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  • How Should the NFL Handle Domestic Violence Cases in the Future?

    14 September 2014, 12:07 pm by: Kevin Drum

    I was browsing the paper this morning and came across an op-ed by sports writer Jeff Benedict about Ray Rice and the NFL's problem with domestic violence. After the usual review of the league's egregious mishandling of the Rice incident over the past few…
  • This Is Why You Should Never Take Moral Lessons From Films You Stopped Watching Halfway Through

    13 September 2014, 2:08 pm by: Ben Dreyfuss

    Jordan Belfort (aka the Wolf of Wall Street) went to the 92nd St. Y to talk about how great and innocent and redeemed he is. The whole night was a predictable shit show with casual sexism and the like, but this bit struck me as particularly funny:…
  • How Superbugs Hitch a Ride From Hog Farms Into Your Community

    13 September 2014, 6:00 am by: Tom Philpott

    Factory-scale farms don't just house hundreds of genetically similar animals in tight quarters over vast cesspools collecting their waste. They also house a variety of bacteria that live within those unfortunate beasts' guts. And when you dose the animals…
  • Unredacted Court Docs Reveal Yahoo's Name and Other Top-Secret Stuff

    12 September 2014, 5:59 pm by: Josh Harkinson

    Yahoo has just released 1,500 pages of previously classified documents relating to its legal challenge to the government's warrantless wiretapping program. Yahoo lost the case in 2008 and was ordered to cooperate with National Security Agency or face a…
  • The Great State Of California Will Not Be Split Into Six Mediocre States

    12 September 2014, 5:55 pm by: Ben Dreyfuss

    One day a lemming will fly. That day is not today:…
  • Hillary Clinton: Strong Parental Leave Laws Are Great. Here’s Why You Can’t Have Them.

    12 September 2014, 3:07 pm by: Patrick Caldwell

    The early stages of Hillary Clinton's proto-presidential campaign this summer were light on details about her domestic policy proposals. Instead, she focused on selling her book, Hard Choices, which focuses on her foreign policy opinions and diplomatic chops.…
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 12 September 2014

    12 September 2014, 2:55 pm by: Kevin Drum

    A few of you have written to ask if we plan to get another cat. The answer is probably yes, but not immediately.  And what does "not immediately" mean? There's no telling. A new cat could walk into our lives tomorrow, or it might take a little while longer.…
  • Why the Kashmir Floods Have Been So Deadly

    12 September 2014, 2:42 pm by: Tanvi Misra

    This story originally appeared in CityLab and is republished as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.…
  • See for Yourself Just How Damn Complicated the Middle East Has Become

    12 September 2014, 1:49 pm by: Alex Park

    David McCandless/The Information Is Beautiful Project…
  • Pennsylvania Teenager Simulates Oral Sex With Jesus Statue, Faces 2 Years in Prison

    12 September 2014, 1:39 pm by: Sam Brodey

    Teenagers are prone to dumb, tasteless pranks, but one 14-year-old is facing prison time for his latest stunt. The teen, from Everett, Pennsylvania, hopped on top of a statue of a kneeling Jesus—in front of an organization called "Love in the Name of…

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