I'm not a huge fan of food corporations. However, one of the fast food corporations that didn't bother me much was Subway because, while I wouldn't eat much of what they make, they do have some options that are much healthier when compared to your normal fast food chain. You can eat Subway and not feel like you're five minutes away from thinking, "Oh, God. What have I done?"Read More
President Obama recently took some under-reported unilateral action because Congress would not: He established regional "climate hubs" around the country as a resource to help farmers, ranchers, and rural communities adapt to the effects of climate change. The idea is to help rural people come up with real, workable solutions for all that's breaking loose in their world - increased risk of fire, invasive pests, floods, and droughts.Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, we got her. Sister Megan Rice, an 84-year-old nun who spent 40 years teaching science as a missionary in Africa and has since dedicated her life to world peace, is finally behind bars – where she belongs! Sister Megan was just sentenced to three years in federal prison because in 2012 she and two other peace activists broke into a federal facility in Tennessee known as “the Fort Knox of uranium” to protest nuclear weapons and to expose how vulnerable the facility was to attack.Read More
Benjamin Smith, 44, of Pittsford, New York was living the American Dream, sitting in his car with a rifle and a machete, when he was arrested by the Secret Service. According to Reuters, he had been ratted out by his own mother, who found a note in his room that said: "I'm going to work for George W. Bush and the Pentagon. I have to slay a dragon and then Barbara Bush is mine." (We're pretty sure he meant the daughter, not the grandma.) After his arrest, when questioned about his marital status, Smith said he was "working on a relationship with Barbara Bush." So you have to admire him for that. In this crazy, hook-up world, how many men are willing to work on a relationship?Read More
Christopher Leornard, Bruce Dern, Austin Goolsbee, Margaret Hoover and Bill Krystol answer fan questions from the latest show.
Making one of your top donors the ambassador to St. Bart's or Turks and Caicos is something presidents have always done, but the understanding was always that you sent these people to the countries in the Rum Belt, the ones where nothing ever happens - at least until that Van der Sloot kid shows up.Read More
Maybe it's time for everyone to acknowledge that America's real problem is not guns; it's not the 2nd Amendment; it's not even mental health or our inconsistent and occasionally lax gun regulations. No, there's only one thing that could lead to a (partial) solution: changing the idiotic, aggressive, in-your-face culture of gun nuts.Read More
Christopher Leonard is a Schmidt Family Fellow at The New America Foundation and the author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard’s reports on agribusiness have appeared in numerous publications; last year he detailed the industrialization of the pork industry for Slate. Twitter: @CLeonardNewsRead More
When Philip Seymour Hoffman died, it reignited an age-old debate: whether addicts are sick people who need to get well or bad people who need to be locked up. People who see addiction as a disease that renders its sufferers incapable of moderation tend to favor treatment and recovery. And people who see addiction as a crime committed by selfish narcissists tend to favor jail time.Read More
Check out what went on behind the scenes of the latest Real Time:
Bill and his roundtable guests - Christopher Leonard, Bruce Dern, Austan Goolsbee, Margaret Hoover and Bill Kristol - answer fan questions after Friday's show.
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Oprah's OWN channel has a reality show that I never wanted to know about called "Golden Sisters." It chronicles the life of three sisters in their 70s and 80s who made news recently when one of them said that if Justin Bieber were Mexican he would have been deported in a minute. And she's got a point.Read More
New Rule: [slide of snake-handling Pastor Jamie Coots] If you spend your life teasing snakes, like Pastor Jamie Coots, the star of “Snake Salvation” did, and then one kills you, as it did, the people at your funeral cannot use the words, “shock,” “tragedy” or “sad.”Read More
Bill and his roundtable guests - Prof. Michelle Alexander, Steve Coogan, Charles Cooke, Fmr. Rep. Jane Harman and Rachel Maddow- answer fan questions from the latest show.
Michelle Alexander holds a joint professorship at both the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. A lawyer and civil rights advocate, Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.Read More