Reclaiming Sinjar: Pushing Back the Islamic State

Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

Last month, Evergreen State College in Washington went crazy— when a professor of evolutionary biology named Brett Weinstein objected to a Day of Absence— when white students and faculty were asked to voluntarily leave campus. Weinstein branded it a form of racial segregation. A group of student protesters called him Continue Reading

Brainwashed by the Westboro Baptist Church (Part 1/2)

FRED PHELPS: What’s wrong with this country and England and the world is that they have bought Satan’s lie that it’s OK to be gay. Our message is, it’s not OK to be gay. It will warp the mind, destroy the soul, and damn the nation, damn the nation. Westboro Continue Reading

Obama on the state of the world: the extended Vox conversation

Matt Yglesias: This is a really sort of big picture question, but over the years, I’ve heard a number of different members of your team refer to your kind of philosophy in foreign affairs as realism. Is that a term you would use? Barack Obama: You know, traditionally, a lot Continue Reading

Sinking Rich: Speedboat Racing Through a Failed State

You ready? I just asked him if it was dangerous and he just went… Very reassuring. Doing that for eight hours… My God! I’m on a bridge in the middle of the jungle, straddling one of the largest rivers in Latin America. These are the waters of the Orinoco Basin Continue Reading

Brainwashed by the Westboro Baptist Church (Part 2/2)

MARGE PHELPS: Forget all the rest of the scripture. Just think logically. It’s delusional. These people are delusional. It’s like they’re all mentally ill. You turned this country over to the fags. You did it aggressively. You did it proactively. You did it in 1,000 different ways. Now we’re coming Continue Reading

How the US Created the Islamic State: Talking Heads

Meet The Mushroom Composer

‘State of Surveillance’ with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith (VICE on HBO: Season 4, Episode 13)

Edward -You might have bought the phone but whoever hacked it they are the one who owns it. Any device that is on here you can operate independently. Shane – So it is true, you can get into the phone and turn the camera on? E – Ya, absolutely. S Continue Reading

Japan vs. The Islamic State