On Tuesday, the entire population of Fort McMurray, Alberta, was ordered to evacuate as an enormous wildfire swept into the Canadian oil-sands city. High winds fed the fire, the Canadian Press reports, which grew rapidly and gave residents little time to prepare to leave.
Now that Donald Trump is officially the presumptive Republican nominee, the question is, who will he run with? This morning, he promised to choose someone with the skill set needed to be president.
“With Donald Trump as the GOP front-runner,” Andrew Sullivan wrote on Facebook on April 1, “it seems to me a civic duty to get engaged with this election.” Fifteen months after the seemingly inexhaustible commentator announced one of his periodic retreats from blogging—“to decompress and get healthy for a while”—he…
For Bobby Knight, an ornery old basketball coach who gets to go on TV because he backed a racist orange horse at the right time, there is just one issue at play this election: Benghazi.
John Kasich is soldiering on in his campaign for president, even as Senator Ted Cruz dropped out and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus not-so-subtly hinted that the Ohio governor should follow suit. And as the Columbus Dispatch notes, Kasich has fewer delegates than Senator Marco Rubio, who dropped out in March.
A five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, Juan Ruiz-Carrillo, was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assault of a child, the Associated Press reports. He is suspected of sexually assaulting the girl on an almost weekly basis, for about four years, starting when she was 15.
On Tuesday, obscure Vermont politician Bernie Sanders won Indiana’s Democratic primary, not that anyone seems to have noticed.
Perpetual former candidate for president Ted Cruz ran a very particular kind of campaign. A campaign that some might have called “nauseating” or “hard to watch.” But this evening, no one had a harder time watching than Heidi Cruz—because her husband’s elbow was jammed directly into her face.
With Ted Cruz out and Donald Trump its all but guaranteed nominee, the Republican National Committee is—however begrudgingly—preparing to refocus its sights on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Which means it’s past time for John Kasich to officially bow out, RNC chairman Reince Preibus said in so many…
Shortly after losing Indiana’s Republican primary on Tuesday, Ted Cruz announced that he is ending his campaign for president, leaving Donald Trump the party’s presumptive nominee.
In a crushing victory over his remaining rivals, Donald Trump won Indiana’s Republican primary on Tuesday, putting him well on his way to clinching the nomination with over 1,000 of 1,237 needed delegates.
George Will should have been left unemployed and starving ages ago. Newspapers are dying off and people despise the media more than they have ever despised the media—which is saying a lot—and yet here fucking George Will remains, along with the Noonans and Friedmans and Brookses of the world, gainfully employed…
Earlier today, we published video footage of a trans woman named Pearl Love being taunted last week on the subway with transphobic, homophobic, and racist slurs and then being assaulted by an as-yet-unidentified woman. After publishing that post, I talked to Love by phone, and she contextualized the incident within…
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison. Once one of New York’s most powerful men, he was convicted in November of extortion and money laundering related to a series of schemes that netted him millions in exchange for political favors.