One of the angriest blowhards in the House of Representatives is growling about the Pulitzer Prize going to the journalists who broke the NSA story. He should be ignored, as usual.
Freelancers' finances are trying in the best of times, but recently the cash-strapped artists turned novice hoteliers who rent out their spare rooms, or even couches, on Airbnb are experiencing another obstacle.
Lorenz Böllinger and 122 of his fellow professors have signed a petition demanding the decriminalization of drugs and the legalization of marijuana.
British ISIS fighters have been busy sharing videos and photos of their exploits, and lately the tone has been different. Driven away from the creature comforts and internet cafés of Atmeh, on the Turkish border, British fighters are now uploading darker,…
On March 12, Francisco Huenchumilla—governor of the south-central Araucanía region—apologized to the country's indigenous Mapuche people for "the theft of [their] lands by the state." But the Mapuche people want more than an apology.
Self-demolitions began a few years ago thanks to restrictive building laws that are part of an official Israeli policy aimed at maintaining a Jewish majority in the city of Jerusalem.
Seeking to protect beachgoers, Australia is conducting a controversial cull or sharks, and now wants to continue the program.
Reports of the impending doom that is climate change are coming so fast and furious these days that it can be tough to keep up. But are political elites finally starting to respond?
US Border Patrol agents routinely harass people and conduct invasive searches miles away from the border. It's time to reconsider the things these cops are doing to "keep America safe."
Hippie guru Jay Ram was hailed as a public hero for fostering, adopting, and caring for dozens of boys that had nowhere else to go. But years later, a new picture has emerged. Several of his sons have come forward to say that he preyed on them sexually an…
This past Saturday, an array of parties and political groups belonging to Italy's far left paraded angrily through the streets of Rome. They'd gathered to protest what they feel are destabilizing austerity measures brought in by the new coalition governme…
A growing number of British Generation Yers are inclined to vote for the Tories, even though that's traditionally the party of old white bigots who don't care about young people.
There's recently been some media coverage and a lot of hoo-ha surrounding a Facebook page set up to gather pictures of women eating on the London Underground.
On December 14, 2012, a young black high school student named Corey Stingley was aggressively restrained after he tried to shoplift alcohol from a neighborhood store. When the police arrived, he was no longer breathing. The men who restrained him were nev…
The Arctic contains vast amounts of iron, ore, nickel, gold, and diamond and untapped oil and gas deposits. With climate changes opening up a new avenues for resource exploitation, the battle between Canada and Russia for arctic dominance is intensifying…
A huge chunk of the federal income tax goes to paying for America's wars. Got a problem with that? Maybe it's time to make like a war-tax resister and tell the IRS to keep its hands off your money.
You may think the Australian Labor Party is having a pretty bad time, but it's actually far worse.
Unrest across eastern Ukraine turned deadly Sunday as Ukraine officials cracked down on pro-Russian activists, while pro-Russian activists seized government buildings across the Donetsk region.
In January 2013, American Eric Harroun traveled to Syria to fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. He would wind up arrested by the FBI on terrorism-related charges. This is Eric's story in his own words.
For 24 days the Sunflower Movement camped in Taiwan's parliament to try to stop trade talks between Taiwan and China until an oversight mechanism had been implemented.
He was labeled the "American Jihadi" for his actions in Syria, but Eric Harroun just wanted to fight for freedom—and his right to party.
A swan at Warwick University in England is allegedly attacking foreign students, which has led to the media labeling the bird a racist. I'm not a scientist, but I'm pretty sure swans can't be fascists.
A commission just recommended that the sentencing guidelines for drug trafficking be changed, which is another step in a long road toward ending the war on drugs.
How the reverend transformed himself from underworld hustler into a presidential power broker and mainstream-media hack.