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…

For the fourth time this week, a racist threatened to massacre black college students — this time in Michigan

For the fourth time this week, a racist threatened to massacre black college students — this time in Michigan

Travis Gettys Another person has been arrested for making racist threats against black college students — this time in Michigan. Police said they took a suspect into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with an anonymous threat posted on social media directed at students at Michigan Technological University, reported The Detroit News. The university’s Department of

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

Thousands tell Obama to fire DEA chief for calling medical marijuana a ‘joke’

Thousands tell Obama to fire DEA chief for calling medical marijuana a ‘joke’

International Business Times

More than 36,000 people had signed a petition as of Friday morning asking President Barack Obama to fire Drug Enforcement Administration head Chuck Rosenberg over comments he made on medical marijuana. Rosenberg said Nov. 4 that smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes “is a joke,” CBS News reported. “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana…

Study: Number of black students — not crime — the major factor in a school’s decision to hire cops

Study: Number of black students — not crime — the major factor in a school’s decision to hire cops

Zaid Jilani, AlterNet Two professors, Tim Servoss, professor of psychology at Canisius College in New York, and education professor Jeremy Finn at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have performed research they plan to present in full in spring showing that the prevalence of police in schools correlates to the number of black

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