How Police Body Cameras Were Designed to Get Cops Off the Hook

In the wake of protests over police violence against black men, many civil rights activists are calling for a high-tech solution: strapping wearable body cameras to cops. The idea is to hold police accountable for unnecessary violence. But the history of police body cams reveals that the devices have often had the… » 3/16/15 2:23pm 3/16/15 2:23pm

Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow

You may have heard that the internet is winning: net neutrality was saved, broadband was redefined to encourage higher speeds, and the dreaded Comcast-Time Warner Cable megamerger potentially thwarted. But the harsh reality is that America's internet is still fundamentally broken, and there's no easy fix. » 3/10/15 3:37pm 3/10/15 3:37pm

Jon Stewart Should Run For Office

So Jon Stewart formally announced his impending retirement/Jeter Farewell Tour last night. (Twitter, as it does, reacted as if he had died, so my condolences.) And naturally, he took a moment to say that he might use his time off to spend more time with his family. Now, you and I have heard this from four billion… » 2/11/15 9:55am 2/11/15 9:55am

The State of the Union Is Dumb Hacks Writing Garbage Speeches

Six years into the Obama presidency, I thought we'd finally run out of hotshot administration bros the political press could glowingly profile in exchange for future access to meaningless scooplets. I was wrong. » 1/20/15 3:50pm 1/20/15 3:50pm

We Made Political Ads To Attack "Lifelong" Cowboys Fan Chris Christie

New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be at Lambeau Field today to cheer on the Dallas Cowboys alongside his pal Jerry Jones. Christie's Cowboys enthusiasm is already costing him political capital, so former ad-man Drew Magary cobbled together scripts for the inevitable attack ads that will follow the governor's… » 1/11/15 12:00pm 1/11/15 12:00pm

So What's The Deal With Chris Christie And The Cowboys?

Governor and underripe tomato Chris Christie was hugging and bouncing and groping in the owner's box throughout Dallas's thrilling win on Sunday. And because he is still technically in charge of the great state of New Jersey, some folks want to know exactly how he got there, and how much public money was involved. » 1/05/15 6:10pm 1/05/15 6:10pm

Jerry Jones And Chris Christie Enjoy Passionate, Slow Motion Embrace

Cowboys fans around the globe celebrated the team's controversial comeback win over the Lions yesterday, and no Dallas fan is bigger than Chris Christie. » 1/05/15 10:30am 1/05/15 10:30am

No, Iran Is Not An Apocalyptic Nuclear Cult

Yesterday, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program failed to meet the deadline. Talks have been extended, but already an emerging chorus of "I told you so" says that it's pointless to negotiate with a fanatical religious regime that views nuclear war as holy martyrdom. It's time to put this myth to rest. » 11/25/14 3:42pm 11/25/14 3:42pm

Have We Stopped Fearing Nuclear War?

It came up the other night as dinner conversation. "Where do you think the next nuclear war will break out?" I asked. Everybody had an opinion. » 11/20/14 5:26pm 11/20/14 5:26pm

Torii Hunter Doubles Down On His Anti-Gay Beliefs

Last we checked in with Torii Hunter's thoughts about gay players in the locker room, he was saying just the sort of thing that makes gay ballplayers reticent about coming out of the closet: » 10/29/14 9:03pm 10/29/14 9:03pm

Mary Kay Henry, the SEIU's President, Is Here to Talk Labor and Politics

In 2010, Mary Kay Henry was elected president of the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union. She's played major roles in ongoing battles over labor rights, wages, immigration, and health care. She's here to answer your questions now. » 10/28/14 9:53am 10/28/14 9:53am

No, Ebola Won't Decide The Outcome Of The Elections

Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong. » 10/24/14 3:28pm 10/24/14 3:28pm

Happy 10th Birthday, Missile Defense! Too Bad You Still Don't Work.

Members of Congress and conservative lobbyists have been celebrating a very special birthday: President George W. Bush's official activation of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. But the sad truth is that they're celebrating 10 years of self-delusion. The project is broken, despite the $40 billion spent on it. » 10/16/14 12:15pm 10/16/14 12:15pm

Havoc At Serbia-Albania As Match Interrupted By Flag-Carrying Drone

Officials suspended today's Serbia-Albania Euro 2016 qualifier in Belgrade after a drone carrying a large banner with the Albanian flag entered the stadium late in the first half and sparked a brawl between the two squads. » 10/14/14 3:57pm 10/14/14 3:57pm

Nuggets Mascot In Trouble For Making Appearance At GOP Rally

The Denver Nuggets mascot, a very acrobatic mountain lion named Rocky, is in trouble with his bosses after making an unsanctioned appearance at a Republican rally in Colorado yesterday. » 9/30/14 6:06pm 9/30/14 6:06pm

N.Y. Governor's Race Now About Who Roots For Which Crappy AFC East Team

New York state politics are the objective worst in the nation (tied for last with every other state). Example: this ad, paid for by the Erie County Democratic Party, which aired in the Buffalo area last week and blasted gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino for being...a Dolphins fan. » 9/15/14 3:44pm 9/15/14 3:44pm

Julian Assange Is Here to Discuss His New Book

Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks. A wanted man, he recently began his third year living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He joins us now to answer your questions about his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. » 9/15/14 11:53am 9/15/14 11:53am

Shirtless Jogger Yells At "Corrupt, Lying, Racist Homophobe" Rob Ford

While Toronto mayor Rob Ford was out walking in a Canada Day parade in East York, a shirtless jogger came up to his crowd and called out Ford's bullshit to his face. » 7/02/14 1:56am 7/02/14 1:56am