WATCH: Stewart Responds to Critics, Jokes About Olbermann Suspension

Last night, Jon Stewart responded to the drubbing he directly and indirectly got over the weekend from Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow and earlier, Keith Olbermann, by comparing it quite viscerally to a boxing match in which he took a couple of hits.

Date: Tue, 11/09/2010 - 04:34

Authorities Bust Brutal Sex Slavery Ring

Further proof that sex trafficking and child slavery are still alive and well in America arrives this week in an indictment against a massive operation in the midwest and south

Date: Tue, 11/09/2010 - 04:19

WATCH: Chilling Interview With Abortion Provider Targeted by "Wanted" Posters

In recent weeks the press has been following the frightening case of the "Wanted" posters targeting abortion-providing doctors in North Carolina. One of the poster's creators is now on trial for stalking and harassment.

Date: Tue, 11/09/2010 - 03:24

Over 700 Scientists Ready to Take On Climate Change Deniers in Congress and Media

One of the more startling views in a litany of extreme beliefs being brought to DC by a new class of congress is stark climate change denial--that's right, 50% of the new folks in congress flat-out don't believe that global warming is a threat.

Date: Tue, 11/09/2010 - 02:52

Olbermann Statement: Sorry to Viewers, Slams Corporate Overlords

Keith Olbermann, who returns from suspensiontonight, sounded a note of contrition to his fans in a statement released last night to the (literally) hundreds of thousands of viewers who signed petitions, tweeted, wrote letters and advocated on his behalf:.."I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama."

Date: Tue, 11/09/2010 - 02:33

Who Won the Olbermann Wrangle? Bold Progressives

When NBC knocked MSNBC's Keith Olbermann off the air, a legitimate debate opened with regard to the character and content of cable TV programs—and whether the anchors of clearly ideological and at times partisan programs should try to maintain the traditional standards of journalistic objectivity.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 12:24

Texas GOP Leaders Want to Secede from Medicare, Social Security


Texas Lawmakers Consider Medicaid Withdrawal


Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 12:14

Obama Slammed for Failing to Suck Up to Lobbyists

There's been a fair amount of attention today about the lead Politico piece on President Obama's "isolation." Josh Marshall's take, highlighting the article as an example of a larger worldview, is well worth reading.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 12:10

Brave New Films Gives PacMan New Enemies: Palin, Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Beck

Just in time for your "election hangover," Brave New Films has a new game out in which a personalized PacMan, the immortal steady circle with a voracious mouth, gets chased down not by the usual ghostly goons--but rather by "Faux News'" commentators spouting angry catchphrases.

Date: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 08:03