“The pictures were discovered on laptops and cameras seized by prosecutors from dozens of female guests as part of their investigation into the Italian prime minister. The 74-year-old is alleged to have paid for sex with a 17-year-old belly dancer called Karima El Mahroug – as well as 32 other women – giving them cash … Read more

Bill Gates: Anti-Vaccine People “Kill Children”

One of the upsides of being the richest man in the world and one of history’s biggest philanthropists is that you get to say exactly what you think about issues. In this case, Gates is discussing Andrew Wakefield and the entire anti-vaccine scam: Gupta: There has been a lot of scrutiny of vaccines recently — … Read more

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested Trying To Get Into His Own Home

Remember how we totally solved racism that one time? Black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. is accusing a Massachusetts police department of racism after being arrested while trying to get into his locked home near Harvard University. Police say they were called to the home Thursday afternoon after a woman reported seeing a man try … Read more

California Fire & Iraq

From May: As state forestry officials predict an unusually harsh fire season this summer, the California National Guard says equipment shortages could hinder the guard’s response to a large-scale disaster. A dearth of equipment such as trucks and radios — caused in part by the war in Iraq — has state military officials worried they would … Read more


Plane crashing into World Trade Center Plane crash into Pentagon Jesus, are we under attack? Oliver WillisOne of the first political bloggers in the world, Oliver Willis has operated since 2000. Contributor at Media Matters for America and The American Independent. Follow on Twitter at @owillis. Full bio.