Invasion Fears Spread as Thousands of Russian Troops Move Into Ukraine

The leader of the pro-Russian separatists warring with Ukrainian forces in the country's southeastern border has claimed that thousands of Russian military are supporting their offensive. "There have been around 3,000-4,000 of them in our ranks," separatist leader and Donetsk People's Republic Prime Minister… » 8/28/14 8:37am Today 8:37am

"You're Gay?" Michael Sam Asked The Writer, And Then The Mask Dropped

Earlier today, we republished a profile of Michael Sam that originally appeared in Out Magazine. Within the story, there is a moment when Sam realizes that the reporter he's talking to—grudgingly—is gay. The mask drops, and you can almost feel his relief radiating off the page. From the story: » 8/28/14 8:23am Today 8:23am

Jeremy Renner's Goatee Is an Insult to This Dead Journalist's Legacy

Pulitzer prize-winner Gary Webb is arguably the reason we know anything about CIA complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s—collateral damage of the Reagan administration's desire to fund the Contras despite three Congressional amendments forbidding them. Even more admirably, Webb did not have a goatee. » 8/27/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

Report: Police Drove Over Michael Brown Memorial, Let Dog Piss on It

Between withheld information, unnecessary use of force, and aggression toward journalists, it should be clear by now that police in Ferguson colossally mishandled the aftermath of Michael Brown's death. A new Mother Jones report, however, paints an even bleaker picture than we've already seen. » 8/27/14 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

White Privilege Doesn't Exist, Says Noted Privileged White Man

Oh boy. We've long been aware that there is no room for irony in the vacuum of cable news, but Bill O'Reilly's segment last night on White Privilege™ was really something special. It doesn't exist, the man says! A lie perpetrated by a society of humans too goddamn lazy to overcome the disadvantages they are born… » 8/27/14 5:09pm Yesterday 5:09pm

Video Shows Florida Cop Aiming Gun at Black Men Who Won't Stop Filming

With police brutality at the forefront of the national conversation, a Florida police chief took to the YouTube comments section Tuesday to defend the actions of an officer caught on video pointing his weapon into a car full of black men who refused to stop filming the cops. » 8/27/14 4:59pm Yesterday 4:59pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 4:43pm Yesterday 4:43pm