Liz Posner

Alien Abductions Are Super Violent And Sexual

These days, when you think about fearing aliens, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may come to mind. But while we humans have plenty on our plates down here on Earth, there are some among us more concerned with more otherworldly threats than ISIS and global…
By Liz Posner

American Traditions That Are Actually Kinda Sexist

What's more American than watching a football game or attending your high school prom? Not much. But, as it turns out, some of the most cherished traditions in American life are steeped in a history of sexism. From first date rituals to football…
By Liz Posner

How Many Refugees Have Been Linked To Terrorism?

At the base of the Statue of Liberty you can read the following poem: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore..." Unless you come from the teeming shore of Syria, some…
By Liz Posner

Scalia Needs To Stop Equating Gay Rights & Crimes

On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at Georgetown University to a group of law students. He told them that the Court protecting LGBT Americans is unwise and unconstitutional. Worse, he then made a not-so-subtle comparison between…
By Liz Posner

This Woman's Hijab Is Actually Amazing

Another day, another ludicrous remark from Donald Trump. Now he's insisting the U.S. should shut down mosques, in blatant violation of the First Amendment. Not only is this kind of collective punishment illegal and unfair to the millions of Muslim…
By Liz Posner

14 Muslims Show What Islam Really Means To Them

The attacks in Paris over the weekend have understandably reawakened fears all over the world of terrorism and ISIS. But as we seek to understand who is responsible for this atrocity and why, it is equally important to maintain our empathy and…
By Liz Posner

6 Badass Female Medal Of Freedom Recipients

What do a 10-time Grammy winner, a pioneering mathematician, and an advocate for grieving military families have in common? All are among those receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House on Monday released a list of the 17…
By Liz Posner

5 Crucial Issues Where Hillary & Bernie Differ

They're at the top of the pack — albeit a small and shrinking pack. But Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are very different Democratic candidates. On many general issues, the two have a lot in common. They're both pro-immigration, workers, women,…
By Liz Posner

John Dickerson Wrote A Book About His Fierce Mom

Like a lot of successful people, political journalist John Dickerson got it from his mama, Nancy. Dickerson, host of CBS' Face the Nation and moderator of Saturday's Democratic presidential debate owes at least part of his success to his mother. He…
By Liz Posner

6 Cities Where You Can Feel The Bern

If you're a Bernie Sanders fan itching to watch the democratic socialist in action at Saturday's debate, don't do it alone! The second Democratic presidential debate falls on a weekend this time around, which means you can double task by partying…
By Liz Posner

Weather Might Be To Blame For Akron Plane Crash

A small plane crashed in Akron, Ohio, on Tuesday, killing all 9 people on board including two crew members. The flight was close to landing when it veered left, cut down a number of power lines, and crashed into an apartment building in a…
By Liz Posner

15 Strong Women Fighting For A $15 Minimum Wage

Did you know that most minimum wage workers are women? Young people, those living in poverty, and single mothers comprise a huge number of the millions of Americans currently working for a few dollars per hour. So it makes sense that many of the…
By Liz Posner

Democrats Will Debate While Audience Tweets

On Nov. 14, the three major Democratic candidates for the presidency will debate on domestic and foreign policy in Des Moines, Iowa — the same state which will host the first Democratic caucus on Feb. 1. With the primary still months away, the…
By Liz Posner

Where The Democrats Will Meet For Round 2

The political battle royal is only beginning. Americans still have another year of forums through which they'll hear the personal views and policies of the twenty-odd candidates in the running to become president. We've already seen one Democratic…
By Liz Posner

What Led Up To Resignation Of Missouri President

While the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe on Monday made national headlines, it was the result of weeks of events that led up to his decision. Students first demanded Wolfe resign in mid-October, and on Monday those…
By Liz Posner

UVa Fraternity Sues 'Rolling Stone' For Millions

They were accused of rape, the story was discredited, and now they're seeking justice — millions of dollars' worth. After a Rolling Stone article claimed members of the University of Virginia fraternity Phi Kappa Psi gang-raped a woman during a…
By Liz Posner

Don't Forget, Trump Is A Total Hater

Here we go. You asked for it, America. Real estate tycoon, reality television star, Republican presidential hopeful, and all-around loudmouth Donald Trump will host NBC's Saturday Night Live this Saturday. Unsurprisingly, he's already off to an…
By Liz Posner

8 Fascinating Facts About The Notorious RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has more than earned her reputation as a brilliant legal mind, champion of women and minorities, and general badass. The 82-year old is the oldest member of the Supreme Court, a moderate-liberal judge, and a…
By Liz Posner

Ohio Votes On Medicinal And Recreational Pot

Tuesday is Election Day across the nation, and even though it's an off-year, it could make or break some crucial legislation. If you're an Ohio-based marijuana enthusiast, for instance, it could be your lucky day. For the first time in American…
By Liz Posner

"Ban The Box" Will Affect Millions Of People

On Monday, President Obama announced an executive order that will make it easier for ex-convicts to find jobs. The "ban the box" initiative is named for the box, commonly found on job applications, that employers ask applicants to check if he or she…
By Liz Posner