See as many movies as you want for only $10 a month


See as many movies as you want for only $10 a month

Movie theaters across the country are struggling to put people in seats while people complain that going out to see the latest blockbuster has simply become too expensive. MoviePass intends to fix both of those problems! See a movie in the theater every day for the price of a Netflix subscription The company announced yesterday that…

Charlottesville Cops Refused to Protect Synagogue


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The Jewish community in Charlottesville hired armed security to protect its synagogue for the first time after local police declined to provide a guard for the site despite hundreds of white supremacists congregating on the town over the weekend for a rally that resulted in the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. 

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan? All Roads Lead To Pence — And Wall Street



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President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in its size and ambition — but it promotes a controversial model championed by Vice President Mike Pence in his home state of Indiana. The Hoosier flavor is hardly surprising: After his gubernatorial experience with road privatization, Pence has been a public face…

A key government report on climate change has leaked. Here's what you need to know


The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night. Power Plant A coal-fired power plant in Arizona John Fowler/Flickr The New York Times published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night and the picture it paints is dire. Though the copy obtained by The New York…

White Nationalists to Protest in Virginia


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White Nationalists to Protest in Virginia

A planned demonstration by white nationalist extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been described as the “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States” by a monitoring group. The Unite the Right gathering of extremists protesting the removal of a Confederate-era statue will draw alt-right groups, neo-Confederates, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis, all…

Barack Obama’s birthday is now a holiday in Illinois



To celebrate Former President Barack Obama’s 56th birthday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner decided to officially name the day a holiday in Illinois as a gift to Obama. All it took was Rauner’s signature to officially name August 4 Obama Day, a day to celebrate, reflect and honor our Chicago-based president. Ending his political career as 44th…

Russian Bots Are Starting to Attack Republican Party



Russian-linked bots and trolls have caused a surge in use of the hashtag #ResignPaulRyan on Twitter over the last 48 hours, just as the Republican speaker of the House was returning to his hometown of Wisconsin for a month-long respite from Washington, D.C. The unusual boost in Russian bots targeting a Republican lawmaker was first observed…

DNA study confirms near-mythological origin of the Greek people


Modern science confirms one of the oldest myths about the Ancient Greeks. A fresco of a Mycenaean woman. Image credits: Yann Forget/Wikimedia Commons. Since the days of Homer, the ancient Greeks have praised their "Mycenaean ancestors" - in myths and legends, the likes Agamemnon and Odysseus live on to this day. While these legendary figures are…

A trans soldier in the ancient Roman army?


A trans soldier in the ancient Roman army?

By Tom Sapsford, Lecturer, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The Roman army at the Battle of Cannae. The painting depicts the death of Roman consul Paulus Aemilius. John Trumbull (The Athenaeum / Yale University Art Gallery), via Wikimedia Commons In a series of recent tweets, Donald Trump proposed to…

Bernie Sanders Says Liberals Shouldn't Trust Democrats- WTF



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Even though the Democratic Party apparently has moved toward the left following the election of President Donald Trump, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has a warning for progressives. “Do not underestimate the resistance of the Democratic establishment,” Sanders told The New Yorker. Sanders has returned to classifying as an Independent following his second-place finish in the 2016…