The Plank

The GOP Just Got a Wake-Up Call
June 10, 2014 Politics

Eric Cantor's loss proves the Tea Party refuses to rest in peace.

Hillary Clinton Can't Outrun Questions About Her Obscene Wealth
June 10, 2014 Politics

Hillary Clinton, the candidate, will need to find a new way to talk about her "houses."

Marijuana Might Make You a Worse Driver Than Alcohol Does
June 10, 2014 Marijuana

Driving stoned is still safer than driving drunk, right? Don't be so sure.

Fear of a Non-White Nation
June 10, 2014 Immigration

Republicans have a deep-seated fear of the country's changing demographics.

Republican Says Dinosaurs Killed by Climate Change, Omits Giant Asteroid

Yes, dinosaurs went extinct due to changes in the climate, but those changes were because a city-sized asteroid slammed into the Earth. 

Does Fox News Cause Ignorance, or Do Ignorant Viewers Prefer Fox News?
June 10, 2014 Politics

Fox News viewers are not moderate Republicans. They're right wingers.

How Realistic Are the Trained Cockroaches on 'Orange Is the New Black'?
June 09, 2014 TV

Entomologists disagree on whether prisoners could ever train roaches to shuttle cigarettes between cells.

Hillary Clinton Was a Mediocre Secretary of State
June 09, 2014 Job Report

Why nobody else could necessarily have done better.