She's taking a hard line on marijuana legalization and civil asset forfeiture.
After a year of horrific headlines about substandard care in VA hospitals, veterans' groups were hoping for a little love from the president.
After six years of recession and gridlock, most voters don't share the president's rosy view on the "middle-class economy."
In the final edition of This Week in Racism, Dave Schilling reveals the way to end racism in America. Racial harmony is but a click away, my friends.
The Massachusetts senator remains a dream candidate for progressives no matter how many times she says she isn't running—but the truth is she wouldn't be doing herself or anyone else any good by challenging Hillary Clinton in 2016.
The White House has already revealed everything Obama is going to say.
Jan 15, 2015
New White House rules focused on cutting methane emissions are the last big chance for the president to cement his legacy on climate change.
The attack came just as President Barack Obama was delivering a speech on cybersecurity.
The assault on French cartoonists gave Republicans an opening to once again cast the war on terror as an imminent, existential, and even religious battle for American freedoms.
Dec 23, 2014
Since the Eisenhower years, presidents have tended to relegate granting clemency to the holiday season, treating pardons like gifts. Unless something changes soon, President Obama will go down as one of the shittiest Santas in history.
A Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy has now officially sparked an international incident.
It should come as no surprise that the Obama family has felt the sting of racial prejudice in their lives. The Obama presidency has been defined by race, because in America, we're all defined by race.
Lingering cultural opposition means last week's announcement by the feds that they won't prosecute marijuana laws on reservations is not exactly a game-changer.
Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.
Scott Stapp's troubles continue, as TMZ released audio of a frantic 911 call from his estranged wife, in which she accuses him of claiming to be a CIA agent tasked to kill the president.
Both are form of state-sponsored violence, both are based around irrational fears, and both are proving incredibly hard to eradicate for good.
A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee finds that the CIA deliberately misled Congress and the White House about Bush-era interrogation techniques.
People flooded the streets in response to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who placed Garner in the choke hold the led to his death last July.
The president claims he wants to end "militarized" police culture, but refuses to end federal programs that give military weapons to local cops.
Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist and former No. 2 at the Pentagon, is expected to be tapped as Obama's next defense secretary.
Random gunmen, the Islamic State, the cold dead universe, our own families, and other things that we can't stop worrying about.
Thanksgiving is a holiday about inclusion and harmony. While our politicians debate immigration reform, perhaps it's time we remember that.
There were many people who could have lessened the damage done in the aftermath of the now infamous shooting of Michael Brown—and virtually all of them were Democrats.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.