Larry Wilmore mocks Starbucks ‘cuprage’ sparked by ‘douche-y vertical video’ by ‘angry guy in a parking lot’

Larry Wilmore mocks Starbucks ‘cuprage’ sparked by ‘douche-y vertical video’ by ‘angry guy in a parking lot’

Travis Gettys Larry Wilmore mocked the controversy over Starbucks’ insufficiently celebratory holiday cups. Starbucks is going with a minimalist design for its holiday cups — and some evangelical Christians are pretty upset that they won’t see seasonal symbols such as snowflakes and snowmen. “No snowmen? How am I going to celebrate the birth of Jesus?”

Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system — and insurers are already freaking out

Colorado will vote next year on single-payer health care system — and insurers are already freaking out

Medical Daily

First legalized marijuana, now universal health care? As reported by the Denver Post, Colorado is now poised to consider the possibility of expanding its health coverage in a way never before seen in the United States via a single-payer insurance system — thanks to a successful campaign run by ColoradoCareYES. The grassroots group presented 158,831 signatures…

Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’

Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’

International Business Times

After Ben Carson defended his life story during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, the retired neurosurgeon continued to use his personal history during speeches Wednesday during which he emphasized religious freedom and American exceptionalism. “Have you ever noticed there’s an American way, an American dream?” Carson asked. “There’s no French dream. There’s no Canadian dream. This…

Trevor Noah: Campaign spending has gotten so ‘insane’ that millionaires are just mocking us now

Trevor Noah: Campaign spending has gotten so ‘insane’ that millionaires are just mocking us now

Travis Gettys Trevor Noah tackled the insane amount of cash pouring into the presidential election — with an estimated $5 billion in contributions expected to be made before Americans choose someone to lead the executive branch. That’s double the amount spent in 2012, when Barack Obama was re-elected over Mitt Romney, and the most astonishing

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Reuters Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was viewed less favorably by a significant portion of Republicans after his claim to have won a scholarship to West Point was disputed, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. But in one positive sign for the neurosurgeon turned top-tier candidate, a majority of those polled said the controversy did

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

Agence France-Presse The US military conducted an air strike in Syria targeting “Jihadi John,” the Islamic State militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Peter Cook did not specify whether Mohamed Emwazi had been killed, saying in a statement that “we are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Arturo Garcia Bristol Palin made the bizarre accusation on Wednesday that news outlets were ignoring the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis because of his race, Wonkette reported. “Why is this story not all over the media?” Palin asked. “If the child had been black, would it have received more acknowledgement? I wish more people