Standing strong: Kansas teacher won’t resign after anti-gay parents freak out over anti-bullying film

Standing strong: Kansas teacher won’t resign after anti-gay parents freak out over anti-bullying film

Andrew Pulver, The Guardian A Kansas schoolteacher says he has changed his mind about resigning after showing a graphic anti-bullying short film to his history class, which led to vociferous complaints from parents. The Wichita Eagle reported that Tom Leahy, a teacher at Conway Springs Middle School, was expected to hand in his resignation after

City workers discover centuries old tombs beneath New York City’s Washington Square Park

City workers discover centuries old tombs beneath New York City’s Washington Square Park

Alan Yuhas, The Guardian City workers have discovered two burial vaults underneath Washington Square Park in New York City, uncovering the remains of at least a dozen people interred around two centuries ago. Contractors for the city department of design and construction (DDC) uncovered the first vault on Tuesday, during excavations to replace a century-old

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Adam Johnson, AlterNet John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” is far and away the most refreshing thing on late-night TV. While other shows center around round-table chats and celebrity interviews, Oliver uses his massive platform to highlight overlooked but important political issues. Recently, he told CBS that his focus was “absurd public policies.” By highlighting the absurdities of American institutions,

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

Arturo Garcia Officials at the University of Alabama quickly criticized would-be football fans on Friday after they used Hurricane Katrina to taunt their upcoming opponents, AL.com reported. “UA is appalled that anyone would display a banner with such an inappropriate and offensive statement,” the university said in a statement on the school’s Twitter account. “It’s