We don’t get to choose the life we’re born into, but if we’re lucky, we can decide what we try to do from there. And for some, that just might mean starting fires in the middle of the night.
You don’t need to have visited the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador to know that the plan to destroy it is a terrible idea. Not only is it home to the most biodiverse and special rainforest on Earth, but it’s home to the last of the indigenous people there, too. Why should more oil drilling […]
Though some people might consider this kind of dedication delusional, there is something distinctly human and touching about John Dreyfous’ mother’s commitment. If John is still out there, I hope he sees this.
In Pakistan, the powerful army scarcely brooks much dissent, and certain generals are perceived as above the law. So for these three young men to release this video criticizing the army… well, it is political satire, but the very end is downright chilling. UPDATE: Receiving reports on Twitter that this video is now blocked in […]
The world’s not getting any younger. Or healthier. And until the Mars housing market opens up, we’re stuck with Earth as our home. So why not take better care of it?
If they gave out medals for shame and incompetence, Mitt Romney would be leading in the medal count by leaps and bounds. USA!? USA? US… sigh. Before he left for England, he took Obama out of context for a cheap attack, even though he said the same thing at his own Winter Olympics. Then he […]
In honor of World Water Day (March 22) it’s important to remember that clean water is the difference between life and death for countless people in developing countries. Child mortality rates, education, gender equality … SO many things hinge on a population’s access to water.
When it comes to reproductive rights, Ireland is behind the times. If an Irish woman has an unwanted pregnancy, she doesn’t get a choice. She’s forced to give birth. Now, Irish women are protesting in a very (eh-hem) cheeky way to help change the law to give them control over their own bodies. Watch Irish […]
People were ecstatic when UK Prime Minister David Cameron spoke up for gay rights, but it looks like Winston Churchill was way ahead of him. Even back in the 1940s, Churchill understood the lunacy of prejudice against gays. What is it about British people that gives them the ability to say awesome one-liners at the […]
On the premiere of his thoughtful and hilarious new show on HBO, “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver got the opportunity to sit down with Gen. Keith Alexander, the previous head of the NSA, and attempt to hold him accountable for the organization’s overreach. He didn’t pull punches and once again proved that apparently the best […]