Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest Is Burning and the Fire’s Visible in Space

RAYDENE SALINAS HANSEN/GETTY IMAGES The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is on fire, burning at the highest rate since 2013. Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has reacted by claiming, without evidence, that NGOs could be burning it down on purpose. There’s been a significant increase in wildfires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and it’s gotten so bad that […]

Why Planned Parenthood Refuses Title X Money from Trump

On Monday, Planned Parenthood announced it will officially stop taking money from the government through Title X, a federal program that funds family planning services. The reason? The organization doesn’t want to comply with a restrictive Trump administration “domestic gag rule” that prohibits Title X clinics from referring patients to an abortion provider or giving […]

YouTuber Brooke Houts Apologizes After Uploading Video of Her Hitting Her Dog

YouTuber Brooke Houts accidentally uploaded a video of her abusing her puppy. She apologized and tried to say that while she abused her dog, she is not an abuser. A YouTuber named Brooke Houts is under fire and just apologized for a video she accidentally uploaded that shows her abusing her puppy, Sphinx. Brooke, who […]

Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens?

Content warning: This story contains details about violence and sexual assault. Michael Finton was living in Decatur, Illinois, a shrinking manufacturing town, working as a part-time cook at a cheap take-out joint. He was 29 and unmarried, with red hair and white skin, described as polite by his coworkers, as the mild-mannered guy next door […]

Political Experts on How to Improve the Democratic Debates

If you made it through the most recent Democratic primary debates without popping a blood vessel: congrats! The two-night spectacle was supposedly meant to help us decide who we want as our next president, but instead left us tweeting about how terrible it was. Between the long-shot candidates trying desperately to get a viral moment, […]

Why Wasn’t Abortion More of a Talking Point During the Debate?

Getty/Sanchi Oberoi If you watched the latest Democratic primary debates to find out how the candidates plan to safeguard your reproductive freedom in the face of new statewide abortion bans and other increasingly hostile laws … well, you’re in luck! Abortion finally came up at 10:12 p.m. on the second night, after almost five hours […]

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates on Rehab and Addiction

As we head into an election year, one of the big topics will be health care. And for the presidential candidates below, that includes better access to drug and alcohol treatment. Here, they share what they’d do about our nation’s addiction crisis if they were sitting in the Oval Office. Elizabeth Warren “Last April, I […]

‘The View’ Star Meghan McCain’s Cryptic Instagram Amid Exit Rumors

Meghan McCain joined The View in 2017. In recent months, she has quarreled with her show co-hosts, especially Joy Behar. There are reports that McCain feels like “a caged animal” and has plans to leave The View—but ABC begs to differ. It’s been a difficult few months for the co-hosts on The View, to say […]

7 Weird Questions Asked During the Democratic Debate on Google

Wednesday night marked part one of the first 2020 democratic debates, and we’ve got a lllooonnnggg way to go. Even longer if you sneak a peek at Google right now, because people have QUESTIONS—just not the ones you might be thinking. While the candidates sparred over health insurance and the economy, Googlers at home were […]

Who Is Cory Booker Dating, Is Cory Booker Married, Rosario Dawson

Oh hi! Did we elect a new President yet? No? Okay, just checking, because the amount of political news at the moment is so overwhelming, it can be hard to keep up. So: Round one of the very first Democratic debates, featuring the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Beto O’Rourke, took […]