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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Life is not fair. Fear is cheap. Our dreams are what keep us going through the cruelty, darkness and soft bigotry of lowered expectations that is, unfortunately, all too much a part of our daily lives.

How The NRA Enables Massacres

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for t...

Good Riddance To Grifter Congressman Steve Stockman

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Tuesday night will mark the end of one of the most stunningly dishonest political campaigns in American history: that of Steve Stockman for Senate. St...

Profitability of Peaceful Productivity (Nonviolence)

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Is nonviolence a wuss thing? Not at all! It's a profit-producing vehicle for muscling up our American economy as we provide a safer, more stable environment in which our children can thrive.

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

Why Obama's Haters Are Worse Than Bush's

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

Permit me to share with you my favorite set of headlines from Thursday. USA Today: Official who OK’d Obama birth papers dies in crash. NPR: Ha...

Rick Perry Isn't Fooling Anybody

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Rick Perry isn’t fooling anybody. The cocksure Texas governor may have comfortably resisted taking the bait on a half-dozen q...

What Alison Lundergan Grimes Must Do To Beat Mitch McConnell

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

Things got heated in the gathering area behind the workshop of Guthrie Farms outside Lexington, Kentucky. ...

Sarah Palin's Book Reveals Her Naughty List

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

Initially I planned to ignore this week’s release of Good Tidings and Great Joy, Sarah Palin’s book waging war on the war on Christmas. Few politi...

Peter Beinart and the Open Zion Venture

Talal Alyan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Talal Alyan

Now, Open Zion, the "New Conversation about Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish Future", has abruptly been concluded while still in utero without much of a conclusion.

What's Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

So we’re a month into the Obamacare era. What does your average American know about it? That the website is mess, and some number of Americans have ...

RANKED: The Healthiest Colleges In The Country

Posted 10.29.2013 | College

Brigham Young University is the healthiest college in the United States, according to The Daily Beast's ranking. BYU was also rated the most sober...

How Ted Cruz Can Win In 2016

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Three years out, few bets in U.S. politics looked as sure as Hillary Clinton’s election to the presidency in 2016. Republicans had badly polluted th...

Fashion Legend Weighs In On Runway Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

The Daily Beast recently caught up with one of our favorite fashion characters -- André Leon Talley -- for a fun Q&A. The larger-than-life fashionist...

Cuts At The Daily Beast

Capital New York | Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media

On the first day of its new life without Newsweek, Daily Beast executive editor John Avlon rallied the troops with an afternoon memo full of good news...

Comedian Allegedly Assaults Daily Beast Correspondent

Posted 09.26.2013 | Media

This show turned out to be painfully unfunny -- at least for one audience member. Daily Beast senior correspondent Josh Rogin took to Twitter on We...

Why Your Daughter Wants to Be a Porn Star

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 10.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

If you are a parent, you might want to take notes, because this has more to do with you than you may wish to admit. In fact, these are the reasons why your daughter wants to be a porn star.

Temple Grandin's Mother Hurls Autism Into Child Pornography

Brenda Rothman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

Temple Grandin's mother Eustacia Cutler has issued a disturbingly harmful judgment of autism and autistic men in her article in the Daily Beast. Her article deals a serious blow to the push for more educated, informed opinions about autism and autistic people.

Steve King Plays Coy On 2016

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Iowa congressman Steve King sparked rumors of a possible run for President in 2016 by announcing a visit to South Carolina earlier this week. ...

Obama's Second Term Feels Like Bush's Fourth

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Obama's slogans -- "change we can believe in" and so on -- sound like empty promises. His lofty rhetoric and certainly his Nobel Peace Prize are insults to educated people everywhere.

Scalia Plagued By Jekyll-And-Hyde Moment

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

“Will the real Justice Scalia please stand up, please stand up.” These slightly altered lyrics from Eminem’s 2000 hit "The Real Slim Shady” ke...

Stephanie Hallett

In Defense Of 'Me, Me, Me' Weddings

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 06.21.2013 | Weddings

In a scathing takedown of the modern American wedding industry on The Daily Beast Wednesday, writer Hannah Seligson detailed her particular distaste f...

Mitch McConnell vs. Miss America? It Could Happen

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

The Kentucky Derby may be the most spectacular event in all of sports, but it’s also where you’re bound to stumble into the grasp of a glassy-eyed...

The Surprising Number Of Women Who Take Their Husbands' Last Names

Posted 05.16.2013 | Weddings

Recent studies have shown that the number of women taking their husbands' last name after marriage is on the rise. A new survey of Facebook users hint...

Rand Paul's Double Talk

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

What to make of maverick Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s latest speechifying? “I’m not advocating everyone go out and run around with no clothes on an...