Chuck Todd nailed why Trump’s SOTU just didn’t cut it for so many Americans.

February 5, 2018

NBC’s Chuck Todd has an issue with President Trump’s first State of the Union address. It’s not that it was a bad speech, necessarily. It’s just that the Donald we all know didn’t give it. Speaking on MSNBC after the State of the Union, Todd dove into why Trump’s inauthentic speech failed to deliver. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM. “It is hard to judge these speeches because we…


In response to Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark, let’s look at some stats.

January 16, 2018

Donald Trump doesn’t see the value in immigrants from “shithole” countries — but he couldn’t be more wrong. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the president who opened his campaign with a rant about Mexicans being rapists, railed against the Muslim parents of a fallen soldier, claimed that an Indiana-born judge should recuse himself from a Trump case because he’s “a Mexican,” blamed “both sides” for a woman killed…


Nobody gave these kids a chance until one young former inmate followed his dream.

January 13, 2018

David Lee Windecher didn’t exactly have the kind of start in life that sets a person up for success. He grew up poor after moving to the United States from Argentina in the 1970s, and, he says, “poverty led to my first arrest out of desperation.” “It opened the door to the darkest years of my life.” At 13, David witnessed his first murder, and the trauma of that moment…


Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

November 21, 2017

The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It’s no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of…


20 things Mike Pence did while you weren’t looking and why it matters.

November 11, 2017

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. With the exception of an infamous trip to see Hamilton last November and a controversy about whether it’s OK to dine with women other than his wife, we’ve heard relatively little about Vice President Mike Pence since the election. In May, CNN even ran a story with the headline, “Mike Pence’s Disappearing Act.” He’s a heartbeat away from the presidency and seems interested in following…


This simple gun violence prevention measure saves 750 lives each year.

October 25, 2017

Firearms result in more than 33,000 deaths in the U.S. per year. Many of these incidents, particularly homicides, can be prevented with a simple solution: a waiting period. A mandatory waiting period is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a delay, anywhere from one to 10 days, between the beginning of a gun purchase and taking ownership of the weapon. This allows stores time to conduct background checks where required…


Nick Offerman’s thoughts on men crying are the perfect antidote to toxic masculinity.

October 21, 2017

Actor, author, and accomplished woodworker Nick Offerman had the best response to a question about emotions in an interview with Men’s Health magazine. With his classically masculine roles (most notably Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation”), handy skills, outdoorsmanship, and remarkable facial hair, many see Offerman as the very picture of classic manliness. With that in mind, writer Sean Evans asked Offerman about the last time he cried. Photo by…


Is that viral Obamacare Facebook status accurate? Will it help save the law?

October 14, 2017

Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images. The fight to save the Affordable Care Act has migrated to a new battleground: Facebook. Since early September, a viral Facebook status has been making the rounds, claiming that the Trump administration is attempting to sabotage the law by making enrolling in a health plan on confusing and difficult. The wording varies from post to post, but the message is largely the same. It…


26 ways to help the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts.

As large swaths of Texas reel from Hurricane Harvey, people around the country are looking for ways to help with what will undoubtedly be a long and expensive recovery process. If you’re someone who wants to help but don’t know what organization to support beyond the Red Cross, we’ve compiled a list of other organizations that will also need support in the coming weeks and months. More than anything, many…

September 2, 2017