and the ‘gray area.’ On the one hand, […]
How college leaves some students worse off
Despite its efforts, the government has failed to protect college students from heavy levels of debt. For low-income students, it was even worse, as they had difficulty finding a job after graduation to pay their loans, Kevin Carey wrote for The New York Times. For many students, efforts by the federal government to make student […]
UT prof. quits over campus carry law
A University of Texas professor has decided to quit at the end of this year, because when guns are legally allowed in the classroom, he would rather not be around. Daniel Hamermesh, a professor emeritus of economics, has taught at UT for 22 years. The 72-year-old retired last year, but was still actively teaching classes on a […]


Rep. Trey Gowdy to retire
Just recently, there were whispers of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) becoming the next GOP leader. Not only will Gowdy not run for the position, but fellow Congressmen say he will actually not be back in the House at all after this term. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told C-SPAN that “Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and […]
Pelosi: Boehner retirement a sign of GOP failure
At a press conference following Speaker John Boehner’s retirement announcement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) used the announcement as an opportunity to denounce House Republicans. Pelosi called his resignation “seismic” for the House, and related the timing of Boehner’s announcement to the current fight to defund Planned Parenthood. “[Boehner’s resignation] is a stark example of the […]
Senate fails to defund Planned Parenthood
Once more, the Senate has failed to defund Planned Parenthood. The vote after Pope Francis had addressed a joint session of Congress earlier that day. In addition to defunding the abortion provider, the Senate proposal would have funded the government until Dec. 11. Had the spending bill passed though, President Obama would have vetoed it. He has vowed not […]
Speaker Boehner retiring in October
It’s the fall of the House of Boehner. The New York Times reported on Friday morning that a close aide to the Speaker leaked that he is planning on retiring at the end of October. Boehner had been targeted by conservatives repeatedly for his various positions including Planned Parenthood funding, executive amnesty, and a possible […]
Senate abortion vote coincides with Pope's visit
The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a 20-week ban on abortion. The House version passed in May with a vote of 242-184. Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) considers the timing of the abortion ban to be purposeful, as Pope Francis will be visiting Washington, D.C. this week. “I guess they want to […]

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GoFundMe effort raises $700k for hero Chris Mintz
From the tragedy in Oregon has risen a true hero.  Chris Mintz, a student at Umpqua Community College and an Army vet, was shot seven times while trying to keep the shooter from killing other students–and he survived. A GoFundMe page has raised more than $700,000 to help pay his medical bills and various expenses. “We were […]
Feminist believes finding water on Mars is sexist
Some people can find racism, sexism, classism, genderism, or whatever -ism in anything–including finding water on Mars. A Buzzfeed contributor with the pseudonym Cynthia Whitehead, wrote a blog post on Tuesday about “why scientists finding water on Mars is blatant misogyny.” Yes, because Mars is a male planet. “The MALE planet (women are from Venus) should be disgusting enough. […]